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
Clergy Appointments in 2024
The Clergy Appointment list for 2024.
Volunteer as a member of the Ecology, Justice and Peace Commission in 2024
Are you motivated to contribute to work for justice and peace inspired and informed by Catholic Social Teaching? The Archdiocesan Ecology Justice and Peace Commission and Committees (Integral Ecology, Poverty,…
Formation opportunities in 2024
The Archdiocese of Wellington’s Church Mission team is the pastoral support team that seeks to enable intentional missionary discipleship in the parishes of the Archdiocese of Wellington through delivering workshops,…
Te Kahu o te Ora flip book resource
The landmark bishops’ teaching document Te Ahu o te Ora: A Consistent Ethic of Life is now available online as an easy-to-read flip book from here: https://www.catholic.org.nz/resources/te-kahu/ Te Kahu o…
Commitment to Synodality – supporting our local Church in Mission
Over the weekend of 17th – 18th November 2023, two meetings relating to the Archdiocese’s commitment to Synodality were held. The Archdiocesan Pastoral Council (APC) met with Levin Parish to…
Purchase a copy of “Steadfast in Hope: The Story of the Archdiocese of Wellington 1850 – 2000” by Michael O’Meeghan SM
We are selling some copies of “Steadfast in Hope: The Story of the Archdiocese of Wellington 1850 – 2000” by Michael O’Meeghan SM. About the book: Steadfast in Hope is…
Parish Pastoral Councils meet in Wellington
This week the Parish Pastoral Councils met together. 10 of our Parishes were represented. The main topic discussed was on unifying parish communities. Archbishop Paul also joined the meeting to…
Archbishop Paul Martin SM presented with symbolic Metropolitan’s pallium in Mass at St Mary of the Angels Wellington
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…
Archbishop Paul’s newsletter – 7 November 2023
“Greetings to you as we come to this month of November. I am very pleased to be home in this wonderful country of ours. The Synod in Rome was an experience that I feel very privileged to have attended.”
WelCom community articles
When Cyclone Gabrielle’s devastating floods tore through properties and homes across many parts of the North Island on 14 February, thousands of people were left homeless or with badly-damaged houses and properties, and ruined personal possessions. Among the most treasured but damaged personal items for some were their precious family Bibles, which had been passed down through generations. Within days a number of people were in contact with Bill Tito, master craftsman and book-repair specialist, asking for his help to mend and restore their rescued but near-ruined Bibles.
Hands up for New Zealand Sign Language
New Zealand Sign Language Week, from 8–14 May 2023, is organised by Deaf Aotearoa to raise awareness of the language and culture of New Zealand’s Deaf community. The theme for NZSL week 2023 is: ‘Together we can make NZSL thrive’ and the tagline is: ‘Hands up if you’re ready to sign with us!’
New Catholic Parish of Buller and Inangahua
Two of the oldest parishes in the archdiocese are amalgamating. Sacred Heart parish, founded 1874 and based in Reefton, and St Canice’s parish, founded 1867 and based in Westport, are to become the ‘Catholic Parish of Buller and Inangahua.’
Blessing of the Oils during Holy Week
During Holy Week at special Chrism Masses in diocesan cathedrals and churches around the globe, oils to be used in the Sacramental life of the Church, are blessed and distributed to representatives to take back to their parishes and faith communities.
Over the last couple of years the Archdiocese of Wellington has been talking with Ngāti Kapumanawawhiti (Ngāti Kapu), whose ancestors made land available at Pukekaraka, Ōtaki, for the Catholic Mission in 1851.
Cathedral corner: Living through change
Sacred Heart Cathedral is no stranger to change.
In her 122-year history, the mother church of the Wellington Archdiocese has been altered in shape and colour and furnishing, as well as in response to liturgical reforms.
Annual Pasifika celebration day attracts thousands in Levin
Fale Pasifika Horowhenua held its annual Pasifika Celebration Day on Saturday, 11 March, at the Levin Domain. An estimated 4000 people enjoyed cultural performances from Fiji, Kiribati, Samoa and Tonga.
Wellington’s St Gerard’s Church and Monastery sold
St Gerard’s Monastery on Mt Victoria has been sold to new owners.
The landmark heritage building went on the market on 24 February. The category one, heritage-listed church and monastery building, which had been listed with a declared RV of $16.9 million, was sold in March after three weeks on the market.
National Vocations Awareness Week
30 April–6 May 2023
National Vocation Awareness Week is an annual week of the Catholic Church dedicated to promoting vocations to the priesthood, diaconate and consecrated life through prayer and education, and to renew prayers and support for those considering these vocations.
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