Category: Wel-com

Baptisms for Napier Parish

WelCom August 2017: Napier’s Reignier Catholic Primary School recently celebrated the Sacrament of Baptism for 13 students or their younger siblings, baptised into the Catholic Parish of Napier at St Mary’s Church. Through the document Catholic Education for School Age Children, a need had been identified in the school to encourage and support families to deepen their encounter

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Porirua City awards Holy Family volunteer

WelCom August 2017: Annabell Malaulau, a teacher at Holy Family School in Porirua, is one of a number of volunteers who have been recognised for their outstanding service to the people of Porirua City. Porirua Deputy Mayor Izzy Ford presented them with Civic Awards at Pātaka Museum in June. ‘The Civic Awards are the city’s highest form

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2019 WYD theme song

WelCom August 2017: The World Youth Day of Panama 2019 has a theme song: ‘Behold the handmaid of the Lord…’ The song is written by Abdiel Jiménez, a catechist in Panama. He won the contest in which 55 other theme-song proposals were submitted. A music video is being prepared for the song, while a video illustrating

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He Hikoi Whakapono: A Journey of Faith

WelCom August 2017: This month, WelCom’s journey of faith – he hikoi whakapono – visits the archdiocesan Catholic Parish of Wairarapa, a vast and mainly rural area in the lower east North Island of Aotearoa New Zealand. The area extends from Masterton, through to Carterton, Greytown, Featherston and Martinborough and down to the coast to Lake Ferry,

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Gospel Reflection: Sunday 6 August

Gospel, Luke 12:32-48s Fiona Rammell We all have those moments. We look around us and are in awe of what is happening to us. We hear ourselves say, ‘I had to pinch myself’. When a group of friends headed to the mountains with Jesus, they too had this experience. They couldn’t believe what they were

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Luther and Rome – Pastor, Pamphleteer, Prophet: Part 2

This is the second part in a series of five presented by Fr James B Lyons, in May this year, for the Lutheran Church in Wellington as part of their commemoration of Luther’s 500 year anniversary. The commemoration goes through to October. Speaking at the time of celebrations marking the 500th anniversary of Luther’s birth

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Mind over Matthew: Part 5

During this Year A of the Liturgical Calendar, which follows the Gospel of Matthew on Sundays during Ordinary Time, Dr Elizabeth Julian rsm addresses some basic questions about Matthew’s gospel to show how it is relevant to our lives today. In the previous two articles in this series I have considered Matthew’s portrayal of Jesus

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Caring for Nature – Reduce Plastic Use

Catherine Gibbs, TCI “Our industrial system, at the end of its cycle of production and consumption, has not yet developed the capacity to absorb and reuse waste and by-products. We have not yet managed to adopt a circular model of production capable of preserving resources for present and future generations, while limiting as much as possible

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Presentation Sisters’ Mission Gala and Garage Sale

WelCom August 2017: The Paraparaumu Presentation Sisters’ Mission Gala and Garage Sale is on from 9am to noon, Saturday 30 September, at the Memorial Hall, Tutanekai St, Paraparaumu. The fundraising will support the Presentation Sisters’ mission work in Papua New Guinea, Chile and Peru. Sr Breda Ryan pbvm, of Paraparaumu, visited PNG last year to celebrate the

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Current of Grace Convention

WelCom August 2017: Dove Women’s Fellowship, Joshua Men’s Fellowship and Charismatic Renewal are combining their annual retreats this year to celebrate the Church’s 50th Anniversary of Renewal – a local follow-on event from the Pentecost celebration in Rome with Pope Francis. The Current of Grace Conference 2017: celebrating the diverse fruits and family or Catholic Charismatic Renewal

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