Diocesan News

Simplicity – important for a peaceful Christmas
21-12-2017 | Lyndsay Freer

See Bishop Patrick’s 2017 Christmas message at https://www.facebook.com/bishoppatrick Simplicity – important for a peaceful Christmas is published on 2017-12-21T10:57:19+13:00 and last modified: 2017-12-21T10:58:31+13:00 by Lyndsay Freer

Christchurch has a new bishop
06-12-2017 | Lyndsay Freer

Pope Francis has appointed Fr Paul Martin SM as the next Bishop of the Christchurch Diocese. Bishop-Elect Paul Martin will be the tenth Bishop of Christchurch and succeeds Bishop Barry Jones who died in February 2016. Bishop Patrick Dunn, President of the New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference (NZCBC), said “we are delighted that Bishop-Elect Paul […]

Aotearoa Catholic Youth Festival a roaring success
05-12-2017 | Lyndsay Freer

  The Aotearoa Catholic Youth Festival came to a successful close last Sunday night after two packed days of festivity, dialogue and contemplation. The weekend of workshops, bishops’ Q&A sessions, dance, art and performances drew a capacity crowd which basked in the sunny skies Auckland put on over the weekend. The weekend’s events at St […]

Aotearoa Catholic Youth Festival got off to a hot start
03-12-2017 | Lyndsay Freer

  With over 650 attendees, the Aotearoa Catholic Youth Festival weekend of worship, discussion and performance got off to a hot start, under a beautiful blue Auckland sky.  Some of the day’s highlights included workshops on the work of the Catholic faith community, the state of our earth, relationships, and Q&A with a bishop! The […]

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