South Island’s Lay Pastoral Leader Commissioned

WelCom March 2017: News (Mary-Ann Greaney) – Cardinal John Dew commissioned Merrick Mitchell as a lay pastoral leader at a packed-out  9.30am Sunday Mass at Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Richmond on 29 January. Merrick was commissioned for the soon-to-be amalgamated parishes of Richmond, Motueka, and Takaka that will be known as Our Lady of

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Change of date for Synod

The Archdiocesan Synod is now to be held on the weekend of 15-17 September. It was originally to take place on 22-24 September, but since the convocation of the Synod the Prime Minister has announced that the General Election will take place on 23 September. It would have been impractical for the Synod to be

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New Tūranga Māori for Archdiocese

Cardinal John Dew has appointed Deacon Danny Karatea-Goddard as Tūranga Māori for the Archdiocese of Wellington. “Danny has made a wonderful contribution to Māori pastoral care and bicultural relations in the Diocese of Palmerston North’, said Cardinal John. “He has been called back to his roots in Wellington by his whanau, and we are very pleased

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