Standing room only at Fr Wu’s ordination

If there was a quintessentially Auckland ceremony for ordination to priesthood, it would be Fr Martin Wu’s ordination. It was a standing-room-only affair at St Patrick’s Cathedral, prompting Cathedral Dean Fr Peter Tipene to remark that they weren’t prepared for “10 million people”. The parishioners who attended were as diverse as the city, both in

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Revitalising parishes Monday to Saturday

One of the big challenges for the Church in Christchurch diocese, and likely elsewhere in New Zealand too, is to revitalise the life of parishes from Monday to Saturday, says the Bishop of Christchurch. Bishop Paul Martin, SM, gave a guest address at the annual meeting of St Michael’s parish, Remuera, Auckland, on August 12,

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From emptiness to abundance – Tim Wilson’s story

Ten years ago, the thought of addressing people at a eucharistic convention in Auckland wasn’t on TVNZ reporter Tim Wilson’s radar. “But God has plans for us that we can’t know,” Mr Wilson told his audience on July 14. Energetic and engaging, even at 9am on a wintry Sunday morning at Sacred Heart College in

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