Posts Tagged ‘Palmerston North Diocese’

Catholic Cathedral cleanup complete after arson attack

Monday, September 11th, 2023
Catholic Cathedral

Palmerston North’s Catholic Cathedral of the Holy Spirit reopened over the weekend after an arson attack in April closed it for several months. The fire, lit inside the day chapel, caused minor damage and nobody was hurt. “It was out within 15 minutes,” Father Joe Grayland said at the time. “The fire brigade inspector said Read more

Palmerston North diocese continues post-cyclone support

Monday, May 15th, 2023
Palmerston North diocese

The Palmerston North diocese is continuing its community support following the devastation caused by Cyclone Gabrielle. The diocese sponsored a combined parent evening for Sacred Heart College and St John’s College earlier this month. The move follows generous contributions from people around the country who donated to the Diocese’s Cyclone Gabriel appeal. Palmerston North Diocese Read more

Palmerston North Cathedral arsonist recorded on CCTV

Monday, May 1st, 2023
Palmerston North Cathedral

CCTV helped identify a man who, on Thursday, set fire to the Day Chapel in the Palmerston North Cathedral. According to the Cathedral Parish Priest, Fr Joseph Grayland, the man was caught on camera lighting the fire. Grayland says the fire shocked everyone. The alarm was raised by a man who is in Palmerston North Read more

Next steps for Wairoa’s little Catholic chapel

Monday, March 13th, 2023

One of Cyclone Gabrielle’s many casualties was a beautiful little Catholic chapel on the north side of Wairoa’s town bridge. Like many places in Wairoa’s North Clyde area, St Therese’s was swamped. Silt got into everything and did its worst. The same happened at the marae next door – and to numerous homes and properties. Read more

Cardinal Dew unsure why Charles Drennan remains a bishop

Monday, March 29th, 2021
Charles Drennan

Cardinal John Dew is unsure why former Bishop of Palmerston North, Charles Drennan remains a bishop, saying it is entirely Rome’s decision. Dew made the comment, Friday, in answer to questions from counsel Sally McKechnie, at the Royal Commission into Abuse in Care. “The Pope is the only one that can remove a bishop from Read more

Palmerston North diocese functioning well without a bishop

Thursday, December 10th, 2020

The Palmerston North diocese is working well, even without a bishop. The diocese has a positive vision for the coming year says newly appointed general manager, Liam Greer. Greer told parishioners in a presentation around the diocese that the diocese’s prime focus is its mission. “One of the best questions (during the presentation) that was Read more

Palmerston North still waiting for new bishop to replace Charles Drennan

Monday, November 9th, 2020

Palmerston North is still without a new Catholic bishop, a year after the resignation of Charles Drennan. Drennan, the former bishop of the Palmerston North diocese, resigned in October last year after an investigation into a complaint made by a young woman about behaviour of a sexual nature. Cardinal John Dew of Wellington has been Read more

Appointment of new bishop for Palmerston North could take some time

Thursday, March 12th, 2020

A new bishop is yet to be appointed for the Palmerston North Diocese. It could take some time. Cardinal John Dew, Archbishop of Wellington, is still the apostolic administrator of Palmerston North pending the appointment of a new bishop by Pope Francis. Read more

Palmerston North Catholics meet to pray and ask questions

Thursday, October 10th, 2019

Some parishioners of the Holy Spirit Cathedral Parish in Palmerston North, Monday, gathered for prayer and an opportunity to question the diocese’s leadership about the resignation of Bishop Charles Drennan. They are grieving the loss of their leader and wondering what will happen to him. Drennan resigned after an investigation into a complaint made by Read more

Society of Mary leaving Manawatu at end of 2015

Friday, July 17th, 2015

The Society of Mary is leaving Manawatu. They will leave Our Lady of Lourdes parish, Palmerston North, at the end of 2015. A consequence of this decision is the Society will also scale back its support of Hato Paora College. “The decision to finish reflects our need to consolidate our apostolates and to prioritise our ministries,” Marist Read more