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Jubilee Mass

WelCom October 2017: Ordination anniversary Archdiocese 2017 The Archdiocese celebrated a Jubilarian Mass on Tuesday 20 June, honouring priests who celebrated their ordination anniversaries in 2017. They included: Frs Brian Wysocki SM, Donald Morrison, Joseph O’Sullivan (60); Frs James Lyons, John Mori SM, Peter Ewart SM, Rodney Smyth SM, Terence Carr (50); Frs Gregory Lakra OFM

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Catholic Bishops urge care for the sea

WelCom October 2017: The Executive Committee of the Federation of Catholic Bishops Conferences of Oceania (Australia, Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands, New Zealand, CEPAC – the rest of the Pacific) met in Auckland during August to focus on the place of the sea in the lives of the peoples that they as the Bishops of

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CSS director leaves; new CSS director appointed

WelCom October 2017: New stage in a journey After 10 years working for Catholic Social Services, and the last four as its director, Lesley Hooper retired from the Wellington Archdiocese at the end of September. She is confident in the knowledge CSS has grown on its journey that this year has taken it to its new

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NGOs, Unions, Maritime on both sides of Tasman unite to help Seafarers

WelCom October 2017: A multi-organisational group representing both sides of the Tasman met in Wellington in mid-July to discuss and agree to improving services to seafarers, fishers and their families in the South West Pacific. Initiated by the Apostleship of the Sea (AOSNZ) – also known internationally as Stella Maris – the group representing both side

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State of the Environment for Oceania Report 2017

WelCom October 2017: Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand will launch its State of the Environment for Oceania Report 2017: Turning the Tide, on Wednesday 4 October. The report covers findings related to environmental impacts on the people and the region of Oceania. Caritas will present the report at Te Ngākau Tapu Parish – Tū-Hono Committees, 20 Kenepuru

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‘Benefit Impact’ for Naenae

WelCom October 2017: Announcing the first World Day of the Poor, Pope Francis said, ‘It is my wish that, in the week preceding the World Day of the Poor, which falls this year on 19 November, the thirty-third Sunday of Ordinary Time, Christian communities will make every effort to create moments of encounter and friendship, solidarity and

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Ambassador for Wellington Homeless Women’s Trust

WelCom October 2017: For Dame Therese Walsh DNZM, the decision to become the Ambassador for the Wellington Homeless Women’s Trust was an easy one. Having seen how the Trust successfully transforms the lives of homeless women so they can get their lives back on track, start again and plan for the future, Dame Therese knew she wanted

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Papal medal for loyal Upper Hutt parishioner and musician

WelCom October 2017: A prestigious papal honour has been bestowed on Mrs Josephine Eynon of Upper Hutt for services to the Catholic Church. At the July 30 Sunday Mass at Our Lady of Grace Church, Heretaunga, Cardinal John Dew presented Mrs Eynon with the Benemerenti Medal and a parchment from Pope Francis. Josephine has served as

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Profession of Lay Carmelites

WelCom October 2017: History was made when three Lay Carmelites made their professions in the Third Order of Our Lady of Mt Carmel. The Lay Carmelite community, with seven members now professed and another two in formation, is the first and only presence of this (the original) Carmelite Order in New Zealand. On Friday 4 August

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Historic Gift to Garin College

WelCom October 2017: At our Garin Day Mass this year, Tuesday 15 August, Garin College school community gathered to celebrate the Feast of the Assumption of Mary, and our founder Fr Antoine Marie Garin. Fr Seph Pijfers, Parish Priest for Holy Family, Nelson-Stoke, presided and students and staff participated with prayer and song. The celebration was

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