Category: Wel-com

Veteran board member bows out

Brian Blacktop stepped down from the Archdiocesan Board of Administration last month after an impressive 23 years of service.
Brian, who is a member of Tawa Parish, joined the Board of Administration at the time when the split with Palmerston North D

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Launch Out retreat

This year the Launch Out retreat was led by Fr Eddie Condra. The theme of the retreat was to reflect and pray about the sacramental nature of our world, ourselves, our church. Once again this retreat touched the God dwelling within each one, within the gr

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Collaborating for better conditions for the homeless

A wet shelter for people whose intoxicated state keeps them out of the night shelter is one project which brings the Compassion Centre to work with other agencies in the city in an ‘exciting’ collaboration.
Project Margin was established with the Co

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Compassion Sisters buy inner city building

Renovations on a building the Sisters of Compassion have bought in downtown Wellington are due to start next April.
The Sisters bought the Lukes Lane building to accommodate such community groups as the Wellington Peoples’ Centre, the Prisoners’ Aid

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Bob’s journey to Alpha

This is a moving story of a young man’s journey from tumultuous childhood change, through the most rigorous punishment the prison system can deliver, to the other side. Prison chaplain, John Major, watched Bob’s progress and shares it with readers.

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A new M?ѬÅori Pakeha spirituality of the land

The idea of engaging the world was discussed at a ‘Being Māori, Being Catholic’ hui which the Palmerston North Māori Apostolate and Waka Aroha facilitated last month.
Dr Charles Te Ahukaramu Royal of Ng‚Äöti Raukawa, Ng‚Äöti Tamater‚Äö and Ng‚Äö Puhi, who ha

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A reflection on the synod and collaborative ministry

The church is in a time of great change with declining priest numbers challenging the institution to find new ways of bringing the eucharist to its followers. Launch Out candidate, Martin Erasmuson, reflects on this in light of the recent synod and its ca

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Muslims and Catholics worship at city marae

Te Kainga Marae and Community Centre in Kilbirnie created history last month by sharing their miha [mass] with the neighbouring Muslim community.
The miha was celebrated in te reo Māori, and members of Te Kainga and Māori representatives from the Mi

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Second pastoral leader appointed

Another step in the changing face of the archdiocese took place on 1 July. Barbara Rowley took up the position of lay pastoral leader in the parish of St Bernadette’s, Naenae. St Bernadette’s is within the pastoral area of the Hutt Valley.
It is a gr

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Con Anima shines in Australia

St Patrick’s College choir, Con Anima, has won trophies and money in the prestigious 2006 McDonald’s Performing Arts Competition in Sydney last month.
The 27-strong choir, led by musical director, Roger Powdrell, assistant, Michelle McCorkindale, an

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