Category: Wel-com

Children’s Liturgy Newlands

WelCom September 2018: Kitty McKinley Youth Leaders from Challenge 2000 have partnered with St Andrew’s in Newlands to provide training for local young people to continue to offer child friendly liturgy sessions each Sunday. For Children’s Liturgy, our youth leaders read a child-centred gospel that led into a craft activity focusing on Jesus being the ‘Bread

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Apostolic Nuncio to depart New Zealand for new post in Uruguay

WelCom August 2018: Annette Scullion New Zealand Apostolic Nuncio, Archbishop Martin Krebs, bids farewell to Aotearoa-New Zealand this month as the Pope’s representative to New Zealand and neighbouring Pacific Island nations. WelCom interviewed Archbishop Krebs before his departure. Q. Please describe the role of Apostolic Nuncio. The role is two-fold to promote identity and openness. I

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2018 Māori Pastoral Care Appeal

WelCom August 2018: He aha te mea nui o te ao? He tangata, he tangata, he tangata What is the most important thing in the world? It is the people, the people, the people The 2018 Māori Pastoral Care Appeal for the Archdiocese of Wellington takes place on Sunday, 26 August and at Vigil Masses on

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Mass for People affected by Divorce or Separation

WelCom August 2018: Pope Francis is asking us to ensure everyone feels included in our parishes. When a marriage fails and peoples’ circumstances change, those affected can feel like they are no longer welcome in our communities and at Mass. This should not be the case. Cardinal John warmly invites all who are affected by divorce

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Wellington Cathedral closes

WelCom August 2018: The doors to the Metropolitan Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, Hill St, Wellington, that have welcomed parishioners, visitors and concert goers for decades, have been closed following a Structural Engineer’s report in July. The experiences of the Christchurch and Kaikōura earthquakes have made it prudent for building owners to reassess their buildings. The

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Cathedral Closure

WelCom August 2018: A time for us to deepen our faith communities and to hear the Word of God Cardinal John Dew, Archbishop of Wellington On 7 April 2005 I was led to the Cathedral (Bishop’s Chair) in Sacred Heart Cathedral and installed as the 7th Archbishop of Wellington. Little did I know then, that just over

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Call to Vocations

WelCom August 2018: Bishop Charles Drennan A highlight of my year is the annual Vocations Retreat. It brings a good dollop of hope to the Diocese. The elderly often accompany the weekend with their fervent prayers. Simply to know that it is happening uplifts everyone, perhaps in the same kind of way we feel when another

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Tongan Hastings parishioner ordained a Deacon

WelCom August 2018: Mark Richards Sunday 1 July 2018 was a wonderful day of faith, celebration and joy in the Catholic Parish of Hastings – Te Pārihi Katorika ki Heretaunga. Tevita Fakaosi was ordained to the permanent diaconate at Mass in the Church of St Peter Chanel. Tevita was surrounded by all his family, the Pasifika

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Assumption of Mary into Heaven

WelCom August 2018: The Church describes Sunday as the ‘foremost holy day of obligation’ (Catechism of the Catholic Church, n 2177). Other ‘holy days of obligation’ have always been added to the Sundays. In New Zealand, we now have only two of these additional holy days of obligation – Christmas Day and the feast of the

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Gospel Reading: Sunday 5 August 2018

WelCom August 2018: John 6: 24-35 24 When the people saw that neither Jesus nor his disciples were there, they got into those boats and crossed to Capernaum to look for Jesus. 25 When they found him on the other side, they said to him, ‘Rabbi, when did you come here?’ 26 Jesus answered: In all

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