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Day of Prayer for Care of Creation

The Season of Creation begins on 1 September, the Day of Prayer for Creation instigated in 2015 by Pope Francis. It ends on 4 October, the Feast Day of St Francis of Assisi, the Catholic Church’s patron saint of animals and the environment.

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Step Out and Vote

“Nothing else will change the world but people who fight for justice and human dignity. Following Jesus demands a good dose of courage, a readiness to trade in the sofa for a pair of walking shoes…” – Pope Francis The New Zealand Catholic Bishops consider the following mix of ideas as important issues for this

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Young New Zealanders called to share their voice with the Vatican

WelCom August 2017: Young New Zealanders are being called to take part in an international conversation with the Catholic Church. The New Zealand Catholic Bishops are asking those aged 16 to 29 years to share their views about life, faith, and their experience of Church through an online survey, which went live on Sunday 24 July

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Sea Sunday – 9 July 2017

WelCom July 2017: On 9 July, Sea Sunday is celebrated in the Catholic and Anglican Churches in New Zealand. Parishes will pray for seafarers who take our produce for exports and bring us nearly every thing we use in our lives from the moment we get up in the morning. The New Zealand Government signed up

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New Lay Pastoral Leader

WelCom July 2017: Cardinal John Dew commissioned Fiona Rammell as a Lay Pastoral Leader at Mass at Sacred Heart Cathedral on Sunday 11 June. Alongside Fr James Lyons, Fiona will serve the parish and school of Sacred Heart Cathedral. She is also part of the Pastoral area team working alongside Fr Ron Bennett and Fr Barry

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Synod ’17

WelCom July 2017: The participation phase of Synod ’17 closed 30 June. Online submissions close on 1 July, but submissions may still be emailed to synod@wn.catholic.org.nz or posted to Anne Dickinson, Archdiocese of Wellington, PO Box 1937, Wellington 6140 during the first week of July.

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Synod 2017: ‘Listening and Journeying Together’

WelCom June 2017: Everyone is invited to take part in the Synod 2017 participation process to contribute to the future direction of the Wellington Archdiocese for the next 10 years and beyond. Cardinal John would like to hear from you as part of this participation process. ‘I am always encouraged by the thought and time

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Priest ordained for Archdiocese

WelCom June 2017: Cardinal John Dew ordained Cirilo Barlis at Sacred Heart Cathedral on Saturday 6 May – the day before World Day of Prayer for Vocations. Cirilo’s mother and sister travelled from the Philippines and hundreds of parishioners, friends, clergy and the Catholic Filipino community attended. Cardinal John said, ‘Cirilo, you chose the Gospel

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St Bernard’s College: 2017 O’Shea Shield Winners

WelCom June 2017: St Bernard’s College hosted and won the O’Shea Shield this year held 13‒14 May. The annual competition includes debating, impromptu speeches, scripture reading in English and Te Reo Māori, junior prepared speech, oratory, and religious drama. Since the O’Shea Shield began in 1946, this is the first time St Bernard’s has won the

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