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The Catholic Couch

There's nothing better than pilling up onto a large soft couch to hang out. Come and join us on the couch for a chat!

Airing time: 4:30pm on Monday

There's nothing better than piling up onto a big, comfy couch to hang out with your mates! Presented by the Catholic Parish of New Plymouth Youth, this show dives into life's big, small, and sometimes ridiculous questions one chat at a time.

Come and join us on the couch!


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Prayer 101

Join Rain on the couch to talk about prayer tips, and find out what Louise and Sarah's favourite ways to pray are.

Duration: 00:30:35 | Date: 19 September, 2022

Study Study Study

Magda and Rain chat about exams, studying, and motivation. They also tell you about Saint Joseph of Cupertino the patron saint of studying.

Duration: 00:30:18 | Date: 12 September, 2022

Te Wiki o Te Whai Tika - Social Justice Week

Join Magda and Rain on the couch to chat about the theme of Social Justice Week. "Say no to racism, we are one in Christ"

Duration: 00:30:11 | Date: 5 September, 2022

When We Come Alive

Join Rain on the couch to talk about life, purpose, and the movie Clouds.

Duration: 00:30:19 | Date: 29 August, 2022

Cool Communion Catch Up

Join Rain, Livie, Isaac and Connell on the couch to chat about First Holy Communion.

Duration: 00:30:01 | Date: 22 August, 2022

Keep It Green

Magda joins Rain on the couch to chat about komiti kaitiaki at Sacred Heart Girl College and Planting Day.

Duration: 00:30:20 | Date: 8 August, 2022

Go Van Go Vocation Vacation

Rain and Martha-Rose interview Teresa about her vacation and about her life.

Duration: 00:30:20 | Date: 1 August, 2022

Stars and Stories

Rain, Mo and Louise share about a recent camp they attended n Wellington, tell star-related facts and play their favourite songs from their 'star' playlist.

Duration: 00:29:38 | Date: 25 July, 2022

Making a Difference

Rain is joined by her mum Estelle on the Catholic Couch and they chat about how her parish support refugees settle in Wellington.

Duration: 00:22:08 | Date: 11 July, 2022

Confirmation Chats

Lucy and Magda share about being Junior Leaders of the Confirmation Programme.

Duration: 00:30:13 | Date: 27 June, 2022

Slay the Q and A

Join Livie, Gabby and Rain on the couch for some Q and A. Livie and Gabby share a bit about the Confirmation Programme, and their highlights.

Duration: 00:30:26 | Date: 20 June, 2022


Join Rain on the couch as she talks about love, what makes you feel loved, why you might not feel loved, and shares 100 people's experiences of feeling loved.

Duration: 00:30:06 | Date: 13 June, 2022

Stories and Saints Part 2

Join Rain for a chat about Confirmation Camp, some stories, and cool almost Saint.

Duration: 00:28:51 | Date: 6 June, 2022

An Evening with Psalm and Garfunkel

Clarence and Isaac lead this episode of the catholic Couch. Psalm and Garfunkel's friends, do they know things? What do they know?

Duration: 00:29:26 | Date: 30 May, 2022

Cool Catholic Things

Livie, Ana Luisa and Rain chat about confirmation and the synod. We hear from participants of the Synod meeting in Palmerston North, and it was awesome to hear about their experience.

Duration: 00:28:57 | Date: 23 May, 2022

Vocation Take Two

Rain and ben talk about vocations to religious life with a guest speaker, Teresa.

Duration: 00:32:00 | Date: 16 May, 2022

Stories and Saints

Join Rain as she shares some stories, songs, and Saints on the couch.

Duration: 00:34:16 | Date: 9 May, 2022

Catholic Vocations

Lucy, Ben, and JP talked about catholic vocations.

Duration: 00:29:35 | Date: 2 May, 2022


Join Gabriel and Jamie to chat about ANZAC day. We were lucky to have some of the office staff at The Catholic Parish of New Plymouth share the significance of ANZAC day for them.

Duration: 00:30:35 | Date: 25 April, 2022