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“Sanctity in Everyday Life” An All-day Silent Retreat for Women
with Fr Dominique Faure
Saturday 28th October 9am – 5pm. Talks, Eucharistic Adoration, Mass, Reconciliation. Lunch provided. $30 early bird (by Oct 25th); $40 on the door, eftpos available.
Catholic Discipleship College, 1 Fred Thomas Drive, Takapuna. email@example.com | 09 489 8197
Expressions of interest – Director, National Liturgy Office
The New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference (NZCBC) is seeking applications for Director of the National Liturgy Office. This is a unique, part-time role supporting liturgical practice within the Catholic Church in Aotearoa New Zealand which:
- promotes sound and appropriate liturgical practice within the bicultural environment of Aotearoa New Zealand
- provides advice and recommendations to NZCBC on liturgical matters
- ensures effective liaison with international liturgical bodies, including the Holy See
- liaises with dioceses throughout New Zealand on all aspects of liturgical practice.
In addition to a background in liturgical studies/ministry, the successful applicant will have excellent interpersonal skills, strong administrative and managerial experience. Familiarity with liturgical practice in New Zealand would be an advantage. The role is 30 hours a week (negotiable) and while currently based in Auckland there is flexibility on location of the role.
For enquiries or a job description contact James van Schie, Executive Officer, NZCBC – firstname.lastname@example.org – including a current CV and an outline of your motivation for the role.
Final date for acceptance of applications is Monday, 20 November 2017
500th Anniversary of the Reformation
The reformation was a time of conflict and challenge. 500 years on there is still healing and hurt between Christians and it is good for Catholics to acknowledge this anniversary and revisit some of the history.
The 31st of October 2017 marks 500 years since Martin Luther initially wrote his 95 Theses which had a significant impact upon the Catholic Church and the shape of many organisations, ideas and structures that would come to mark the modern era.
This link from the National Centre for Religious Studies (NCRS) is designed to provide opportunities for parishes, as well as schools, with related readings, a Commemoration Prayer Service, PowerPoint and a YouTube video which will be useful to share with your parishioners.
On the webpage, we specifically recommend you look at:
- A prayer serviceto commemorate the reformation on the 31st of October.
- Resource 4– For Parishes – Commemoration of the Reformation (notes).
- Information and Background – video clip on Catholicism and the Reformation.
CARITAS AOTEAROA NEW ZEALAND
MEDIA RELEASE 05 OCTOBER 2017
“New Government Must Respond to Tides of Change”
Yesterday on St Francis Day, Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand published its fourth annual State of the Environment for Oceania report,Turning the Tide. Launched at Te Ngākau Tapu Church in Porirua, this year’s report focuses on our changing relationship with the ocean.
The report, Turning the Tide, is available online at www.caritas.org.nz/state-environment.
Auckland Catholic Tertiary Chaplaincy
Hearts Aflame 2018 Summer School
For young adults 18 – 35 years old, the school runs for 10 days during summer every year, and has for the last 25 years.
Following the link below you will have access to a number of video testimonies and images. . Early Bird registrations close on the 29th October and we want to share this offer with as many young adults as we can.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact Jane Bourke,Hearts Aflame Promotional and Marketing.
History of NZ Catholic Charismatic Renewal:
“The New Day that Dawned” – a history of Catholic Charismatic Renewal in New Zealand has been compiled to commemorate the 50th anniversary Jubilee and is now available for purchase. $20 per copy plus $6.50 p&p. Contact “ccrnz.org” or Margaret Paton email email@example.com or phone (09).298.4409
Centennial +1 Celebration for Rawene
On Sunday November 5th 2017, the Catholic Community of Rawene is celebrating the Centennial +1 Anniversary of the Church of St Charles Borromeo. There will be a Mass at 11:00am in the Church followed by a luncheon at the Rawene Town Hall. All are welcome to attend. If you plan to celebrate this occasion with us, please contact Pat Mendes: (09) 405-7733.
GIFT Centre Room Vacancy
Growth and Faith Together (GIFT) is an Apostolate of the Catholic Diocese of Auckland. We are a Not-for-Profit organisation established as a Ministry and to provide 24 hour residential facility for adults with Intellectual Disabilities. We are currently looking for the right person to live in one of our houses located in Mt. Eden. If you know of someone who is looking for a residential care facility for their family please send enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org . The website is: www.giftcentre.org.nz
Aotearoa Catholic Youth Festival
The Aotearoa Catholic Youth Festival is to take place in Auckland on the weekend of 2-3 December 2017. Hosted by the New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference, the Festival organizers are expecting over 500 young people to attend. The Festival is aimed at young people aged 15-29. The aim of the Festival is to invite and challenge people to actively participate in and grow their local faith community.
The Festival will consist of a wide range of activities with highlights including the Festival Mass on the Saturday night preceded by the chance to participate in the music and prayer led by international guest Matt Maher.
For more details, click on the link http://www.catholicyouthfestival.nz/
Family faith Website
Parents are the first educators of faith in order to support families in this ministry the Auckland Diocese maintains a Family Faith website http://www.aucklandcatholic.org.nz/religious-education/family-faith/ it has ideas for family faith development from the pre-school to adolescent. Explore, grow and enjoy.
Catholic Caring Foundation shares stories of hope
Please take home today a copy of our September newsletter and learn more about how your donation is having a positive impact in vulnerable communities in our diocese. To donate and learn more, please visit www.caringfoundation.org.nz