Mass will be celebrated at the Cathedral of the Holy Spirit, Broadway Avenue, on 17 March 2012 at 10.30am to mark the liturgical installation of Bishop Charles Drennan. Gathering with the people of the Diocese will be the bishops of New Zealand, the Apostolic Nuncio, and clergy. After Mass there will be a luncheon at which Bishop Peter’s many years of leadership in the Diocese will be acknowledged and celebrated.
The Vatican Secretariat of State announced that His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI accepted the resignation of Bishop Peter James Cullinane as Bishop of Palmerston North on 22 February 2012. Simultaneously the Secretariat of State noted that Bishop Charles Edward Drennan would succeed Bishop Peter. Bishop Charles thus becomes the second Ordinary in the history of the Diocese.
Date: 17 March 2012
Place: Cathedral of the Holy Spirit
197 Broadway Avenue