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#Share the Journey

“ #Share the journey was a beautiful experience for me. A journey of solidarity but also a chance to get to know and understand my peers better.“ In October the Remar group from Catholic Cathedral College joied the Caritas Initiative #Share the Journey and did a solidarity walk around the beautiful surroundings of Living Springs…(Read More)

Following the outbreak of COVID-19 in 2020, the free Pfizer vaccine is now being offered to members of the public, starting with those most at risk. The New Zealand Catholic Bishops are urging people get vaccinated to protect themselves, their whanau, and the community. In getting the vaccine, you will also be protecting those…(Read More)

Archbishop Paul has announced that Christchurch firm Warren and Mahoney Architects will work with American-based Catholic architectural specialists Franck & Lohsen Architects in the design of the new cathedral for the Christchurch Diocese. Franck & Lohsen will lead the design with Warren and Mahoney as Associate Architect for the project. In late December 2019…(Read More)

Mass times for the new parishes that have been amalgamated and are as follows. Cathedral Parish Sunday Mass times: (all Masses @ St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral) Saturday Vigil: 5.30pm Sunday: 8am, 9:30am, 11am, 4:30pm and 6pm Weekday Mass times: Monday to Friday: 7:30am, 9:15am & 12:05pmSaturday: 9.15am North…(Read More)

Updated 26th March 2021 The Catholic Church is participating in the Royal Commission of Inquiry into Abuse in Care. This week the representatives of the Church are participating in the Redress Hearings Phase 2. The final representative of the Catholic Church in Aotearoa New Zealand was Cardinal John Dew, who has made a formal apology…(Read More)

Archbishop Paul Martin said that he was delighted to see the plans for Marian College coming to fruition which reflected the desire of the diocese to create a hub in the north of the city with two secondary schools, a primary school and the North Parish church and facilities. Tenders will be called shortly and…(Read More)

In December 2020, Bishop Paul wrote in Inform about the three diocesan priorities. The purpose of having these is to focus our priorities and help prioritise our efforts and energies. Growing in Holiness If you and I are to reach our God given potential, then we are called to become holy. Our Church communities will…(Read More)

Archbishop Paul celebrated the Rite of Election & Call to Continuing Conversion on Saturday 20 March. Pictured left: Candidates, those already one with us in Baptism, who are preparing to be received into the Catholic Church, and celebrate Confirmation and Eucharist. Pictured right: Elect, those called to Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist. Those coming into the…(Read More)

Homily – Palm Sunday

This Lent we have been sharing the homilies from various priests within our Diocese. This week we hear from Fr Simon Eccleton. Deep in the heart of human beings is the desire to be truly free. No one wants to be a prisoner, or worse, a slave. Freedom is a precious state which is worth…(Read More)

This Lent we have been sharing the homilies from various priests within our Diocese. This week we hear from Fr Edwin Calaco SBD. Unless a Grain of Wheat Dies Many people see death as an interruption in their life and mission. But Jesus saw death as a fulfilment of his life and mission. Many times…(Read More)

This Lent we have been sharing the homilies from various priests within our Diocese. This week we hear from Fr John Adams. There are some beautiful words for each one of us in our second reading this week from St Paul writing to the people at Ephesus. “You were in darkness once – now you…(Read More)

This Lent we have been sharing the homilies from various priests within our Diocese. This week we hear from Fr Michael Scheerger. https://soundcloud.com/st-teresa-riccarton/cleansing-the-temple-homily-3rd-sunday-of-lent…(Read More)

This Lent we will be sharing the homilies from various priests within our Diocese. This week we hear from Fr Ben D’Souza SM. What is it in our human nature that causes us to look up towards the stars? We have this desire, this curiosity that drives us to want to know and even…(Read More)

This Lent we will be sharing the homilies from various priests within our Diocese. This week we hear from Fr John Adams. I was doing some reading recently and I came across an article on Lent and it began by telling a story of a Catholic woman getting a job working at a seafood processing…(Read More)

Pope Francis has appointed Bishop Paul to the role of Coadjutor Archbishop of Wellington, where he will assist Cardinal John Dew. The appointment was announced in Rome on 1st January. A coadjutor usually becomes the bishop or archbishop of a diocese when the incumbent bishop retires. Archbishop Paul says: “This appointment was a surprise, and…(Read More)

Video Testimonies

We have been too silent about telling our story of how Jesus has transformed our lives. St Paul, in his letter to the Romans, asks how will people come to know Jesus if they never hear of Him because no one has proclaimed Him? In our lives and our parish communities how can we share…(Read More)

Fr John Morrison RIP

Bishop Paul has announced that Fr John Morrison has died and asked we pray for his soul. Fr John did in the afternoon on Saturday 3rd October. Fr John has served in a number of parishes in the diocese and held various chaplaincy roles. He had retired to Maryville Courts before going to Nazareth House…(Read More)