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Youth Sport

WelCom October 2017: Wgtn Catholic Colleges Under-18s Wellington Catholic Colleges Under-18 rugby team with coaches on right, Brendan Reidy and Glenn Donaldson and managers Tony Meachen, Aaron Bouzaid and Jeremiah Afoa. The players were selected from Wellington’s four Catholic Colleges ‒ Viard, St Bernard’s, St Patrick’s Silverstream and St Patrick’s Town. All players, coaches and managers

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Mind over Matthew: Part 7

WelCom October 2017: This is Year A of the Liturgical Calendar, which follows the Gospel of St Matthew on Sundays during ordinary Time. Dr Elizabeth Julian rsm addresses some basic questions about Matthew’s gospel to show how it is relevant to our lives today. Last month I discussed Matthew’s portrayal of the disciples. In this article

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Gospel Reflection: Sunday 1 October 2017

WelCom October 2017: Matthew 21:28-32 28 ‘What is your opinion? A man had two sons. He went and said to the first, “My boy, go and work in the vineyard today.” 29 He answered, “I will not go,” but afterwards thought better of it and went. 30 The man then went and said the same thing

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Luther and Rome: Pastor, Pamphleteer, Prophet

WelCom October 2017: Part 4 ‘…neither Erasmus, Luther, nor Calvin had any notion of the transformation they would bring about. They said repeatedly they had no intention to dissociate the Church from Christ – only to reform her, to guide her back to her sources, so to speak, and make her young again.’ ‒ Jean

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Celebrating 60 Years Marriage

WelCom October 2017: Nellie and Tony Rutten celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary at a special Mass and a parish event on Saturday 22 July. Held in high regard for their long and faithful love for each other and their commitment to St Columbkille’s parish in Woodville, they were joined by family, friends and St Columbkille’s parish

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Building bridges of trust, friendship and love

WelCom October 2017: More than 100 people attended a women’s interfaith event on 24 August at the Palmerston North city library, organised by the Palmerston North Interfaith Group. Entitled ‘Interfaith women resist the culture of hatred and fear’, seven women from different faith traditions spoke about ‘Sharing different faith perspectives on building bridges of trust, friendship

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God is at work in our lives

WelCom October 2017: ‘If today you hear His voice, harden not your hearts’ – Hebrews 3:15 At the Cathedral of the Holy Spirit Parish on Social Justice Sunday, 10 September, guest homilest Presbyterian Minister Rev Marg Shrader spoke about how God is at work in our lives. Marg is no stranger to the parish. Together with

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Better translation of the Mass possible

WelCom October 2017: “It is local groupings of Bishops who oversee then approve translations into the language of the land” – Vatican II Bishop Charles Drennan The new translation of the Mass is six years old. Notwithstanding the introduction of some evocative language, its clunky sentence construction and often awkward vocabulary have tested us all. Three

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Synod ’17 Entrusted to the Prayers of Mary

WelCom October 2017: “The world in which we live, and which we are called to love and serve, even with its contradictions, demands that the Church strengthen cooperation in all areas of her mission. It is precisely this path of synodality which God expects of the Church of the third millennium.” – Pope Francis A Church

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October: Archdiocese Stewardship Month

WelCom October 2017: ‘All it takes is one good person to restore hope’ – Pope Francis The essence of Stewardship as Catholics is that we are all called to a life of holiness. Our Baptism calls us into a life with Christ and daily we are encouraged to reflect on what it means to be Christ’s

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