Kia ora, <<First Name>>

Welcome to the November edition of Tūmanako!

This is a special 40th Anniversary edition, with features that look back over the 40-year history of our diocese and share some of the taonga that our diocese holds, like art and song. Join us as we continue to share and discover how we are united in hope through our faith in Jesus Christ - and how we can share this hope with others.

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"How to be diocese"

A conversation with Bishop Peter Cullinane and Kate Bell

In this first clip from an interview with Bishop Peter Cullinane, he talks with Kate Bell about the early days of forming the diocese and how they worked to build an understanding of 'what a diocese is'.
"The immediate need was to create an awareness of what it means to be a diocese. And I'm excited to say, the people took to it like ducks to water! It became an exciting time, a very heady time."
Watch the video online >

Coming Soon:
Parishioner Reflections from the last 40 Years

Over the next month, we're going to be sharing stories and memories from parishioners across the diocese. Do you have your own story of our diocese that you'd like to share? Send us your stories and reflections:

This Is Your Diocese

This article takes a brief look at the history and purpose of our diocese. Learn about the meaning behind our Diocesan logo, see the offical Vatican documents that instituted our diocese, and more.
Read online now.

Praying with our Cathedral's stained glass windows

Thom Saywell shares how the beautiful windows in the Cathedral of the Holy Spirit can lead us into prayer. Click here to read more.

Te Rau Aroha: a song for our diocese

When Korty Wilson started working for the Diocese in 2018, she quickly realised that we needed a song we can “call our own”. So she wrote one! Click here for more info and to hear her sing ‘Te Rau Aroha’.

Diocesan Update Sessions

All parishioners, parish staff, clergy, pastoral leaders, finance committee and parish council members are invited to attend the Diocese of Palmerston North ‘2020 Update’. More info, times, and locations available on our website.

Caritas Aotearoa says Thank You

Humbled by the generosity, encouragement and prayers of supporters in what has been a tough year for everyone, Caritas director and staff are taking to the road. Read full article on our website.

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