Category: Wel-com

Rā whānau!

WelCom August 2019: Deirdre Hanlon Celebrating the 184th anniversary of birth of Suzanne Aubert, Meri Hōhepa On 19 June the Sisters of Compassion celebrated the annual commemoration of Suzanne Aubert’s birth, joined by many inspired by Suzanne’s life, work and legacy of compassion. Students from local primary schools and colleges, and members of the Suzanne Aubert

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Catholic Schools Day 2019 celebrated across the country

WelCom August 2019: On Tuesday 28 May Catholic Schools Day was celebrated throughout New Zealand with many schools joining together for the day. It was an opportunity unite and to recognise not only the contribution Catholic schools make to communities but also their commitment to academic excellence and their unique special character dimension. Catholic schools seek

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CEC video competition underway

WelCom August 2019: Make a video of someone you know who is a ‘Saint Next Door’. The Catholic Enquiry Centre video competition (www.videocompetition.nz) is open for entries and CEC is calling on all students and recent school leavers of all faiths and denominations to share the stories of ‘saints’ in their lives. Enter this video competition

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2019 SINGout4JUSTICE winners

WelCom August 2019: Winners of the 2019 Caritas SINGout4JUSTICE song-writing competition, from more than 82 students from throughout New Zealand, were announced in July. The annual competition provides a platform for intermediate and secondary school students to share concerns on important issues through song. Each winner receives $500 in prizes towards their musical development. This year’s

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Rewards of TCI studies

WelCom August 2019: Palmerston North’s Lecturer and Diocesan Coordinator for The Catholic Institute, Rosalie Connors, invited some TCI students involved in teaching at Catholic schools to share impressions of their TCI Religious Studies courses. Hollie I’ve had such a fantastic experience with TCI. The lecturers are really understanding of other commitments ‒ in my case my

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Applications Invited for Catholic Foundation Scholarships

WelCom August 2019: Four Catholic Foundation Scholarships are available to students living in the Wellington Archdiocese who are in their final year of secondary education. Scholarships of $2,000 each for the first year of tertiary education are: The Catholic Foundation Scholarship open to all students undertaking tertiary study. The Margaret Ryan Scholarship for students studying for

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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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Why Study Theology?

WelCom August 2019: Cardinal John Dew, Archbishop of Wellington For many years I have subscribed to the periodical entitled The Pastoral Review. It arrives from England every couple of months. I look forward to the Scripture reflections, which help me in the preparation of homilies and to the different spiritual and theological articles it provides. The May/June

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