WelCom October 2021
The Catholic community in the centre of Wellington underwent a significant change on Sunday 1 August 2021. The former parish of St Joseph’s in Mt Victoria officially ceased to be part of the Catholic Parish of Wellington South to become part of the Wellington Central Parish of St Mary of the Angels.
The celebration began at St Joseph’s Church at 9am with Mass led by Cardinal John Dew and concelebrated with priests from both Wellington South, and St Mary of the Angels and the Society of Mary. Cardinal John acknowledged St Joseph’s recent history in the Wellington South Parish and formally enacted the incorporation of St Joseph’s Church into the Parish of St Mary of the Angels.
The liturgy was a beautiful simple celebration of two communities coming together on pilgrimage of hope and promise of new life as one faith community in Wellington Central.