The annual Christchurch Diocese Formation Day was held at the end of July and this gave members a chance to meet and catch up with each other. Topics that were presented by our facilitator Paul Traynor were Communities and PFG’s, Grief and Bereavement. Around this time of the year many of our Christchurch Parishes celebrate […]

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The NZ Passionist Youth Retreat held at Camp Rangi Woods from Monday 9thto Thursday 12thJuly was attended by 22 youth.Super proud of these young people, firstly for taking the risk to attend the retreat, themed ‘Our story’ and secondly embracing the program 100 per cent. They each took time alone to reflect on their own lives, write […]

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Left to Right Brian Traynor,  Nella O’Hara,  Pat O’Hara, Rob Hill, Lynn Hill,  MartinVanDeWetering, Sally VanDeWetering, Betty Henderson, John Henderson, Shelley Ward, Charlie Gribble, Maggie Gribble, Graham Ward and Paul Traynor. St Mary’s Paeroa celebrated 30 Years of PFGM in June with a Mass followed by a shared dinner, cutting of a special cake made […]

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A large group of Passionist Companions and Passionist Youth from the Palmerston North Diocese recently attended the Passionist Institute held at the Home of Compassion Island Bay, Wellington. We were joined by fellow Passionist Companions from around New Zealand. The weekend was facilitated by Fr Brian Traynor CP and Fr Erick Niyiragira CP from Australia. […]

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At the Aotearoa Catholic Youth Festival held on Dec 2nd/3rd the Passionist Charism was well represented.   Fr Erick and Br Luke from Australia were joined by Kiwis Pravin, Catharina, Awatea, Sam and Penelope to promoting all things Passionist:  Vocations, Passionist Family Groups, Passionist Youth and Young Adult retreats, Passionist Sisters, and Passionist Companions.  The […]

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