Category: Wel-com

World Youth Day 2008 begins in Wellington

Planning in our archdiocese for World Youth Day (WYD) in Sydney 2008 has begun! In the middle of last month the Archdiocesan Planning Committee met for the first time.
This group of people, a collaboration of laity, religious and clergy, with admini

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Historic gathering of Josephites at link site

Anzac Day 2006 had special meaning for 85 Sisters of St Joseph who gathered at Perthville, NSW, where 130 years earlier the first Diocesan Josephite congregation commenced.
Members of the five branches of the Federation of Sisters of St Joseph – Pert

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Bl Mary MacKillop 8 August

The founder of the Religious of St Joseph in Australia and New Zealand, Mary MacKillop, is honoured next month in the church’s liturgical calendar. Sr Sian Owen explores the situation which led Mother Mary MacKillop to establish the order.

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Dominican breaks open the word for the NZ church

Hearts and minds were warmed, nourished and challenged by the humanity of New Testament scholar, Dr Barbara Reid, at a recent seminar in Palmerston North. This writer, teacher and acclaimed preacher from Grand Rapids, Michigan, was a gift to the New Zeala

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Addresses from the Pentecost Synod 2006

The first plenary session of the Wellington Archdiocesan Synod 2006 held from 2 to 4 June, heard a series of six speeches on each of the topics on which the synod was focused.
Here is the text of each speech, without graphics.

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Synod future statements

The six workshop groups were given the task of dreaming about what the archdiocese might look like in five years’ time. This activity took place on the first day of the synod, Saturday 3 June. The statements about the future were then presented to the ful

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Pentecost synod lights fire in archdiocesan belly

A cry for more education and formation in faith and a recognition of social justice as being at the heart of the gospel were among propositions that came out of the Pentecost Synod held over Queen’s Birthday weekend in Wellington.
Archbishop John Dew

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Synod a call to holiness to be Christ in our world

That we grow in holiness was Archbishop John Dew’s prayer in his final homily of the synod.
He told delegates gathered for Mass in Sacred Heart Cathedral on Sunday night that we who are the Church of Wellington must reflect the face of Christ, to be

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