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Mass for support and healing

WelCom August 2019: Chris Duthie-Jung ‘Behold, I am doing a new thing, now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.’ ‒ Isaiah 43:19 Many people in our parish communities are quietly and gracefully living out their Baptismal calling after experiencing a marriage

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The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

WelCom August 2019: Te Tangohanga o Meri Takakau Tapu 15 August 2019 – 5 Akuhata 2019 Glimpsing the Joy that awaits us through Mary’s Assumption Mātakitakina te Harikoa e tāria ana mā te Tangohanga o Meri The Catholic Church in New Zealand has the Assumption of Mary as patron. The first missionary outreach to Oceania was

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National Vocations Awareness Week 4–11 August 2019

WelCom August 2019: Te Wiki o Ngā Karanga Tūranga Whakapono ā Motu 4–11 Akuhata 2019 National Vocations Awareness Week is a call from the Catholic Church in Aotearoa New Zealand for vocations to ordained ministry and consecrated life and to renew our prayers and support for those considering a vocational calling. Vocations come from families, communities

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Pope Francis calls for Extraordinary Month of Mission

WelCom July 2019: ‘Baptised and sent: the Church of Christ on mission in the world’ – theme for Extraordinary Mission Month, October 2019. Cardinal John Dew, Archbishop of Wellington This year marks the 100th anniversary of Pope Benedict XV’s Apostolic Letter Maximum illud (November 30, 1919) on the activities carried out by missionaries around the world. Pope

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End of Life Choice Bill passes Second Reading

WelCom July 2019: The End of Life Choice Bill is a bill before the New Zealand Parliament that seeks to give people with a terminal illness or a grievous and irremediable medical condition the option of requesting assisted dying. The first reading of the bill was in December 2017, after the bill entered the ballot in

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Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand – Caritas Aotearoa Niu Tīreni

WelCom July 2019: 50 years of ‘love in action’ – kua 50 ngā tau ‘whakaatu i te aroha me te manaakitanga’. This year marks 50 years since the New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference – He Huinga o ngā Pīhopa Katorika o Aotearoa established national bodies for Catholic overseas aid, justice and peace, and provision of lay

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Papal audience: Pope Francis meets Māori King

WelCom June 2019: Pope Francis and Māori King, His Majesty Kiingi Tuheita Pōtatau Te Wherowhero, met at a private audience at the Vatican on 26 May 2019. Kiingi Tuheita Pōtatau Te Wherowhero was accompanied by his wife Makau Ariki Atawhai and his daughter Te Puhi Ariki Ngā Hono i te Po. It was his first visit

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New Zealand Bishops support Pope’s call for mandatory reporting

WelCom June 2019: In early May, Pope Francis issued a landmark decree making it mandatory for clerics and religious to report incidents of sexual abuse or cover-ups to church authorities and allowing anyone to complain directly to the Vatican if needed. By publishing this decree, Motu Proprio – ‘Vos Estis Lux Mundi (You Are the Light

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Day of Prayer for Refugees and Migrants

WelCom June 2019: Te Rā Karakia mō te Hunga Rerenga Rāhui me te Hunga Manene Sunday, 23 June 2019 | Rātapu, 23 o Hune 2019 Helping new families in our communities Dave Olivier One of the main areas in which Catholic Social Services in Tory St Wellington are blessed to have received support from many parishes

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A time for coming together

WelCom May 2019: Over 250 people were killed and around 500 others were injured in six coordinated attacks on churches and hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, 21 April. Among the targets in Colombo, Negombo and Batticaloa were two Catholic churches – St Anthony’s Shrine in the capital and St Sebastian’s Church in Negombo, north

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