Category: Wel-com

Works of Mercy

WelCom May 2019: Jane Bourke At Masterton’s Chanel College the Young Vinnies has four major projects that run across this year. Each project has a focus on one of the Catholic Corporal Works of Mercy. Young Vinnies is made up of 34 students from across the school who each choose which project they get involved with.

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Helping out with St Vincent de Paul’s community meals

WelCom May 2019: Esme Pease I was a feeling nervous as I stepped through the door – then inhaled a waft of graceful glory. I spun my head to find out who was cooking such marvellous food. I was expecting to find someone from Masterchef. Instead I found four people helping our community by making magnificent

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Rite of Election at Foxton

WelCom May 2019: A Rite of Election was held on Sunday 31 March, the fourth Sunday of Lent, at St Mary’s Church, Foxton. Presiding were Fr Joe Grayland along with Bishop Charles Drennan. The recipients were Dalson Meroiti and Alexa Parlato, students from St Mary’s School, Foxton, who have been doing the Sacrament Programme. The Rite

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St Mary’s School, Carterton

WelCom May 2019: At the end of last year St Mary’s School in Carterton enjoyed a lovely Baptism ceremony. Holley, Jack, Ryan, Harry, Elyse and Bradley were joined by their parents and godparents for the special occasion. Fr Binu presided in a service that involved oil, water, candles and stoles. Each child was presented with a

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He Hīkoi Whakapono: A Journey of Faith

WelCom May 2019: WelCom’s Hīkoi of Faith series visits the Catholic parishes of the Rangitikei District, which include Marton, Bulls, Hunterville, Taiuru Marae and Whangaehu. The geographic boundaries are the Rangitikei River to the north, the Whangeihu River east to the Tasman Sea, and Bulls to the south. The parish churches are in the small townships

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Gospel Reading: Sunday 5 May 2019

WelCom May 2019: 3rd Sunday of Easter, John 21:1-14 At that time, Jesus revealed himself again to his disciples at the Sea of Tiberias. He revealed himself in this way. Together were Simon Peter, Thomas called Didymus, Nathanael from Cana in Galilee, Zebedee’s sons, and two others of his disciples. Simon Peter said to them, ‘I

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There is Never a Time for Hope to Die

WelCom April 2019:   “It is through Abraham and Sarah that we Christians are brothers and sisters with all Muslims. The Abrahamic religions – Jews, Christians and Muslims – are the faith communities that descend from, and are united in, the worship of the God of Abraham.” – Bishop Charles Drennan A message from Cardinal John

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We pray for our Brothers and Sisters – Lord, hear our prayer

WelCom April 2019: E īnoi ana mātou mō ō tātou tuākana, tēina – E te Ariki, whakarongo mai ki a mātou In the wake of the shooting attacks at two Christchurch mosques on Friday 15 March 2019, in which 50 people lost their lives and 50 were injured, prayers, flowers, drawings, tributes and financial support have flowed

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Season of Lent, Easter and the Resurrection

WelCom April 2019: Te Wā o te Reneti, te Aranga me te Aranga Ake ‘May our Lent this year be a journey … bringing the hope of Christ also to creation, so that it may be “set free from its bondage to decay and obtain the glorious liberty of the children of God” (Rom 8:21). Let

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Messages of support after 50 people lost their lives at two Christchurch mosques

WelCom April 2019: From Bishop Charles 16 March 2019 Ngā mihi kia koutou The shocking events in Christchurch, with tragic and senseless loss of life, are impacting on us all. It’s tempting to think the killers were deranged, yet all was meticulously planned and calculated. Our reactions while varied probably carry a common element too. One

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