Posts Tagged ‘Palmerston North’

Palmerston North welcomes 160 refugees in 12 months Comments 0

Monday, June 25th, 2018
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Palmerston North settled more than 40 households of approximately 160 former refugees over the last 12 months, according to the Red Cross Service Centre. They include Burmese Muslim, Rohingya from Myanmar, Palestinians from Syria, Afghan Dari speakers, Karen from Myanmar, South Sudanese and Bhutanese Nepali. The centre trains over 100 volunteers to work in teams Read more

Senior Palmerston North priest honoured for outstanding service Comments 0

Monday, August 7th, 2017
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A senior priest in the Palmerston North Diocese has been honoured by the Pope for his outstanding services to the Church and society. Brian Walsh, of the Cathedral of the Holy Spirit on Palmerston North’s Broadway Ave and chaplain to the local Marist Sports Club, has recently been named a Monsignor by Pope Francis. When Read more

Bishop joins protest against Trans Pacific Partnership Comments 0

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

The Bishop of Palmerston North, Charles Drennan, was among a number of politicians, lecturers and religious leaders who spoke to a crowd of about 500 gathered in the city’s Square at the third anti Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) event to be held in the city in the past year. Drennan said there was growing Read more

Maori deacon ordained in Palmerston North Comments 3

Friday, July 4th, 2014

Over 600 people gathered in the Cathedral of the Holy Spirit in Palmerston North New Zealand for the ordination of Danny Karatea-Goddard to the permanent diaconate. Karatea-Goddard is the Bishop of Palmerston North’s Assistant for Māori Apostolate. The ordination took place on 7 June and was attended by people from Wairoa, Ohakune, Te Awa o Read more

Bishop Peter Cullinane – 50 years of service Comments 0

Friday, March 30th, 2012

Bishop Peter Cullinane has retired after almost 32 years as the Bishop of Palmerston North. Bishop Peter was born in Dannevirke, 29 November 1936, was ordained  a priest at Brignole Sale College, Genoa, on 23 December 1961, and ordained as the first Bishop of the newly established Diocese of Palmerston North at St. Patrick’s Palmerston North, Read more

Bishop Drennan welcomed as PN’s 2nd Bishop – “Bishop for young people” Comments 0

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

The bishops of New Zealand, the Apostolic Nuncio and clergy joined hundreds of people at a Mass to mark the liturgical installation of Bishop Charles Drennan as the 2nd Bishop of Palmerston North on Saturday 17 March. After the Mass there was a luncheon at which Bishop Peter Cullinane’s many years of leadership in the Read more

Bishop Drennan succeeds Bishop Cullinane in Palmerston North Comments 0

Friday, February 24th, 2012

The Vatican Secretariat of State has today announced that His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI has accepted the resignation of Bishop Peter James Cullinane, as Bishop of Palmerston North (22 February Rome time). Simultaneously the Secretariat of State noted that Bishop Charles Edward Drennan will succeed Bishop Peter. Bishop Charles thus becomes the second Ordinary in Read more

Palmerston North missionary family heading for the slums of India Comments 0

Friday, December 2nd, 2011

Next Sunday, Dave and Michelle Mollard from Palmerston North and their children will travel to Delhi in India to undertake missionary and aid work for 14 months. They will work with children and orphans in the slums of India.   Their work will include teaching English to street kids. Read about them in the Manawatu Standard Read more

Symposium in Palmerston North a great success Comments 0

Tuesday, August 16th, 2011

The Diocese of Palmerston North hosted a three day Symposium on Prayer, Contemplation and Liturgy, on 11 – 13 August.  Three hundred people attended the first day and, over the course of three days, a total of three hundred and seventy spent some time there. A spokesperson for the Diocese, Lynette Roberts-King, said that Symposium was a great success and that Read more

Recruiting next generation of priests a priority for Bishop Drennan Comments 0

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

Recruiting the next generation of priests is a priority for Palmerston North’s new Bishop. Charles Drennan was ordained coadjutor Bishop of the Diocese of Palmerston North last Saturday.  “One aspect that Bishop Peter has also been involved with is trying to promote vocations to the priesthood, because there aren’t many young men in the seminary in New Read more