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Feast of Immaculate Conception

WelCom December 2018: The Feast Day of the Archdiocese of Wellington, the Feast of Immaculate Conception, is 8 December. In previous years this feast day has been celebrated by the Filipino Community at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Hill Street. This year with the closure of the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, this celebration

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New Zealand pro-life rosary crusade

WelCom December 2018: In response to the NZ government’s proposed reform of abortion and end-of-life laws, a group of lay Catholics have organised a pro-life Rosary Crusade around the country on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, 8 December 2018. People take part in the NZ Pro-Life Rosary Crusade, from 3pm praying to defend life from

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With Mary in Advent

WelCom December 2018: Fr James Lyons ADVENT means ‘approaching’ – something is coming! It is traditionally a four-week season in preparation for Christmas, but the first two weeks focus on the ‘second coming’ of Christ, the time when all will be brought to completion. They follow the feast of Christ the King and conclude the Church’s

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New book charts change and challenge in Church

WelCom December 2018: The changes and challenges in pastoral life over 50 years in ministry, feature in a new book by Wellington priest, James Lyons. As Good as Gold – Essays from a priest on the road, offers the reader insights and experiences relating to Catholic belief and practice, raising questions in a reflective an entertaining

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2019 Clergy Shifts for the Diocese of Palmerston North

WelCom December 2018: Bishop Charles Drennan has announced the following clergy moves. Fr Nathaniel Brazil Assistant Priest, Catholic Parish of Whanganui – Te Pārihi Katorika ki Whanganui, and the parish of Waverley-Patea. Fr Dave Gledhill sm Semi-retired residing in Ōtaki (Archdiocese of Wellington) with some ministry to the Māori Apostolate in the Palmerston North Diocese. Fr

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Cardinal’s Lunch hosts new Irish Ambassador to New Zealand

WelCom December 2018: Annette Scullion Recently appointed Irish Ambassador to New Zealand, Peter Ryan, was guest speaker at the second ‘Cardinal’s Lunch’, held in Wellington on 2 November. The series is a new initiative for people to hear from dynamic Catholic leaders in a professional forum and to encourage people to extend Catholic values in the

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‘Veil Over The Light’

WelCom December 2018: Annette Scullion A book of spiritual reflections by Joy Cowley was launched on 27 October, at St Joseph’s Church, Mt Victoria, to a room overflowing with family, friends and supporters. ‘In Veil Over The Light – Selected Spiritual Writings, Joy reveals her experience of God who is inclusive, joyous, full of unconditional love,

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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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