Sunday, July 12, 2020

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NEWS OF THE SCHOOLS

Kavanagh's workarounds mean musical a shoo-in
With a little help from digital technology, Kavanagh College is able to hold its major production this year, despite Covid-19 killing off all other Dunedin schools' efforts to present their annual musicals.

St Kevin's bags record win over Waitaki Boys'
The St Kevin's College First XV has notched a record 56-15 win over Waitaki Boys' High School in their annual interschool clash today.

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FIFTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

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Sunday Mass from St Joseph's parish church Kaitaia, celebrated by Bishop Michael Gielen.


TV:
Shine TV (Freeview channel 25) at 2 pm  and live streamed at: https://www.shinetv.co.nz/stream/ (only viewable in New Zealand).

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Inspired Word: A video reading and commentary on the gospel of the day:

Matthew 13:1-9,18-23 The parable of the sower
A rerading and commentary by Stephen Ready and Sister Stephanie Kitching.

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Other New Zealand Commentaries on the Sunday Readings:

Fr Frank Bird sm. Living the Word: Sundays of the Year: Discussion Guide - http://livingtheword.org.nz

Marist Messenger. Daily Reflections: https://www.maristmessenger.co.nz/

Fr Kevin Waldie sm. Sunday Reflection: 

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CRUX - Edited by John L. Allen Jr. and Inés San Martin


** Turkey reverts Hagia Sophia to mosque despite Orthodox pleas
Amid a chorus of resistance from the global Orthodox world, Turkey's State Court ruled Friday to revert Istanbul's Hagia Sophia, one of the most iconic monuments for both Christianity and Islam, to a mosque.

** Pilgrimage to Santiago shows 'God doesn't make distinctions because of disability'
Alvaro Calvente, 15, defines himself as a young man with "capabilities you can't even imagine," who dreams of meeting Pope Francis and who sees the Eucharist as the "biggest celebration," so he spends several hours a day repeating the words of the Mass to himself. He and his father, Idelfonso, along with a family friend Francisco Javier Millan, are walking some 12 miles a day to try to reach Santiago de Compostela

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EMPLOYMENT 
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Teaching vacancies in New Zealand Catholic schools are advertised on the Website of the Education Gazette: https://gazette.education.govt.nz/vacancies/?Keywords=catholic#results

Vacancies in the Catholic Overseas Volunteer programme: 

Job vacancies in the Catholic diocese of Auckland: https://www.aucklandcatholic.org.nz/administration/staff-vacancies/

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New Zealand Commentaries 
on the Sunday Readings
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Fr Frank Bird sm. Living the Word: Sundays of the Year: Discussion Guide - http://livingtheword.org.nz

Marist Messenger. Daily Reflections" https://www.maristmessenger.co.nz/

Fr Kevin Waldie sm. Sunday Reflection: 

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New Zealand Catholic 
Periodicals & Newsletters
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'NZ Catholic' is a national newspaper published by the Catholic Bishop of Auckland. http://www.nzcatholic.org.nz 

Catholic Diocese of Hamilton. 'Kete Korero'. https://issuu.com/search?q=%22kete+korero%22

Catholic Dioceses of Palmerston North and Wellington. 'Wel-com'  http://www.welcom.org.nz

Catholic Diocese of Christchurch. 'Inform'  https://chchcatholic.nz/?sid=25 (Latest news - Latest Inform)

Catholic Diocese of Dunedin. 'The Tablet' https://catholic-diocese.squarespace.com/back-issues

The Nathaniel Centre. The New Zealand Catholic Bioethics Centre. 'The Nathaniel Report' http://www.nathaniel.org.nz/

NZ Catholic Education Office. School News Update  https://www.nzceo.org.nz/network-update/


Society of Mary. 'Marist Messenger' http://www.maristmessenger.co.nz

Society of Saint Vincent de Paul NZ. News in Brief:  https://bit.ly/2EFXF82

'Tui Motu Interislands'. An independent Catholic magazine. http://www.tuimotu.org/

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NZ Catholic Bishops' Conference

Catholic Discovery NZ (Catholic Enquiry Centre)

'NZ Catholic' newspaper

Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand

Holy Cross Seminary

Marist Seminary, Auckland NZ

Society of St Vincent de Paul NZ

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Sunday, July 5, 2020

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NZ CATHOLIC BISHOPS' CONFERENCE

NZCBC on Facebook
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** Delargey Award winner Dave Mullin was presented with his trophy today by Msgr Brian Walsh, Administrator of the Palmerston North Diocese. Dave's award is for his many years of involvement in diocesan youth and young adult ministry.

** Caritas Aotearoa NZ has urged the Government to oppose Israel's planned annexations on the West Bank, which might begin today. "

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'NZ CATHOLIC' 

Website: http://www.nzcatholic.org.nz 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/NZ-Catholic/262886647205656 
Full text articles: https://www.nzcatholic.org.nz/2020/

In issue no. 592, June 28-July 11 2020: Bishop Meeking's obituary and funeral report, plus photo feature ... Principal joins coalition against legalising cannabis ... Neil Bloom: Big truths from tiny pieces ... Editorial: Don't be stationary about statues ... Bishop Peter Cullinane: The pandemic and the need for a different economic order ... Michael Otto: My grandfather's service to Church remembered ... Fr Neil Vaney: This planet, our home, after Covid-19.

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FROM THE SECULAR PRESS

Bishop Basil Meeking: Deep-thinking scholar led Christchuch diocese for a decade
https://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/300042618/bishop-basil-meeking-deepthinking-scholar-led-christchuch-diocese-for-a-decade
John Basil Meeking (commonly known by his second name) became the seventh Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Christchurch, in 1987. He led the diocese, covering wider Canterbury, Westland and the Chatham Islands, for a decade. Then, in retirement, he held the title of Bishop Emeritus until his death on June 11 this year, aged 90.

Whanganui Hospital chapel marked 50 years in June
https://www.nzherald.co.nz/wanganui-chronicle/midweek/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503658&objectid=12343430
"A place of peace for people of all faiths", Whanganui Hospital chapel was 50 years old in June.

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NEWS OF THE SCHOOLS

Threat made against Sacred Heart College students - police at school
https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12345408
A threat has been made against students of Sacred Heart College in Auckland and the authorities are investigating where it came from.

Swastikas increase schools' rivalry tensions
https://www.odt.co.nz/regions/north-otago/swastikas-increase-schools%E2%80%99-rivalry-tensions
The spray-painting of swastikas at the main entrance to St Kevin's College has left the Oamaru school reeling, as tensions continue to rise ahead of the rugby game against Waitaki Boys' High School to be held on Friday.

Pupils join forces for foodbank (video)
https://www.odt.co.nz/news/dunedin/pupils-join-forces-foodbank
St Vincent de Paul Society pastoral co-ordinator Sarah Strang  was surrounded by donations to the society's foodbank from pupils at eight Dunedin Catholic schools.

Primary students give police big thanks for lockdown work
https://www.stuff.co.nz/nelson-mail/121958993/primary-students-give-police-big-thanks-for-lockdown-work
Room 8 students at St Joseph's School had a visit from some special guests after sending a thank you to essential workers during the Covid-19 lockdown.

Turning the first sod for new Papamoa Catholic school
https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12344024
The Suzanne Aubert Catholic School took another step forward this week with the turning of the first sod.The traditional ceremony – which marks the start of the building process, was attended by the local MP and Leader of the Opposition, Todd Muller. Also in attendance were government officials, the school community and local iwi.

Otara Creek restoration: sowing the seeds of a greener future
https://www.times.co.nz/uncategorized/otara-creek-restoration-sowing-the-seeds-of-a-greener-future/
Students of Sancta Maria Catholic Primary School and College, along with teachers, teacher aides and parents, spent a week planting native trees, around 6500 plants, alongside the Otara Creek on the school border.

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FOURTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

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Sunday Mass from the church of St Joseph and St Joachim, Otahuhu, with readings by pupils of St Joseph's parish school, Otahuhu, on ...
YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UgscPlPA71w
TV:
Shine TV (Freeview channel 25) at 2 pm  and live streamed at: https://www.shinetv.co.nz/stream/ (only viewable in New Zealand).

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Inspired Word: A video reading and commentary on the gospel of the day:

Matthew 11:25-30 : Come to me and rest
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XTyBxATvG7o&list=PLeDNiKpHSQBCBkgGtJ8PkooBg6ajG0C--&index=12
A reading an commentary by Sr Stephanie Kitching and Sr Marcellin Wilson/

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Other New Zealand Commentaries on the Sunday Readings:
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Fr Frank Bird sm. Living the Word: Sundays of the Year: Discussion Guide - http://livingtheword.org.nz

Marist Messenger. Daily Reflections: https://www.maristmessenger.co.nz/

Fr Kevin Waldie sm. Sunday Reflection: 
https://www.nzcatholic.org.nz/category/sunday-reflection/

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http://cruxnow.com

Vatican backs debt relief for poor countries as part of COVID recovery
https://cruxnow.com/covid-19/2020/07/vatican-backs-debt-relief-for-poor-countries-as-part-of-covid-recovery/
 According to the Vatican's permanent observer to the United Nations in Geneva, "tackling crippling external debt burdens" of developing countries could help save millions of lives. "There is no doubt that the current Covid-19 crisis will more severely affect the lives and livelihoods of those in the developing world," said Slovenian Archbishop Ivan Jurkovic ...

Pope's 'Reform 2.0' relies on Italians to fix an Italian problem
https://cruxnow.com/news-analysis/2020/07/popes-reform-2-0-relies-on-italians-to-fix-an-italian-problem/
When it comes to Vatican finances, for decades there's been a widely shared informal premise – or, possibly, just a prejudice – which held that anyone serious about reform would have to begin by breaking the Italian monopoly over the purse strings. By inference, the idea is that if you've got an Italian problem, you need non-Italians to take over. In Francis's new "Reform 2.0," which has come into focus over the last four months or so, the assumption is almost exactly the opposite: If you have an Italian problem, then you need your own Italians to fix it...

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EMPLOYMENT 
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Teaching vacancies in New Zealand Catholic schools are advertised on the Website of the Education Gazette: https://gazette.education.govt.nz/vacancies/?Keywords=catholic#results

Vacancies in the Catholic Overseas Volunteer programme: 
https://www.caritas.org.nz/get-involved/catholic-volunteers-overseas

Job vacancies in the Catholic diocese of Auckland: https://www.aucklandcatholic.org.nz/administration/staff-vacancies/

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https://www.catholic.org.nz/

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New Zealand Commentaries 
on the Sunday Readings
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Fr Frank Bird sm. Living the Word: Sundays of the Year: Discussion Guide - http://livingtheword.org.nz

Marist Messenger. Daily Reflections" https://www.maristmessenger.co.nz/

Fr Kevin Waldie sm. Sunday Reflection: 
https://www.nzcatholic.org.nz/category/sunday-reflection/

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New Zealand Catholic 
Periodicals & Newsletters
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'NZ Catholic' is a national newspaper published by the Catholic Bishop of Auckland. http://www.nzcatholic.org.nz 

Catholic Diocese of Hamilton. 'Kete Korero'. https://issuu.com/search?q=%22kete+korero%22

Catholic Dioceses of Palmerston North and Wellington. 'Wel-com'  http://www.welcom.org.nz

Catholic Diocese of Christchurch. 'Inform'  https://chchcatholic.nz/?sid=25 (Latest news - Latest Inform)

Catholic Diocese of Dunedin. 'The Tablet' https://catholic-diocese.squarespace.com/back-issues

The Nathaniel Centre. The New Zealand Catholic Bioethics Centre. 'The Nathaniel Report' http://www.nathaniel.org.nz/

NZ Catholic Education Office. School News Update  https://www.nzceo.org.nz/network-update/

St Columban's Mission Society. 'The Far East' https://www.columban.org.au/media-and-publications/the-far-east-magazine/archive/

Society of Mary. 'Marist Messenger' http://www.maristmessenger.co.nz

Society of Saint Vincent de Paul NZ. News in Brief:  https://bit.ly/2EFXF82

'Tui Motu Interislands'. An independent Catholic magazine. http://www.tuimotu.org/

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Catholic Discovery NZ (Catholic Enquiry Centre)
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'NZ Catholic' newspaper
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Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand
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Holy Cross Seminary
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Marist Seminary, Auckland NZ
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Catholic Herald, UK. Morning Catholic Must Reads https://bit.ly/2TILT2N
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http://www.lastampa.it/vaticaninsider/eng

Sunday, June 28, 2020

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NZ CATHOLIC BISHOPS' CONFERENCE


Royal Commission seeks faith-based abuse survivors for redress hearings (24 June 2020)
The Royal Commission of Inquiry into Abuse in Care wants to hear from survivors of abuse suffered in faith-based care who later sought redress from the Church or other faith institution or through civil legal action ...

NZCBC on Facebook

** Reminder re The Royal Commission on Abuse in Care

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FROM THE SECULAR PRESS

Sacred items laid in foundation of new church
It was a poignant moment as parishioners picked up rosary beads, prayer cards and other sacred memorabilia of sentimental value and placed them in the gaps between foundation slabs at the foundation liturgy of St Luke's Church being built on Chapel Rd.

Krystyna Tomaszyk survived deportation to dreaded Siberia
[Obituary of Krystyna Tomaszyk (nee Skwarko), Polish deportee, community social worker, author]

Marist to celebrate 75th jubilee
The Masterton Marist Rugby Club's 75th Jubilee will go ahead next month. he celebrations were originally planned to be held from May 8-10 but were postponed because of the covid-19 lockdown. The club will now hold the event from Friday, July 31 to Sunday, August 2.

Police launch investigation after fracas at St Kevin's
Oamaru police have confirmed they are investigating an incident at St Kevin's College that left an 18-year-old with a fractured collarbone.

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THIRTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

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It appears that the Auckland diocese has ceased putting Sunday Mass on YouTube, but Shine TV (Freeview channel 25) still lists it in today's programme at 2 pm - ml
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New Zealand Commentaries on the Sunday Readings:

Fr Frank Bird sm. Living the Word: Sundays of the Year: Discussion Guide - http://livingtheword.org.nz

Marist Messenger. Daily Reflections: https://www.maristmessenger.co.nz/

Fr Kevin Waldie sm. Sunday Reflection: 

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Assisi summit to focus on pope's challenge to 'pathological' economy
An Argentine priest and activist says a major summit set for November in the iconic Italian city of Assisi, the birthplace of St. Francis, will showcase the vision of the pope who took Francis's name for a sweeping, person-centered reform of the "pathological" state of the global economy ...

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EMPLOYMENT 
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Teaching vacancies in New Zealand Catholic schools are advertised on the Website of the Education Gazette: https://gazette.education.govt.nz/vacancies/?Keywords=catholic#results

Vacancies in the Catholic Overseas Volunteer programme: 

Job vacancies in the Catholic diocese of Auckland: https://www.aucklandcatholic.org.nz/administration/staff-vacancies/

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New Zealand Commentaries 
on the Sunday Readings
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Fr Frank Bird sm. Living the Word: Sundays of the Year: Discussion Guide - http://livingtheword.org.nz

Marist Messenger. Daily Reflections" https://www.maristmessenger.co.nz/

Fr Kevin Waldie sm. Sunday Reflection: 

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New Zealand Catholic 
Periodicals & Newsletters
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'NZ Catholic' is a national newspaper published by the Catholic Bishop of Auckland. http://www.nzcatholic.org.nz 

Catholic Diocese of Hamilton. 'Kete Korero'. https://issuu.com/search?q=%22kete+korero%22

Catholic Dioceses of Palmerston North and Wellington. 'Wel-com'  http://www.welcom.org.nz

Catholic Diocese of Christchurch. 'Inform'  https://chchcatholic.nz/?sid=25 (Latest news - Latest Inform)

Catholic Diocese of Dunedin. 'The Tablet' https://catholic-diocese.squarespace.com/back-issues

The Nathaniel Centre. The New Zealand Catholic Bioethics Centre. 'The Nathaniel Report' http://www.nathaniel.org.nz/

NZ Catholic Education Office. School News Update  https://www.nzceo.org.nz/network-update/


Society of Mary. 'Marist Messenger' http://www.maristmessenger.co.nz

Society of Saint Vincent de Paul NZ. News in Brief:  https://bit.ly/2EFXF82

'Tui Motu Interislands'. An independent Catholic magazine. http://www.tuimotu.org/

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NZ Catholic Bishops' Conference

Catholic Discovery NZ (Catholic Enquiry Centre)

'NZ Catholic' newspaper

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Marist Seminary, Auckland NZ

Society of St Vincent de Paul NZ

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Sunday, June 21, 2020

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NZ CATHOLIC BISHOPS' CONFERENCE ON FACEBOOK


** Sunday 21 June is a Day of Prayer for Refugees and Migrants, a day set aside each year to fall as close as possible to World Refugee Day on 20 June. Caritas Aotearoa NZ has prepared resources for the day, at: https://caritas.org.nz/parishes/day-of-prayer?fbclid=IwAR2hX4aAuQtaZ4hap8tcohLBYKH3T11kUTas8252m62oImYDsixUb6CKGn8
** Funeral arrangements have now been made for Bishop Basil Meeking (1929-2020), Bishop Emeritus of Christchurch

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FROM THE SECULAR PRESS

Death of former Christchurch Catholic bishop the 'end of an era'
Hundreds of Catholics gathered in Christchurch on Tuesday to remember the late Reverend Basil Meeking, the seventh Catholic Bishop of Christchurch. who  died on June 11, aged 90 at Christchurch Hospital after a recent period of ill-health.

Parish apologises for sign
The Pastoral Council for the Wairarapa Catholic Parish has issued a formal apology for the 'All Lives Matter' sign displayed outside St. Patrick's Church last week, which garnered coverage from every major media outlet in New Zealand.

Archbishop of Wellington rejects 'all lives matter' message at church
The Archbishop of Wellington has condemned a sign reading 'All lives matter' that was displayed outside a Catholic church over the weekend. In a statement, Cardinal John Dew said the sign was put up without the knowledge of the parish priest while he was away on leave.

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NEWS OF THE SCHOOLS

Mangere school stabbing: Four teenagers charged
Four teenage boys have been arrested and charged after a stabbing outside an Auckland school. The incident, which occurred at De La Salle College, Mangere, on Friday, involved between 20 and 30 male youths, including pupils from Tamaki College, and saw two students taken to hospital.

Mangere school stabbing: 'Fighting and violence not part of school's Catholic character'

Covid 19 coronavirus: Marist College cluster officially closed by Ministry of Health
There were a total of 96 confirmed Covid-19 cases linked to the Marist College cluster but now it's officially closed. A teacher was the first person at the school to test positive and at the start of New Zealand's pandemic response, the cluster was the largest in the country before falling to second behind the Bluff wedding with 98 cases.

Marist College students hold Black Lives Matter protest after posters torn down
Students and parents held a Black Lives Matter protest outside Auckland's Marist College after posters supporting the movement at the school were ripped down by senior staff. About 30 people gathered outside the Catholic school, in Mt Albert, with signs calling on the school to show support.

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TWELFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

Sunday Mass Online and on TV from Auckland Diocese:
Shine TV: Freeview channel 25 2.00 pm

New Zealand Commentaries on the Sunday Readings:

Fr Frank Bird sm. Living the Word: Sundays of the Year: Discussion Guide - http://livingtheword.org.nz

Marist Messenger. Daily Reflections: https://www.maristmessenger.co.nz/

Fr Kevin Waldie sm. Sunday Reflection: 

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STATION XV


Episode 151 — Family; Floyd; Fees; Frivolity?

In New Zealand, the new Leader of the Opposition has touted his faith and family values as key focus points for him as the country counts down to a September election. Around the globe the focus continues to be on COVID-19 and on the discussion over the relationship between policing and race. Anna, Don, James and Gavin discuss the death of George Floyd and the major protests — and riots — that ensued. On the COVID-19 front, Catholic schools in New Zealand are supporting parents with fee relief, while some priests have been struggling with the lockdown and what it says about them and their ministry. At least one priest has found a unique approach to social distancing and blessings, using a water pistol to continue a long-held tradition. Innovative or inappropriate?

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Pope Francis adds "Comfort of Migrants" to Mary's titles
Pope Francis has given the Virgin Mary three new titles, the Vatican announced Saturday, which will be added to the Catholic Church's traditional "Litany of Mary," including one that reflects a signature preoccupation of this pope. The new titles are "Mother of Mercy," "Mother of Hope," and "Comfort of Migrants ..."

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EMPLOYMENT 
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Teaching vacancies in New Zealand Catholic schools are advertised on the Website of the Education Gazette: https://gazette.education.govt.nz/vacancies/?Keywords=catholic#results

Vacancies in the Catholic Overseas Volunteer programme: 

Job vacancies in the Catholic diocese of Auckland: https://www.aucklandcatholic.org.nz/administration/staff-vacancies/

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New Zealand Catholic 
Periodicals & Newsletters
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'NZ Catholic' is a national newspaper published by the Catholic Bishop of Auckland. http://www.nzcatholic.org.nz 

Catholic Diocese of Hamilton. 'Kete Korero'. https://issuu.com/search?q=%22kete+korero%22

Catholic Dioceses of Palmerston North and Wellington. 'Wel-com'  http://www.welcom.org.nz

Catholic Diocese of Christchurch. 'Inform'  https://chchcatholic.nz/?sid=25 (Latest news - Latest Inform)

Catholic Diocese of Dunedin. 'The Tablet' https://catholic-diocese.squarespace.com/back-issues

The Nathaniel Centre. The New Zealand Catholic Bioethics Centre. 'The Nathaniel Report' http://www.nathaniel.org.nz/

NZ Catholic Education Office. School News Update  https://www.nzceo.org.nz/network-update/


Society of Mary. 'Marist Messenger' http://www.maristmessenger.co.nz

Society of Saint Vincent de Paul NZ. News in Brief:  https://bit.ly/2EFXF82

'Tui Motu Interislands'. An independent Catholic magazine. http://www.tuimotu.org/

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Sunday, June 14, 2020

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SUNDAY MASS ONLINE AND ON TV

Mass for Sunday 14 June, The Body and Blood of Christ, from Auckland Diocese:
Shine TV: Freeview channel 25 2.00 pm

Links to streamed broadcasts of Mass are on this page of the National Liturgy Office:  https://bit.ly/33Chc53
Streamed broadcasts can only been seen during the time that Mass is being celebrated.

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NZ CATHOLIC BISHOPS' CONFERENCE


Bishops: Over to each diocese and parish to decide Level 1 measures
The New Zealand Catholic Bishops met today and decided they did not need to issue any formal advice or pastoral comment on how churches should operate under Covid-19 Alert Level 1 ...

Bishop Basil Meeking, Bishop Emeritus of Christchurch, dies aged 90
Bishop Emeritus of Christchurch, Most Reverend Basil Meeking DD, died today, Bishop Paul Martin has announced. Bishop Meeking, aged 90, passed away at Christchurch Hospital after a recent period of ill-health ...

NZ Catholic Directory being printed and posted after Lockdown delay
Good news! The 2020 edition of the popular NZ Catholic Directory is now being printed. We will start mailing copies this week through NZ Post ...

NZCBC on Facebook

** How churches should operate under Covid-19 Alert Level 1. 

** Death of Bishop  Meeking

** Royal Commission seeks faith-based abuse survivors:

** NZ Catholic Directory is now being printed. 
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Issue No. 591, June 14 - 27, 2020  is available free online at: 
Best viewed via the Download pdf link at bottom right.

In the current issue: Caritas Aotearoa NZ Lent Appeal funds down 30 per cent on past years ... Fr Trung ordained after lockdown delay ... Reports of the return to public Masses in Marlborough, Takapuna, Whanganui, Christchurch and Dunedin ... A message for Catholic media – don't let print die ... Guest editorial: To fight racism, we must hunger for justice ... Mapping a way forward after lockdown ... SVDP launches National Recovery Appeal ... Catholic social agencies' extraordinary Covid-19 support ... Te Kupenga Catholic Theological College seeks Dean ... New Our Lady of Kapiti church and centre opened.

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FROM THE SECULAR PRESS

Former Christchurch Catholic bishop Basil Meeking dies
The seventh Catholic Bishop of Christchurch – Reverend Basil Meeking - has died. Meeking was first ordained as a priest in 1953 and served as Bishop of Christchurch from 1987 until 1996. He died aged 90 at Christchurch Hospital after a recent period of ill-health, current Bishop of Christchurch Paul Martin announced on Thursday.

New priest for Palmerston North Catholic diocese
Palmerston North's Catholic diocese has new priest after the belated ordination of Trung Nguyen. Nguyen was ordained at the Cathedral of the Holy Spirit on Saturday, having had the event postponed from April due to Covid-19 restrictions.

Royal Commission Seeks Information From Faith-based Abuse Survivors On Their Claims For Redress
Monday, 8 June 2020, 8:38 am
The Abuse in Care Royal Commission of Inquiry is appealing for information from survivors who reported the abuse they suffered while in faith-based care and sought redress either directly from the Church or other Faith-based Institution or by filing civil proceedings in Court or the Human Rights Review Tribunal.

Sexual-abuse survivors encouraged to speak out as Royal Commission continues to investigate 

The lasting toxic effects of former Catholic Marist brother Kevin Healy 
An interview (text and video) with a victim of  Kevin Healy (Brother Gordon).

Catholic church foundation to hold cache of religious treasures
Foundations are about to be poured later this week for a new church and community centre in Chapel Road, Flat Bush. Before the concrete is poured, a collection of personal religious items, contributed by members of the Catholic community of St Luke's in Flat Bush, will be buried in the foundations.

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NEWS OF THE SCHOOLS

Catholic Diocese to meet with Auckland school after Black Lives Matter posters torn down
The Catholic Diocese of Auckland will meet with Marist College families after teachers tore down Black Lives Matter posters at the school.

Student says Auckland's Marist College teachers are racist towards her peers

Reduced NCEA requirements a 'relief' for New Plymouth students
New Plymouth students have welcomed temporary changes to National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) requirements and university entrance in the wake of the coronavirus restrictions. Sacred Heart Girls' College head students Jorja Murray, Cornelia Chan and Caitlin O'Connell said Covid-19 and the alert level 4 lockdown had caused an immense amount of stress on their education.

Pyjama Friday helps Kai Kitchen Trust keep kids warm, dry and fed
Teachers, support staff and pupils at St Joseph's, Stratford all wore their PJs and brought their teddies to school on Friday for the fundraiser, raising a total of $400 for the school to donate to the trust.

PM responds to letter from Timaru girl wanting to book sleepover
An eight-year-old Timaru girl keen to know how long she would have to wait to have a sleepover with her best friend, wrote to the Prime Minister to ask during Covid-9 Level 3. Pypa's mother Kit Winter-Davis said the girls had been friends since they were the age of one and both attended Timaru's Sacred Heart Primary School.

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INSPIRED WORD 


John 6:51-58 Jesus the bread of life
A reading and commentary by Fr Chris Skinner and Regina Perez.

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CRUX - Edited by John L. Allen Jr. and Inés San Martin


With new fund, Pope aims to 'cross streams' of Church and secular world
Since his election in 2013, it has been clear that three of Pope Francis's passions are having a poor church for the poor; implementing what he's called a healthy de-centralization empowering local bishops, and, to quote Ghostbusters, "crossing the streams" - meaning fostering a collaboration between the Church and at times improbable players outside of the Catholic Church. While usually people tend to focus on one of those things at a time, on Friday a new project in Rome was presented that managed to combine all three at once ...

New study: Successful parishes are missionary, emphasize lay leadership
"Open Wide the Doors to Christ: A Study of Catholic Social Innovation for Parish Vitality," released last week enumerates shared characteristics found in Catholic parishes with vital communities, which are described as ones with strong leadership and "a balance of Word, Worship, and Service in the life of the parish" ...

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Teaching vacancies in New Zealand Catholic schools are advertised on the Website of the Education Gazette: https://gazette.education.govt.nz/vacancies/?Keywords=catholic#results

Vacancies in the Catholic Overseas Volunteer programme: 

Job vacancies in the Catholic diocese of Auckland: https://www.aucklandcatholic.org.nz/administration/staff-vacancies/

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New Zealand Commentaries 
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Fr Frank Bird sm. Living the Word: Sundays of the Year: Discussion Guide - http://livingtheword.org.nz

Marist Messenger. Daily Reflections" https://www.maristmessenger.co.nz/

Fr Kevin Waldie sm. Sunday Reflection: 

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New Zealand Catholic 
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'NZ Catholic' is a national newspaper published by the Catholic Bishop of Auckland. http://www.nzcatholic.org.nz 

Catholic Diocese of Hamilton. 'Kete Korero'. https://issuu.com/search?q=%22kete+korero%22

Catholic Dioceses of Palmerston North and Wellington. 'Wel-com'  http://www.welcom.org.nz

Catholic Diocese of Christchurch. 'Inform'  https://chchcatholic.nz/?sid=25 (Latest news - Latest Inform)

Catholic Diocese of Dunedin. 'The Tablet' https://catholic-diocese.squarespace.com/back-issues

The Nathaniel Centre. The New Zealand Catholic Bioethics Centre. 'The Nathaniel Report' http://www.nathaniel.org.nz/

NZ Catholic Education Office. School News Update  https://www.nzceo.org.nz/network-update/


Society of Mary. 'Marist Messenger' http://www.maristmessenger.co.nz

Society of Saint Vincent de Paul NZ. News in Brief:  https://bit.ly/2EFXF82

'Tui Motu Interislands'. An independent Catholic magazine. http://www.tuimotu.org/

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Sunday, June 7, 2020

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SUNDAY MASS ONLINE AND ON TV

Mass for Sunday 7 June, Trinity Sunday ... 

... from Auckland Diocese:
and on Shine TV (Freeview channel 25) 2.00 pm

... from Wellington Archdiocese:

Links to streamed broadcasts of Mass are on this page of the National Liturgy Office:  https://bit.ly/33Chc53
Streamed broadcasts can only been seen during the time that Mass is being celebrated.

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NZ CATHOLIC BISHOPS' CONFERENCE


Dean sought for newly formed Te Kupenga Catholic Theological College
The newly formed Te Kupenga Catholic Theological College is seeking a highly qualified Dean to be its Auckland-based academic face and voice...

NZCBC on Facebook

** Dean sought for Te Kupenga Catholic Theological College

** 'NZ Catholic' online

** Celebration of the 25th anniversary of Cardinal John's appointment as bishop

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Issue no. 590, May 31 - June 13, 2020 is available free online at: 
Best viewed via the Download pdf link at bottom right.


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FROM THE SECULAR PRESS

Joy marks first celebration of Mass since lockdown
People were beaming with joy as they entered St Patrick's Basilica in South Dunedin yesterday to celebrate Mass, Fr Gerard Aynsley says. The Mercy Parish-Whanau Aroha priest said Mass was some way off normal — chairs were separated and people signed in and out and could not mingle — but parishioners appreciated being back.

Return to larger gatherings in Taranaki
It was a tentative but good return to mass at New Plymouth's St Joseph's Church on Sunday, as the limit on gatherings in New Zealand went up from 10 to 100. As of mid-afternoon, they had had three masses which were at 100 people and one with 35, with still the evening services to go, Father Simon Story said.

Churches reopen on Sunday as COVID-19 restrictions ease
It was back to church on Sunday for many Kiwis who have been eagerly waiting for COVID-19 restrictions to ease. But while 100 people can now gather to pray, not everyone is keen to open the chapel doors just yet.

Hallelujah: church services return after lockdown
Father Craig Dunford of St Lukes Catholic Church [Takapuna] says they resumed mass on Sunday and in order to accommodate the numbers, they added extra masses every hour—from 8am-12pm.

Three new exhibitions to open at Whanganui's Space Studio and Gallery
A trio of artists will open new exhibitions at Space Studio and Gallery in Whanganui next week. Emma Cunningham's Remedy celebrates the botanical remedies produced by French Catholic nun Suzanne Aubert.

Catholic Church to review claims of $5000 'hush money' to historic sex abuse victim
Hawke's Bay Today
The Catholic Church is launching an independent inquiry after claims an offer of $5000 of "silence money" was made to a victim of a Marist brother's historic child sex offending.

Prayers and a punch-up as culture wars come to NZ
A strange fracas in the rolling green hills of Te Kuiti as the United States roils in race protests thousands of miles away shows how deep American-style culture wars have seeped into Kiwi lives.

Donations, demand varies across Timaru's op shops
Only re-opening on Monday more than a week behind the other shops Timaru St Vincent de Paul has been busy with customers and donations ...

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Designing a school from scratch
If all goes to plan, Suzanne Aubert Catholic School will be rising from an empty paddock in Kamahi St, Papamoa East, opening in term one of 2021 with an expected roll of 100-150 Year 0-6 children.

Brothers' creativity wins them multiple awards from The Great Pumpkin Carnival
Two young, local brothers have taken out multiple awards at The Great Pumpkin Carnival competition which this year moved online due to Covid-19.  And their 'Fruity Tootee' creation, a fruit basket where all the fruit are actually pumpkins, won them first place for their school, St Patrick's Catholic School (Hamilton).

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John 3:16-18 Jesus and Nicodemus
A reading and commentary by Very Rev. Frank Nelson and Rev. John Mullis at St Paul's Cathedral, Wellington.

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New Vatican streaming service aims to be 'Catholic Netflix'
In a move to keep pace with the rapidly developing digital culture, top Vatican officials have collaborated in the launch of VatiVision, a new on-demand streaming service aimed at promoting Christian values through film.

Vatican, Rome remember George Floyd with prayers and protests

Pope stresses link between education, ecology for World Environment Day

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Teaching vacancies in New Zealand Catholic schools are advertised on the Website of the Education Gazette: https://gazette.education.govt.nz/vacancies/?Keywords=catholic#results

Vacancies in the Catholic Overseas Volunteer programme: 

Job vacancies in the Catholic diocese of Auckland: https://www.aucklandcatholic.org.nz/administration/staff-vacancies/

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New Zealand Commentaries 
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Fr Frank Bird sm. Living the Word: Sundays of the Year: Discussion Guide - http://livingtheword.org.nz

Marist Messenger. Daily Reflections" https://www.maristmessenger.co.nz/

Fr Kevin Waldie sm. Sunday Reflection: 

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New Zealand Catholic 
Periodicals & Newsletters
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'NZ Catholic' is a national newspaper published by the Catholic Bishop of Auckland. http://www.nzcatholic.org.nz 

Catholic Diocese of Hamilton. 'Kete Korero'. https://issuu.com/search?q=%22kete+korero%22

Catholic Dioceses of Palmerston North and Wellington. 'Wel-com'  http://www.welcom.org.nz

Catholic Diocese of Christchurch. 'Inform'  https://chchcatholic.nz/?sid=25 (Latest news - Latest Inform)

Catholic Diocese of Dunedin. 'The Tablet' https://catholic-diocese.squarespace.com/back-issues

The Nathaniel Centre. The New Zealand Catholic Bioethics Centre. 'The Nathaniel Report' http://www.nathaniel.org.nz/

NZ Catholic Education Office. School News Update  https://www.nzceo.org.nz/network-update/


Society of Mary. 'Marist Messenger' http://www.maristmessenger.co.nz

Society of Saint Vincent de Paul NZ. News in Brief:  https://bit.ly/2EFXF82

'Tui Motu Interislands'. An independent Catholic magazine. http://www.tuimotu.org/

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Sunday, May 31, 2020

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SUNDAY MASS ONLINE AND ON TV

Mass for Sunday 31 May, Pentecost Sunday ... 

... from Auckland Diocese:
and on Shine TV (Freeview channel 25) 2.00 pm

... from Wellington Archdiocese:

Links to streamed broadcasts of Mass are on this page of the National Liturgy Office:  https://bit.ly/33Chc53
Streamed broadcasts can only been seen during the time that Mass is being celebrated.

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Pastoral Letter; Mass able to resume though with limits
Kia tau te rangimarie ki a koe. Following the Prime Minister's announcement on Monday 25 May, Mass – restricted to 100 people –  is able to resume from this Friday at noon. Your bishops have issued a Pastoral Letter about this, and a letter to parish leadership ... 

Pastoral Letter on Leaving the Closed Room: 

The Bishops' letter to parish leaders on resuming public Mass:

Catholic social agencies make good use of Covid-19 Tindall Foundation grant
Catholic social agencies have been helping women's refuges, foodbanks, whanau in remote regions and many others with a $25,000 special Tindall Foundation grant ...

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** Catholic social agencies and the Tindall Foundation grant

** Pastoral letter on the resumption of public Masses

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'NZ CATHOLIC' (free, online)


Issue no. 590, May 31 - June 13, 2020 is available free online at: 
Best viewed via the Download pdf link at bottom right.

In the current issue: Cathedral parishes open doors for limited access during level 2 ... Public Masses resume with restrictions ... NZ Catholic bishops' Pastoral Letter on Leaving the Closed Room ... Opt-in RE in Catholic schools opposed ... Many challenges for emergency housing provider ... Principal appointed for NZ's newest Catholic school ... Editorial: Problem of suffering ooints to Jesus ... Budget an encouraging start but some omissions ... Women in seminaries debate prompts questions ... Readings for Pentecost and Trinity Sundays ... Lyttelton Seafarers' Centre: Help for an anxious boat to China ... Need for interpreters increased during lockdown in capital ... Call for Catholics to work hard for Christian unity.

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FROM THE SECULAR PRESS

Church doors open again after lockdown
Palmerston North's Catholic churches are resuming services this weekend now restrictions on gatherings have eased under Covid-19 alert level 2.

Church services return, online lessons learnt
Whanganui Chronicle
Local churches are excited to move away from technology as they prepare for the first services in their chapels in nine weeks. Catholic Parish Whanganui was wasting no time opening its doors, with parish priest Father Vaughn Leslie saying it planned a service at 5.30pm yesterday. 

Some South Canterbury churches open for services
Work on two of Timaru's historic churches has been delayed due to Covid-19 but one is still opening its doors for the first time in eight weeks on Sunday.

$120,000 granted to strenghten Wellington's Sacred Heart Cathedral 
The Sacred Heart Catholic Cathedral in Hill Street, Thorndon, has received a "one-off" 'out of round' contribution from the Wellington City Council's Built Heritage Incentive Fund to contribute to its $3.3 million strengthening and allow it to be reopened.

Northland kaumatua Hohepa Rudolph will be 'sorely missed'
Northland kaumatua Hohepa Rudolph will be remembered as man who was strong in his Maori culture and was known for his kindness and generosity. Hohepa Rudolph - of Te Uri o Tai, Te Rarawa, Ngati Pakahi and Ngati Kahu - passed away on Saturday following a lengthy period of illness.

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TVNZ reporter Daniel Faitaua's late brother an 'inspirational teacher' 
Anthony Faitaua, a well-regarded educator known for his work in the Pasifika community, has been honoured after he died of cancer. On Friday, a memorial event was held for Anthony at his former school – Catholic Cathedral College in Christchurch – with family, friends, students and staff gathering to do 25 press-ups in his honour, after doing so for 25 days.

Harry keen to get back onto the tennis court
Nelson tennis player Harry Pugh wants to make a 'racquet' on the court as soon as he can. The 14-year-old Garin College student and Richmond club member's tennis exploits have been equal parts impressive and frustrating in the last 12 months. 

Schools do the 'best they can' to keep children apart
Schools in Nelson will not change Covid-19 restrictions imposed during school hours, after the Government increased the limit on gatherings to 100 people

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John 20:19-23 Jesus appears to his disciples
A reading and commentary by Rev. Dr Raymond Pelly and Very Rev. Frank Nelson at St Paul's Cathedral, Wellington.

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Articles about the reopening of churches.

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EMPLOYMENT 
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Teaching vacancies in New Zealand Catholic schools are advertised on the Website of the Education Gazette: https://gazette.education.govt.nz/vacancies/?Keywords=catholic#results

Vacancies in the Catholic Overseas Volunteer programme: 

Job vacancies in the Catholic diocese of Auckland: https://www.aucklandcatholic.org.nz/administration/staff-vacancies/

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THE CATHOLIC CHURCH IN AOTEAROA NEW ZEALAND


***********************
New Zealand Commentaries 
on the Sunday Readings
***********************

Fr Frank Bird sm. Living the Word: Sundays of the Year: Discussion Guide - http://livingtheword.org.nz

Marist Messenger. Daily Reflections" https://www.maristmessenger.co.nz/

Fr Kevin Waldie sm. Sunday Reflection: 

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New Zealand Catholic 
Periodicals & Newsletters
***********************

'NZ Catholic' is a national newspaper published by the Catholic Bishop of Auckland. http://www.nzcatholic.org.nz 

Catholic Diocese of Hamilton. 'Kete Korero'. https://issuu.com/search?q=%22kete+korero%22

Catholic Dioceses of Palmerston North and Wellington. 'Wel-com'  http://www.welcom.org.nz

Catholic Diocese of Christchurch. 'Inform'  https://chchcatholic.nz/?sid=25 (Latest news - Latest Inform)

Catholic Diocese of Dunedin. 'The Tablet' https://catholic-diocese.squarespace.com/back-issues

The Nathaniel Centre. The New Zealand Catholic Bioethics Centre. 'The Nathaniel Report' http://www.nathaniel.org.nz/

NZ Catholic Education Office. School News Update  https://www.nzceo.org.nz/network-update/


Society of Mary. 'Marist Messenger' http://www.maristmessenger.co.nz

Society of Saint Vincent de Paul NZ. News in Brief:  https://bit.ly/2EFXF82

'Tui Motu Interislands'. An independent Catholic magazine. http://www.tuimotu.org/

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NZ Catholic Bishops' Conference

Catholic Discovery NZ (Catholic Enquiry Centre)

'NZ Catholic' newspaper

Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand

Holy Cross Seminary

Marist Seminary, Auckland NZ

Society of St Vincent de Paul NZ

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