“Women and Church: The Future?” A lecture by Dr. Ann Gilroy on 22 October, 7pm at St. Patrick’s Basilica, 32 Macandrew Road, South Dunedin.
October 2019 is an Extraordinary Month of Mission. Pope Francis has called for a celebration of missionary work and its importance to our faith. Click here to meet two New Zealanders doing incredible work in Ranong, Thailand; Father Frank Bird SM and Katie Fisher.
Bishop Charles Drennan resigns as the Bishop of Palmerston North. Click here for Media Statement from Cardinal John Dew.
National Parish Leadership Conference: Seeking Holiness in a Secular Society
Burns Lodge @ Holy Cross was filled with joy and hope last weekend as 127 people from around Aotearoa gathered to learn and pray about the future direction of our church. The topic was "Seeking Holiness in a Secular Society: Parish Leadership and Development Conference". There was fantastic input from two keynote speakers: Daniel Ang and Kitty McKinley who both named where our Church of Oceania is at and spoke with hope of a way forward. Twenty workshops were offered that gave us the opportunity to delve deeper into what Daniel and Kitty had opened up for us. We shared together in learning, prayer, feasting and singing. Before finishing together with Mass in St. Mary's Parish Church, Mosgiel on Saturday night, we heard from a panel of four as to why they choose to be part of our Church. There was a strong sense that we are a people of God who want to speak love and hope into our sometimes broken Church and out into the wider world because of our relationship with Jesus.
Tony Hanning, was farewelled after 38 years of committed service to our Diocese as Catholic Education Director. Tony, we express our love and gratitude for all you’ve done with faith and grace for Catholic Education in the Dunedin Diocese.
A message from the New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference regarding the Euthanasia Bill :
We encourage every one of you who will be of voting age at the next election (currently aged 17yrs+) to sign the Care Alliance Petition to let your MP know your opposition to this Bill.