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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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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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