WelCom April 2020:
Brilliant Ōtaki sunshine along with the parishioners of Ss Mary and Joseph Parish welcomed Fr Dennis Nacorda to Pukekaraka Marae on Sunday March 1.
Parish priest Fr Alan Roberts led the Miha Māori celebrated on the Marae. Frs Phil Cody and Peter Healy carried out a brilliant portrayal of ‘The Temptations
Fr Dennis was supported by the Filipino community and presented with a korowai by Kuia Janet Marino and Whaea Debbie McAsey.
Fr Dennis will be taking a year in Māori Studies at Te Wānanga o Raukawa in Ōtaki. He will also be doing online studies in Hebrew with the University of Jerusalem. Dennis will live at the presbytery in Levin with Fr Raymond Soriano and will assist in parish work.