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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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Easter Celebrations in Resurrected Church

WelCom May 2017:   Wellington’s St Mary of the Angels Church was officially reopened on Wednesday 12 April in time for the greatest week of the Church’s year – the passion, death, and resurrection of Jesus. For almost 100 years the church has been at the heart of Wellington as a favourite place to visit for

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‘Christian Unity is blossoming worldwide’

WelCom May 2017: Cardinal John Dew – To mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, Lutheran Bishop Mark Whitfield and I will preside at a combined Catholic-Lutheran service at Sacred Heart Cathedral at 3pm on Sunday 4 June. A warm invitation is extended to all to participate. Each year the Holy See and the World Council

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New school opens for Our Lady of Kāpiti Parish

WelCom April 2017: Annette Scullion, story and photos After two years of planning, fundraising, design and construction, Our Lady of Kāpiti Parish’s new school and hall, at 3 Presentation Way, Paraparaumu, were formally opened on Friday 17 March. Hundreds of students, parishioners, guests and project operators were on site to enjoy the realisation of their magnificent

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Young People Call for Respect

WelCom April 2017 Diocesan News and Views Catholic school students joined hundreds of young people at parliament grounds on Monday 13 March to call for full respect for one another, respect aimed at allowing every person to live in freedom and safety in society at large. Students from Wellington’s colleges and universities and other young adults

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Synod ‘17

WelCom April 2017: (Anne Dickinson)  Preparations are well under way for the Archdiocese Synod to take place over the weekend of 15‒17 September. In March Cardinal John Dew asked parishes to begin selecting their Synod participants, so people who will take part in the Synod weekend have time to prepare for their role. The Synod process

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South Island’s Lay Pastoral Leader Commissioned

WelCom March 2017: News (Mary-Ann Greaney) – Cardinal John Dew commissioned Merrick Mitchell as a lay pastoral leader at a packed-out  9.30am Sunday Mass at Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Richmond on 29 January. Merrick was commissioned for the soon-to-be amalgamated parishes of Richmond, Motueka, and Takaka that will be known as Our Lady of

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