Sunday, March 27, 2016



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In issue no. 486, March 20 - April 2 2016: Parish farewells forgotten man ... Divine Mercy congress: Suva prelate highlights keys for Church ... India now responsible for NZ Capuchins ... Couple share experiences form 2015 Synod ... Fr Jim Consedine: The cosmic love of the Eucharist ... Focus on faith makes refugees' struggle real ... NZ Christian unity starts along a new path ... Catholic Discipleship College: A good batch of new students ... James Pepping: Finding patience, chili and love in Mexico ... Old tree finds new life in artist's hands.




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Easter 2016

TVNZ. Praise Be.
Chris Nichol presents a programme of hymns and worship songs for Easter Sunday.

RNZ. Hymns on Sunday.
A selection of traditional and modern hymns for Easter Sunday.

Fr Michael Dooley: Nearness of death, resurrection (photo)
In 2014 I was fortunate to spend a month in the Holy Land, staying for the most part in Jerusalem. I had many insights from this time but one of the most valuable was to do with biblical geography. Back in New Zealand at Easter, I can't help but think of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in the Old City of Jerusalem ...

Everyone invited to take part in ecumenical walk (photo)
Newslink, Southland
The Stations of the Cross in Lumsden.

Catholic and Anglican worshippers bear the cross through Wellington for Easter  photo video
Good Friday marked the 28th year of the Otari parishioners' tradition of carrying a wooden cross through the streets of Northland to bear the message of the story of Easter. Since 1988, Catholic and Anglican congregations in Wellington have come together for the adoration of the cross ...


Auckland City cathedral attacked (photo)
St Patrick's Cathedral in Auckland's central city has been attacked. The large promotional banners surrounding the walls outside the cathedral's presbytery were slashed on March 20.

Titahi Bay's Parker family and their 11 children (photo)
Tim Parker vividly recalls his parents' attempt to keep everyone under control at Christmas by taking the handles off the doors. There was never a dull moment growing up with 10 brothers and sisters, he said. The large Parker family photo featured in the landmark book A Portrait of Porirua written by Neil and June Penman. 

Marlborough Tour Company buys Old St Mary's Convent to offer luxury accommodation (photo)
A historic convent outside Blenheim has been bought by the Marlborough Tour Company to provide luxury accommodation for the jet-set crowd. The Victorian-style convent was built in 1901 for the Sisters of Mercy in Blenheim, before being moved to its present location in Rapaura, where it has been used as a bed and breakfast and wedding venue.


Bishop Lyons Shield: Roncalli third as St Bede's speech breaks tie (photo)
Aquinas College, Tauranga: Cricket: Aquinas College to finals

Baradene College, Remuera: College Sport: Baradene College's training programme with a difference (photo)

John Paul College, Rotorua: Sugar-free schools way to go - adviser

Sacred Heart College, Lower Hutt: Talented Sacred Heart College softball trio picked for NZ (photo)



Sunday 20 March - John 20:1-9 The empty tomb
A reading and commentary with Fr Jim Lyons and Christine Paterson.



John L. Allen is a Catholic columnist for The Boston Globe

** Priest's murder in Congo shows the need for a new concept of martyrdom

** Ordinary people are not powerless to resist anti-Christian genocide



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Diocesan General Manager, Catholic Diocese of Auckland.
Details in 'NZ Catholic' March 20 - April 2 2016 p.5, at and from Ian Taylor tel. (09) 367 1501 or Raewyn Brown tel. (09) 367 1535   Applications close 4 April 2016.

Manager, Youth and Young Adult Ministries, Catholic Diocese of Christchurch
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NZ Catholic Bishops' Conference. Executive Officer
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