Category: Wel-com

Visit to Tānenui-ā-Rangi Marae

WelCom April 2019: On Friday 1 March, Bishop Charles Drennan, Bishop Peter Cullinane and staff from the Palmerston North Diocesan Office, made a visit for the first time to the mana whenua at Tānenui-ā-Rangi Marae, Maxwell’s Line, Palmerston North. Rangitāne are the iwi. Their hapū and whānau hold historical and current residency and traditional authority over

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Is chocolate at Easter a treat we take for granted?

WelCom April 2019: Anne Powell rc for ANZRATH Wellington “Every person ought to have the awareness that purchasing is always a moral – and not simply an economic – act.” Pope Francis, 1 January 2015 If you’re buying chocolate this Easter look for slave-free logos on chocolate wrappers as an indicator of slave-free cocoa. Chocolate is

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Missionary Sisters of St Peter Claver

WelCom April 2019: Fr David Dowling On Sunday 5 May Cardinal John Dew will celebrate a Mass at 10.30am, St Francis de Sales Church, 173 Clyde St, Island Bay, to commemorate the 125th anniversary of the founding of the Congregation of the Missionary Sisters of St Peter Claver. Every year, the Missionary Sisters of St Peter

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Stewardship Breakfasts with Cardinal John

WelCom April 2019: Christine Walkerdine ‘My dream is to have everybody in the Archdiocese of Wellington understand Stewardship, and to appreciate that it is a spirituality for life in order to help us be intentional disciples of Jesus Christ and assist others to do the same.’ – Cardinal John Dew 2016 To support the realisation of

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True to Ireland

WelCom April 2019: Éire’s ‘conscientious objectors’ in New Zealand in World War II Annette Scullion In the 1930s a number of Irishmen left their native Eire and came to New Zealand to seek a better life. But with WWII came conscription. However, as Ireland was neutral during WWII the men refused to betray Ireland and fight

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Vatican Astronomer to present at Cardinal’s Lunch, 7 May

WelCom April 2019: On Tuesday 7 May, at Te Papa Museum Wellington, internationally acclaimed astronomer and Director of the Vatican Observatory, Br Guy Consolmagno sj, will be presenting as the speaker in the first of the 2019 ‘Cardinal’s Lunch’ series. As an expert in his discipline and alumni of MIT and the University of Arizona, Br

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‘Our God is too small’

WelCom April 2019: The Pope’s Astronomer, Br Guy Consolmagno sj, will deliver a free public lecture, 7.30pm, Tuesday 7 May, at Sacred Heart College Performing Arts Centre, Lower Hutt. Pope Francis appointed Br Guy to be Director of the Vatican Observatory in 2015. He is also the President of the Vatican Observatory Foundation. He is a

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St Patrick’s College students teach English in Thailand

WelCom April 2019: Ben Prendergast, Yr 13 During the 2018–2019 summer holidays, eight students and two teachers from St Patrick’s College Wellington went on a two-week school trip to visit the Marist Mission in Ranong, Thailand. Their purpose was to experience what life is like for Burmese migrants, see Marist faith in action and teach English

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Seriously Surprising Easter

WelCom April 2019: This Easter, Bible Society is giving away 85,000 copies of The Seriously Surprising Story, a new booklet in their popular children’s series. The story draws children into the biblical story of Easter as they walk in the footsteps of Jesus’ followers on the road to Emmaus. Children’s author Joy Cowley described The Seriously

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Youth focus for day of encounter

WelCom April 2019: Thomas Saywell This year’s Palmerston North Diocesan Pastoral Day was held on 14 March at St Mary’s Church and Te Rau Oriwa Marae in Whanganui. The Diocese has set up annual Pastoral Days to offer a place of discussion for people from various ministries, communities, regions and walks of life, and give them

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