Posts Tagged ‘Michael Mahoney’

SERF helping from Hari Hari to Haast and beyond

Thursday, July 2nd, 2020

Evangelization has many faces say, Father Mike Mahoney, the parish priest of South Westland. Franz Josef is part of the parish, and there are over 200 people there who have lost their jobs because there are no longer any foreign tourists. Many of these migrant workers cannot go home because there are no flights. In Read more

Good Friday in Okarito

Friday, April 17th, 2015

On Good Friday a group of people made a pilgrimage walk from the Okarito Domain next to the beach, to the trig. It is a distance of about 1.8km each way and a height gain of 250 metres. Okarito is a small settlement the West Coast of New Zealand’s South Island. It is famous for its scenic Read more

Monthly Mass in Portuguese for 2000 Brazilians in Queenstown

Friday, June 14th, 2013

For the  the past three years, on the 4th Sunday of each month, Fr. Michael Mahoney, the parish priest of South Westland, makes the 750km round trip to Queenstown to celebrate Mass using the Portuguese language, for Brazilian people living and working there. After mass there is a social pot-luck meal. There are more than two thousand Brazilians working and living Read more

A cherry-picking PP serves 6 Westland parishes

Friday, August 3rd, 2012

South Westland might have some of New Zealand’s most beautiful scenery and one or two mountains to climb, however the territory is rather isolated. There is just one priest for six parishes and since returning to New Zealand Michael Mahoney accepted the challenge to minister to them all! There is also quite a bit of Read more