Grow in community

The followers of Christ in the Archdiocese of Wellington are characterised as a community on mission, ‘nurtured in a cradle of love to become a vessel of peace paddled on the spring of love’.

This community will be recognised by our:

  • Unconditional love
  • Unity in diversity
  • Inclusivity
  • Vibrancy and buzz

In this community we will be:

  • Nurtured in our heritage
  • Formed and informed in the Holy Spirit
  • Nourished by our Eucharist, celebrations and a dialogue of life in ‘living prayer’
  • Formed in a living relationship with Jesus.

This community will enable us to be:

  • Welcoming
  • Healing and forgiving.
  • Fully collaborative in ministry
  • Adapting and responsive to the needs of each person and of society
  • Biculturally committed in a multicultural environment
  • Gift to each other
  • Practising listening as an art.

We will be:

  • A community that is active, outward-looking and reaches the street
  • In the world, not separated from the world
  • A community where every member is committed through a personal relationship with Christ to making social justice alive
  • Peace-making and bi-culturally aware.

Our waka has always rested on a well of living water, so we will:

  • Connect the power of parishes into the Pastoral Areas, other faith communities and all people whom we recognise as responding to the prompting of the Spirit
  • Have the courage to speak out and witness to our belief
  • Be healing, forgiving and openly collaborative
  • Work for the transformation of the world.