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There is Never a Time for Hope to Die

WelCom April 2019:   “It is through Abraham and Sarah that we Christians are brothers and sisters with all Muslims. The Abrahamic religions – Jews, Christians and Muslims – are the faith communities that descend from, and are united in, the worship of the God of Abraham.” – Bishop Charles Drennan A message from Cardinal John

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We pray for our Brothers and Sisters – Lord, hear our prayer

WelCom April 2019: E īnoi ana mātou mō ō tātou tuākana, tēina – E te Ariki, whakarongo mai ki a mātou In the wake of the shooting attacks at two Christchurch mosques on Friday 15 March 2019, in which 50 people lost their lives and 50 were injured, prayers, flowers, drawings, tributes and financial support have flowed

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Season of Lent, Easter and the Resurrection

WelCom April 2019: Te Wā o te Reneti, te Aranga me te Aranga Ake ‘May our Lent this year be a journey … bringing the hope of Christ also to creation, so that it may be “set free from its bondage to decay and obtain the glorious liberty of the children of God” (Rom 8:21). Let

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Vatican Meeting on the Protection of Minors

WelCom March 2019: Pope Francis summit on ‘The Protection of Minors in the Church’ held at the Vatican, 21 –24 February 2019, was in response to his deep concerns to ‘a global problem can only be resolved with a global response’. The Holy Father opened the meeting with a challenge to the 200 Church leaders gathered

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The Season of Lent – Te Wā o te Reneti

WelCom March 2019: Lent is the season when Christians reflect on the marvellous mystery of the passion, death and fullness of life in the resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth, through a devotion known as the Stations of the Cross. The six-week season of Lent begins with Ash Wednesday, this year on 6 March. Joy and gladness

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Waitangi Day

WelCom February 2019: Waitangi Day: Day of rest? End-of-summer-holidays-day? Holy-day? Monsignor Gerard Burns Waitangi Day has perhaps many layers but it is also officially a national day commemorating the first signings of the Treaty of Waitangi – Te Tiriti o Waitangi, in 1840. When I was younger, back in the early 1970s I remember graffiti around

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Safeguarding in our Church

WelCom February 2019: Safeguarding practices have become the norm in society for organisations dealing with children and vulnerable adults, to ensure all are kept safe from harm, trauma and abuse, whether it be emotional, physical, or sexual. Within the Church everyone has responsibility for ensuring safe practices at all levels. Safeguarding practices apply to all volunteers,

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The Lent Appeal 2019

WelCom February 2019: “We are all called to be holy by living our lives with love and by bearing witness in everything we do, wherever we find ourselves” – Pope Francis, Gaudete et Exsultate YOUR LENT DONATIONS WILL CHANGE LIVES THE LENTEN JOURNEY Lent is a time of prayer, fasting and almsgiving that leads up to Easter on

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Cardinal’s Care Appeal 2018

WelCom December 2018: Following last year’s Synod, Cardinal John Dew reached out to parishes across the Archdiocese to lend a hand with the annual Care Appeal during Advent. The response was overwhelmingly generous. ‘With your help, the appeal raised a record $65,750 to fund Catholic Social Services’ projects within the Archdiocese,’ says Cardinal John. The Appeal

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Catholic Church leaders welcome inclusion in Royal Commission

WelCom December 2018: The New Zealand Catholic bishops and religious orders have welcomed the inclusion of faith-based institutions in the New Zealand Government’s expanded inquiry into the historical abuse of children. On Monday 12 November 2018, the prime minister Jacinda Ardern stated that Cabinet agreed to expand the inquiry to include faith-based institutions. The inquiry will

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