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Up Coming Dates


23rd  March Thursday Bishop’s Forum

Twilight Term 1
27th – 31st March
Alexandra Monday 27th St Gerard's 4:30
Invercargill Tuesday 28th
St Patrick's Georgetown 4:30
Dunedin Wednesday 29th St Bernadette's, Forbury 4:30
Oamaru Thursday 30th
Dean O'Reilly Lounge 4:00

Twilight Term 2
Holy Family, Wanaka
Thursday 18th May 4:30
Thursday 25th May
Thursday 1st June

DRS Term 2
Thursday 8th June 2:00
Thursday 15th June 2:00
Burns Lodge @ Holy Cross, Grace Library
Central Otago
Thursday 22nd June 2:00

Term 3

August Friday 11 - Sunday 13
Bishop's Shield Kavanagh College

22nd September The Gathering

DRS Term 4
Thursday 9th Nov 2:00
Burns Lodge @ Holy Cross, Grace Library
Thursday 16th Nov 2:00
Central Otago
Thursday 23rd Nov 2:00

Suzanne Aubert

Suzanne Aubert, also known as Mother Aubert, was born and raised in France into a middle class family. She developed a great love for the poor by taking food to them. Her grandmother taught her that the face of Christ can be seen in the faces of the poor, and that it was a privilege to serve them.

At the age of 19 Suzanne Aubert heard Bishop Pompallier speak in Lyon, and responded to his request for missionaries to go to New Zealand. Her father had not allowed her to become a religious in her late teens, and by leaving home she was breaking the promise she had made to her father to stay at home until she was 25.

Pompallier taught Aubert and the other missionaries Maori on the way to New Zealand. She became fluent and wrote a Maori dictionary and prayer book.

In France Aubert had learnt chemistry and botany from a relative. When she arrived in New Zealand she used this knowledge to make remedies for healing. She eventually won the respect of the Maori people, who shared their own knowledge with her.

This is just the start of the story.
Find much more online, both in NZ government and Catholic web serches. This is a good one http://suzanneaubert.co.nz/

"Set Apart" - a collection of fibre art quilts by New Zealand artist Merrilyn George. Inspired by the life of Suzanne Aubert - New Zealand's Saint in the making.

Bishop Colin speaks for  Suzanne Aubert


Teacher Reflection        "40" plus "How He Loves"  This video was made to help youth group students wonder what Jesus's experience in the wilderness was like. In the search I came across Si Smith's "40," a set of images imagining what Jesus might have done during those 40 days.

St Joseph 20th March

Reflection for teachers

A Parent's Prayer to St. Joseph

St. Joseph, to you God committed the care of His only begotten Son
amid the many dangers of this world.
We come to you and ask you to take under your special protection
the children of God has given us. 
Guard them, guide their steps in life, form their hearts after the hearts of Jesus and Mary.

St. Joseph, who felt the tribulation and worry of a parent when the child Jesus was lost, protect our dear children for time and eternity.
May you be their father and counsellor.

Let them, like Jesus, grow in age as well as in wisdom and grace before God and all. Preserve them from the corruption of his world,
and give us the grace one day to be united with them in Heaven forever.


The Annunciation 25th March

Palm Sunday 9th April






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2017 Pope's Prayer Network Calendar
Maori Glossary

Teacher's Quick Reference Guide
Teacher's User Guide
Time allocation for Religious Education

Jesus Strand
Staff Meeting
Key Concepts
Strand Prayer
Focus Statements
Parables of Jesus

Suzanne Aubert
Materials Holy Week

“This activity is based on the stained glass artwork of John Drawbridge (1930-2005). For more details contact [email protected], ph 04 282 1953.”

Lent - The Journey Begins
Fasting in a Fast-Paced World

Virtues and Values in Brief
Virtues and Value CEO
How to say the Angelus
Writing Prayers

Useful RE Links

TCI     http://www.tci.ac.nz/


New Zealand Catholic Education Office http://nzceo.catholic.org.nz/

Faith Alive http://www.faithalive.org.nz/ 

Faith Central http://www.faithcentral.co.nz/

Religious Studies Teacher Association of Aotearoa New Zealand RSTAANZ  http://www.rstaanz.org.nz/

Certification handbook http://www.tci.ac.nz/ncrs/31-abouttci/ncrs/216-certification

Auckland Catholic Schools Office and Strand Resources

Hamilton Dioceses RE Page

Preparation Material and Liturgy Outlines

Busted Halo clips that appeal to older children.


Butterfly Music

Palm Sunday 9th April