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Young people prepare for World Day of the Poor

WelCom October 2018: ‘The Lord listens to the poor who cry out to Him’ – from Message of His Holiness Pope Francis for Second World Day of the Poor, 18 November 2018. Annette Scullion Fratello, an international charity, based in France and which promotes the World Day of the Poor, has invited the Archdiocese of Wellington

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Venerable Suzanne Aubert Celebration Day – 7 October 2018

WelCom October 2018: Suzanne Aubert | Meri Hōhepa A woman of great faith | He wahine whakapono nui Catholics invited to follow in Suzanne Aubert’s footsteps Sunday 7 October 2018 marks the third annual Celebration Day for Venerable Suzanne Aubert in all Catholic churches throughout New Zealand. On that day parishioners will be asked to participate

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Stop, Be Silent and Listen to the Poor

WelCom October 2018: “This poor man cried, and the Lord heard him” (Ps 34:6) – The opening words in his Holiness Pope Francis’ Message for the Second World Day of the Poor, 18 November 2018. When we read in Scriptures that God hears the cry of the poor, it doesn’t just mean noticing passively; it means

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Call for a radical change in governance

WelCom October 2018: Bishop Charles Drennan, Bishop of Palmerston North Once every five years, the priests in New Zealand meet nationally for a professional development week. This time it was in Christchurch [10‒14 September]. And the experience was seismic. No priest or bishop could have left that week unshaken. The two input speakers – each very different

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2018 Synod of Bishops to Reflect on Young People

WelCom October 2018: Pope Francis has dedicated the 15th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops to be focused on the theme of ‘Young People, the Faith, and Vocational Discernment’. The Synod is to be held in Rome, October 3‒18, 2018. Among the discussion topics will be on how the Church should involve young people

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World Mission Sunday

WelCom October 2018: Ko te Rātapu Mīhana o te Ao 21 October 2018  |  21 o Oketopa 2018 World Mission Sunday is a day set aside for the Catholic Church throughout the world to publicly renew its commitment to the missionary movement. Instituted by Pope Pius XI in 1926 as the day of prayer for missions,

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Day of Prayer to Respect Life 2018

WelCom October 2018: The Day of Prayer to Respect Life is Sunday 14 October. This year, the focus will address pastoral issues relating to the beginning of life. Prayer for Respect Life God of life and love, you created us in your image and sent your Son to bring us life. Instil in us a respect

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Pope to canonise Paul VI, Oscar Romero in Rome October 14, 2018

WelCom October 2018: The Catholic Church will officially recognise the sainthood of Pope Paul VI and Oscar Romero, Archbishop of San Salvador, who was martyred as he was celebrating Mass. They will be canonised on 14 October 2018. The ceremony, to be celebrated by Pope Francis, will be in Rome during the month-long meeting of the

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Challenge 2000 family celebrates 30th birthday, October 2018

WelCom October 2018: Annette Scullion Challenge 2000 was founded in Wellington in 1988 by Kitty McKinley. It began with a little office with three ‘employees’. Kitty’s philosophy is that ‘love works’ sooner or later. So, with a lot of love, enthusiasm for young people, the support of a generous community and professionalism, Challenge 2000 was born.

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Young missionaries living the gospel in our communities

WelCom October 2018: Missionary calling in youth ministry Tausilia McClutchie Kia Ora, Talofa lava my name is Tausilia Mcclutchie. I am of Samoan and Māori decent and I am from the beautiful Te Tairawhiti, Gisborne. My role at the Palmerston North Diocese is part of the youth team as the St Peter’s College Chaplain in Palmerston

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