Alpha In Catholic Context Roadshow

Alpha In Catholic Context Roadshow

Want to run Alpha in your Parish or home?

Come and join our workshop and be trained to facilitate Alpha Small Groups and the Alpha Retreat Day.

Alpha New Zealand will be conducting the sessions with Lorraine McCarthy from Alpha Australia on the 26th-February, 2019 at Gerry Sullivan Centre, Hamilton East.

This is a free training for everyone engaged in the parish life. Priests, Parish groups, Alpha hosts and helpers are encouraged to join. 

Limited seats only, so please email your interest through to for reservation or more details.


TCI Graduates

TCI Graduates

Congratulations to Rhonda McFarlane and Erin Clayton from St Joseph’s Catholic School  Fairfield who graduated on 19 December at the school’s end of year Mass. Rhonda and Erin graduated with the Diploma of Religious Studies – Religious Education stream. 

Erin has now enrolled in the Graduate Certificate in Catholic Leadership and Culture through TCI and the Australian Catholic University.


Interested ? For more information contact: Cynthia Piper, or call: 0800217411  

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Recent Catholic Institute Graduates Erin Clayton (right) and Rhonda McFarlane (middle) with Cynthia Piper from the Catholic Institute.

Christmas Message from Marriage & Family Life Animator

Christmas Message from Marriage & Family Life Animator

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Christmas Crib Prayer

Jesus, Mary and Joseph,

in you we contemplate

the splendor of true love;

to you we turn with trust.

Holy Family of Nazareth,

grant that our families too

may be places of communion and prayer,

authentic schools of the Gospel

and small domestic churches.

Holy Family of Nazareth,

may families never again experience

violence, rejection and division;

may all who have been hurt or scandalized

find ready comfort and healing.

Holy Family of Nazareth,

make us once more mindful

of the sacredness and inviolability of the family,

and its beauty in God’s plan.

Jesus, Mary and Joseph,

graciously hear our prayer.


iCare from The Care Alliance

iCare from The Care Alliance

The Care Alliance has launched a series of short videos featuring 20 New Zealanders who share their disability, palliative care, medical and legal perspectives highlighting the risks and fallacies of the End of Life Choice Bill.   Please watch them, post them to your social media site and share with others. They are very good indeed

Here is the link to the iCare page:


Pompallier Commemoration at Totara Point on 13 January 2019

Pompallier Commemoration at Totara Point on 13 January 2019

The Pompallier Hokianga Trust has the mission of preserving and promoting the memory of Bishop Pompallier as the first Bishop of Aotearoa New Zealand and his role in founding the Catholic Church here and in the Pacific.

The Trust reminds us of the places of pilgrimage in Northland associated with the early history of the Catholic Church, namely,

MOTUTI, where the Bishop‘s remains have been interred in St Mary’s church, and

TOTARA POINT, where the first official Catholic Mass was celebrated on 13 January 1838

The poster below gives the details of the coming celebration at Totara Point, North Hokianga on Sunday 13 January 2019 at 11am and the map describes the route.

There is a yellow road sign opposite the entrance to the memorial plinth at Totara Point.

We know that many from all over New Zealand travel during the summer holidays, often to Northland.

Visits to Motuti are encouraged at any time during the year.

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Dove Catholic Fellowship for Women

Dove Catholic Fellowship for Women

“Gifts -Given and Received”

Christmas meeting on the feast of St Nicholas with excellent speaker : Anne Claessens (Tauranga).

Final meeting of the year so women do come and be blessed!

DATE: Thursday 6 December 2018

TIME: 7.30p.m. – 9.30 p.m.

VENUE: St Joseph’s Parish Centre

86 Clarkin Road, Fairfield, Hamilton

All women, all ages, all walks of life, welcome. A small plate of food for supper is optional.

For more information or transport please contact Raewyn 07 856 8321 or Nancy at

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