A time for coming together

WelCom May 2019: Over 250 people were killed and around 500 others were injured in six coordinated attacks on churches and hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, 21 April. Among the targets in Colombo, Negombo and Batticaloa were two Catholic churches – St Anthony’s Shrine in the capital and St Sebastian’s Church in Negombo, north

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Pope releases document summarising Synod on Youth

WelCom May 2019: Pope Francis has urged young people to embrace their role as the present and the future of the Catholic Church by building relationships with their community and with God. His latest apostolic exhortation was signed on 25 March and released 2 April 2019, following last year’s Synod of Bishops on Young People, the

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Mary Month of May – Ko Meri, ko te mārama o Haratua

WelCom May 2019: The month of May is a special time to honour our Blessed Mother Mary. Marian devotions may include singing Marian hymns, readings, homilies, and reciting the rosary. In his 1951 encyclical Ingruentium malorum Pope Pius XI wrote: The custom of the family recitation of the Holy Rosary is a most efficacious means. What

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