Posts Tagged ‘Wellington Archdiocese’

Wellington – final decision on parish mergers announced Comments 0

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013
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The Archbishop Wellington, New Zealand, John Dew has announced  a major organisation of the parishes in the Archdiocese. Some parishes will merge to create a new parish. All parish churches will be retained. The parish mergers will be implemented over a period of two years and will be completed no later that 1 February 2016. Read more

Cardinal Rodriguez had bumpy landing in Wellington Comments 0

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013
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A miscommunication between the Vatican and New Zealand church officials resulted in an adventurous arrival for Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga when he visited Wellington, New Zealand last week. Vatican authorities provided the New Zealand officials with the wrong arrival date and he arrived a day before he was expected. Cardinal Rodriguez survived a not unusual “bumpy” Read more

Church insurance scrapped – people more important than buidings Comments 1

Friday, October 18th, 2013
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Administrative director of the Archdiocese of Wellington, Dave Mullin, says “We are not here to have big flash buildings and pay insurance premiums … we are here to help those in need.” Mullin said earthquake premiums had more than doubled since the Canterbury quakes, despite insurers offering less cover. Faced with rocketing insurance premiums, the Read more

Archbishop Dew announces next step in planning the future of the Archdiocese Comments 0

Tuesday, December 11th, 2012
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Archbishop John Dew of Wellington New Zealand says proposals for the future of the Archdiocese have been completed and will be presented for consultation early in the new year. In a circular distributed on 7 December Archbishop Dew wrote: “As you are aware, early last year I initiated a Focus Group to look at the future of the Archdiocese, and to Read more

Wellington’s lay leaders’ formation programme marks 10 years Comments 0

Friday, August 10th, 2012
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The Launch Out lay leaders’ programme in the Wellington Archdiocese is now 10 years old and the Catholic Foundation is undertaking a major fundraising drive to support this innovative ministry which has already brought vigour, energy, new life and dynamism to many pastoral areas. Since it started from discussion at the 1988 and 1998 diocesan Read more

Earthquake risk notices pinned on many Wellington Catholic Churches Comments 0

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012
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“Enter at your own risk” notices have been appearing on many of the churches in the Wellington Archdiocese.  More than half of the  Archdiocese’s buildings have been labelled as “immediate concern” of earthquake risk, with 25 churches deemed earthquake-prone. The Archdiocese  is facing a price-tag of more than $3 million just to complete assessments and Read more

Roman Missal – keep an open mind says Archbishop Dew Comments 1

Friday, March 30th, 2012
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The Archbishop of Wellington, New Zealand has asked people to keep an open mind about the new English Translation of the Roman Missal. “There are some critics of the new translation,” he says “let’s prayerfully keep a perspective on the changes and an open mind that this is, as we have been saying for a Read more

Youth ministry in Wellington receives a shake-up Comments 0

Friday, March 30th, 2012

Youth ministry in the Wellington archdiocese has received a shake-up, with a renewed focus on mentoring and training to be implemented from early next year.

A review document looking at resourcing across the archdiocese concluded funds ought to be channelled more towards supporting those already working with young people

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Parish closures or amalgamations may be inevitable Comments 0

Tuesday, May 17th, 2011
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Archbishop John Dew has announced a review into parishes in the Archdiocese of Wellington. A  group has been set up to conduct the review, and will report back after August 28. He has told parishioners that parish closures or amalgamations  “may well be inevitable”. “The viability of our fledgling pastoral areas, as well as our funding options, Read more