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World Mission Sunday

WelCom October 2017: World Mission Day is celebrated by Catholics every year to build a better life for all God’s people, to live dignified and fulfilling life, and a day on which we reflect on spreading the Gospel and Christ’s charity around the world. This year World Mission Day is Sunday 22 October 2017. Mission is

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Saving Lives – Saving the Earth

WelCom October 2017: Sunday 8 October – our day of prayer to respect life Fr Neil Vaney sm Life is Home-grown In the second creation story (Gen 2.7) God stoops down, takes some soil, breathes into it and human life blooms forth. How well that fits with our understanding of the universe right now. As

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Housing the greatest issue facing New Zealanders say Bishops

NauMai September 2017: WELCOM CELEBRATES MĀORI LANGUAGE WEEK – TE WIKI O TE REO MĀORI, 7‒11 SEPTEMBER | 7‒11 MAHURU 2017. KIA ORA TE REO MĀORI Catholic Social Teaching, based on the dignity of the human being, asserts that everyone deserves respect and protection – everyone has the right to food and shelter. ‘Too many New Zealanders are facing

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Step out and Vote

WelCom invited the leaders of the parliamentary parties of the 51st Parliament to respond to the 10 issues in the NZ Catholic Bishops’ 2017 Election Statement.

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Challenge 2000: Marist Challenge House Opening

NauMai September 2017: WELCOM CELEBRATES MĀORI LANGUAGE WEEK – TE WIKI O TE REO MĀORI, 7‒11 SEPTEMBER | 7‒11 MAHURU 2017. KIA ORA TE REO MĀORI “Tēnā tū mai rā” “Ae! Tū mai rā Ki te ako, ki te aki, ki te awhi e Ki te rangatahi ki te rangatira Ki te oranga o Te Rongo

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Cardinal John’s Column – Message for Synod ‘17

WelCom September 2017: In the last few weeks, each time I have heard it said that the General Election is only ‘eight weeks away, seven weeks away, six weeks away’, I have been sent into a bit of a panic. The panic has not been because of the General Election looming, but because it actually meant the

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Summary of Responses to the Synod

WelCom September 2017: Go, you are sent…to the peripheries of society There are a wide variety of people on the peripheries of society, ranging from rough sleepers to struggling families and others who are disadvantaged in some way. Respondents showed great concern coupled with some nervousness about how to respond. Go, you are sent…to develop a spirituality

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Day of Prayer for Care of Creation

The Season of Creation begins on 1 September, the Day of Prayer for Creation instigated in 2015 by Pope Francis. It ends on 4 October, the Feast Day of St Francis of Assisi, the Catholic Church’s patron saint of animals and the environment.

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