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A Weekend of Taize Prayer

The community at Our Lady’s Home of Compassion invite pilgrims to spend a weekend experiencing the depth and beauty of Taize prayer. The theme for the weekend is Remembering Hospitality (manaakitanga), based on Hebrews 13:2 -“Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by doing so, some people have entertained angels without knowing it.”

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2019 Tindall funding round open

The 2019 Funding Round for the Archdiocesan Allocation Committee is now open. Parish Groups, Agencies and Church Organisations which provide a helping hand by supporting Families and Social Services are now able to apply for the annual Tindall Funding through the Archdiocesan Allocation Committee. The priority is to fund Catholic and community organisations who are

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The power of witness

Kia tau te rangimarie ki a koutou A few weeks ago at a parish meeting I reminded all gathered that Pope Saint John Paul II had told us that “First of all, I have no hesitation in saying that all pastoral initiatives must be set in relation to holiness.” (Novo Millennio Ineunte 30) A few

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Pope’s Astronomer to speak at Cardinal’s Lunch

Join us at our first Cardinal’s Lunch for the year. On the 7th of May, 2019 at Te Papa Oceania room, we will be joined by Brother Guy Consolmagno SJ, Director of the Vatican Observatory. Please feel free to invite your friends and colleagues or book a table. We also ask that you consider kindly

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Pastoral Letter February 2019

A Pastoral Letter from Cardinal John Dew was read in parishes of the Archdiocese at Masses on the weekend of 16-17 February. In the Letter Cardinal John directed parishes to undertake a review of their churches and presbyteries, in the light of pressures from earthquake resilience issues, the reduced availability of priests and the directions

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Safeguarding in the Archdiocese

Safeguarding practices have become the norm in society for organizations which deal with children and vulnerable adults. Safeguarding is about keeping everyone safe from harm, trauma and abuse, whether it be emotional, physical, or sexual. We are all responsible for developing safe practices at all levels within the Church.  Safeguarding applies to volunteers as well

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World Day of the Poor 2018

Pope Francis called a 2nd World Day of the Poor on Sunday 18 November, which invited all of us to find opportunities for encounter, dialogue and practical assistance for people on the margins.  Wellington Archdiocese was one of 12 Dioceses throughout the world who have been asked to take the lead for this day. ARCHDIOCESE

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Facing imperfection

We are living in an unprecedented time in the history of the Church. There are major challenges for anyone in leadership today, from Pope Francis to anyone who leads in the Church in any way. I fully acknowledge that all leaders must be accountable to the people they serve, and that there should always be

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Irish Ambassador speaker at upcoming Cardinal’s Lunch

On Friday 2 November, Ireland’s first Ambassador to New Zealand, Mr Peter Ryan, will take the opportunity to meet with community and business leaders at the Cardinal’s Lunch in Wellington. After arriving in New Zealand with his wife Teresa and their two daughters in August, Ryan was recently received at Government House, complete with a

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CompassionFest

  The Presbyterian Church in Island Bay is putting on a festival from 4-7 October called CompassionFest, which celebrates the virtue of compassion through the life of Mother Aubert. The festival explores and celebrates the life and work of Mother Suzanne Aubert, a New Zealand and Island Bay icon. The Compassion Soup Kitchen in Tory Street

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