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The Giving

WelCom December 2018: Joy Cowley With such eagerness I carry my gifts towards the place of the newborn King. I am like a guest hurrying to a wedding, and I cannot help but note that my golden gift is as large and as finely wrapped as any I have seen. At a point in the road,

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Palmerston North prayers for peace

WelCom December 2018: Mary Eastham Peace Action Manawatu (PAM) organised a peace protest against the NZ Defence Industry Forum held at Central Energy Trust Arena, 31 October and 1 November. The weapons trade fair has been banned in Wellington and Auckland A multi-faith gathering with members of Baha’i, Catholic, Hindu, Jewish, Muslim and Quaker traditions began

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New Catholic Education Resources

WelCom December 2018: The National Centre for Religious Studies (NCRS) is one of the three organisations, along with the Tertiary Education provider (PTE) and the Nathaniel Centre, that forms The Catholic Institute of Aotearoa New Zealand (TCI). NCRS produces religious education and catechetical programmes at early childhood, primary and secondary levels for schools and parishes. The

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CLC World Assembly

WelCom December 2018: “Contemplatives in action” Gary Finlay Have you heard about the Christian Life Community? Known in many parts of the world as CVX from its name in French and Spanish, CLC is a lay, Ignatian, apostolic movement with its headquarters in Rome. CLC members pursue a way of life based on the Spiritual Exercises

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Dignity of those who gave their lives in WW1 remembered

WelCom December 2018: A respectful silence then a peel of many bells marked the beginning of a special Eucharist in memory of those who served in WW1. Two retired priests from the Archdiocese – Frs Julian Wagg and Frank Whitaker – concelebrated Mass on Armistice Day, Sunday 11 November, at St Joseph’s Church, Mt Victoria. Along

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New President for Vinnies

WelCom December 2018: The St Vincent de Paul Society in Aotearoa New Zealand has elected Marlena Hoeft-Marwick as its new National President. Marlena, a Vincentian since primary school, says her leadership style will be one of truly listening to the membership and then working collaboratively and decisively to put plans into action. ‘It is time to

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World Day of the Poor observed in many ways

WelCom December 2018: On Sunday 18 November the second World Day of the Poor was observed around the globe. Pope Francis established the World Day of the Poor to encourage the whole Church to reach out to those in need and let the poor know their cries have not gone unheard, the Pope said in his

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What Does ‘Hope’ Really Mean? Part 2

WelCom December 2018: “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.” – 1 Peter 1:3 This is the second half on an article by Bishop Peter J

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Gospel Reading: Sunday 2 December 2018

WelCom December 2018: First Sunday of Advent – Luke 21:25-28, 34-36 25 ‘There will be signs in the sun and moon and stars; on earth nations in agony, bewildered by the turmoil of the ocean and its waves; 26 men fainting away with terror and fear at what menaces the world, for the powers of heaven

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Catholic Thinking – Biblical Compassion: the key to our lives

WelCom December 2018: Catholic Thinking presents a range articles about theology, mortality, ethics and faith heritage written for WelCom by lecturers from New Zealand’s Catholic Tertiary Education providers: Good Shepherd College – Te Hēpara Pai and The Catholic Institute of New Zealand – Te Pūtahi Katorika ki Aotearoa. This month’s article is by Fr Kevin Waldie

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