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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

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, […]

NZ Catholic newspaper celebrates 500th edition
05-10-2016 | Lyndsay Freer

New Zealand’s national Catholic newspaper, NZ Catholic, celebrates the printing of its 500th edition with the current issue,  and to mark the occasion, staff, board and supporters were hosted to morning tea with the publisher, Auckland’s Bishop Patrick Dunn on Saturday 1 October 2016. Pictured are NZ Catholic’s editor, Michael Otto, cutting the jubilee cake with the […]

St Patrick’s Cathedral Saturday evening monthly organ recitals
08-09-2016 | Lyndsay Freer

St Patrick’s Cathedral is proud to announce its 2016 Spring Organ Recital series. Entitled ‘Saturdays @ 6’, the recitals feature four of Auckland’s top organists, performing on the cathedral’s baroque-style instrument. Sept 10 This recital celebrates Organist and Director of Music James Tibbles’ 40th year as a professional musician. James is one of NZ’s leading […]

Aucklanders honour canonisation next Sunday of Mother Teresa of Calcutta
01-09-2016 | Lyndsay Freer

Poster of Mother Teresa in foyer of St Patrick’s Cathedral, Auckland This coming Sunday, September 4 at 11am, St Patrick’s Cathedral in Auckland’s CBD will commemorate the canonisation of Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta.  She will be canonised  a saint of the Church by Pope Francis at St Peter’s Basilica in Rome on Sunday morning […]

Our Prayer Focus

Catechists Gather
25-08-2016 | Sian Owen

We are Called, Gifted, Supported Saturday 20 August saw Catechists of Parish Religious Education and Sacramental Programmes, from Kerikeri to Thames gather for prayer, support and formation.  Having prayed together as a community Catechists were broken into groups to explore five key aspects of their role. Mary the Model Catechist. Mary who instructed the servants […]

Media and Ministry
23-08-2016 | Sian Owen

 One of the priorities of the Diocesan Pastoral Plan Fit for Mission is communication. “My fourth priority is communication.   With the rapid growth of the new technologies we have the opportunity to assess what are the best communication strategies for us to succeed in proclaiming the Good News . We will review our communication processes to identify […]

Invitation to Mayoral Forum 14 September
18-08-2016 | Lyndsay Freer

Where do our mayoral candidates stand on important issues?   Invitation to Mayoral Forum 14 September is published on 2016-08-18T11:37:16+12:00 and last modified: 2016-08-18T16:13:05+12:00 by Lyndsay Freer

TV programme this coming Sunday on Christchurch Carmelites
12-08-2016 | Lyndsay Freer

TVNZ’s  Sunday programme is doing a follow-up to the very popular documentary they featured on the Carmelite Monastery in Christchurch. It will be presented this Sunday evening 14 August at 7 pm. Earlier in the year the SUNDAY current affairs programme provided a rare glimpse into the Carmelite Monastery in Christchurch and the life of […]

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