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Care of Creation Season

The earth, our home, is beginning to look more and more like an immense pile of filth. #LS21

These problems are closely linked to a throwaway culture … and an industrial system (that) does not reuse waste and by- products. #LS22

For human beings … to destroy biological diversity … to degrade the integrity of the earth by causing changes to its climate, by stripping the earth of its natural forests or destroying its wetlands … to contaminate the earth’s waters, it’s land, it’s air and it’s life – these are sins. #LS8

 

Let us reflect on what we can do to limit our participation in the ‘throwaway culture’?

 

 

 

The Year of Mercy – The Pastoral Plan in Action

"But go and learn what this means 'I desire mercy not sacrifice'".a Matthew 9:13

The Year of Mercy invites us to walk into the challenge of living the Christian life. To be forgiven and to forgive others. It is a year of reflection and action as we implement the Diocesan Pastoral Plan – Fit for Mission The first priority of Fit for Mission is Go! Parishes, communities, and schools are asked to focus more specifically and practically on reaching out to those outside our communities. To find ways and means to draw them more fully to know and love Christ Jesus. This is what the Church calls mission ad extra (to those beyond our normal boundaries).
A framework for mission and mercy is to explore the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy

Let us abandon all
and dread, for these
do not befit men and
women who are loved.
Instead, let us live the
joy of encounter with
the grace that
transforms all.
Pope Francis

Diocesan News


St Patrick’s Cathedral Saturday evening monthly organ recitals
08-09-2016 | Lyndsay Freer

St Patrick’s Cathedral is proud to announce its 2016 Spring Organ Recital series. Entitled ‘Saturdays @ 6’, the recitals feature four of Auckland’s top organists, performing on the cathedral’s baroque-style instrument. Sept 10 This recital celebrates Organist and Director of Music James Tibbles’ 40th year as a professional musician. James is one of NZ’s leading […]


Aucklanders honour canonisation next Sunday of Mother Teresa of Calcutta
01-09-2016 | Lyndsay Freer

Poster of Mother Teresa in foyer of St Patrick’s Cathedral, Auckland This coming Sunday, September 4 at 11am, St Patrick’s Cathedral in Auckland’s CBD will commemorate the canonisation of Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta.  She will be canonised  a saint of the Church by Pope Francis at St Peter’s Basilica in Rome on Sunday morning […]


Our Prayer Focus

Catechists Gather
25-08-2016 | Sian Owen

We are Called, Gifted, Supported Saturday 20 August saw Catechists of Parish Religious Education and Sacramental Programmes, from Kerikeri to Thames gather for prayer, support and formation.  Having prayed together as a community Catechists were broken into groups to explore five key aspects of their role. Mary the Model Catechist. Mary who instructed the servants […]


Media and Ministry
23-08-2016 | Sian Owen

 One of the priorities of the Diocesan Pastoral Plan Fit for Mission is communication. “My fourth priority is communication.   With the rapid growth of the new technologies we have the opportunity to assess what are the best communication strategies for us to succeed in proclaiming the Good News . We will review our communication processes to identify […]


Invitation to Mayoral Forum 14 September
18-08-2016 | Lyndsay Freer

Where do our mayoral candidates stand on important issues?   Invitation to Mayoral Forum 14 September is published on 2016-08-18T11:37:16+12:00 and last modified: 2016-08-18T16:13:05+12:00 by Lyndsay Freer


TV programme this coming Sunday on Christchurch Carmelites
12-08-2016 | Lyndsay Freer

TVNZ’s  Sunday programme is doing a follow-up to the very popular documentary they featured on the Carmelite Monastery in Christchurch. It will be presented this Sunday evening 14 August at 7 pm. Earlier in the year the SUNDAY current affairs programme provided a rare glimpse into the Carmelite Monastery in Christchurch and the life of […]



Bishop of Auckland to highlight social justice week with own migration story
28-07-2016 | Lyndsay Freer

Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand 28 July 2016 At a time when the number of international migrants is growing faster than the world’s population (according to the UN), the theme of migration for the New Zealand Catholic Bishops’ annual Social Justice Week is very pertinent. Held from 11-17 September in 2016, Bishop Patrick Dunn and Caritas […]


NZ RED CROSS MOVIE FUNDRAISER
14-07-2016 | Karen O'Connell

Support the Red Cross at this movie fundraiser “The Innocents”. Based on a true story from post-WW II Poland, this drama follows a young French Red Cross doctor who finds herself caught up in the lives of nuns, traumatised and shamed by their wartime suffering. When: Wednesday 27 July 2016, 6.15pm Where: Civic Theatre 269 […]


100 quality, warm & weatherproof coats for the homeless gifted to Auckland Diocese
06-07-2016 | Lyndsay Freer

  One hundred high quality coats, specially tailored to fit a wide range of sizes, have been gifted to the Diocese of Auckland for distribution to the city’s homeless by one of the oldest institutions of Western & Christian civilisation, the Sovereign Order of Malta, through its Sydney members. The coats are being distributed by […]

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