Teacher Resources

Twilight All Saints All Souls Origins


Up Coming Dates 2019 

Twilight Term 2
Central Otago May 21st 4:30 Cromwell Parish
Southland May 22nd 4:30 St Patrick’s Hall
Dunedin May 23rd 4:30 Francis Xavier

DRS Meeting and Retreat
14th June Friday
9:00 - 3:30

Twilight Term 3
Dr John Kleinsman
September 16 - 20
Details TBA

Dominican Conference
2-4 October 2019
DRS/Principal PD
please join the Dominican Conference


Commissioning Masses

Invercargill 11th Feb
Gore 12th Feb
Dunedin 13th Feb
Central 24th Feb
Oamaru 27th Feb

Friday 11th September

Jean Vanier, ‘living saint’ who ministered to people with disabilities, dies at 90

Jean Vanier, the founder of the L’Arche and Faith and Light communities, which support people with disabilities and their families, died in the early morning of May 7 at age 90 . Mr. Vanier inspired countless people with his simple message that people with disabilities are teachers. Jean Vanier was a spiritual giant. Those who lived and worked with him spoke of his almost palpable holiness; many considered him a living saint. 

Term 2 2019
WEEK 1   29th April – 3rd May
29th Saint Catherine of Siena
2nd St Athanasius
3rd Saints Philip & James, Apostles

For Secondary or Teachers

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. But who was Athanasius? This short video will tell you.

WEEK 2   6th – 10th May
Remember Pope Francis’
Laudato Si

WEEK 3   13th - 17th May
14th St Matthias, apostle

Lets Pray and thank God for artist and the wonder they allow us to experience.

WEEK 4   20th – 24th May
Solemnity for New Zealand

WEEK 5    27th – 31st May
31st The Visitation of Mary
1st St Justin
2nd Feast of the Ascension

WEEK 6   3rd – 7th June
3rd Charles Lwanga and companions
9th Pentecost Sunday
5th St Boniface

WEEK 7   10th – 14th June
10th Mary, Mother of the Church
Video Clip for Teachers and Secondary
11th St Barnabas, apostle

The conversion of Barnabas

WEEK 8 17th – 21st June
19th Suzanne Aubert Birthday

21st St Aloysius Gonzaga
22nd Sts John Fisher and Thomas More
23rd Feast of Corpus Christi (The Holy Body and Blood of Christ)

For older children and teachers. St. Thomas More was born into a prominent London family on February 7, 1478. As a young boy, Thomas attended St. Anthony's School. In 1492, he went off to Oxford University and in 1494 he left to become a lawyer. He lived near a Carthusian monastery.

Task - Find out about Saint John Fisher

WEEK 9    24th – 28th June
24th The Nativity of Saint John the Baptist
28th The Sacred Heart of Jesus
29th Saints Peter and Paul, apostles

WEEK 10   1st – 5th July
3rd St Thomas, apostle