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Developing new technology for commercial and social enterprise

WelCom February 2019: David Ivory St John’s College Social Enterprise Team and creators of ‘GEORGE’ took out two of the six National Excellence Awards at the Young Enterprise Scheme gala event in Wellington, December 6, 2018. The Hastings team of eight Year 12 and 13 students, won the Unitec Award for Enterprising Technology and the Gallagher

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Young Enterprise Scheme Winners

WelCom February 2019: Congratulations to 12 ‘The Final Straw’ team members from St Mary’s College Wellington who won the National Award for Social Enterprise with their entry in the 2018 Lion Foundation Young Enterprise Scheme (YES). The award was presented in Wellington last December. The YES programme requires students to create and run a company to

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Sacred Heart Cathedral expands to Wilton

WelCom February 2019: After more than six months with Sunday Mass at St Mary’s College Hall, Sacred Heart Cathedral parishioners are once again on the move. From the first weekend in February, the 5.30pm Saturday Vigil and the 10.30am Sunday Mass will be celebrated at St Thomas More Church, Worcester St, Wilton. The regular 7pm Sunday

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Archdiocese Clergy Appointments 2019

WelCom February 2019: Cardinal John Dew, Archbishop of Wellington, confirmed the following clergy appointments late last year for the Archdiocese of Wellington, to take effect from 1 February 2019. Holy Family, Porirua East Missionaries of Faith Fr Andrew Antonio, Parish Priest Assistants – Fr Tuli Paulo and Fr Ramesh Songa Sacred Heart, Reefton Fr David Gruschow,

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Prayer for World Day of the Sick: 11 February

WelCom February 2019: Parishes throughout New Zealand are being encouraged to mark the 2019 World Day of the Sick on 11 February through prayer, reflection, anointing of the sick and a pastoral response to acknowledge care givers. St John Paul II instituted World Day of the Sick in 1992. Since then it has been celebrated all

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Joint Day of Worship: 20 February

WelCom February 2019: Trevor McGlinchey On February 20, the United Nations Day of Social Justice, the New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services will join with its member churches and church social services agencies in worship to focus on those who are poor and marginalised in society. Joining in prayer is a witness to our unity

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He Hīkoi Whakapono: A Journey of Faith

WelCom February 2019: WelCom’s Hikoi of Faith returns to the Palmerston North Diocese as we continue to feature pastoral areas in the two dioceses. This year begins with a visit to Our Lady of the Snows Parish in the central North Island plateau area of Tongariro National Park and hill country areas around Taihape. Our Lady

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TCI Students’ Graduation 2018

WelCom February 2019: Zachariah Duke On Tuesday, 27 November 2018, The Catholic Institute of Aotearoa New Zealand – Te Pūtahi Katorika ki Aotearoa, hosted a graduation for its 2018 students. In a simple and heartfelt ceremony at St Joseph’s Parish, Mt Victoria, TCI admitted 23 students who graduated from qualifications in Religious Education and Pastoral Ministry.

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Building a faith journey

WelCom February 2019: Tony Harrington A few years ago, I had to make a decision about engaging a professional painter to paint our weatherboard home. I was leaning towards DIY as I had that general kiwi attitude, ‘it’ll be okay’. I eventually made the decision to use a painter and after seeing how much preparation was

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A Powerful Story

WelCom February 2019: A few years ago, I learned something that started me on a journey of reflection. It is this. Of the three Abrahamic religions – Judaism, Christianity and Islam – the only one to believe in the Fall and Original Sin, is Christianity. Why was this? I wondered. I knew the origin of the

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