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"Cathedral at risk " Waikato Times 13/5/2002 [Full text not available online] Summary: Christchurch's Catholic cathedral is sitting on an earthquake black spot that could triple the effects of a shake on the building. Soil tests have revealed The Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament in Barbadoes St is sitting on several fine layers of silt that could succumb to liquefaction in a large earthquake, amplifying the seismic effect. The Catholic cathedral is considered to have just one-tenth of the strength considered sufficient to make it safe.
"Sisters upset as hospital faces closure " The Dominion 10 May 2002 [Full text not available online] Summary: Staff and residents of Wellington's historic Home of Compassion were shocked and upset by the announcement yesterday that heavy financial losses might force the hospital and rest home to close. One staff member said some staff and residents had been surprised when told of the possible closure. "I knew it was in difficulty, but I didn't know it might close."
"Catholic church closing " Otago Daily Times 6-May 2002 (full text) Ngapara's Catholic Church is to close with a special mass conducted by the Bishop of Dunedin, the Most Rev Len Boyle, on May 26. The Oamaru stone church, which sits in a picturesque setting on a hill overlooking the township, will be sold once furniture and fittings are removed. One of the building's special features is a spectacular stained-glass window showing the Last Supper, although only one of the original three panels remains - the other two were damaged by vandals. Services have not been held at the church since last year, with the number of parishioners declining; some already go to Oamaru or Kurow for mass. Parishioners past and present are being invited to the special service on May 26, which will commemorate the past. The Anglican and Presbyterian churches in Ngapara have already closed.
Mary White Obituary (photo) Press Release: New Zealand Plunket Society 13 May 2002 http://www.scoop.co.nz/archive/scoop/stories/27/f0/200205131538.ebfc5ffb.html [Extracts] Mrs Mary White, the only daughter of Sir Truby King and Lady King, the founder of the Royal New Zealand Plunket Society, died in South Australia on 18 April 2002, aged 98 years.... On earlier trips to France with her father she was inspired by the faith of the French Catholics and embraced it in favour of her Protestant heritage. In Sydney she was instructed in the Catholic faith and was received into the Church in 1931....
"Smokefree Pacifica Beats winners - Fresh Dialects" (photo) Tearaway 11 March 2002 http://www.tearaway.co.nz/entertainment_header.asp?ViewStory=1&StoryID=96 The 2001 cokesmokefreerockquest National Smokefree Pacifica Beats winners are Fresh Dialects from St Pauls College, Auckland. They are William Purcell, Kevin Tafuna, Stanley Haukinima, Michael Faumui, Feleti Strickson-Pua. They've written this report specially for 'Tearaway'...
YOUNG ADULT MINISTRY NEWSLETTER
"Myam Notes" Autumn 2002 http://www.catholic.org.nz/fms/The quarterly newsletter of Marist Young Adult Ministry, Aotearoa-New Zealand
The Newsletter's reviewer comments: "The latest Marist newsletter is actually a great read and it will appeal to the not so young as well. I didn't know that this year was designated the United Nations International Year of the Mountains. That article contains some challenging thoughts. There is an interesting discussion on the Resurrection and I particularly enjoyed reading about the shared Christian community "The Grove" and the young adults' opinions of it -Donna, Rochelle and Jonny. The article "Let the Children Come" is thought-provoking as is "A Litany for Children". I liked the Millennial Generation, some good questions in that article. Recommended Internet sites and good jokes make the whole newsletter a most enjoyable read."
CATHOLIC WEB TV
http://www.catholictv.net (Wellington Archdiocesan Media Office)
Topic of the month: Social Justice This week's interviewee: Kitty McKinley, founder of Challenge 2000, a Gospel-based agency working with disadvantaged families and young people at risk.
[In the last couple of days, several members of the 'kiwicath' forum provided valuable feedback on this service, as a result of which I understand it was possible to track down a problem which may be the reason why many visitors to the site have not been able to view the videos. Here's hoping ... ML]
(Teaching vacancies in New Zealand Catholic schools are advertised in the Education Gazette: http://www.edgazette.govt.nz/vacancies )
Parish Manager, St Mary's Parish, Taradale (Palmerston North diocese) 20 hours per week. Enquiries and job description: tel. (06) 844-2224 ... fax: (06) 844 2786 ... e-mail: email@example.com Applications close 20 May.
Chief Executive, Catholic Schools' Board Ltd, Wellington The CSB manages the ownership and assets of 88 schools in the Archdiocese of wellington and the Diocese of Palmerston North Further details in 'Wel-com' newspaper May 2002 p.18 and from Stephen Frawley, tel: 470 9931; fax: 04 473 4501; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Applications close 22 May
Part-time office systems manager, Catholic Education Centre, Wellington 15 hrs per week. Details from email@example.com , tel: 04 496 1710. Applications close 22 May 2002 (N.B. Last week I mistakenly described this position as a "computer" systems position; in fact, although accessing documents online is an important function of the job, it chiefly involves updating the Centre's documents, operating guidelines, enrolment records and so on. Sorry about the error. ML)
Photographer, Caritas Aotearoa, Wellington Short-term assignment to produce images for a booklet on refugees and migrants in New Zealand, with a deadline of Monday 24 June 2002. Details in 'Wel-com' newspaper May 2002 p.18 and form Louise May, tel: 04 496 1742 Applications close 24 May
Religious Education Adviser, Catholic Diocese of Hamilton To provide support to the Directors of Religious Studies in Hamilton Diocese's 28 Catholic primary schools. Details in 'NZ Catholic' May 19 2002, p. 21 and from Naomi McGowna, tel 07 838 2079; fax: 07 839 4652; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; PO Box 19-221, Hamilton. Applications close 5 June 2002
Housekeeping and groundkeeping staff, Orama Retreat and Conference Centre, Great Barrier Island. Full board and accommodation for 20 hours work a week. Details in 'NZ Catholic' May 19 2002, p. 21 and from Louise Stevens, tel. 09 429 0063 ; e-mail: email@example.com ; Website: http://www.orama.org.nz
Presenters, 'NZ Catholic newspaper 'NZ Catholic is recruiting paid communicators to present the paper at weekend parish Masses with the aim of gaining new subscribers. Details from Dennis Augustine, Promotions and Advertising Manager, 'NZ Catholic', PO Box 147-000, Ponsonby, Auckland 1034; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org