THE WORLD YOUTH DAY AND JUBILEE OF YOUNG PEOPLE (15-19 August) ...
... is about to get into full swing. I plan to update the Jubilee News page -http://www.catholic.org/newzealand/cathcom/jubilee/news.html every day on which is something fresh to report, for the duration of the Youth Jubilee. But because of the uploading problem, the page I updated this weekend is still sitting here on my computer "all dressed up and nowhere to go". The best I can do for now is to offer you this link to the most recent summary report on the Jubilee from the ZENIT News Agency: http://zenit.org/english/archive/0008/ZE000811.html and to remind you that the Jubilee News page has an abundance of other News links through which you can follow this great event.
More than a million young pilgrims are expected to take part, and the experience will surely affect the course of their lives in many cases. It's entirely possible, for instance, that one of those present, know only to God, will be elected Pope in the second half of this century. May God bless our young pilgrims from the four corners of the earth. Please keep them in your daily prayers this coming week, and ask for them to be included in the Prayers of the Faithful at Mass.
The bishops' NEWS page ...
... has three recent press releases from Catholic Communications:
'70 young New Zealand Catholic pilgrims leave for Jubilee Year celebrations in Rome' (10 August)
'New Rector for National Seminary' (Monsignor David Michael Tiwha Bennett succeeds Father Brendan Dally as Rector of our national Holy Cross Seminary) (9 August 2000)
'The law should be changed, say NZ's Catholic bishops' (referring to the present legal situation by which a child under 16 requires parental permission for all forms of medical treatment except an abortion. Link to a related story in 'The Press' (9 August 2000)
(Vacancies in New Zealand Catholic schools are advertised in the Education Gazette: http://www.edgazette.govt.nz/vacancies )
Wellington's Archdiocesan Development Fund (ADF) needs an experienced Receptionist/Cashier to job share. Details on page 19 of the August Wel-com, or from email@example.com (closes 21 August 2000)
Mercy Parklands, a private hospital and rest home in Ellerslie, Auckland has a vacancy for a pastoral care co-ordinator. Details on p.23 of the August 13 'NZ Catholic'. (Closing date not specified)
"Catholic Schools' 2000 Jubilee Convention", Wellington 7 to 9 September
The programme and registration form are at: http://www.catholic.org/newzealand/nzceo/schools/convention
Christian Life Community NZ is offering 3 introductory courses on Ignatian spirituality, on the first Sundays of September, October and November, to continue the journey of the Retreat in Daily Life, held in February. 3 Sept : Imaginative contemplation - Fr Jim Dooley sm; 1 Oct : The Examine of Conscience - Sr Mary Gormly rsm; 5 Nov. : Discernment - a panel. All sessions are at the Mercy Centre, Guilford Tce, Wellington from 2-4pm. Cost $10 per session, $25 for the series. Contact Patricia Kane tel (04) 475 8837 firstname.lastname@example.org Home page: http://www.catholic.org/newzealand/clcnz
FROM THE SECULAR PRESS
'Bishop's cash offer brings in mothers' NZ Herald 13.08.2000 Dozens more women are seeking help from a Catholic anti-abortion centre since the Church offered them financial help ...
"New Zealand to resettle Somali Christian convert" (Compass) -- Officials of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) confirmed from Yemen on August 3 that former Muslim Mohammed Omer Haji and his family have been accepted for emergency resettlement by New Zealand. Haji was slated to leave with his wife and baby by August 9 ... but to date has not left Yemen .... (From Christianity.Com - 'News' : http://www.christianity.com )
Until next week, God bless.
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