Te Rūnanga o te Hāhi Katorika ō Aotearoa have given their website a new face, a new name and a revitalised content.
The comprehensive site includes liturgy music written by Richard Puanaki, Mass in Māori, te reo pronunciation guides, information on wāhi tapu (sacred places), liturgical calendar, links to Pope Francis’ communication direct from the Vatican, contact details of Te Rūnanga delegates from each Diocese, a whanau gallery and more.
Te Rūnanga is the national Māori advisory group appointed by the bishops. It advises the bishops on the pastoral care of Māori. Rūnanga members are appointed to represent the six dioceses of New Zealand.
Te Rūnanga Chair, Sister Tui Cadigan commented, “the refreshed site is a wonderful resource, which forms part of our mission to better reach and stay connected with Māori and the wider Catholic Community. It is our hope that this website will be of assistance to those who are working with Catholic Māori in the area of faith and spiritual formation.”
It is anticipated the revised site will make it easier for users to navigate and search for specific topics pertaining to Te Rūnanga o te Hāhi Katorika ki Aotearoa. The Rūnanga see this site as continuing to grow in use with valuable social media links, regularly updated liturgy and news articles and links to key Catholic agencies and partners.
The site can be found at http://www.katorika.co.nz/whanau-gallery.html
Ko te Huinga Pīhopa o te Hāhi Katorika o Aotearoa (NZCBC) te kāhui whakahaere o ngā mahi whakapono a-motu me ngā rōpū minita o te Hāhi Katorika. Otirā ngā rōpū mātauranga, tika me te pono, kaitohutohu Māori, whakapaoho whakawhiti whakaaro me te toro atu ki te iwi nui tonu, ritenga o te Hāhi, whakawhanaungatanga o ngā Hāhi, matatika koiora, whakawhanaungatanga o ngā whakapono, mahi minita ki ngā whareherehere me ngā hohipera, oti atu.
The New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference (NZCBC) is the assembly of the Catholic Bishops of New Zealand coordinating national activities and ministries of the Catholic Church. These include education, social justice, Māori advisory, communications and engagement with the public, liturgy, ecumenism, bioethics, interfaith relations, pastoral work in prisons and hospitals, and more.