Bishop Williamson and Fr. Chazal have decided that we should open a priory near Whanganui, New Zealand for the apostolates in Australia and New Zealand. At present we have very little in New Zealand. We have a chapel in a privately owned shed on a families property in which we have Mass, when a priest visits. There are few funds there. We do not yet have a bank account. There is a good group of faithful there, over fifty souls, many of which are children.
Once the priory is established it is reasonably hoped that the Victim Adorers of the Holy Face, (Carmelite Hermit community in Ireland) will move to New Zealand. Thus we need some extra land for them. They are cloistered and will be “walled in”. Theoretically, and hopefully practically, their cloister is their whole world thus they need to have a large property, at least five acres but more would be better.
We will also need place for a chapel and a house for the priests.
Fr. Chazal will be visiting New Zealand between Christmas and Epiphany and it would be good if he could put an offer in on a place at that time.
Realistically I think that we will need to raise a minimum of $New Zealand 500,000. Presently we have about $NZ 10,000. thanks in large part to the generosity of the Canandians, many of whom only have Mass every three months.
Donations may be made now to the Our Lady of Good Success account in Brisbane, Australia, details are in the attached document [see below]. If you are inspired to donate please make a note that it is for the New Zealand priory. You can just put NZ priory and it will be understood. All benefactors will be remembered in our prayers and once a priory is established a regular Mass.
Please share this with potential benefactors.
Fr. Edward F. MacDonald
Our Lady Of Good Success - Bank Account Details :
|Name||Our Lady Of Good Success|
|Bank||Commonwealth Bank Of Australia|
|Bank Address||441 Gympie Road, Strathpine, QLD 4500, Australia|