Category: Wel-com

Mariapolis 2018

WelCom June 2018: At this year’s Focolare family camp, called Mariapolis (City of Mary), held in Rotorua from 22–24 April, 188 people enjoyed ‘a deep and profound sharing amongst all, and of being family’. The day programmes were held in four groups: adults; 4-8-year-olds; 9-12-year-olds; and teens and young adults. Everyone came together for the evening

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Vinnies Easter Egg Delivery

WelCom May 2018: The Vinnies and students from Sacred Heart College, Lower Hutt, ran an Easter Egg drive for patients at Hutt Hospital’s Children’s ward. Delivering the eggs to the children are (l-r) Malia Pole’o, Madeleine Lambert and Laura Hewson with Farrell Modd dressed as Lisle the Lion.

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A day in the life of Jesus

WelCom May 2018: On Thursday 5 April, the Junior children of St Patrick’s School, Napier, took part in a ‘Day like Jesus Lived’. This was a celebration of the children’s learning about how Jesus lived and is how he is a role model for how we live our lives today. During our shared meal we tasted

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A Witness to Christ

WelCom May 2018: Students at St Claudine’s School, Wainuiomata, re-enacted events about Jesus’ life during Holy Week and the Easter season.

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Passing on the Lantern of Christ’s Light

WelCom May 2018: After 30 years in education and 12 years at the Helm of Our Lady of Kāpiti School, principal Martin Elms retired in April this year. Parents and staff, students and friends gathered to farewell Mr Elms at a Mass in St Patrick’s Hall at the school on 12 April followed by a morning

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Passionist Youth Retreats

WelCom May 2018: Registrations for the Passionist Youth Retreat at Camp Rangi Woods, Manawatu, from 9‒12 July 2018 and Young Adults Retreat at the Magnificat, Wairarapa, from 13‒15 July 2018 are now open. Tim McDade from Brisbane will facilitate. Tim has seven consecutive years’ experience on the Passionist Youth Retreat Team and six years as key

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Youth Mass links Easter and Anzac Day

WelCom May 2018: Nicole Simson Challenge 2000 organised the 10.30am Youth Mass at Ss Peter and Paul Johnsonville for Sunday 22 April. It centred around themes of service, sacrifice and peace and linked the Easter season and Anzac Day as examples of giving and serving. This special Mass was prepared throughout April by 20 young people

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Challenge 2000 youth revisit Kaikōura

WelCom May 2018: Courtney Halliday and Junior Seumanufagai After successful visits last year, the Challenge 2000 Youth team returned to Kaikōura, with the support of the Archdiocese, to provide a programme during the April school holidays to support local children and teenagers. Three team members had earlier met with Kaikōura locals about how to best work

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Monty’s Minders

WelCom May 2018: Asta Lanceley-Stokes and Courtney Pomeroy Last year Fr Don Morrison’s beloved West Highland Terrier Harry passed away. The streets of Featherston were not the same without Father and his little white dog, so the people of the parish quickly found him a 10-month-old West Highland Terrier. Fr Don’s dogs have a history of

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Eight Days of Prayer for Christian Unity

WelCom May 2018: ‘Your Right Hand, O Lord, Glorious in Power’ – Exodus 15:6 Over the eight days leading up to Pentecost Sunday the Church invites us into a time of PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY. From 13‒20 May we are invited and strongly encouraged to pray, as Jesus himself prayed, ‘May they all be one’ (John

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