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What's happening

HUNT FOR THE JESUS PEOPLE; Youth Forum for the Diocese of Dunedin on 3rd September 2016.  A space for young people to have their say on what is Church for them and what they are looking for in Church.  If you are a young person (or know one) who would like to get more involved in your faith please click here for more information and registration for this exciting event!

Michael Mangan in the Dunedin Diocese 9-14 September 2016! 

Coming to a place near you: Mosgiel, Green Island, Oamaru, Gore, Dunedin.

Click here for retreat registration and tour information.


Marriage Preparation Course for Engaged Couples, 25-27 November 2016.  

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Oamaru parish is offering a Year of Mercy retreat on Saturday 24 September from 9am to 4pm at St Kevin's College.  Make this your opportunity to experience the gift that Pope Francis says changes the world.  Click here for further details.

A little mercy makes the world less cold and more just. We need to understand properly this mercy of God, this merciful Father who is so patient. This mercy is beautiful.   Pope Francis

What's new

Pope Francis declared September 1 as the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation. Join him in praying for our common home at: http://SeasonOfCreation.org This video was produced by the Pope's Worldwide Prayer Network.

World Youth Day in Christchurch

The Krakow WYD 2016 companion event in Christchurch was a joyful and prayerful experience focusing on the meaning of Mercy and Justice.  The 170 pilgrims took part in workshops, community service and a pilgrimage to different churches including Te Rangimarie and the Jewish Synagogue.  Participants from all four Catholic Colleges in the Dunedin Diocese were present.  Many thanks to the Christchurch Diocese for hosting us for such a blessed event.  Scroll through some images of the weekend below by clicking to the right.  (Thanks to St. Kevin's and Verdon Colleges for the photos).  Also click here to read about the experiences of some St. Kevin's College pupils (page 3) in the Oamaru Mail.

As a special Year of Mercy initiative, this video for Caring Sunday (31st of July) was commissioned by the Diocese of Dunedin to illustrate some of the wide range of caring actions that go on across our Diocese, often unseen.  We hope to inform, to encourage volunteer and financial contributions and to acknowledge those in our midst who, like those in the video, are caring for others in practical ways.