Category: Wel-com

Mary Month of May – Ko Maria te Marama o Haratua

WelCom May 2018: May is the month dedicated to Mary, the month during which we celebrate the two great feasts of the Ascension and Pentecost and the inauguration of the new memorial feast, Mary, Mother of the Church, on the Monday after Pentecost, dedicated to Mary as the Mother of the Church. Mary, Mother of the

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Pope Francis listens to the voices of young people

WelCom May 2018: Young people meet in Rome to prepare for Youth Synod 2018 Annette Scullion Three hundred young people from around the world gathered in Rome for a week-long meeting in March to discuss ‘Young People, the Faith and Vocational Discernment’ as part of preparations for the Synod of Bishops on the same topic in

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Rejoice and Be Glad

WelCom May 2018: Pope Francis has written a new apostolic exhortation on ‘the call to holiness in the contemporary world’. Gaudete et Exsultate is the Latin title of the text, which translated into English means ‘Rejoice and Be Glad’. The words are taken from the Gospel of Matthew (5:12) at the end of the discourse on

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The Coming of the Spirit

WelCom May 2018: Pentecost celebrates of the power and presence of the Holy Spirit. It is commemorated on the 50th day after Easter – the day on which the Holy Spirit came to the apostles and others gathered in Jerusalem. This year, Pentecost is on Sunday 20 May. Pentecost Journey Joy Cowley Breathe! Be aware of

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New Bishop for Dunedin

WelCom May 2018: On 26 April 2018, Bishop-Elect Michael Dooley was ordained as the new Bishop of Dunedin by Bishop Colin Campbell. The Vatican announced on 23 February this year, Pope Francis appointment of Fr Michael Dooley as the new Bishop of Dunedin. He is the seventh Bishop of Dunedin and succeeds Bishop Colin Campbell who

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World Communications Day

WelCom May 2018: “The truth will set you free” – World Communications Day Dave Mullin ‘Pilate asked him, “What is truth?”’. Pilate could not have known that his words to Jesus would resound so clearly in 2018. World Communications Day, the only worldwide celebration called for by the Second Vatican  Council – Inter Mirifica, 1963 –

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Christ’s humanity in our communities

WelCom May 2018: Bishop Charles Drennan preached the following homily on the occasion of the Chrism Mass during Holy Week, at the Cathedral of the Holy Spirit, Tuesday 27 March, 2018. A couple of weeks ago Stephen Hawking died. During his life he was considered to be the most intelligent person on earth. He was also

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Call for more foster caregivers

WelCom May 2018: Let the children come’ Do you and your family have the ability to provide a safe, stable, nurturing and loving home? Social agencies are calling for more foster caregivers at a time of a chronic shortage of caregivers. Catholic Social Services works in close partnership with Oranga Tamariki – Ministry for Children and

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He Hīkoi Whakapono: A Journey of Faith

WelCom May 2018: WelCom’s Hīkoi of Faith this month visits Sacred Heart Parish of Reefton, the southern-most pastoral area of the Archdiocese of Wellington. The parish area covers Murchison in the north to Ikamatua in the south. To the west it borders with the West Coast Parish of St Canice, Westport. To the east it is

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St Joseph’s Taihape – WelCom Quiz

WelCom May 2018: Once a month Julie Barnett, Year 7–8 teacher at St Joseph’s School Taihape, uses the latest issue of WelCom to put together a quiz for her class. Julie, who has been constructing the newspaper quizzes since June 2014 when she moved into the senior class, explains the process. Every month, as part of

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