“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

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image of the Cardinals Crest Cardinal’s reflections

Cardinal John Dew

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Pope Francis recently compared the Gospel account of the frightened disciples in a boat in a storm calling on Jesus to rescue them to the global pandemic. He said "Let us invite Jesus into the boats of our lives. Let us hand over our fears to him so that he can conquer them."
In this reflection on 1 April Fr John Quang SVD from Te Wairua Tapu-Holy Spirit Parish wrote about his own experience as a Vietnamese boat person.
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WelCom April 2020, Issue 381

Due to Covid-19, WelCom is currently not being printed or distributed to parishes and schools. The April 2020 issue of WelCom is available online here.