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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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Catholic Women’s League supports education for healthy relationships

August 2016 News Annette Scullion Catholic Women’s League New Zealand ‘At Home Appeal’ charity is to support the Sophie Elliot Foundation for the year ahead, announced national president Kay Blackmore at the CWLNZ biennial conference in Christchurch, 20–23 July. CWLNZ established its ‘At Home Appeal’ in the late 1980s to support a national organisation each

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Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori

July 2016  |  Hōngongoi Diocesan News  |  Ngā Pitopito Kōrero a Rohe Pīhopa Henare Walmsley, Te Kahu o te Rangi Māori Pastoral Care Team of the Archdiocese of Wellington, introduces Te Wiki o te Reo Māori Language Week for WelCom. E te tī, e te tā kua tae nei I raro I te maru o

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School student achievers

July 2016  |  Hōngongoi Youth, Schools, Education  |  Hunga Taiohi, Ngā Kura, Mātauranga St Mary’s College Young Achievers On Friday 17 June five All Blacks visited St Mary’s College, Wellington, to run a skills session for our rugby players. St Mary’s was a winner of the OneMoreTeam Competition where three schools throughout the country were

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Marist Family celebrates 200 years

July 2016  |  Hōngongoi Our Heritage  |  Ō Tātou Taonga Tuku Iho Mission Among Māori: The Lyon-Aotearoa Connection Pa Gerard Burns Recently I had the good fortune to be able to do a short pilgrimage to Lyon in central France to visit some sites important in the history of the Catholic mission in Aotearoa. What

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