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He Hīkoi Whakapono: A Journey of Faith

WelCom November 2018: The Parish of Our Lady of the Bays is located at the top of the South Island and is bounded by Nelson, Tasman Bay and Golden Bay in the North and Kahurangi National Park and Mount Richmond Forest Park. The economic base includes farming, horticulture, hops, wine, forestry, fishing, tourism and artists. The

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Inspiring Perseverance

WelCom July 2017: Tim Donkin, a year 10 pupil from St John’s College, Hastings, took part in the Junior Prepared Speech section at the O’Shea Shield competition in Lower Hutt over the weekend of 13–14 May. Tim’s speech was titled ‘Perseverance’, which is something Tim knows only too well as he suffers from the genetic, chronic

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Synod 2017: ‘Listening and Journeying Together’

WelCom June 2017: Everyone is invited to take part in the Synod 2017 participation process to contribute to the future direction of the Wellington Archdiocese for the next 10 years and beyond. Cardinal John would like to hear from you as part of this participation process. ‘I am always encouraged by the thought and time

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Priest ordained for Archdiocese

WelCom June 2017: Annette Scullion, Story and photos Cardinal John Dew ordained Cirilo Barlis at Sacred Heart Cathedral on Saturday 6 May – the day before World Day of Prayer for Vocations. Cirilo’s mother and sister travelled from the Philippines and hundreds of parishioners, friends, clergy and the Catholic Filipino community attended. Cardinal John said, ‘Cirilo,

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Tūranga Māori Appointment Announced

WelCom February 2017: News Annette Scullion Danny Karatea-Goddard of Maniapoto, Te Rarawa, Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Whatua, has been appointed the Tūranga Māori in the Archdiocese of Wellington, Cardinal John Dew announced on 25 January this year. Danny will be officially welcomed to the Archdiocese with a pōwhiri on Monday 27 February, at the Cathedral of the Sacred

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Catholic Parish of Wellington South

April 2016 Diocesan News Paul Elenio The new Parish of Wellington South was launched during a celebration that lived up to our new vision: ‘We are a community of joyful disciples, growing together and sharing Christ’s message’. Cardinal John Dew celebrated the inaugural Mass at St Patrick’s College, Kilbirnie, along with parish priest Fr David

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‘Good Grief’: personal and pastoral lesson of loss

February 2016 Reflection Part four in a series of Fr James Lyons’ writing about grief. ‘Good Grief’, the title of this chapter, is first the title of a book featuring Charles Schultz’s cartoon character, Charlie Brown. Things rarely went right for Charlie; even when they did there was likely to be some unforeseen consequence that

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A homily for The Year of Mercy

February 2016 Homily Charles E Drennan, Bishop of the Diocese of Palmerston North, preached this homily on the occasion of the opening of the Holy Doors for the Year of Mercy 2015 3rd Sunday of Advent, Year C – 13 December 2015. Recently I have been on holiday in India and Laos. My passport and

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