• “Current of Grace’ Conference“: Celebrating the diverse fruits and family of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal in New Zealand”.

    When:  Friday 22 – Sunday 24 September 2017-06-23 Where:      Distinction Hotel and the Cathedral of the Holy Spirit, Palmerston North. Guest presenters include Bishop Denis Browne, Fr John Rea, Diana Ingle CCRNZ. Chairperson.  Ann Brereton from ICCRS will share on 2017 Vatican report Pope Francis’s exciting new plans for us […]

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  • St Philomena’s Ex-Pupils’ Association Annual Mass and Annual General Meeting

    – All members and ex-Pupils are invited to the 11:00 a.m. Mass at St Patrick’s Basilica, Macandrew Road, on Sunday 13th  August, followed by our 84th. Annual General Meeting at the Mercy Centre, next door to the Basilica. A light luncheon will be served after the meeting. We look forward […]

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  • Social Justice Week: 10th – 16th September 2017 Weaving bonds of belonging: Knowing our neighbours .

    “I wish to insist that love always proves more powerful. Many people… are able to weave bonds of belonging and togetherness which convert overcrowding into an experience of community in which the walls of the ego are torn down and the barriers of selfishness overcome.” – Pope Francis Each year in […]

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  • Weekly Groups, join in!

      The Church Choir practises regularly on a Thursday evening, 6.30pm to 7.30pm.   We gladly welcome new members so if you are interested in joining us, please contact Jeanette, 027 4148288   The Scripture Group takes place every Monday at 10.30am in the cottage at St Patrick’s Church Arrowtown.

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  • Calling on young New Zealanders to share their voice with the Vatican

      Young New Zealanders are being called to share their views about life, faith, and their experience of Church through an online survey published today by the New Zealand Catholic Bishops.  The survey is part of an international effort by Pope Francis to better understand the lives, attitudes and concerns […]

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  • Mid Winter Xmas

    Mid Winter Xmas

      Invite to St Joseph’s Parish & School Mid-Winter Christmas Come to the Events Centre (upstairs) on 12th August 2017 ~ from 5.30 pm → 8 pm Dress in Chritsmas colours ~ Prizes for the children Choir & Ukelele Groups to Perform   Families with surnames starting with A to O – […]

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  • Plastic-Free July – The Pledge

    CARING FOR OUR COMMON HOME Plastic-Free July – The Pledge: “Choose to refuse” (This week: plastic straws?)  . JANE GOODALL  (The Chimpaneze lady) on her NZ tour last week said : “The world is in such an environmental state of chaos …  (but) it is not too late to turn […]

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  • Father Martin Flanery and his Silver Jubilee Mass

    Father Martin Flanery will celebrate his Silver Jubilee Mass on Monday 13th November at St Peter’s Church, Omakau at 5pm. This will be followed by a $30 Buffett Meal at the Omakau Commercial Hotel. If you wish to attend, please contact Carole on 442 6227 or Presbytery 442 8414 before […]

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  • Catholic Diocese of Dunedin

    As featured in this months tablet, December 2017 will see the hosting of the Aotearoa Catholic Youth Festival (headlined by Matt Maher!!) for Young People aged 15-29 in Auckland. The Diocese is looking to facilitate a pilgrimage to the Festival and we’d love to have you join us. We’re currently […]

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  • Weaving Bonds of Belonging: A Social Justice Week Workshop’

    As part of Social Justice Week 2017, Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand is joining with Dunedin Diocese’s Faith & Service Council and Catholic Social Services Dunedin in facilitating a workshop to help people recognise disconnection in society and the local context, share ideas on how we can rebuild community, and discuss […]

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