Category: Wel-com

Mission Sisters’ jubilees of religious life and service

WelCom March 2019: In January, Our Lady of the Missions Sisters from the Palmerston North Diocese – Sr Constance Hurley, Sr Ann Martin and Sr Therese Kowalewski – celebrated jubilees of religious life and service – Sr Constance, 75 years; Sr Ann, 60 years; and Sr Therese, 70 years. At a Eucharist in Christchurch, Sr Constance

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Farewells and welcomes to clergy

WelCom March 2019: Sue Seconi The Catholic Parish of Whanganui – Te Parihi Katorika Ki Whanganui gathered on Sunday 27 January to thank their much loved and respected priest Fr Adonis Rancho – affectionately known as Fr Don Don. It was his final Mass with the parish before taking up his new appointment in the Stratford Parish

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Indonesian end-of-year Mass

WelCom March 2019: Michael Danusantoso The Indonesian Catholic Community in Wellington (KKIW – Keluarga Katolik Indonesia di Wellington) celebrated their monthly Eucharistic Mass at St Joseph Church, Mt Victoria, Wellington, with Fr Carl Telford sm and Cardinal John Dew late last November. Also invited were the wider Indonesian Christian Communities from other denominations around Wellington, St

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New leader at Bible Society

WelCom March 2019: Bible Society New Zealand has appointed a new Chief Executive Officer, Neels Janse van Rensburg. Neels will take over from on 1 April from Francis Burdett who is retiring after nine years. Neels obtained his Licentiate in Theology (LTH) in 2002 and Bachelor in Ministry in 2006 and has been involved in Christian

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World Day of Prayer Aotearoa New Zealand

WelCom March 2019: World Day of prayer is observed by women worldwide every year on the first Friday of March. This year it is on Friday 1 March, with the theme, ‘Come, everything is ready’ for informed prayer and action. World Day of Prayer unites women in the world to call out to God for people

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Stronger together for action on climate – Porirua

WelCom March 2019: You are invited to a series of talks, discussions and reflections leading to local action. From 7.30pm–9pm, Thursdays, 7, 14 and 21 March, St Theresa’s Parish Hall, 210 St Andrew’s Rd, Plimmerton, this ecumenical climate and environmental series is open to all. There will be guest speakers followed by questions and reflection. People

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Young Church Summer Report

WelCom March 2019: Chris Duthie-Jung and Isabella McCafferty Young Catholic Leader 2018 The annual Young Catholic Leader programme for 2019 Year 13 students took place in both Palmerston North and Wellington dioceses last December. For the Archdiocese, the 15th successive year of this camp saw a record 81 participants as well as 14 leaders at Forest

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Viard College’s Principal Rose farewelled

WelCom March 2019: Bishop Viard College students performed a heartfelt haka in support of Principal Rose Sawaya at last year’s end-of-year prizegiving. After serving the college since January 2015 Principal Rose was leaving to take up a teaching role in Titahi Bay. Vicar for Education, Jenny Gordon, thanked Principal Rose on behalf of Cardinal John Dew,

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Pōwhiri – Sacred Heart Primary School, Thorndon

WelCom March 2019: Rangimoeroa Waikari-Panapa A pōwhiri was held on Monday, 4 February, at Sacred Heart Primary School, Thorndon, to welcome new tauira (students) and their whānau. Kuia from Te Ngākau Tapu parish in Porirua and from the Whanganui River supported the school with karanga. Whaikōrero (formal speeches) were given by Henare Howard, Declan Millin and

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A day of encounter

WelCom March 2019: Thomas Saywell On Thursday 14 March, the Palmerston North Diocesan Young Catholics (DYC) team is hosting the Diocese’s annual Pastoral Day. This year it is to be held at St Mary’s Parish Centre, Whanganui. The Pastoral Days offer a collective place of discussion for people from various ministries, communities, regions and walks of

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