NATIONAL SYNOD SYNTHESIS: A Message from the Bishops of Aotearoa New Zealand

In his opening address to the Synod of Bishops on Young People in October 2018, Pope Francis told participants
that “humility in listening must correspond to courage in speaking”. He invited the participants to speak with
courage and frankness (parrhesia).


His words were taken to heart in our dioceses during the diocesan pre-Synodal process over the last year. Our people have spoken with frankness and humility about their shared journey as the People of God. We may not agree with everything they have said, but we want their voices to be heard. As Pope Francis said to the Synod on Young People “only dialogue can help us grow”.


We thank Pope Francis for this unique and amazing opportunity to participate in the Synodal process in this way.

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✠ John Dew, Cardinal Archbishop of Wellington, Apostolic Administrator of Palmerston North and NZCBC
President
✠ Michael Dooley, Bishop of Dunedin
✠ Michael Gielen, Bishop of Christchurch
✠ Stephen Lowe, Bishop of Auckland, Apostolic Administrator of Hamilton and NZCBC Secretary
✠ Paul Martin SM, Coadjutor Archbishop of Wellington.

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Parish Centre Concept Design 

The new building will represent the vision and functioning of a missional parish for the 2020’s and beyond. It will have the capacity to give priests and parish staff; offices; meeting rooms for RCIA; Children’s Liturgy; St Vincent de Paul; Liturgy/Finance, Health & Safety Committees, and the multitude of groups that meet within the parish.  There will be a connection between St Joseph’s Church and the hall below.

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MASS TIMETABLE - 15 August - 21 August 2022

Te Pārihi Katorika Ki Ngāmotu Mass Times

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Monday

08:00 AM

St Joseph's Church

Tuesday

08:00 AM

C/S

St Joseph's Church

12:05 PM

St Joseph's Church

09:10 AM

Our Lady Help of Christians

Wednesday

08:00 AM

C/S

St Joseph's Church

09:10 AM

Our Lady Help of Christians

02:20 PM

Francis Douglas Memorial College

Thursday

08:00 AM

St Joseph's Church

10:00 AM

Sacred Heart Girls College - Mary's Chapel

Friday

08:00 AM

St Joseph's Church

12:05 PM

St Joseph's Church

09:00 AM

NO FRIDAY MASS THIS WEEK

St Pius X School

Saturday

08:30 AM

St Joseph's Church

05:30 PM

Our Lady Help of Christians

06:00 PM

Vigil

St Patrick's Okato

Sunday

09:00 AM

St Joseph's Church

05:30 PM

St Joseph's Church

10:30 AM

Our Lady Help of Christians

10:30 AM

C/S

Bell Block

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
St Joseph's Church

08:00 AM

08:00 AM

C/S

12:05 PM

08:00 AM

C/S

08:00 AM

08:00 AM

12:05 PM

08:30 AM

09:00 AM

05:30 PM

Our Lady Help of Christians

09:10 AM

09:10 AM

05:30 PM

10:30 AM

St Patrick's Okato

06:00 PM

Vigil

Bell Block

10:30 AM

C/S

Francis Douglas Memorial College

02:20 PM

Sacred Heart Girls College - Mary's Chapel

10:00 AM

St Pius X School

09:00 AM

NO FRIDAY MASS THIS WEEK

Live Stream Mass options

  • Catholic Parish of New Plymouth YouTube Channel - Sunday Mass 9am 
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  • Shine TV - 2pm Sunday - watch Mass celebrated at the Auckland Diocese.  Freeview Channel 25 and Sky TV channel 201
  •  Daily Mass with Pope Francis each day at around 9:30pm NZST |View on CatholicTv.org

Youth Activities

Nga Mahi Rangatahi

The Catholic Couch - Youth Radio Show: Access Radio Taranaki 4.30pm Mondays

Our youth dive into life’s big, small, and sometimes ridiculous questions.

Each week will have a different theme and the youth will take turns co-hosting and have the opportunity to show case their musical skills.

For more information, please email Rain (Youth Minister) [email protected] 

SHINE JUNIOR YOUTH GROUP Sunday's from 4-5pm.

If you’re year 4-8 this group is for you!!

We will meet at Saint Joseph’s Hall every Sunday during the school term.

CONNECT - Parish Small Groups

 

Rosary Stroll : Thursday mornings 11:00am. Meet outside Pukekura park teahouse. 

Sunday Gospel Reflection  You are welcome to share and have 'conversations' around God's Words in the Sunday Gospel readings.  

  • Monday mornings 9.45am -11.15am, Parish Office. 
  • Tuesday mornings 10.15 am – 11.30am, Our Lady's Church, Fitzroy. 

 

Parish APP

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 Step 1: Text CPNPAPP to 818 to download!

Step 2: Set up profile

Step 3: Select areas of interest ie. CFC or Alpha

Parish APP

Mass in Te Reo Māori

Nga mapi i Te Reo Māori

On the 2nd Sunday of each month, Nga Pekanga in Waitara, o Nau mai haere mai.

Reconciliation

Hohou

11.30am - 12 noon each Saturday at St Joseph's Church OR 4.45pm (before the Vigil Mass) at Our Lady Help of Christians Church

Anointing Mass

Papatipu Hōhipera

Anointing is held at the St Joseph's Church at 11am on the first Saturday of each month. All are welcome to these Masses.

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Covid-19 and changing consumer patterns have reduced the amounts of cash carried by people in today’s world.  We now offer a modern electronic method for receiving donations, and regular support for our Church and Parish.

A direct giving link to our Push Pay option is available here.

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