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Catholic Thinking – What do you mean?

WelCom September 2018: WelCom’s ‘Catholic Thinking’ articles are about theology, mortality, ethics and faith heritage by lecturers from Good Shepherd College – Te Hēpara Pei and The Catholic Institute of Aotearoa New Zealand – Te Pūtahi Katorika ki Aotearoa. This month, Lyn Smith, Head of Religious Education and the National Centre for Religious Studies, TCI, Auckland,

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The Name of God (2)

WelCom September 2018: Fr James Lyons Announcing the Year of Mercy, Pope Francis wrote that Mercy will always be greater than any sin, and no one can place limits on the love of God who is always ready to forgive. [Misericordiae Vultus. 2013, par3]. It is in the context of this ‘Year’, which began with the

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Gospel Reading: Sunday 2 September 2018

WelCom September 2018: The Gospel of MARK 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 Te Rongo Pai nā Maaka 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 1 The Pharisees and some of the scribes who had come from Jerusalem gathered round him, 2 and they noticed that some of his disciples were eating with unclean hands, that is, without washing them. 3 For the

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World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation – 1 September

WelCom September 2018: In 2015 Pope Francis declared September 1 as the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation. According to Pope Francis, ‘The annual World Day of prayer for the Care of Creation offers to individual believers and to the community a precious opportunity to renew our personal participation in this vocation as

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Catholic Schools Cultural Celebration

WelCom September 2018: Wellington Catholic Primary Schools shared a Cultural Celebration day at Holy Cross School, Miramar, on Thursday 16 August. Visiting schools included St Francis de Sales, Island Bay; St Patrick’s, Kilbirnie; St Anne’s, Newtown; St Anthony’s, Seatoun; and Sacred Heart Cathedral School, Thorndon. Manuhiri gathered to be welcomed with a pōwhiri calling them across

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St Claudine Thevenet School Kapa Haka Group

WelCom September 2018: Sue Jury, Principal When students St Claudine Thevenet School, Wainuiomata, were asked to support the Mihi Whakatau for the Catholic Schools Convention in July they said it was a great honour to do so. It emphasises two things we hold very highly – our Catholic faith and celebrating and sharing our Māori culture.

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Genfest 2018 in Manila – call to love, share and build unity

WelCom September 2018: Cris Sebold Genfest 2018, an international youth festival of the worldwide Focolare Movement, was hosted in Manila from 6–8 July. The theme, ‘Beyond All Borders’, enabled 6000 young people from 100 nations to come together and share cultures, traditions, dreams and projects. Through art, entertainment, but especially through the stories of some young

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Vinnies Annual College Sunday Mass

WelCom September 2018: Mr Jonny Greaney St Patrick’s College, Silverstream, hosted this year’s annual College Mass for Vinnies on Sunday 19 August. The Mass was an uplifting occasion as we gathered to celebrate the wonderful work Young Vinnies do in our Catholic colleges. In his homily College priest Fr John Walls sm, encouraged those gathered to

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Art prize for St Pat’s College artist

WelCom September 2018: Christine Paterson of Catholic Women’s League Wellington, visited St Patrick’s College, Wellington, on 9 August to present a 2018 Catholic College Art prize to Julius Omeri-Luke. Julius was totally surprised by receiving this prize. Julius, who has Samoan ancestry, shared that his grandmother had recently died. He explained that his painting, ‘Care for

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Marist Challenge Centre – One Year Anniversary

WelCom September 2018: Hannah van Schie Sunday 12 August 2018 marked one year since the official opening of the Marist Challenge Centre in Johnsonville – Challenge 2000’s newest and largest building. Much has happened since Sir Bill English spoke at the opening and Cardinal John Dew and Fr David Kennerly sm blessed the building and all

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