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Alert Level 2 rules relevant to Churches

Thursday, May 7th, 2020

Gatherings and events You can attend gatherings of no more than 100 people, like weddings, funerals, family events, concerts, religious services and public meetings, provided public health measures (see conditions below) can be maintained. All gatherings outside of the home (indoors and outdoors) can have no more than 100 attendees, excluding staff like waiters. Indoor Read more

Day One – the water of life

Saturday, March 28th, 2020

Setting: Make a prayer space in your room.  Whatever else you place there, put a crucifix, a bowl of water and a lit candle.  Begin your prayer with the Sign of the Cross, then – Give thanks for this new day: God of life and light, I thank you for another new beginning. For the Read more

Te Kupenga

Thursday, February 6th, 2020

Te Kupenga means “the net” or “the fishing net” and recalls the Gospel image of Jesus fishing for people. Bishop Dunn says the name resonates strongly with Pope Francis’ call to the Church to revive its missionary spirit and purpose – to put out into the deep and cast the net wide.

The Gatherings Group

Sunday, November 17th, 2019

The Gatherings Group Following the Bishop, Paul Martin’s 9 June on-screen Proposal to close 13 of our 20 remaining churches, we were engaged with a single 2-hour question and answer session in 5 areas of the diocese and then a closed-form submission process. The Gatherings Group proposed an alternative – the Good Plan. We held Read more

How the ”Can Do” attitude was installed in me-Manuele

Thursday, September 5th, 2019

How the ”Can Do” attitude was installed in me-Manuele brings a reflection on John 10:10. ”The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly”. 27-year-old, Manuele Teofilo of Christian Fellowship For Disabled, Auckland has been involved in many National camps and was a Read more

Video about Catholic Prison Chaplains

Monday, July 8th, 2019

4 July 2019 RELEASE OF NEW PRISON CHAPLAINCY VIDEO PROVIDES AN INSIGHTFUL LOOK INTO CATHOLIC CHAPLAINS WORKING IN OUR PRISONS This week, the New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference released a video on Catholic Prison Chaplaincy in New Zealand, to raise awareness around the work of the Church in our prisons. On the video’s release, Senior Read more

Washing of the Feet/Hands Jean Vanier Memorial Service, Christchurch (8 June, 2019)

Monday, June 17th, 2019

Thank you for that reading Nellie and Silke, and for the silent foot-washing, Karen and Mary. My name’s Candice Wilson, and I’ve been the Community Leader of L’Arche Kapiti for 5 years now. Before that, I was in L’Arche in Canada, and in all three of the L’Arche communities I’ve been a part of, the Read more

Regional seminars to revitalise Vinnies

Monday, June 10th, 2019

June 10, 2019 MEDIA RELEASE Regional seminars to revitalise Vinnies A series of regional seminars are being run throughout New Zealand focusing on spiritual renewal and the recruitment of new members to join the Society of St Vincent de Paul. The seminars, run by the Society’s National Spiritual Adviser Fr Jeff Drane, are being held Read more

Protesting students are non-violent witnesses to the urgency of climate change

Thursday, March 14th, 2019

MEDIA RELEASE: WELLINGTON CATHOLIC ARCHDIOCESAN COMMISSION FOR ECOLOGY, JUSTICE AND PEACE Thursday 14 March 2019 Protesting students are non-violent witnesses to the urgency of climate change The Wellington Catholic Archdiocesan Commission for Ecology, Justice and Peace is calling on school authorities to refrain from penalising students who take part in the Students’ Strike for Climate Read more

Parish review

Monday, February 18th, 2019

In the last few days I have sent your Pastoral Team and leadership group a document which contains a directive. It is very rare that I direct parishes to take a certain action, so this indicates the seriousness of what I am asking of you. Between 2013 to 2017 the Archdiocese carried out a parish Read more