Teacher Resources

Twilight All Saints All Souls Origins


Up Coming Dates

Twilight Term 2
Holy Family, Wanaka
Thursday 18th May 4:30
St Theresa's, King St
Thursday 25th May 4:30
St Francis Xavier, Maryhill
Thursday 1st June 4:30

DRS Term 2
Thursday 8th June 2:00
Thomas Green Meeting Room, Gore
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

Resources for schools

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

and Special Days

Pope Francis will canonize two of the children who saw Our Lady of Fatima. Two of the three Portuguese shepherd children—Jacinta Marto and her brother Francisco—to whom Our Lady appeared at the famous shrine in Fatima 100 years ago. Though the Vatican has not said so yet, it is likely that he will do so during his upcoming visit to that shrine on May 12 to13.


2nd May St Athanasius

For teachers and older students
Athanasius was one of the most important and influential fathers of the Christian Church. He attended the Council of Nicaea and defended the Nicene Creed. 

24th May
Our Lady Help of Christians
Lyrics from Andrew Chinn

28th May The Ascension

31st May The Visitation
Magnificat Prayer

4th June Pentecost

11th June Holy Trinty

13th June
St Anthony of Padua

18th June Corpus Christi
The Body of Christ

Pope Francis and the Eucharist

Pope Francis and the Eucharist

Prayers for the Feast of Corpus Christi

23rd June Feast of the Sacred Heart

24th June Nativity of John the Baptist

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.”

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