Sunday, November 19, 2000

Dear friends,

"Welcome aboard" to Father Paul Rankin OP at St Benedict's Parish in
Auckland. Thank you very much for the intro Father Paul. Your report
about the number of e-mail addresses in the parish is a timely reminder
that e-mail and Web pages have become an ordinary means of communication
which anyone who wants to communicate something must take in their

This weekend's issue of 'NZ Catholic' newspaper includes an e-mail and
Web site directory of Catholic organisations in New Zealand. There are
many more NZ Catholic Web sites than are listed in the paper however.
Quite a few are listed in the National Catholic Directory Web pages ...
and many more on the diocesan Web sites ....

Wanda, our new member in Jacksonville, Florida - of which all of us can
now recite the names of at least four counties :-) - is interested in
the New Zealand Justice system. For you Wanda, and everyone else
interested, here are a few links worth browsing:

'Creating New Hearts: Moving from Retributive to Restorative Justice'
(1995) is a pastoral letter by our bishops on penal reform, at:

'A Consistent Ethic of Life' (1997) is another pastoral letter which
partly deals with the same topic:\

The New Zealand Ministry of Justice - - is
our government's principal justice policy agency. Its 'Links' page - - lists the home pages of
the Department of Corrections (prisons and probation services), the
Department for Courts, and the Prime Minister's Crime Prevention Unit.


On the bishops' Jubilee News page there are fresh links this weekend to
reports of the recent Jubilee of Agriculture (major themes were world
hunger and the issues surrounding genetically modified food); and the
Jubilee of Government Leaders and Politicians ("Is there any room for
ethics in global village politics? Can a politician today have moral
convictions and integrity?").

There is also a preliminary report on this weekend's "Jubilee within the
Jubilee", that of the Armed forces and Police.



The Web site has recently opened of Hato Petera College, an Auckland
Catholic High school with a Maori character:

There's a full list of all the Catholic schools in New Zealand with
links on the Web site of our sponsor New Zealand Catholic Education
Office, starting at:



[You can open links to world news of religion in the secular press on
the bishops' News page at: ]

[Please don't attempt to hand-copy these newspaper database links. Click
directly on them after connecting to the Internet or Select, Copy and
Paste them into your browser's address panel.. ]

'School students set sail for success' (photo)
The Press 18 Novenmber 2000,1008,496942a1934,FF.html
Fingers were crossed and prayers were said when Catholic Cathedral
College students put their handywork to the ultimate test. Four firebug
yachts, built by students of the college's construction class, were
launched for the first time at the Pleasant Point Yacht Club on Thursday

'Church needs cash for community venue'
Western Leader 18 November 2000,1008,496381a1501,FF.html
A Catholic girls' school is seeking council support as it looks for cash
needed to build a $4 million performing arts centre in Waitakere City.
The 1000-seat auditorium at Henderson's St Dominic's College will have a
hydraulically elevated stage, moveable seats, the latest sound and
lighting, a chapel or small drama area, louvre roof, glass walls and a
courtyard with waterways ...

'Catholics gather to celebrate their faith' (Photo)
Hauraki Herald 17 November 2000,1008,496111a1908,FF.html
The sun shone on a colourful scene on Sunday when 350 Catholics from
around the region gathered in Coromandel to celebrate the year of the
Great Jubilee ...



29 Dec 2000 to 7 Jan 2001
Hearts Aflame Catholic Summer Camp. Sacred Heart College, Auckland.

26-29 January
Parachute Festival Extreme: Totara Springs, Matamamta
The major annual Christian music festival



(Vacancies in New Zealand Catholic schools are advertised in the
Education Gazette: )

Lay Tertiary Chaplain, Catholic Chaplaincy, Wellington
A fulltime position in Wellington. Details in Wel-com November 2000 p.
19. or from Fr Kevin Connors:
Chaplaincy Website:
Closing date: 20 november 2000

Part-time Office Support position, NZCEO, Wellington
NZ Catholic Education Office has an opportunity for a person familiar
with quality management systems and skilled in MS Office 2000. Details
in 'Wel-com' November 2000 or from Maureen Condliffe:
Closing date: 24 November

Diocesan General Manager, Catholic Diocese of Auckland
Responsible for a full range of management services to New Zealand's
largest Catholic diocese. Details in 'NZ Catholic' Nov. 19 2000, p.23
and from Heather King, John Robertson & Associates, Auckland. E-mail:
Diocesan Web site:
Closing Date: 30 November

Catholic Schools Support Consultant (Primary), Catholic Education
Office, Dunedin
The consultant provides curriculum advice and support, professional
development opportunities and special character review and evaluation to
Catholic primary schools in Otago and Southland. Details from the
Director, Catholic Education Office, Private Bag 1941 Dunedin. Ph: (03)
477 2527; Fax: (03) 477 2528.
Web site:
Closing date: 30 November

Religious Education Resource Support Adviser, Catholic Education Office
(Religious Order Stipend Position)
Provides resource support to the Catholic Education Office team, assists
with field work and co-ordinates the Walk by Faith course.
Details from the Director, Catholic Education Office, Private Bag 1941
Dunedin Ph: (03) 477 2527; Fax: (03) 477 2528.
Web site:
Closing date: 30 November

Until next week, God bless.

Mike Leon
'kiwicath' list manager