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
Season of Creation: Caring for our “common home”
Cardinal John’s newsletter | 29th September 2022
Support Life Sunday
Support Life Sunday is on the 9th October. The theme for this year is “You are not alone – accompanying and caring for people living with mental illness”
Updated Covid-19 protocols
With the Government’s Announcement on Monday 12 September to end the Covid-19 Protection framework, this means we can resume practices previously suspended if Parish communities feel safe doing so.
Queen Elizabeth II and her devotion to God
Cardinal John’s newsletter | 15th September 2022
NZ Catholics urged to support hospices and palliative care by direct action
Media release by the NZ Catholic Bishops Conference – 5th September 2022.
Māori Language Week – Te Wiki o te Reo Māori
Māori Language Week – Te Wiki o te Reo Māori, September 12, 2022 – September 18, 2022
Nelson/Marlborough Floods Appeal
An appeal has been organised by Wellington Catholic Social Services and Caritas in response to the Nelson and Marlborough Floods.
EJP Commission submission on Water Services Entities Bill
The Wellington Archdiocese Ecology, Justice and Peace (EJP) Commission made an oral submission on Monday 29 September to the Finance and Expenditure Select Committee in support of the Water Services Entities Bill.
Season of Creation: Listen to the Voice of Creation
An excerpt written by the National Liturgical Office on the Season of Creation which is from 1 September – 4 October 2022.
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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