November 2021: World Day of the Poor
The Archdiocese hosted a webinar on the Fifth World Day of the Poor, focusing on experiences and perspectives from recent Archdiocesan Benefit Impacts. We heard short presentations from organisers of the Benefit Impacts, and there was an opportunity to chat directly in breakout rooms with community advocates who took part.
A video of the main public aspects of the webinar is available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDYF_3XbOHI&t=1198s
November 2020: World Day of the Poor
Despite the uncertainty of the Covid-19 restrictions and lockdowns of 2020, the Archdiocesan Mass for the World Day of the Poor was able to go ahead at St Joseph’s Levin with contributions from many communities of the parish, including the Tongan community (pictured). Cardinal John encouraged all families and households of the Archdiocese to find ways to safely share food with others, to continue to reach out at a time when we were often unable to meet in person.
Archdiocese of Wellington – World Day of the Poor 2020
November 2019: World Day of the Poor
Pop-up free stores to mark the World Day of the Poor, organised by the Society of St Vincent de Paul, were held at Central Park flats in Brooklyn, Ōtaki, Levin, Porirua, Petone, Stokes Valley, Naenae and Wainuiomata. The Compassion Soup Kitchen offered meals sponsored by parishes and community groups, and Cardinal John invited people of the Archdiocese to join him in his early morning inner city walk.
Archdiocese of Wellington – World Day of the Poor 2019
November 2018: World Day of the Poor
Pop-up free stores organised by the Society of St Vincent de Paul, seminars and workshops, an Archdiocesan Mass in Taita, community contributions at the Compassion Soup Kitchen, and a collection of fruitcakes as a gesture of solidarity for earthquake recovery households in Kaikōura were among the contributions made to the 2018 World Day of the Poor. Archdiocese of Wellington – World Day of the Poor 2018