Posts From the monthly archives: "October 2019"

The last Friday in October saw around 80 singers from five of our primary schools meet at the very beautiful St Joseph’s Church in Temuka for Jubilate South Canterbury. This is our fourth Jubilate in South Canterbury and brought together Year 4-8 students from Ashburton, Fairlie, Pleasant Point, Timaru South and Waimate. They…(Read More)

On Sunday 6th October a major milestone was celebrated: Don Whelan’s fifty years of service as Musical Director at our Cathedral. Fr John Adams offered the 10.30am choral Mass at St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral before around 100 past and present members of the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament Choir and Orchestra (CBS…(Read More)

From the public media this weekend you will know of the resignation of Bishop Charles Drennan of the Diocese of Palmerston North. Since it has not been possible for me to inform you of this situation directly through diocesan communication channels, I have asked priests to read this message from me at all Masses in…(Read More)

Cardinal John Dew, the Metropolitan Archbishop of New Zealand, today announced that Bishop Charles Drennan has resigned as the Bishop of Palmerston North. Bishop Drennan tendered his resignation to Pope Francis following an investigation into a complaint of unacceptable behaviour of a sexual nature. The complaint was made by a young woman. Pope Francis has…(Read More)

Bishop Paul has written a letter for parishes for the Extraordinary Month of Mission Christchurch: a Diocese on mission. Pope Francis has asked the church to mark this month of October as an Extraordinary Month of Mission Dear Brothers and Sisters In the Pentecost Our Faith Our Future proposal for restructuring of Christchurch city parishes…(Read More)