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O’Shea Shield 2018 – ‘Youth – Faith – Joy’

WelCom June 2018: “The major award – the O’Shea Shield – was shared by Sacred Heart College Lower Hutt, and St Catherine’s College. The fact that winning the O’Shea Shield was a shared result, and that the Bishop Viard Memorial Trophy for Runners-up was shared by three schools: St Patrick’s College, Wellington; St John’s College, Hastings;

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NZ Catholic Bishops concerned at proposed abortion legislation changes

WelCom June 2018: The Law Commission is reviewing New Zealand’s abortion law at the request of the Justice Minister, the Hon Andrew Little. In February 2018, the Minister advised that the Government is considering how to ensure New Zealand’s abortion laws are consistent with treating abortion as a health issue. The Law Commission has asked for

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Te Rūnanga website refreshed

WelCom June 2018: Te Rūnanga o te Hāhi Katorika ō Aotearoa have refreshed their website’s face, name and content. Te Rūnanga is the national Māori advisory group appointed by the bishops. It advises the bishops on the pastoral care of Māori. Rūnanga members are appointed to represent the six dioceses of New Zealand. The revised website

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Eight Days of Prayer for Christian Unity

WelCom May 2018: ‘Your Right Hand, O Lord, Glorious in Power’ – Exodus 15:6 Over the eight days leading up to Pentecost Sunday the Church invites us into a time of PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY. From 13‒20 May we are invited and strongly encouraged to pray, as Jesus himself prayed, ‘May they all be one’ (John

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Mary Month of May – Ko Maria te Marama o Haratua

WelCom May 2018: May is the month dedicated to Mary, the month during which we celebrate the two great feasts of the Ascension and Pentecost and the inauguration of the new memorial feast, Mary, Mother of the Church, on the Monday after Pentecost, dedicated to Mary as the Mother of the Church. Mary, Mother of the

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Pope Francis listens to the voices of young people

WelCom May 2018: Young people meet in Rome to prepare for Youth Synod 2018 Annette Scullion Three hundred young people from around the world gathered in Rome for a week-long meeting in March to discuss ‘Young People, the Faith and Vocational Discernment’ as part of preparations for the Synod of Bishops on the same topic in

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Why Resurrection?

WelCom April 2018: “…if Christ has not been raised, then our proclamation has been in vain… If Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile and you are still in your sins. (1 Cor 15.14,17) Fr Neil Vaney sm Resurrection in the Gospels A wise commentator observed that if Jesus had not risen from the

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“Christ is Risen, Alleluia, Alleluia!” – “Kua ara te Karaiti. Areruia, Areruia!”

WelCom April 2018: Hiruhārama – Jerusalem The Sisters of Compassion have been connected with Hiruhārama – Jerusalem on the Whanganui River since 1883 when Venerable Suzanne Aubert established a convent school there. Later in 1892, she founded the congregation of the Sisters of Compassion and today the Sisters are kaitiaki (guardians) of the church, old convent

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ANZAC Day 25 April 2018

WelCom April 2018: A Prelude to Anzac Day Brian Fennessy On Palm Sunday we commemorate Jesus’ entry, riding on a donkey, into Jerusalem. For us in New Zealand, a donkey doesn’t portray an image of elegance or strength. However, for Jesus, and his contemporaries, the donkey represented an animal of peace, hard work and a fulfilment

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Pacific Climate Change Conference 2018

WelCom March 2018: Pope Francis sent a message to the second Pacific Climate Change Conference held at Te Papa Tongarewa in Wellington, 21‒23 February. Cardinal John Dew read out Pope Francis’ message to the 400 participants from all around the Pacific. The conference organisers, Victoria University Wellington and Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme had invited

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