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A new Bishop of Christchurch is appointed by Pope Francis

posted Dec 11, 2017, 12:41 AM by Parishes of The Holy Family   [ updated Dec 11, 2017, 2:18 PM ]

Pope Francis has appointed Father Paul Martin SM as the next Bishop of the Christchurch Diocese. Bishop-Elect Paul Martin will be the tenth
Justin Boyle (left) and Bishop-elect Paul Martin (right)
 Bishop of Christchurch and succeeds Bishop Barry Jones who died in February 2016.  

Bishop Patrick Dunn, President of the New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference (NZCBC), said “we are delighted that Bishop-Elect Paul has accepted the call to this special ministry. On behalf of all the New Zealand Bishops I warmly welcome him to our New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference. We know that he will bring a new voice and a valuable perspective to our discussions.”  
Bishop-Elect Paul Martin SM was born in Hastings in 1967, one of five children.  He entered formation for the Society of Mary in February 1985, and studied in theology and arts at Victoria University in Wellington. He  completed a Baccalaureate in Sacred Theology at the Angelicum University from Rome and studied to become a teacher. Bishop-Elect Paul has taught English and Religious Education in New Zealand and has held the roles of Rector at St Patrick’s College in Wellington and Deputy Rector in Pastoral Care at St Bede’s College, Christchurch.   

The Bishop-Elect has also served as President of the Wellington Secondary Schools Principals Association and was a part of the Marist community at the time it was working in Māori pastoral care at Rawene in the South Hokianga. More recently, he was General Bursar for the Society of Mary in Rome. 

Bishop Dunn said “it is wonderful for Christchurch that they will receive a Bishop who has worked with a range of communities, has extensive pastoral experience and comes to the role with a wealth of knowledge and expertise.” 

As news of his appointment was announced, Bishop-Elect Paul said “I’d like to express what a privilege it is to be chosen to serve in the Diocese of Christchurch as Bishop, following in the footsteps of those before me. I am really looking forward to taking up this ministry and leading the Diocese.” 

Bishop Dunn said “I would like to take this opportunity to express our sincere gratitude to Father Rick Loughnan who has given us his dedicated service as Diocesan Administrator for almost two years. During this time he has worked tirelessly to support the priests and people of the Diocese, and has represented them well at our regular meetings of the New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference.” 

Father Rick Loughnan has been the administrator of the diocese following the passing of Bishop Barry Jones last year. Commenting at the time of the announcement, Father Rick said “we are delighted with the appointment by Pope Francis and look forward to welcoming Bishop-Elect Paul with open arms.” 

It is expected that his ordination will be in the first part of next year.

Christmas Mass Times 2017 | Kaimai Collegial Area

posted Nov 1, 2017, 5:10 PM by Parishes of The Holy Family   [ updated Nov 28, 2017, 4:54 PM ]

PARISHES OF THE HOLY FAMILY
SUNDAY 24TH 
DECEMBER | CHRISTMAS EVE
7.00PM PAEROA| VIGIL MASS (CAROLS BEFORE MASS)
10.00PM MORRINSVILLE |  MASS IN THE NIGHT (CAROLS BEFORE MASS)

SUNDAY 25TH 
DECEMBER | CHRISTMAS DAY
10.00AM-TE AROHA
| 
CHRISTMAS DAY MASS


PARISH OF THE LIVING WATER
SUNDAY 24TH D
ECEMBER | CHRISTMAS EVE
5.00PM WHANGAMATA|  VIGIL MASS (CAROLS BEFORE MASS)
8.00PM KATIKATI| NIGHT MASS (CAROLS BEFORE MASS)
12.00AM WAIHI| MIDNIGHT MASS (CAROLS BEFORE MASS)

MONDAY 25TH 
DECEMBER | CHRISTMAS DAY
9.00AM- WAIHI BEACH & WHANGAMATA 
| 
CHRISTMAS DAY MASS


Daylight Savings begin this Sunday!

posted Sep 21, 2017, 12:20 AM by Parishes of The Holy Family   [ updated Sep 21, 2017, 12:21 AM ]

It's that time of year again- Daylight Savings kicks in at 2:00am this Sunday, so you'll need to put your clock forward one hour- Mass Times will be an hour earlier than what your clock says!

Sunday Mass Times | September 2017

posted Aug 25, 2017, 5:22 PM by Parishes of The Holy Family   [ updated Aug 25, 2017, 5:22 PM ]

3RD SEPTEMBER (1st Sunday)

9:00am Morrinsville
11:00am Te Aroha

10TH SEPTEMBER (2nd Sunday)*

9:00am Te Aroha
11:00am Morrinsville

17TH SEPTEMBER (3rd Sunday)

9:00am Morrinsville
11:00am Te Aroha

 24TH SEPTEMBER (4th Sunday)

9:00am Te Aroha
11:00am  Morrinsville

Saturdays:   Paeroa at 6:00pm

*10-16 September: Social Justice Week

Photos from First Holy Communion 2017

posted Jul 15, 2017, 9:34 PM by Parishes of The Holy Family

Full size photos from this year's First Holy Communion ceremony can be found on the photos page here

Thanks to Jake O'Flaherty and Bradley Richardson for taking these for the families.

Easter Mass Times 2017

posted Apr 8, 2017, 7:51 PM by Parishes of The Holy Family

Daylight Saving finishes this weekend!

posted Mar 30, 2017, 9:48 PM by Parishes of The Holy Family

It's that time of year again- Daylight Saving finishes at 2:00am this Sunday, so you'll need to put your clock back by one hour- Mass Times will be an hour later than what your clock says! Daylight saving resumes again on the 24th of September.

Also, Mass in Paeroa on Saturdays will be at 7.00pm to reflect this change. Keep and eye on the Mass Times page for all the changes.

Our very own Mike and Marie on TV1's 'Good Sorts'

posted Feb 13, 2017, 9:10 PM by Parishes of The Holy Family   [ updated Feb 13, 2017, 9:15 PM ]

Source: TVNZ

2016 Christmas Mass Times for The Kaimai Colegial Area

posted Dec 10, 2016, 4:23 PM by Parishes of The Holy Family   [ updated Dec 10, 2016, 4:55 PM ]

PARISHES OF THE
 
HOLY
 
FAMILY
(Morrinsville, Paeroa and Te Aroha)
TUESDAY 20TH DECEMBER 
7.00PM TE AROHA|  Communal Rite of Reconciliation

SATURDAY 24TH
 DECEMBER | 
CHRISTMAS EVE
7.30PM PAEROA|  VIGIL MASS (CAROLS BEFORE MASS)
10.30PM TE AROHA| NIGHT MASS (CAROLS BEFORE MASS)

SUNDAY 25TH 
DECEMBER | CHRISTMAS DAY
10.00AM-
MORRINSVILLE
| 
CHRISTMAS DAY MASS
 
(CAROLS BEFORE MASS)

WAIHI, WAIHI BEACH, WHANGAMATA & KATIKATI
SATURDAY 24TH
 DECEMBER | CHRISTMAS EVE
6.00PM WHANGAMATA|  VIGIL MASS (CAROLS BEFORE MASS)
8.30PM KATIKATI| NIGHT MASS (CAROLS BEFORE MASS)

12.00AM WAIHI| MIDNIGHT MASS (CAROLS BEFORE MASS)

SUNDAY 25TH 
DECEMBER | CHRISTMAS DAY
9.00AM-WAIHI BEACH
| 
CHRISTMAS DAY MASS
 
(CAROLS BEFORE MASS)


Combined Parishes Christmas Picnic

posted Dec 3, 2016, 5:38 PM by Parishes of The Holy Family

Next Sunday’s Combined Parishes Picnic at 12.00pm(after 11.00am Mass ) will be at St Joseph’s School grounds in Morrinsville. This is NOT a shared luncheon. You will need to bring your own lunch. Pack your Picnic basket with Food & Drink and bring a Rug or Deck Chair and Sunhats. (Tea and Coffee only will be available) BBQ Sausages will be provided for the children.  See below for more info:

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