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Confirmations at Kaiwhaiki Marae

WelCom July 2018:

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The newly confirmed in front of photos who have gone before them in faith. Back (l-r): Te Rangitautahi Ponga, Fr Marcus Francis, Te Poutahi Ponga, Tawaroa Ponga, Bishop Charles Drennan, Ina Whanarere, Manaaki Baron-McRitchie, Joseph Barber and Te Ao Maro Baron-McRitchie. Front: Whakaae Baron, Maewa Love, Ariana Love. Not pictured: Merenia Ratana-Peina.

Bishop Charles Drennan confirmed eleven members of Ngā Paerangi whānau at a joyful and warm occasion at Kaiwhaiki Marae, Whanganui, on the feast of the Body and Blood of Christ, 3 June. Fr Marcus Francis, parish priest of the Catholic Parish of Whanganui – Te Parihi Katorika ki Whanganui, assisted. Bishop Charles prayed the Holy Spirit – Te Wairua Tapu – would strengthen their journey through life. Sr Makareta, Merekanara and Hoani Ponga supported by kuia were katekita (catechists).