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Archdiocesan Synod 2017 Announced

Cardinal John Dew has announced the fifth Synod for the Archdiocese of Wellington is to take place in 2017. Cardinal John’s Bishop’s Decree Convoking the 2017 Archdiocesan Synod has been issued 8 December 2016. To view the convocation Convoking Synod Lt Archdiocesan Synod 2017 Announced Pope Francis has brought new emphases and new ways of thinking

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Suzanne Aubert declared ‘venerable’

4 Dec 2016: Suzanne Aubert, the founder of the Sisters of Compassion New Zealand’s home grown order of Sisters, has been declared ‘venerable’, a major milestone on the path to sainthood in the Catholic Church. The announcement has just been made from Rome by Pope Francis. If Suzanne Aubert’s Cause for Sainthood is successful, she

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The Door of Mercy remains open as the Year of Mercy comes to a close!

WelCom November 2016: As the Year of Mercy closes on Sunday 20 November, let us keep the doors of mercy always open, says Cardinal John Dew, Archbishop of Wellington. Pope Francis has taken us on an amazing journey, opening doors of reconciliation and mercy in many ways. Many of you have responded generously to his

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Living faith, side by side

WelCom November 2016: Thirty-six Anglican and Catholic bishops gathered in the Vatican last month for an historical meeting with Pope Francis and the Archbishop of Canterbury, Archbishop Justin Welby. They came together to discover new ways for Catholics and Anglicans to give greater witness to their common faith, and how they can collaborate in mission

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World Mission Day – Sunday 23 October 2016

WelCom October 2016: Pope Francis’ message Missionary Church, Witness of Mercy Dear Brothers and Sisters, The Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy, which the Church is celebrating, casts a distinct light on World Mission Sunday 2016: it invites us to consider the missio ad gentes as a great, immense work of mercy, both spiritual and material. On

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Suzanne Aubert celebrated 2nd October 2016

WelCom October 2016: Meri Hohepa No Aotearoa, he taonga of te hunga tapu I raangahia The New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference have announced a day of celebration of Suzanne Aubert at Sunday Masses on 2 October – coinciding with the 90th anniversary of Aubert’s death in Aotearoa New Zealand, 1 October 1926. Parishes are invited

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Saint Teresa of Calcutta

On 4 September 2016, Blessed Mother Teresa was declared Saint Teresa of Calcutta at a canonisation Mass presided over by Pope Francis. See stories: Memories of Mother Teresa  

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Sleep out and help the homeless

September 2016 Diocesan News  New Zealand’s housing situation is devastating for vulnerable families and individuals. After last year’s fundraising event for organisations helping the homeless, the 14-Hour Sleep Out event for October’s World Homeless Day is on again this year. Participants will come together at 6pm, 7 October, in a central city location to hear

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