Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 

'Fireball’ International Speakers Set For Weekend Retreat

'Fireball’ International Speakers Set For Weekend Retreat

Auckland can disconnect from the power grid this weekend when U.S. speakers at the Eucharistic Convention rev it up.

Father Tony Ricard hails from New Orleans – home of the greatest Jazz in the world – so it’s no surprise that he sings, dances and preaches up a storm. His vibrant ministry is featured in a TV doco about “a Black Creole Catholic Priest in the poor crime-ridden 8th Ward of New Orleans. It provides an intimate glimpse of Father Tony’s unshakeable faith during the most difficult challenge of his priesthood – the aftermath of 2005’s Hurricane Katrina, the single most catastrophic natural disaster in U.S. history." He is an amazing youth minister and pastor of the Super Bowl champion New Orleans Saints pro football team.

Martha Fernández-Sardina has been called a “ball of fire!” She is a new evangelization speaker, trainer, writer, and ministry consultant. She helps Catholics “rediscover the joy of believing and the enthusiasm for communicating the faith and become saintly”. She urges Catholics to “put out into the deep” and perform “obedience-testing, faith-stretching, trust-strengthening, vision-expanding, team-building, space-enlarging, net-busting, boat-sinking miraculous catches” with and for Jesus Christ.

Father Paul Glynn, an Aussie priest, will give a Sunday talk entitled “St John Paul II – the Great Mercy Pope,” just hours before JP II will be canonized in Rome.

The Fri-Sun spiritual retreat at West Lake Boys High School is held with episcopal approval. It includes brilliant music, daily Mass, and talks by NZ speakers. More information is available at eucharist.co.nz

Tickets are available at the door: Adults -- $60 for Fri-Sat-Sun; Students and Senior Citizens $40; Under-15s free.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 
Howard Davis: Christopher Marlowe & 'The Tragedy Of Dr. Faustus'

Previous versions of 'The Devil's Pact' can be traced back to the fourth century, Marlowe deviated significantly by depicting his protagonist as unable to burn his books or repent to a merciful God in order to have his contract annulled... More>>

ALSO:

Gold For RNZ: Muslim Post-9/11 Series, Kim Hill Win In New York

The Radio New Zealand podcast series Public Enemy has won a gold award for excellence for its presenter, Mohamed Hassan, at the prestigious New York Festival Radio Awards announced in Manhattan today. RNZ National’s Saturday Morning host, Kim Hill, also received a gold award for Best Radio Personality. More>>

Human Rights Commission: Give Nothing To Racism

A campaign urging New Zealanders to give nothing to racism and refuse to spread intolerance has been launched by some of the country’s most well-known people. More>>

Louis Vuitton Series Win: Emirates Team NZ Will Challenge For The America’s Cup

By beating Artemis 5-2 they now take on Oracle Team USA in the America’s Cup match starting next weekend. More>>

ALSO:

Monterey: Rodger Fox Big Band Invited To Celebrated Festival

The Rodger Fox Big Band has received an invitation to perform at the 2017 Monterey 60th Anniversary Jazz Festival in the USA in September of this year. More>>

AntARTica: Scientist’s Painting Discovered In Antarctic Hut

The New Zealand Antarctic Heritage Trust has discovered an almost perfectly preserved 118 year old watercolour painting among penguin-excrement, dust and mould covered papers found in an historic hut at Cape Adare, Antarctica. More>>

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • CULTURE
  • HEALTH
  • EDUCATION
 
 
  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland