The community at Our Lady’s Home of Compassion invite pilgrims to spend a weekend experiencing the depth and beauty of Taize prayer. The theme for the weekend is Remembering Hospitality (manaakitanga), based on Hebrews 13:2 -“Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by doing so, some people have entertained angels without knowing it.”Read more »
Sacred Heart Cathedral
Sacred Heart Cathedral was closed on Thursday 12 July and will remain closed until further notice. A peer reviewed seismic assessment has advised that the Category I heritage listed building is ‘’earthquake prone’’, as at roof level the ceiling diaphragms are insufficient to carry loads under the current building codes. The Cathedral currently presents a risk to occupants in an earthquake.
The 2019 Funding Round for the Archdiocesan Allocation Committee is now open. Parish Groups, Agencies and Church Organisations which provide a helping hand by supporting Families and Social Services are now able to apply for the annual Tindall Funding through the Archdiocesan Allocation Committee. The priority is to fund Catholic and community organisations who areRead more »
WelCom August 2019: Chris Duthie-Jung ‘Behold, I am doing a new thing, now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.’ ‒ Isaiah 43:19 Many people in our parish communities are quietly and gracefully living out their Baptismal calling after experiencing a marriageRead more »
Kia tau te rangimarie ki a koutou A few weeks ago at a parish meeting I reminded all gathered that Pope Saint John Paul II had told us that “First of all, I have no hesitation in saying that all pastoral initiatives must be set in relation to holiness.” (Novo Millennio Ineunte 30) A fewRead more »