WelCom April 2018: “…if Christ has not been raised, then our proclamation has been in vain… If Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile and you are still in your sins. (1 Cor 15.14,17) Fr Neil Vaney sm Resurrection in the Gospels A wise commentator observed that if Jesus had not risen from theRead more »
The Synod of the Archdiocese of Wellington took place from 15-17 September in Wellington. The outcomes of the Synod were promulgated by Cardinal John Dew on Sunday 5 November, and were published in WelCom on that day. The Synod Outcomes Booklet is available via the link below.
Synod Outcomes Booklet
(contains the Decree of Promulgation, the Directions and Priorities for the Archdiocese of Wellington, practical ideas from the Synod, information about developing a pastoral plan based on the Synod outcomes).
Synod Member’s Booklet
(Contains summaries of the responses to the Participation Booklet)
WelCom April 2018: Hiruhārama – Jerusalem The Sisters of Compassion have been connected with Hiruhārama – Jerusalem on the Whanganui River since 1883 when Venerable Suzanne Aubert established a convent school there. Later in 1892, she founded the congregation of the Sisters of Compassion and today the Sisters are kaitiaki (guardians) of the church, old conventRead more »
WelCom April 2018: A Prelude to Anzac Day Brian Fennessy On Palm Sunday we commemorate Jesus’ entry, riding on a donkey, into Jerusalem. For us in New Zealand, a donkey doesn’t portray an image of elegance or strength. However, for Jesus, and his contemporaries, the donkey represented an animal of peace, hard work and a fulfilmentRead more »
I am always amused when at Christmas and Easter so many people say, “This is of course your busy time of the year.” I am amused because for me it is not. I celebrate the liturgies, prepare many homilies, but I never see it as busy. I see it as an incredible privilege to beRead more »