Bishop-elect Fr Michael Gielen’s Ordination, 7 March, 2020
All are welcome to join in the celebration of Bishop-elect Fr Michael Gielen for his ordination on Saturday March 7, 2020 at 11am at the Vodafone Events Centre. This special occasion is open to all, so please tell your family and friends. There is plenty of seating and parking (through Gates 2 and 3).
Bishop’s Lunch Series, 2 December, 2019
The inaugural Bishop’s Lunch discussion and networking series with John McCarthy QC, was held on December 2nd on the International United Nations Day for the Abolition of Slavery.
Our speaker was the esteemed John McCarthy QC, the former Ambassador to the Holy See for Australia and the Chair of the Anti-slavery Task Force, Arch-diocese of Sydney, Australia, speaking on the eradication of modern slavery and human trafficking.
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Connected communities celebrating care and support throughout the Auckland diocese
Thank you to everyone who joined us on Wednesday, July 24th, 2019 for the Foundation’s Caring Mass which was celebrated by Bishop Patrick Dunn. We were joined by supporters, organisations who were given a grant in 2019, school students from Catholic primary and secondary schools, and our diocesan team.
Bishop Pat encouraged all by saying that sometimes we feel tired for caring for others but that we shouldn’t give up. He said in his homily, ” The message from the Bible is we can’t walk away. The core message in the Gospels are feed the hungry, clothe the naked, visit the sick, support those who are in prison, help people in every need. That work lies in the very heart of the Gospel. We’ve got to keep on keeping on.”
Caring Awards were given to students and grant recipients who ‘showed outstanding care and commitment to caring for others in their community’.