The Presbyterian Church in Island Bay is putting on a festival from 4-7 October called CompassionFest, which celebrates the virtue of compassion through the life of Mother Aubert. The festival explores and celebrates the life and work of Mother Suzanne Aubert, a New Zealand and Island Bay icon. The Compassion Soup Kitchen in Tory StreetRead 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.
WelCom September 2018: For the first time, Pope Francis has written a letter to the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics about sexual abuse. Past letters on sexual abuse scandals have been addressed to bishops and faithful of individual countries. In his letter, Pope Francis has responded to widespread revelations of clerical sexual abuse of 1000 children andRead more »
WelCom September 2018: Māori Language Week, te Wiki o te Reo Māori, promotes the use of Māori language, one of the three official national languages of this country – Māori, English and New Zealand Sign Language. The dates for 2018 Māori Language Week are September 10–16 with the theme ‘Kia Kaha Te Reo Māori’. The CatholicRead more »
It was a great privilege to be present in Dublin for the World Meeting of Families. Pope Francis spent a very hectic two days in Ireland. The people gathered for the World Meeting of Families loved his presence in the city, and especially at the Festival of Families in Croke Park, 82,000 of them, withRead more »