ordination
jubilee homily

jubilee homily

Bishop Paul Martin is happy to share his homily given last night at the priests' jubilee celebration in the diocese of Christchurch.   There is something very fitting...

ordination music

ordination music

And yet more savouring of Saturday's ordinations. This time Ken Joblin who led the choir and orchestra inspiring the congregation to join in full voice shares with us...

ordination album

ordination album

Here in the Christchurch diocese we are still savouring the inspirational celebration of last Saturday's triple ordination. You can see the complete album by tapping on...

faith & commitment

faith & commitment

This afternoon's diaconate ordination was a wonderful celebration of faith and commitment in this year of mercy as Cardinal John Dew emphasised in his homily. Cirilo,...

streaming live

streaming live

www.foodforfaith.org.nz is branching out this week with our first live streaming. Four young men will be ordained as transitional deacons at Holy Cross Seminary,...

thirty years

thirty years

Image above: sunrise over the Sea of Galilee Thirty years ago today I was ordained priest by Bishop Denis Hanrahan in the church of St. Thomas the Apostle in Timaru. I...

Fr. Jack O’Connor

Fr. Jack O’Connor

This weekend marks the fiftieth anniversary of the ordination to priesthood of my uncle, and grand-Godfather (ie my Godmother's Godfather), Fr Jack O'Connor. Earlier in...

7 December 1985

7 December 1985

I'm not going to miss the opportunity to remind blog readers to pray for me. Twenty-Eight years ago today I was ordained a priest, by Bishop Denis Hanrahan, in the...

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