Category: Wel-com

For real change, we must get at four roots deeper than church structures

WelCom November 2018: The following article by Joan Chittister was published in National Catholic Reporter 20 September 2018 and has been reprinted in WelCom with permission of the author. In the midst of the angst that has accompanied the revelation of unparalleled amounts of sexual abuse of children in the Catholic Church, the cry for reform

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Tawa school receives award for imagining the future

WelCom November 2018: Sharon O’Meagher Make Your Mark – Young Minds Young Dreams! Students from St Francis Xavier School, Tawa, have won an at award in the ‘Make Your Mark’ national challenge to imagine a better education for the future. The winners and their families gathered at parliament for the awards ceremony, hosted by the Hon

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Popular Waiwhetū Teacher Retiring

WelCom November 2018: Annette Scullion After 29 years at Our Lady of the Rosary School, Waiwhetū, Lower Hutt, much-loved teacher Mrs Jo Louden is retiring at the end of this year. Jo joined the school in 1990 and has been new entrants’ teacher for the last 24 years and deputy principal for several years. Jo says

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A call to pastoral ministry

WelCom November 2018: Isabella McCafferty Being offered a role in the Young Church team at the Archdiocese of Wellington six years ago was an answer to prayer and a key part of an ongoing call to pastoral ministry – it was the exact job I had hoped for. My strong call to ministry with young people

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Te Ahi Kaa – the Hearth Place

WelCom November 2018: Georgia Collins Invitation to live-in a year of ‘formation, service, prayer, and hospitality’ Te Ahi Kaa, ‘the Hearth Place’, is a Catholic Young Adult community living in the Palmerston North Diocese. Bishop Peter Cullinane, along with Mary-Grace and Johnny Williams, opened Te Ahi Kaa in 2012. Mary-Grace and Johnny led the community for

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Sacraments

WelCom November 2018: Reefton Young Vinnies have been visiting elderly members of the community, bringing with them personally-made greeting cards and gifts including sweets, flowers and soaps. The children have been warmly welcomed and enjoyed their time sharing life experiences and bringing a little joy to those they met. Pictured visiting Mr Tony Henry are Lee

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Youth development agency marks three decades of ‘service love and hope’

WelCom November 2018: Bridget Poutasi Challenge 2000, a Youth and Community Development gospel agency based in the Archdiocese of Wellington, celebrated its 30th birthday over Labour weekend 2018. Overall, 800 people attended the weekend’s events, coming from all over Wellington and New Zealand including Dunedin, Christchurch, Auckland, Whakatane, Manawatu, Wairarapa and New Plymouth, and from Australia

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St Therese of Lisieux feast celebrated

WelCom November 2018: Parishioners at St Teresa’s Church in Karori, celebrated the feast of their patron saint, St Therese of Lisieux on 7 October. Mass was a con-celebrated by Fr Sanele Finau and Filipino chaplain Fr Marlon Tebelin. The Barangay Sta. Teresa Servant Team – the Filipino Chaplaincy arm for suburbs of Karori, Wilton and Northland

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20th Anniversary Ecclesia in Oceania Synod

WelCom November 2018: A special assembly of all the Bishops of Oceania was held 20 years ago, on the eve of the new millennium, 22 November‒12 December 1998. St Pope John Paul II’s prayer for the Synod, published at the end of the Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation Ecclesia In Oceania, was given in Rome at St Peter’s,

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Young people prepare for World Day of the Poor

WelCom October 2018: ‘The Lord listens to the poor who cry out to Him’ – from Message of His Holiness Pope Francis for Second World Day of the Poor, 18 November 2018. Annette Scullion Fratello, an international charity, based in France and which promotes the World Day of the Poor, has invited the Archdiocese of Wellington

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