Category: Wel-com

Praying in meetings

Sometimes the unbearable can be made bearable, if you just change the way you look at it.
I was telling my spiritual consultant about this truly dreadful school board meeting I had to attend. Lousy chairing, no finishing time, everyone frustrated out

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World Youth Day hospitality

There are countless stories from those who have been part of a World Youth Day. A thought I had in preparing to host pilgrims ourselves is the reality of being a visitor.
When you visit a foreign country you are in the hands of your host. You are in

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Record building in Catholic schools

Catholic Schools Board Limited has invested more than $3 million in a record number of projects this year.
CSBL CEO Mary Neazor says she is delighted with the number of exciting projects that have been undertaken through CSBL’s Property Programme.

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Gospel reflection – feast of Christ the King Year B

Veronica Lawson has a doctorate in theology from Trinity College, Dublin, and taught biblical studies and theology at Australian Catholic University for many years. She is now congregational leader for the Sisters of Mercy, Ballarat diocese.
Veronica

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M‚Äöori join Aborigines in Alice papal memories

Māori Catholic voices were added to a gathering in Alice Springs last month to mark 20 years since Pope John Paul II’s landmark message about the rights of indigenous peoples in 1986.
Danny Karatea-Goddard of Palmerston North addressed the gathering

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Barbershop leaders ABRAchordABRA

ABRAchordABRA from St Catherine’s College have recently been named one of New Zealand’s top female secondary school barbershop quartets being placed second in the national finals in Hamilton.
The quartet, consisting of Ashleigh Twist (tenor), Rowena

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Sacre Coeur sisters leave Wellington

The crypt under St Mary of the Angels is recognising the end of an era this month with the departure from Wellington of its founding order, the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (RSCJ). Eighteen months ago Sr Helen Gilroy handed over to Sister Sarto

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New Vicar for Education

The archdiocese has a new vicar for education.
She is Jenny Gordon who has been working in the education area for the past 30 years and currently teaches at St Mary’s College.
She will represent the archbishop in all things to do with education

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Richard Rohr – true self

That our task is the same as that of Jesus and of Mary his mother, to get our egos out of the way and let God work through us, was the message of Franciscan priest, Fr Richard Rohr, in Wellington last month.
As well as the 300 or so people at the tw

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St Vincent de Paul’s Wellington connection

The principal co-founder of the St Vincent de Paul Society, Charles Gordon O’Neill, is the subject of a biography, Engineer of Charity, due for publication next year.
O’Neill’s links with the society go back to his early years in Dumbarton, Scotland,

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