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Care of Creation Season

The earth, our home, is beginning to look more and more like an immense pile of filth. #LS21

These problems are closely linked to a throwaway culture … and an industrial system (that) does not reuse waste and by- products. #LS22

For human beings … to destroy biological diversity … to degrade the integrity of the earth by causing changes to its climate, by stripping the earth of its natural forests or destroying its wetlands … to contaminate the earth’s waters, it’s land, it’s air and it’s life – these are sins. #LS8


Let us reflect on what we can do to limit our participation in the ‘throwaway culture’?




The Year of Mercy – The Pastoral Plan in Action

"But go and learn what this means 'I desire mercy not sacrifice'".a Matthew 9:13

The Year of Mercy invites us to walk into the challenge of living the Christian life. To be forgiven and to forgive others. It is a year of reflection and action as we implement the Diocesan Pastoral Plan – Fit for Mission The first priority of Fit for Mission is Go! Parishes, communities, and schools are asked to focus more specifically and practically on reaching out to those outside our communities. To find ways and means to draw them more fully to know and love Christ Jesus. This is what the Church calls mission ad extra (to those beyond our normal boundaries).
A framework for mission and mercy is to explore the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy

Let us abandon all
and dread, for these
do not befit men and
women who are loved.
Instead, let us live the
joy of encounter with
the grace that
transforms all.
Pope Francis

Diocesan News

Mother Suzanne Aubert now “Venerable”:  Pope Francis recognises her heroic virtues
03-12-2016 | Lyndsay Freer

  Among the list of decrees whose promulgation was authorized yesterday by Pope Francis is the name of Mother Mary Joseph (Suzanne) Aubert, the French-born foundress of the Daughters of Our Lady of Compassion.  She may now be honoured with the title “Venerable”. Suzanne Aubert served most of her life here in Aotearoa/New Zealand, arriving […]

Hato Petera Consultation Information.
25-11-2016 | Karen O'Connell

To access all Information about the Hato Petera Consultation please click on the below links. HP and the 1850 Crown Grant Fact Sheet HP Update info on Consult Process HP letter to Whanau Final Media Statement July 2016 HP Minister of Ed signed final letter to to Proprietor 17-11-2016 Media Statement Hato Petera non-closure Nov […]

Hato Petera College to remain open
23-11-2016 | Lyndsay Freer

The Minister of Education has made the decision not to close Hato Petera College a co-educational Year 9-13 state integrated school located in Northcote on Auckland’s North Shore which had at 1st July 2016 a roll of 49 students, with all of these students identifying as Maori. The Catholic Bishop of Auckland, Bishop Patrick Dunn, […]

Temporary Principal appointed for Good Shepherd College
21-11-2016 | Lyndsay Freer

The Good Shepherd College Trust Board is delighted to announce the appointment of Rev Dr Mervyn Duffy SM as Acting Principal from January 2017. The current Principal, Rev Msgr Brendan Daly, concludes his term at the end of 2016 and the Good Shepherd College Trust would like to take this opportunity to thank him for […]

Earthquake appeal launched for Auckland Catholics
17-11-2016 | Lyndsay Freer

Auckland Bishop Patrick Dunn is anxious to assist the people who have been affected by the recent and ongoing devastating earthquakes in North Canterbury, and is appealing to Auckland Catholics to offer their support. The Catholic Diocese of Auckland, through its agency the Catholic Caring Foundation, has launched an appeal for a humanitarian response to these events. The […]

Invitation to honour St Teresa of Kolkata
10-11-2016 | Lyndsay Freer

Bishop Patrick Dunn and the members of the Mother Teresa Interfaith Committee extend an open invitation to a celebration of her life and work in this year of her canonisation  Sunday 27 November St Paul’s College,Richmond Road, Ponsonby 2.30pm ALL WELCOME motherteresa-final-poster-2016 Invitation to honour St Teresa of Kolkata is published on 2016-11-10T16:54:55+13:00 and last modified: […]

‘No remedy for death’ says Caritas on euthanasia debate
02-11-2016 | Lyndsay Freer

Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand has spoken out today in opposition to assisted suicide in an oral submission to the Health Select Committee looking into attitudes towards euthanasia. Drawing on its experiences working with disempowered communities in New Zealand and abroad, the social justice agency highlighted the issue of powerlessness as a major concern in the […]

St Patrick’s Cathedral Organ Recital 5 November 2016
28-10-2016 | Lyndsay Freer

  For the final of the Saturday Cathedral Organ Recitals, St Patrick’s Cathedral presents special guest organist Tom Chatterton Tom, who is from the UK began his musical career as a Chorister in Lincoln Cathedral Choir, after which he became a music scholar at Uppingham School.  He continued his education at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge University, […]

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