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
Upcoming event: Mass to dedicate St Mary’s of the Angels church as the National Shrine of Aotearoa.
Sunday 14 August, 2pm, at St Mary’s of the Angels Church in Boulcott Street, Wellington.
Reflection: The Assumption of Mary
Peter Healy from the Integral Ecology Committee of the Archdiocese’s Ecology, Justice and Peace Commission shares a reflection.
Itinerary from Aotearoa to World Youth Day in Lisbon 2023
Itinerary details for the pilgrimage from Aotearoa to the 2023 World Youth Day event in Lisbon.
Reflecting on ideas raised during the Synod process.
Cardinal John’s newsletter | 4th August 2022
“You will be my witnesses to the ends of the earth.”
Cardinal John’s newsletter | 21st July 2022
World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly 2022
Sunday 24 July 2022 is the World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly.
Upcoming Liturgy Workshop: Sacramentality & Sacraments of Initiation
Wednesday 17th August 2022, 7pm. Register with Chris Walkerdine at email@example.com.
Synodality in the Church.
Cardinal John’s newsletter | 7th July 2022
“Family love: vocation and way to holiness” – World Meeting of Families 2022
At the conclusion of the recent 10th World Meeting of Families in Rome, Pope Francis addressed thousands of families present in Rome and participating online from around the world. The…
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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