We, the Catholic People of the Archdiocese of Wellington, challenged to follow Christ, are called to proclaim the Kingdom of God by: celebrating God in our lives, sharing our living faith, growing in community, and working for justice and peace.
Mission Statement, 1988-89 Synod
Who We Are
The Archdiocese of Wellington is a diverse and passionate community, grounded in the teachings of Jesus Christ and committed to education and lifelong growth in faith. We are reflective, Spirit-filled people, confident in the knowledge of our own faith, outward-looking and mission-oriented, interacting, learning and sharing with people of all beliefs, ages and cultures. We celebrate different styles of individual, family and community worship and prayer. We, the Catholic People of the Archdiocese of Wellington, challenged to follow Christ, are called to proclaim the Kingdom of God by: celebrating God in our lives, sharing our living faith, growing in community, and working for justice and peace.
What We Do
By offering resources, education, retreat support and ongoing formation, our goal is to add dimension to the life of young people and families. An assortment of ministries support people in all stages of lif and their faith journey.
We have an inherent belief in the dignity of the human person. We are committed to providing a variety of services responding to these beliefs, including hospital chaplaincy, prison chaplaincy, social services and spreading a respect for justice and all human life.
Catholic education aims to develop the whole child, where each student’s intellectual, spiritual, emotional, physical and social development is fostered. The Catholic Schools Education Services aims to provide curriculum resources, school resources and assistance in finding a school near you.
This department account for funds, pay bills and manage the financial affairs of the organisation, as well as oversee the Catholic Development Fund, attendance dues and property for Catholic schools in the Archdiocese..
Covering a wide ranges of services and programmes, the General Manager is the Financial Administrator of the Archdiocese, oversees property, finance, HR, and compliance aspects of the Archdiocese. The General Manager is accountable for the management of all vicariates and departments of the Archdiocese..
The Cardinal with his Vicars, Advisory groups, Clergy and Lay Pastoral Leaders, is responsible for the Administration and pastoral life of the Archdiocese. The Office of the Archbishop also covers specific areas such as liturgy, and working with a variety of advisory groups, boards and councils.
The basic administrative unit of the church is the diocese or ‘particular church’. The Archbishop of Wellington is responsible for the pastoral care of the 83,214 (2006 census) Catholics living in the Archdiocese.
The Archdiocese comprises 31 parishes spanning the central New Zealand area from a line between Levin and Masterton in the north to the southern boundary from Kaikoura to Westport.