WelCom June/July 2021
As an archdiocese, we seek to ensure we act wisely as we identify and respond to local community needs. Changes at the archdiocesan centre recently, to our support of local pastoral ministry, have been made to enable us to better serve pastoral needs in the archdiocese.
Significant has been the merger of Parish Leadership Ministry and Marriage, Family and Young Church Ministry, into a single new department called Church Mission. Most of the projects and services previously offered are continuing
in this new structure but there will be more opportunity for collaboration in pastoral support and without duplication.
Lay pastoral leaders, college youth ministers and Catholic centre-based pastoral staff make up the diverse but well-connected pastoral team.
Other projects managed or assisted by Church Mission include the Archdiocesan Pastoral Council; parish leadership support; adult faith and liturgy formation; ‘Having Life to the Full’ course; and many more.
We work closely with school and social service teams to assist local faith communities around the archdiocese.
Parish pastoral councils, pastoral and teaching staff, volunteer leaders and parishioners are warmly invited to contact our team members if we can help with pastoral and ministry issues where you are. We look forward to working with you!
Church Mission: Who is involved and who do you contact?
|What we do||Who we are||Where we are working|
|Three lay pastoral leaders are serving and working in the parishes.||Barbara Rowley||Te Awakairangi|
|Debbie Matheson||The Cathedral|
|Joe Green||Wellington South|
|Five YC (Young Church) Tuākana: college youth ministers have been appointed to work among five of our nine Catholic Colleges until the end of this year.||Jacob Madigan||St Pat’s Town|
|Sophia Nunns-Smith||Chanel College|
|Teariki Akavi||Bishop Viard College|
|Teresa Rayner||St Catherine’s College|
|John Richards||St Bernard’s College|
|The Church Mission team members based at the Wellington Catholic Centre on Hill St, Thorndon, are located to the right of the front doors inside the entrance, and regularly meet parishioners and leaders as well as going out to parishes and schools. The team covers a range of ministry support.|
|Launch Out – formation programme for lay pastoral leaders, chaplains and pastoral ministers in general||Maya Bernardoemail@example.com (04) 496-5182|
|Marriage Ministries – marriage preparation, enrichment, marriage documentation and records||Felicity Giltrapfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Samoan Chaplaincy support||Mika Teofiloemail@example.com|
|Family Ministries – includes ‘Building Families of Faith’ programme with parents of younger school-age children and new Sacramental Programme (see below).||Lucienne Henselfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Stewardship, Alpha and general parish support||Christine Walkerdineemail@example.com|
|Administration assistance – includes advice on parish copyright licensing and InFoodle databasing||Frank Dohertyfirstname.lastname@example.org|