Thank you very much for the first-hand reports on the Eucharistic Convention and the Easter Tri-Series weekend (photo on page 4 of this weekend's 'NZ Catholic' newspaper. On the other hand, not a word from anyone about the Wellington Archdiocesan Jubilee celebrations last weekend. If anyone did attend it's not by any means too late to write a note about it. On the other hand, Wel-com newspaper will be published in a week's time and no doubt will give the Jubilee events a good write-up.
Sorry to say I wasn't able to put up the stories from this weekend's 'NZ Catholic' newspaper before Sunday but I hope to get to them on Monday and I will write to 'kiwicatholic' as soon as they're up.
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JUBILEE NEWS & EVENTS
7 May : Day of the Martyrs and Witnesses
As I type, Pope John Paul is at the Coliseum in Rome paying tribute to thousands of 20th-century Catholic, Orthodox and Protestant martyrs and witnesses for the faith. There is a first set of links to reports about the Day on the Jubilee News page now, and I will update them tomorrow.
NZ CATHOLIC EDUCATION OFFICE
Our forum's sponsor is co-ordinating Catholic Schools' Day on 17 May. Further info. is on the Day's Web page: http://www.catholic.org/newzealand/nzceo/schools/day.html
Issue 2 of NZCEO's newsletter 'Lighting New Fires' is on the Web at: http://www.catholic.org/newzealand/nzceo/pubs/lnf/lnf.html The LNF is packed with information about the achievements of our schools, developments in the New Zealand education system and links, links, links to school Web sites, resource Web sites, institutional Web sites ... So even if you already receive the printed copy, please do take a look at the Web version for direct access to many of the places and resources mentioned in it.
It's great to see original material from New Zealand on a new Web site. The latest - at: http://www.ake.quik.co.nz/termon - is: "The Practice of Jesus: commentaries on the readings for the Sundays & holy days of the year of Mark" plus links to related articles. The site's author is Father Bill Fletcher of Otahuhu parish. It is reviewed in this weekend's Net Scene column in 'NZ Catholic'.
The site has a permanent link on the bishops' Evangelisation page at: http://www.catholic.org/newzealand/cathcom/frevangelisation.html There you'll also find a link to a full text searchable Bible (Revised Standard Version), another to the Catechism of the Catholic Church (also searchable) and much more.