The Stockley Cup is the premier public speaking competition for high school students in the Wellington region. Held annually, the competition brings together the best public speakers and orators from dozens of schools to speak on ideas such as racism, feminism, the relationship between parents and kids, and religion. Last year in 2016, talented young Ohariu parishioner,Read more »
The Synod of the Archdiocese of Wellington took place from 15-17 September in Wellington. The outcomes of the Synod will be promulgated by Cardinal John Dew at the Youth Mass in Sacred Heart Cathedral at 7pm on Sunday 5 November, and will be 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 November 2017: “Let us love, not with words but with deeds” – 2017 World Day of the Poor, theme The World Day of the Poor is a new celebration on the Catholic calendar. Pope Francis created it at the end of his 2015‒2016 Jubilee Year of Mercy. In the document concluding the Jubilee year, MisericordiaRead more »
WelCom November 2017: In June this year, Cardinal John Dew and Bishop Mark Whitfield of the Lutheran Church of New Zealand led an ecumenical service at Sacred Heart Cathedral attended by Catholic, Lutherans and several other Christian denominations, formally opening the New Zealand dialogue between the Catholic and Lutheran Churches. On Sunday, 29 October, CardinalRead more »
“Thanks be to God for all he has done and is doing for us.” These words were one of the most used phrases of the Venerable Suzanne Aubert. I believe that here in New Zealand we can genuinely say those words with her. We can say them in gratitude for all that she was andRead more »