WelCom November 2020
The Archdiocese of Wellington’s Launch Out candidates have been working on pastoral projects in parishes throughout this year. They will formally present their project results to Cardinal John Dew, mentors, parish priests and Archdiocese directors at the Catholic Centre on 21 November.
The eight candidates are from Te Wairua Tapu, Holy Trinity, Our Lady of Hope, Wellington South, Star of the Sea and St Theresa’s Plimmerton parishes.
‘This has been a year to remember because of the pandemic and I am personally heartened to know how well the candidates were still able to serve their parishes with plans all up in the air’, says Maya Bernado, manager of the Launch Out formation programme. ‘What they have achieved is a good message of hope for us all.’
Launch Out is the programme the Archdiocese has developed for those who wish to become Lay Pastoral Leaders in parishes. It involves four to eight years of intensive study, pastoral experience and spiritual formation.