2019 Pastoral Events Calendar

Feb 28 - Alpha Course Training: Introduction to Alpha & Facilitating an Alpha Small Group for Diocesan staff, Parish Priests & potential Alpha Small Group Hosts and Helpers.  Mercy Room in St. Patrick’s Community Centre. 42 Macandrew Road. 7-9:30pm.

March 6 – Youth Event – 4pm at Holy Name, Dunedin North.  Beginning of the year adoration and reconciliation followed by 5pm potluck and 7pm Mass

March 23 – Social Justice Hui for whole Diocese.  One day event at Burns Lodge at Holy Cross.  More details to follow.

April 29 – Br. Guy Consolmagno SJ a Jesuit astronomer will give a presentation on “Our God is too small” in the evening at the University of Otago.  More details to follow.  To watch Br. Guy on YouTube click here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kmU2gDbP_Tk

June 18-22  - Tom O’Loughlin.  Historical theologian with expertise in Scripture and Liturgy.  More details to follow. https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/humanities/departments/theology-and-religious-studies/people/thomas.oloughlin

August 18 – Youth Event – 6pm Candle Light Vigil at St. Patrick’s Basilica, South Dunedin. Followed by hot chocolate and s’mores around the campfire. 

September 27-28 – Parish Leaders Conference “Seeking Holiness in a secular society”.  Parish support for leadership and vision based on Pope Francis’s encyclical ‘Gaudete et exsultate’.  For full encyclical click here:  http://w2.vatican.va/content/francesco/en/apost_exhortations/documents/papa-francesco_esortazione-ap_20180319_gaudete-et-exsultate.html

November 1-3 – Silent Retreat at Burns Lodge at Holy Cross.  Starts 7pm Friday night and finishes 2pm on Sunday.  Each retreatant will have the opportunity to meet with a Spiritual Director during the weekend.