This is the Archdiocese of Wellington and its people, working together to deepen their faith in Jesus Christ and to develop a community which supports the good of all. Everyone is welcome, and there are many ways to be involved, through parishes, schools, chaplaincies and Catholic organizations. “The future is, most of all, in the hands of those people who recognize the other as a ‘you’ and themselves as part of an ‘us.’ We all need one other.” Pope Francis
Catholic Caring Foundation Appeal for Auckland Floods
Bishop Steve has launched an emergency flood relief appeal to provide vital funds for the flood recovery.
From the Archives: St Joseph’s Centenary
FROM THE ARCHIVES: ST JOSEPH’S PAUATAHANUI St Joseph’s in Pauatahanui is one of the oldest surviving Catholic churches in the Wellington region, although in its 145 years it has had…
Happy New Year to you all.
Cardinal John’s newsletter | 26 January 2023.
Filipino community’s celebration of Santo Niño Sunday
Cardinal John Dew shares a reflection on the celebration of Santo Niño Sunday.
NZ Catholic response to Synod’s Continental Stage document published
The New Zealand Catholic Church response to the “Document for the Continental Stage” of Pope Francis’s Synod on Synodality has been published.
Aulouto times – February/March
February/March mass times led by the Catholic Samoan community.
NZ Catholic Church leaders publish statement of commitments to abuse survivors
Media release from the New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference.
Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI 1927-2022
In Wellington, a Requiem Mass for Pope Benedict XVI was held on Thursday the 5th of January at 7:00 PM in our Pro Cathedral, St Teresa’s, Karori.
Archdiocesan Offices Christmas Hours
Our offices will be closed from midday Friday 23 December and reopening Monday 9 January 2023.
WelCom community articles
National hui on Synod – ‘The unpredictability of grace’
WelCom August 2022 Cardinal John gave the opening address at the National Synod Day, held at St Catherine’s College in Wellington on July 2, 2022. Here are excerpts from that…
Major upgrade for St Pat’s Kilbirnie
WelCom August 2022 Michael Fitzsimons An ambitious modernisation and seismic resilience programme is set to radically transform the St Patrick’s College Kilbirnie campus. This is the first significant upgrade of…
Vinnies respond to ongoing demand
WelCom August 2022 Michael Fitzsimons Vinnies hubs and networks around the country are continuing to meet a strong demand for assistance as the rising cost of living impacts on disadvantaged…
Masking up for Term 3: Managing winter illnesses and Covid-19
WelCom August 2022 A combination of the usual Term 3 winter illnesses and Covid-19 is likely to put more pressure on your school, kura and community, the Ministry of Education…
WelCom August 2022 In a recent briefing to the Council of Priests, Cardinal John advised of the need to remain cautious during this pandemic. ‘As a recent victim of Covid-19,…
The impact of Covid-19 on our Catholic school communities
WelCom August 2022 Dr Kevin Shore, Chief Executive, NZ Catholic Education Office The school holidays [July] have come at just the right time for many of our Catholic school communities…
New CE for Te Kupenga
WelCom August 2022 Robert Blucher has been appointed chief executive of Te Kupenga – Catholic Leadership Institute. He is currently Northern Regional Manager of Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu…
He Hīkoi Whakapono: A Journey of Faith
WelCom August 2022 This month WelCom’s Hīkoi Te Whakapono, Journey of Faith, visits St Francis of Assisi Ohariu Parish. The parish encompasses Wellington’s northern suburbs including Crofton Downs, Ngaio, Khandallah,…
Liturgical reception for Archbishop Paul Martin
WelCom August 2022 A liturgical reception is being held for Archbishop Paul Martin sm at St Teresa’s Church, Karori, 6pm, Friday, 12 August. The reception is expected to take the…
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