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POPE’S MESSAGE For 48th World Day of Prayer for Vocations, (Vatican Information Service – edited) Proposing Vocations in the local church is the theme for the Pope’s message for the 48th World Day of Prayer for Vocations. ‘At the beginning of his public life, the Lord called some fishermen from the shore of the Sea of Galilee: “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.” (Mark 1:17) He invites them to become his friends, to listen attentively to his word and to live with him. ... every member of the Church needs consciously to feel responsibility for promoting Vocations ... it is essential that every local church become more sensitive and attentive to the pastoral care of Vocations ... the ability to foster Vocations is a hallmark of the vitality of a local church ... calling new labourers to His harvest.’ (Pope Benedict XVI)

SEMINARY APPEAL Catholic Diocese of Hamilton

BISHOP’S MESSAGE It’s exciting to know that the Holy Cross Seminary is full again this year. The 10 new seminarians there now brings the total number to 27. In the past year, another young man, Glenn Brennan, has entered the seminary from our diocese, joining Danny Fraser-Jones, who is now in his 4th year. Glenn has been in pastoral placement for the past year in St Thomas More parish, Mt Maunganui and St Patrick’s parish, Te Puke. I know that you will pray for these young men as they generously offer themselves to the Lord to discover whether or not He is calling them to Priesthood. ‘In Him we were also chosen, having been predestine according to the plan of Him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of His will.’ (Ephesians 1:11)

As members of the diocese please respond generously as you become aware of the costs involved in the formation of our students for the Priesthood. Thank you in anticipation of your generosity in prayer and financially. God Bless you. Yours in Christ Brochure printed April 2012

?Denis Browne BISHOP OF HAMILTON

“Come, follow me and I will make you fishers of men” (Mark 1: 17)


No. Catholics* per Active Priest in Hamilton Diocese

The Seminary

2200

Holy Cross Seminary is situated at 44 Vermont St Ponsonby, Auckland, and is the National Seminary for the training of Diocesan clergy. Seminarians are in formation for priesthood. Holy Cross is home for our seminarians for their 6 ½ years training for the priesthood. Good Shepherd College Holy Cross Seminary Lectures are undertaken at nearby Good Shepherd College where seminarians study towards their Bachelor in Theology.

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2190

285

2190

285

2180 280

2170 275

2161 2160

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2140 2005

Pre-seminary discernment: The Hamilton diocese has four young men in pre-seminary discernment – including two at St Thomas More Parish, Mt Maunganui. Costs are around $10,000 each for 2012 (including stipend, car, living expenses).

Year 1

Human & Spiritual Formation Academic & Pastoral Formation

Year 2 - 4

Bachelor of Theology Parish Work

Year 5

Catholic Diocese of Hamilton Active

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31

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11

5

Deacons

‘The priesthood is the love of the heart of Jesus. When you see a priest, think of our Lord Jesus Christ.’ St Jean Vianney

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15 10

Years 6 – 7

Fr Michael Gielen will study in Rome in 2012 - 14 Fr Michael Gielen will study in Rome in 2012/14 following which he will become the new Formator at Holy following which he will become the new Formator at Holy Cross Seminary, Auckland. Fr Michael is currently parish Cross Seminary, Auckland. Fr Michael is currently parish priest at St Thomas More, Mt Maunganui and St Patrick’s priest at St Thomas More, Mt Maunganui and St Patrick’s Parish, Te Puke. Parish, Te Puke.

However, this funding is not sustainable. For this reason the diocese is undertaking this additional request for funding now.

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20

Priests

2011

Catholic Diocese of Hamilton statistics

Costs are substantial: This year, costs are expected to be around $54,000 per seminarian. For 6½ years that’s $351,000 per seminarian! This is to cover Seminary/Good Shepherd College overheads, plus seminarians’ board (meals, accommodation), text books, course fees, telephone/internet, power, insurance, day trips….. These costs are funded largely by the Catholic Diocese of Hamilton, plus any donations (including this Seminary Appeal.

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What It Costs

However, all our clergy are still financially sustained by our diocese. And as the graphs show, the number of Catholics, and Catholic students per active priest in our diocese, is substantial. Whilst the support our priests receive from our deacons is much needed and appreciated, help is still necessary.

Pastoral Year

Preparation for priestly life

Fr Michael Gielen

2005

2011

* based on Census NZ 2001/2006

The Seminary Formation Whilst there is a shortage of priests in our diocese, Programme

273

270

2150

During their time in the seminary, students participate in human, spiritual, intellectual and pastoral formation.

overseas clergy have enriched us. Our diocese is fortunate to have active clergy from the Philippines, South Korea and India, Ireland, Argentina, Holland, Switzerland.

No. Students* per Active Priest attending Catholic Schools in Hamilton diocese (at 1 July)

0 2006

2012

St Jean Vianney Patron Saint of Priests

Pray for our seminarians (and for more young men to answer the call for vocations) Financially support this appeal for funding Remember the “Roman Catholic Bishop of the Diocese of Hamilton – Seminary Account” in your Will Charities Commission Reg.No. CC32635

Information/graphics from: Holy Cross Seminary & Good Shepherd College/Catholic Diocese of Hamilton

“Come follow me and I will make you fishers of men” (Mark 1:17)


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‘Fishers of Men’ Seminary Appeal

Please support our Sponsors APN Print Wanganui Mail:

Catholic Development Fund

59 Taupo Quay, Wanganui Ph: 06 349 0849 Email: This Business Web: www.apnprint.co.nz

MIR Diocesan Pilgrimage led by

Bishop Denis Browne International Eucharistic Congress (IEC)

Mail: Freepost THE CDF PO Box 4353, Hamilton East 3247 Email: cdf@cdh.org.nz Ph: 0800 843 233

29 Ruataniwha Street Waipukurau 4200 Ph: 06 858 6906 Freephone: 0800 42 42 77 Email: admin@centralprint.co.nz

6 – 24 June 2012 Dublin, Ireland

Patricia Parsons Email: info@mirpilgrimages.co.nz

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DONATION FORM – please complete and return Mr/Mrs/Ms/Miss ...................................................................................................................................................................................... (Please circle)

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TAX REBATE Generally individuals can now claim one third of their charitable donations up to the level of their annual taxable income. Donors must present receipts. To issue receipts your parish must be able to identify donations and donors. For this to happen please provide your name and address (or your Planned Giving No.) with all donations. If you do not have a Planned Giving No. one can be provided to you. We can provide a receipt for all donation options as long as this information is provided.

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Cheque Please make payable to your parish name and mark “Seminary A/c” Loose Change - If dropping your donation (with this form) into the offertory basket or parish office.

Disclaimer The Catholic Diocese of Hamilton cannot provide advice on the tax implications of donations in all circumstances. Please contact your accountant or tax advisor for advice on your specific situation.

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Internet Banking (Please use the ‘payee’ a/c details on form at right) Please insert your name in the payer section and insert “Seminary Appeal”, your parish name, and your Planned Giving No. (if you have one) in the payee reference boxes. This will enable us to easily identify your donation and receipt you

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Please complete the A/P authority form at right and include your Parish (name), plus Planned Giving No. (if you have one) in the payee “Particulars/ Code” boxes

PRIVACY ACT 1993 You acknowledge that personal information concerning you (whether contained in this form or otherwise obtained), may be held and used by the Catholic Diocese of Hamilton and your parish to: ( i) process, service and maintain information contained in this ‘Fishers of Men’ form, and/or parish roll details; (ii) offer other relevant information from time to time. If you do not wish us to receive such information, please write ‘NO’ in this box. You have the right to access and correct any personal information held including changes of address or other contact details.

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