WelCom December 2017: Following New Zealand’s 2017 general election on Saturday 23 September 2017, WelCom’s editorial team published a letter in our October edition to the Prime Minister about our hopes for this country’s future, from a Catholic voter’s point of view. At that time we didn’t know who the incoming Prime Minister was. After herRead 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)
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 »
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 »
As the year draws to a close – Thank you! It will take me more than two words to say a sincere thanks to so many of you for so many things this year. Throughout the year we have been working on firmly establishing Stewardship in the Archdiocese. This has involved a number of veryRead more »