NZ CATHOLIC PRESS
The 'NZ Catholic' home page is still displaying stories from the July 30 issue, the last pages I composed. I think old "news" is the saddest sight on the Internet.
I have written to the editors of 'Wel-com' and 'NZ Catholic' newspapers and 'Tui Motu InterIslands' magazine, offering to put a note on their Web sites for the benefit of visitors, explaining that the sites are -or are not - going to be updated with fresh items in the near future. Sorry to say, I have practically nothing to report as a result. I don't want to risk being regarded as a pest, so I guess I have to leave it there.
But that's not to say that regular readers of the three publications should be silent. On the contrary, please write to the editors yourselves from time to time, pointing out that interesting frequently-updated Web sites are essential to attract people to the Catholic Internet pages, and if our sites 'go dead' people will loose interest, wasting the Internet apostolate's unique opportunity for evangelisation. The editors' email addresses are: 'NZ Catholic': firstname.lastname@example.org 'Wel-com': email@example.com 'Tui Motu InterIslands': firstname.lastname@example.org
NEWS OF THE GREAT JUBILEE
40,000 pilgrims - most over them older than 60 - came to Rome for the Jubilee of the Elderly on 18 September. They were so enthusiastic that Pope John Paul, who is normally reluctant to admit he is getting old, started talking about "we, the elderly". There's a link to a fresh report about the event on the bishops' Jubilee News page.
FOR YOUNG CATHOLICS
At last and finally I have completed the World Youth Day commemorative page. At: http://www.catholic.org/newzealand/cathcom/youth/wyd.html you'll find a record of the WYD Experience in words and pictures with lots of lovely links.
(Vacancies in New Zealand Catholic schools are advertised in the Education Gazette: http://www.edgazette.govt.nz/vacancies )
Youth Horizons Trust / Te Whare Tumanako employs Auckland-based couples to take disturbed adolescents into their homes and help the young people find their path in life. Details in 'NZ Catholic' Sept 24 p.23 or phone Reona Jarvis 09 529 1577.
Chief Executive Officer, World Vision New Zealand Ltd., Auckland http://www.worldvision.org.nz Details from Stephanie Joyce, tel. 09 3560 752; p. 23 of 'NZC' Sept 10 2000 Applications close: 10 October 2000
Director, Catholic Education Centre, Wellington. http://www.catholic.org/newzealand/wellington/ArchdioceseofWellington/Education/\ Administration/CEC.html Details from: Cardinal Thos. Williams, PO Box 1837, Wellington 6015 Applications close: 25 September 2000
Manager, Taulua Press, Tonga (a joint enterprise of the Methodist and Catholic churches) Details from: p. 23 of 'NZC' Sept. 24 2000 (Closing date not given)
Hearts Aflame fundraiser Wed, 27 Sep 00, 8.30 pm
Wild West kung-fu comedy 'Shanghai Noon' ("Shang Hai-Noon", get it?) starring Jackie Chan as John Way.. sorry, Chon Wang, $12.00 per person. The Berkeley, 32-34 Anzac St, Takapuna. Rating: (M) This is to raise money for those who are seriously in financial hardship and want to be a part of the Hearts Aflame experience this year! We hope for as many people possible. At the moment we've booked it for 78 people. We would really love your support. There will be an intermission and spot prizes on the night. Tickets/more information phone Frank (09) 638 6635 About Hearts Aflame: http://www.catholic.org/newzealand/heartsaflame
CathSoc AGM 2000 Friday September 29 Student lounge at Newman Hall (ground floor) 16 Waterloo Quadrant, Auckland City (above the law school - opposite Old Government House)on. The meeting will follow straight after the normal Friday Mass -start time: 12:45pm (approx.) ALL WELCOME - free soup and rolls provided. Come along and help shape our future towards 2001. Web site: http://www.cda.org.nz/cathsoc
29 September - 1 October
"Children, Springtime of the Family and Society": a conference of Family Life International, St Joseph's Church Hall, 10 Dominion St., Takapuna, Auckland Details from the FLI Web site: http://www.fli.org.nz ; or from email@example.com ; tel 09 631 7950 or 09 638 8101
30 September - 1 October (Auckland) 6-7 October (Christchurch)
Youth Conference and Rally for Love, Life and Family organized by Family Life International Details from the FLI Web site http://www.fli.org.nz or from firstname.lastname@example.org ; tel 09 638 8101 or 09 631 7950 (Auckland); email@example.com (Christchurch)
'Celebrate Jesus 2000' http://www.celebratejesus2000.org.nz WestpacTrust Stadium, Wellington 4.30 pm - 6.30 pm Combined Churches' afternoon celebration of Christ's birth with a 600 strong choir and full orchestra
Hearts Aflame Catholic Summer Camp 29 Dec 2000 to 7 Jan 2001 Place: Sacred Heart College, Auckland Cost: $375 (there is a discount if paid before 17 Nov of $365) Brochures will be out very soon. Web site: http://www.catholic.org/newzealand/heartsaflame
FROM THE NZ SECULAR PRESS
[You can read daily news of religion from the international secular press via links on our bishops' News page at: http://www.catholic.org/newzealand/cathcom/news/frnews.html )
'Marist Brothers to be blessed' Timaru Herald 9 Sept.
(Full story not available online) A chapter in South Canterbury's religious history will close tomorrow with the blessing of the Marist Brothers at their final resting place. Up until May this year the 10 brothers were buried in the cemetery alongside the former St Josephs novitiate house at Claremont. They were disinterred and moved to the Catholic section of the Temuka cemetery.
Until next week, God bless.
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