Posts Tagged ‘Wairarapa’

3 Wairarapa churches up for sale Comments 0

Thursday, September 10th, 2020
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After many months of deliberation, the fate of five Wairarapa church buildings owned by the Catholic church has been decided. Three will be put up for sale. Cardinal John Dew announced in June that only Featherston’s St Teresa of Avila and Masterton’s St Patrick’s Church would be kept. The following properties will be up for Read more

Tough choices looming for Catholic parish Comments 0

Monday, May 20th, 2019

A radical shake-up of the Catholic church in Wairarapa could see fewer church buildings, fewer priests, and a shift in the traditional HQ from Masterton. In a letter to parishes in February, the Archbishop of Wellington Cardinal John Dew directed them to review their churches and presbyteries in response to a “critical situation” with the Read more

Church closed. Martinborough Catholics celebrated Christmas outdoors Comments 0

Thursday, February 14th, 2019
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In October last year, two Wairarapa Catholic churches were abruptly closed for some time after being deemed earthquake-prone. One of the churches is Martinborough’s St Anthony of Padua. The decision left the local Catholic community to sort out its immediate future including the Christmas Eve Vigil Mass and Carols celebration.  The Martinborough Catholic community considered a Read more

Cardinal John surprised by level of interest in his appointment Comments 0

Friday, March 6th, 2015

Today, Friday 6 March, a liturgical reception will take place in the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Wellington to formally welcome Cardinal John Dew back from Rome. An open invitation has been made to anyone who wishes to attend. The Evening Prayer of the church will be prayed and light refreshments will follow. Cardinal Read more

Lack of priests forces 3 Wairarapa parishes to merge Comments 0

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

An overhaul of the Wellington Archdiocese will soon see the three Catholic Wairarapa parishes merge into a single combined parish. The three separate parishes of Masterton, Carterton and Featherston will combine to become the Catholic Parish of Wairarapa, as of February 1. The new parish will be centrally administered from Masterton, but all five Catholic Read more

Hato Paora College takes Wairarapa by storm Comments 0

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

Hato Paora College students have just completed a successful visit to the Wairarapa; the first since 1986. They have taken part in the Viard Shield athletics competition at Chanel College, played against Rathkeale and Wairarapa Colleges and performed a concert. Not only did their kapa haka concert at the Masterton Town Hall go off without a hitch, but Read more