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
Watch: New Zealand experiences on the Synod of Synodality
Archbishop Paul Mart SM, Wairarapa parish Priest Fr Dennis Nacorda, and Auckland Vicar for Māori Manuel Beazley have shared their experiences of the Holy Father’s Synod on Synodality in Rome.
Pope Francis’ Homily: Ash Wednesday
When you give alms, or pray or fast, take care to do these things in secret, for your Father sees in secret (cf. Mt 6:4). “Go to your room”: this is the invitation that Jesus addresses to each of us at the beginning of the Lenten journey.
Photos: Life Teen Summer Camp 2024
Life Teen Aotearoa New Zealand have released the first lot of photos from the 8th Life Teen Summer Camp held last month.
Pope Francis’ message for Lent 2024
Through the Desert God Leads us to Freedom.
Catholic Schools Commissioning Mass 2024
Maria Fouhy (Secondary Religious Education Advisor at Catholic Schools Education Services) writes about the Schools Commissioning Masses in 2024 held in the Wellington region and Nelson.
Tomas Halik seminar held in Wellington
On Thursday 8 February, Tomas Halik presented a free, interactive seminar in Wellington on the topic “What does it mean to have faith? Belief in todays world.”
Exploring vocation in Wellington
A group of young men have just spent the weekend at Camp Elsdon reflecting, praying together, sharing their faith journeys and exploring vocation.
Waitangi Day Mass and blessing and recognition of the gift of the Hata Maria Shrine
On Tuesday 6 February 2024, a special Mass for Waitangi Day was held, which also included the Blessing and Recognition of the gift of the Hata Maria Shrine at St…
Farewell to Tania Halliday
Yesterday we farewelled Tania Halliday who has been the Executive Assistant for the Archbishop’s Office for 7.5 years, as well as serving many years within the Archdiocese in other ministries. …
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Diaconate ordination of Matthew White
Seminarian Matthew White was ordained a deacon by Archbishop Paul Martin sm on Sunday 12 November at St Teresa’s Pro-Cathedral, Karori.
Members of Matthew’s family, friends, clergy and several parishioners from his home parish Te Ngākau Tapu in Porirua and from Ōtari parish in Wellington were all there to support him.
Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,
I want to take the opportunity to wish you all a blessed and holy Christmas. These days of Advent pass so quickly in the busyness of the end of our year.
Architectural gem almost fully polished
The revitalised columns and frontage of Sacred Heart Cathedral, signal the approach of the long-awaited reopening of this Archdiocesan treasure.
Archbishop Paul Martin sm presented with symbolic Metropolitan’s pallium
Archbishop of Wellington Paul Martin sm received his Metropolitan Archbishop’s pallium and also blessed the iconic Holy Mary Mother of God artwork during the same 5pm Mass at St Mary of the Angels Church in Wellington, on Sunday 5 November.
Te Kahu o te Ora: A Consistent Ethic of Life
The landmark New Zealand bishops’ teaching document Te Kahu o te Ora: A Consistent Ethic of Life is now available online as an easy-to-read flip book, reached from a button on the NZCBC home page: catholic.org.nz or from: catholic.org.nz/resources/te-kahu/
Canonical Bodies meet
Every year in November, the archdiocesan Canonical Bodies meet with the archbishop to share reports about the year passed, and their vision and strategies for the year ahead. They include the Archdiocesan Pastoral Council (APC), the Board of Administration, the Council of Priests, and the Directors of the Archdiocese.
Anointing Mass a ‘nourishing’ event
The Sacrament of anointing with oil gave a sense of community, healing and the Lord’s presence to those gathered at St Mary’s Church, Blenheim, for a special mid-week Mass in July.
Farewell from Marist Sisters
A farewell afternoon tea was held for Srs Francine McGovern sm and Margaret Vaney sm, at Our Lady of Hope, Tawa, on 28 October. The Sisters are the last of many Marist Sisters who have ministered in the Archdiocese of Wellington over the last 70 years, including in Tawa for 27 years.
‘Landing the Waka’ recommences
After a four-year break, the archdiocesan induction programme for incoming clergy from overseas, called ‘Landing the Waka’, recommenced in October.
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