Teacher Resources

Twilight All Saints All Souls Origins


Up Coming Dates


Commissioning Masses
10 Feb. Oamaru 9:40am
St Kevin's College  
16 Feb Central Otago 5:00 pm The Irish Martyrs & Mary Immaculate  Cromwell
20 Feb  Invercargill 4:30
St Patrick's
21 Feb Gore  4:30 Blessed Sacrament
22 Feb Dunedin 5:00 pm Mercy Parish Whanau Aroha (South Dunedin Basilica) 

1 March  Ash Wednesday

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

DRS Term 1
Central Otago

Thursday 2nd March 2:00
Thursday 9th March 2:00
Burns Lodge @ Holy Cross, Grace Library
Thursday 16th Mar 2:00
St Thomas's, Winton

23rd March Bishop’s Forum

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

Sts Cyril, monk and Methodius 14th February

For adults. A bit of history.

Ash Wednesday
1st March

St Patrick 17th March

As I arise today,
may the strength of God pilot me,
the power of God uphold me,
the wisdom of God guide me.
May the eye of God look before me,
the ear of God hear me,
the word of God speak for me.
May the hand of God protect me,
the way of God lie before me,
the shield of God defend me,
the host of God save me.
May Christ shield me today.
Christ with me, Christ before me,
Christ behind me,
Christ in me, Christ beneath me,
Christ above me,
Christ on my right, Christ on my left,
Christ when I lie down, Christ when I sit,
Christ when I stand,
Christ in the heart of everyone who thinks of me,
Christ in the mouth of everyone who speaks of me,
Christ in every eye that sees me,
Christ in every ear that hears me.

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.


Palm Sunday 9th April