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Synod ’17

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 documents Synod Outcomes Booklet (contains the Decree of Promulgation, the Directions

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The tiredness of priests

Ngā Mihi Nui ki a koutou katoa The Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network for July was focussed on “the tiredness of priests.”  Pope Francis is very realistic and down to earth and begins by saying: “The tiredness of priests… Do you know how often I think about it? Priests, with their virtues and defects, work in

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Tindall funding round now open

The 2018 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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Sir Bill and Lady Mary English speakers for inaugural Cardinal’s luncheon

A regular gathering for Catholic business and community leaders is one of many new initiatives stemming from the 2017 Archdiocese Synod, to particularly engage with new future leaders. Primarily this initiative aims to: find leadership in the Catholic community; create new environments where business and community leaders can engage with the Church; provide opportunities for

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Homilies and Reconciliation

Ngā Mihi Nui ki a koutou katoa This is the time of the year when the Clergy of the diocese gather, diocesan clergy and religious order clergy, to celebrate with and honour those who have reached Ordination Jubilees. Yesterday we gathered for Mass and a luncheon to honour Fr Pat McCann SM who celebrated 65

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Walking the Camino

Greetings and all good wishes from Portugal, where I am walking the Potuguese Camino, from Lisbon to Santiago de Compostella in Spain. I have been on the road for 11 days now and have arrived at a small town called Mealhada, having now walked 284 kms. I have been reminded again, as I was reminded

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Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2018

Resources for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2018 (13-20 May) Introduction to the Resources Order of Service for an ecumenical parish or diocesan celebration (2 options) Liturgy 1 Liturgy 2 Liturgy Leaders Guide Prayers 8 days Eight Days of Prayer for Christian Unity Single Prayer for Christian Unity Prayers for use at Mass

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The mystery among us

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 be

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Finding our way

I invite you to look at the Holy Father’s prayer intentions video for this the month of March. He tells us in this short video clip “the time in which we live calls us to develop a deep capacity for discernment.” www.thepopevideo.org Last year in the process leading up to our Archdiocesan Synod we used

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Lent and the 16th February

Dear Friends This time next week we will be in Lent and Pope Francis has told us in his 2018 Lenten Message: “Lent summons us, and enables us, to come back to the Lord wholeheartedly and in every aspect of our life.”  He went on to say, “I would like again this year to help

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