Posts Tagged ‘Palmerston North’

Peace walk organised by former gang members now Christians

Monday, August 28th, 2023
Peace walk

A peace walk in Palmerston North was spearheaded by Hemi Davidson, formerly affiliated with Black Power and Nomads, and Matthew Ngatai Te Moananui, a past member of the Mongrel Mob. The peace walk was organised in response to escalating gang tensions in Palmerston North. Davidson and Ngatai Te Moananui’s paths converged at Legacy Church in Read more

Cardinal prays for new Palmerston North bishop, soon

Thursday, February 11th, 2021

Catholics of Palmerston North may soon celebrate the appointment of a new bishop. In a post on the Metropolitan Cathedral’s page, Cardinal John Dew says he hopes and prays there will soon be good news for the people of Palmerston North who have managed their diocese so well without a diocesan bishop. As well as Read more

Jacinda nearly succeeded in humiliating us, a worshipping community

Monday, May 18th, 2020

The Catholic parishes in Palmerston North, comprising the Holy Spirit Cathedral, Palmerston North, Our Lady of Lourdes and Foxton intended to live-stream Sunday Mass from the Cathedral. Under the current law, up to 10 people are permitted to make up the church service. With such a limitation, it became abundantly clear that the parishes would Read more

Palmerston North welcomes 160 refugees in 12 months

Monday, June 25th, 2018

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

Monday, August 7th, 2017

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

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

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

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”

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

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