WelCom August 2018: Annette Scullion New Zealand Apostolic Nuncio, Archbishop Martin Krebs, bids farewell to Aotearoa-New Zealand this month as the Pope’s representative to New Zealand and neighbouring Pacific Island nations. WelCom interviewed Archbishop Krebs before his departure. Q. Please describe the role of Apostolic Nuncio. The role is two-fold to promote identity and openness. IRead more »
Sacred Heart Cathedral
Sacred Heart Cathedral was closed on Thursday 12 July and will remain closed until further notice. A peer reviewed seismic assessment has advised that the Category I heritage listed building is ‘’earthquake prone’’, as at roof level the ceiling diaphragms are insufficient to carry loads under the current building codes. The Cathedral currently presents a risk to occupants in an earthquake.
WelCom August 2018: He aha te mea nui o te ao? He tangata, he tangata, he tangata What is the most important thing in the world? It is the people, the people, the people The 2018 Māori Pastoral Care Appeal for the Archdiocese of Wellington takes place on Sunday, 26 August and at Vigil Masses onRead more »
WelCom August 2018: Pope Francis is asking us to ensure everyone feels included in our parishes. When a marriage fails and peoples’ circumstances change, those affected can feel like they are no longer welcome in our communities and at Mass. This should not be the case. Cardinal John warmly invites all who are affected by divorceRead more »
Ngā Mihi Nui ki a koutou katoa The Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network for July was focussed on “the tiredness of priests.” Pope Francis is very realistic and down to earth and begins by saying: “The tiredness of priests… Do you know how often I think about it? Priests, with their virtues and defects, work inRead more »