Category: Wel-com

Building a Future Vision

WelCom June 2018: Michael McCabe Our Lady of Kāpiti parishioners gathered recently to consider the concept drawings for their new Parish Church and Centre. These buildings are to be built adjacent to Our Lady of Kāpiti School, blessed and opened by Cardinal John Dew on the feast of St Patrick 2017. Our Lady of Kāpiti Parish

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Maps and Journeys

WelCom June 2018: Joy Cowley My spiritual journey is held and nourished by my Catholic faith; a favourite metaphor being that religion is the map and spirituality is the journey. When we are young, our religious tradition gives us that map for our faith journey. The map is crisp, new and it carries clear instruction. As

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The Feast of Corpus Christi – The Body and Blood of Christ

WelCom June 2018: How we might pray Elizabeth Julian rsm ‘Down in adoration falling …’: Pray before the Blessed Sacrament. ‘Nothing. I just look at Him and He looks at me.’ Apparently, St John Vianney said this when asked what he did sitting in the church. This article will recall briefly why we pray and how

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Matariki: Te Tau Hou Māori – Matariki: The Māori New Year

WelCom June 2018: In Aotearoa New Zealand Matariki celebrates people, culture, language, spirituality, history and respect for the environment. Matariki is the Māori name for the small but distinctive cluster of stars also known as the Pleiades. It disappears below the horizon in April and reappears in the north-eastern pre-dawn sky in late May or early

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Inculturation

WelCom June 2018: ‘A one-size-fits-all church doesn’t work for individual cultural needs.’ The Archdiocesan Synod 17 has committed to deepening our bicultural and multicultural relationships. Go, you are sent…to deepen your bicultural relationship. Go, you are sent…as members of the One Body. Jim Davis discusses inculturation within our global church. The very first use of the

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Book pre-launch and organ recital

WelCom June 2018: The Perfection of Sound – a special pre-launch recital featuring Chris Hainsworth on the Maxwell Fernie Organ will be at St Mary of the Angels Church, Boulcott St, Wellington, 7.30pm, Friday 15 June. The Maxwell Fernie Organ at St Mary of the Angels, was revolutionary in its time and has a special place

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CWL 2018 Conference: Wellington

WelCom June 2018: ‘Women Welcoming Change’ Christine Paterson About 150 members of the Catholic Women’s League of Aotearoa New Zealand – from all six dioceses – will gather in Wellington from 25 to 28 July for their biennial National Conference. It is at the Brentwood Conference Hotel in Kilbirine. Cardinal John Dew will celebrate the opening

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Marriage educators national gathering

WelCom June 2018: Wayne McTague Every two years, a marriage training weekend is held to form and encourage those involved in the ministry of marriage education in the Catholic Church in Aotearoa-New Zealand. An initiative of the Catholic Network of Marriage Educators (CNME), the training weekend seeks to form and encourage those involved in marriage

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Worldwide Marriage Encounter

WelCom June 2018: Worldwide Marriage Encounter, the largest pro-marriage organisation in the world, will celebrate its 50th anniversary this year at its June 22‒24 convention in Chicago. Worldwide Marriage Encounter is also celebrating 40 years in New Zealand this year by offering a weekend for married couples, 11‒12 August 2018, in Palmerston North. The emphasis

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