Category: Wel-com

Elephant Issues: Gender, Sexuality and Young People

WelCom October 2018: Isabella McCafferty A group of around 30 people from across Wellington City, gathered on the evening of 11 September to discuss the topic of gender and sexuality in the context of ministry with young people. The forum aimed to provide a place to explore some of the challenges we face around understanding gender

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The Way: Young Adult Formation Programme

WelCom October 2018: The sixth session of the Wellington Archdiocese Young Adult Formation Programme ‘The Way’ took place on Sunday, 6 August, exploring our understanding of and relationship with the Holy Spirit. Around 20 participants gathered for the afternoon session. They then headed to St Mary of the Angels for Mass, and finished the day with

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Challenge 2000 Odyssey Programme

WelCom October 2018: Aaron Itinteang Odyssey is a 10-week youth development programme for leadership and faith led by Challenge 2000. On our programme we have a mix of 20 students, Uni students and young workers. Recently, we focused on building community and trust activities. We began with some fun games, followed by an introduction about what

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Apply now – The Suzanne Aubert Tertiary Scholarship is open

WelCom October 2018: Tertiary students in the Archdiocese of Wellington and the Diocese of Palmerston North who are entering into their third year of study are invited to apply for a Suzanne Aubert Tertiary Scholarship. Each student selected receives $3000 towards their third year of tertiary study. For more details and an application form please apply

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St Francis de Sales Church no longer has earthquake-prone status

WelCom October 2018: Fr David Dowling In 2013 St Francis de Sales Church building was classified as earthquake-prone after being assessed as only 21 per cent of the New Building Standard (NBS). The church remained open but the children and staff at nearby St Francis de Sales School were not allowed to access it. Following a

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International Food Fair

WelCom October 2018: Mrs Amelie Kelder, HOLA Languages During term two at St Mary’s College Wellington, Year 10 Languages and Māori studies’ students learned about food and customs around food. The two groups wanted to further celebrate the variety of cultures we have at St Mary’s and to create an authentic learning activity for the school community

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Confirmations for Our Lady of the Bays

WelCom October 2018: The Sacrament of Confirmation was celebrated on Sunday 24 June in Our Lady of The Bays Parish of Richmond, Motueka, and Takaka. Cardinal John Dew confirmed 33 young candidates at the Mass held at St Peter Chanel Church in Motueka. The group was blessed to have Bishop Paul Martin concelebrating. He was also

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Papal Letter to “the People of God”

WelCom September 2018: For the first time, Pope Francis has written a letter to the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics about sexual abuse. Past letters on sexual abuse scandals have been addressed to bishops and faithful of individual countries. In his letter, Pope Francis has responded to widespread revelations of clerical sexual abuse of 1000 children and

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Te Wiki o te Reo Māori 2018 – Māori Language Week 2018

WelCom September 2018: Māori Language Week, te Wiki o te Reo Māori, promotes the use of Māori language, one of the three official national languages of this country – Māori, English and New Zealand Sign Language. The dates for 2018 Māori Language Week are September 10–16 with the theme ‘Kia Kaha Te Reo Māori’. The Catholic

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