“The world is a joyful mystery." Laudato Si 12
“We journey through this land seeking God" LS 244
“The climate is a common good…” Laudato Si 23
Photo of the ADW Thinking Stone - carved in Oamaru stone by Master Carver, Lou Kereopa, it is rich in Christian Māori symbolism

We are the Catholic community of the lower North and upper South Islands of Aotearoa New Zealand, following Jesus Christ by celebrating and sharing faith, growing in community, caring for our common home, and working for justice and peace

image of the Cardinals Crest Cardinal’s reflections

Cardinal John Dew

16 hours ago

Now we are back in COVID-19 Alert Level 1 and can gather without restriction on numbers, we will be celebrating Sunday Masses together again. However some restrictions are still in place in parishes, including not shaking hands at the Sign of Peace. Some parishes have begun using Sign Language at the Sign of Peace, which people have enjoyed and which acknowledges our deaf community. I encourage everyone to consider doing this, and this video from the Diocese of Auckland shows how to use sign language to offer the sign of peace.
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NauMai – WelCom September 2020, Issue 386

NauMai – WelCom September 2020 is in parishes and schools as our monthly printed newspaper.