December Graduations...

December Graduations...

Congratulations to Angela Moeke, the DRS at St Patrick’s Catholic School, Taupo. On 11 December Angela graduated with a Diploma of Religious Studies in Religious Education. Angela is pictured with Monsignor Trevor Murray and the St Patrick’s Catholic Character leaders.


Congratulations to Arama Pou (Ngāpuhi, Samoa). Arama is a TCI graduate and on 11 December he graduated from Waikato University with a BA in Māori Studies. In 2018 he will be=gin teacher training in Christchurch  while working as an assistant house master at St Bede’s College. He is pictured with Paul Shannon Religious Education Advisor for the Hamilton Diocese, and Cynthia Piper, TCI lecturer and Hamilton Site Coordinator.


Special film screening: One World - He Ao Kotahi | 7.15pm on Nov 19 @ Lido Cinema, Hamilton

Special film screening: One World - He Ao Kotahi | 7.15pm on Nov 19 @ Lido Cinema, Hamilton

brought to you by Palestine Human Rights Campaign Waikato

Exclusive event : meet the one world team and director- PAULA WHETU JONES, (NZ WEB Festival nominee for best director). Along wtih Shirley Allen (production co-ordinator) and Paitangi Ostick (reknowned Ta Moko tattoo artist and one of the stars of the show) .

Building on the 1-hour pilot broadcast on Maori TV back in July 2017, the He Ao Kotahi team are traveling to Hamilton to offer up this specially cut, edited and extended version of the film. We will be having a Pōwhiri and Paula Whetu Jones will be available for a Q&A session after the event. 

We will also have our table of Palestinian merchandise and information available before and after the screening.

For more info and buy ticket, visit


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Bishop Hudson : presenting on Evangelisation & Launch of WHB module 2

Bishop Hudson : presenting on Evangelisation & Launch of WHB module 2

Joining us on the 4-5th November to break open module 2 of 'With Hearts Burning' and speak on Evangelisation, is Bishop Nicholas Hudson from the Diocese of Westminster.

We are very excited to host Bishop Hudson, and hear the wisdom he has to share!

Please consider joining us at one of these two events. 

He will be speaking first at St Mary's Rotorua on the 4th at 11.30am (Lunch will be provided), and on the 5th at the Gerry Sullivan Centre in Hamilton, 2.30pm.

A Mass will be then celebrated on at 6pm at the Cathedral on 5th November


TH206c : The Reformation Period

TH206c : The Reformation Period

Exploring the History of the Reformation in its 16th century context

Details about this course on the Poster below.

For more information, call Cynthia Piper on 0 800 217 411 or email


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Positions Available in the Diocesan Pastoral Team

Positions Available in the Diocesan Pastoral Team

Are you passionate about Jesus, His Church, and the New Evangelisation?

Join the dynamic team that works for the Bishop of the Hamilton Diocese in New Zealand.

Three FULL-TIME positions are available.

Job Descriptions available on the links above

Contact Alex Bailey (Pastoral Services Manager) for an application form.

Applications close 6 October 2017

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The Waikato Jewish Association & the Waikato Interfaith Council present:

The Waikato Jewish Association & the Waikato Interfaith Council present:

Who: Dr Tomek Wiśniewski
What: “Polish-Jewish History: A Christian documentary filmmaker’s view of the Holocaust”
When: Tuesday 29 August, 7:00-8:30pm
Where: Chartwell Room, Hamilton Gardens Pavilion, Hamilton
Cost: koha gladly appreciated to help with Tomek’s travel costs while in New Zealand
RSVP: limited seating available, so please email RSVPs with name and numbers to

Come enjoy a delightful evening with us as Tomek shares his stories and snippets from his films.

More info on the poster below


About Tomek:
Tomek was born 1958 in Olsztyn, Poland and is a Christian Polish journalist who was jailed by the Communists during martial law in the 1980s for his dissident activities and, while in prison, researched Poland’s Jewish heritage and learned Hebrew. Tomek holds a PhD in Cultural Studies and works as a journalist and an academic lecturer. He has co-directed dozens of documentary films, is the author of eight books including Jewish Bialystok and Surroundings, runs several websites, and founded the ‘Film, Photography and Sound Workshop’ in Michalowo, Poland. Over several decades, Tomek has meticulously documented Polish-Jewish history, has written numerous books and articles, and produced a number of stunning documentary films. He has worked tirelessly, as he puts it, “to ensure the past is not forgotten.” Tomek pioneered the documentation of Jewish cemeteries in shtetls of the Podlasie region of Poland, including several thousand photographs of Jewish gravestones. Much of his work can now be viewed at <>, a website named after the Bialystok district which includes adjacent Jewish, Catholic, Muslim and Christian Orthodox cemeteries—a visible reminder of the region’s rich multicultural heritage nearly obliterated by the Holocaust. That these lie peacefully next to each other in Bagnówka provides a potent symbol of what Tomek is seeking to achieve in the spirit of partnership and tolerance, as illustrated in his films. 

Bishop Emeritus of Hamilton Denis Browne Jubilee in September 2017

Bishop Emeritus of Hamilton Denis Browne Jubilee in September 2017

Bishop Steve Lowe and the Catholic Diocese of Hamilton invite you

to join us for the celebration of Mass on


Friday, 8 September 2017

at 6.00 pm


for the Most Rev Denis Browne

Bishop Emeritus of Hamilton


as he reaches the combined milestones of his

80th birthday, 55 years ordained a priest

and 40 years as Bishop


To be held at the

Cathedral of the Blessed Virgin Mary

494 Grey Street

Hamilton East 3216


A light supper will be served in the church foyer after the Mass