Category: Wel-com

The Reformation: Is it Over?

WelCom August 2017: The Wellington Theological Consortium is hosting a one-day seminar about the Reformation on Saturday 9 September, from 9.30am to 4pm, at The Salvation Army City Wellington Corps, Vivian St. Speakers include: Dr Nick Thomson – Indulgences and All That: Exactly What are we Commemorating in 2017?; Br Kieran Fenn fms – Miriam of Nazareth

Read more »

2017 BBI National eConference

WelCom August 2017: The Catholic Institute of New Zealand and the Parish Leadership Vicariate invite you to take part in the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference 13th national eConference, streamed live over the internet on Thursday 10 August. Sponsored by BBI – The Australian Institute of Theological Education – this year’s eConference theme is Gospel leadership in

Read more »

Cardinal John’s Column – Hearing the Word of God

WelCom August 2017: Cardinal John Dew One of the wonderful gifts to come out of the Archdiocese Synod ‘17 consultation discernment process has been the number of people who responded and asked questions about prayer, growing in holiness and about how to best pray with the Scriptures. Prayer and growth in holiness were not originally Synod

Read more »

Step Out and Vote

“Nothing else will change the world but people who fight for justice and human dignity. Following Jesus demands a good dose of courage, a readiness to trade in the sofa for a pair of walking shoes…” – Pope Francis The New Zealand Catholic Bishops consider the following mix of ideas as important issues for this

Read more »

Young New Zealanders called to share their voice with the Vatican

WelCom August 2017: Young New Zealanders are being called to take part in an international conversation with the Catholic Church. The New Zealand Catholic Bishops are asking those aged 16 to 29 years to share their views about life, faith, and their experience of Church through an online survey, which went live on Sunday 24 July

Read more »

Sea Sunday – 9 July 2017

WelCom July 2017: On 9 July, Sea Sunday is celebrated in the Catholic and Anglican Churches in New Zealand. Parishes will pray for seafarers who take our produce for exports and bring us nearly every thing we use in our lives from the moment we get up in the morning. The New Zealand Government signed up

Read more »

New Lay Pastoral Leader

WelCom July 2017: Cardinal John Dew commissioned Fiona Rammell as a Lay Pastoral Leader at Mass at Sacred Heart Cathedral on Sunday 11 June. Alongside Fr James Lyons, Fiona will serve the parish and school of Sacred Heart Cathedral. She is also part of the Pastoral area team working alongside Fr Ron Bennett and Fr Barry

Read more »

Cardinal John’s Column – God gifts us with many things

WelCom July 2017: Cardinal John Dew Our generous God gifts us with so many things that help us on our way. God does not just hold out one gift for us to choose from, but many gifts every day, many gifts several times a day. The gifts of the Holy Spirit – Wisdom, Right Judgement, Courage,

Read more »

Mary Magdalene – ‘Apostle to the Apostles’

WelCom July 2017: In June 2016, Pope Francis issued a new decree that elevated the liturgical celebration honouring St Mary Magdalene from a memorial to a feast, putting her on par with the Apostles. The reason, according to Archbishop Arthur Roche, Secretary of the Vatican’s Congregation for Divine Worship and Discipline of the Sacraments, when explaining

Read more »