"Pour out upon us the power of your love.." LS 246
"For all things speak of you..." Laudato Si 246
“The world is a joyful mystery." Laudato Si 12
“We journey through this land seeking God" LS 244
Photo of the ADW Thinking Stone - carved in Oamaru stone by Master Carver, Lou Kereopa, it is rich in Christian Māori symbolism

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image of the Cardinals Crest Cardinal’s reflections

Last Saturday it was with great joy that I ordained Alfred Tong to the priesthood. Alfred’s own joy was very evident throughout the day. He has a doctorate in chemistry and many other qualifications, as well as being a talented musician, so priesthood is quite a different direction. Alfred heard God’s call and has answered it with great generosity. May he be blessed in his ministry as a priest and bring many blessings to those he serves. ... See MoreSee Less
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St Mary of the Angels dedicated as National Shrine to Mary

WelCom September 2022 A large gathering of the Catholic community came together for the Mass of Dedication of St Mary of the Angel’s Church as the National Shrine to Mary,…