Posts Tagged ‘Archdiocese of Wellington’

Seismic report closes Archdiocesan centre

Monday, April 11th, 2022

A poor seismic report has closed the Wellington Archdiocese’s Catholic Centre. The Centre’s management says the Detailed Seismic Assessment Report issued in February rated some of the Centre’s key structural elements at just 20 per cent of the New Building Standards. A peer review of the engineer’s report has been commissioned, so decisions about the Read more

Child grief and loss programme needs helpers

Thursday, May 27th, 2021

A grief and loss education programme that works with children is looking for volunteers. The programme – Seasons for Growth – aims to help emotionally and socially grieving children aged 6 to 18. These young people are dealing with major life changes such as death, divorce and significant losses. Using the metaphor of seasonal change, Read more

Financial pressures occasion change at cathedral

Monday, March 22nd, 2021
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“Ongoing unsustainable losses” at Wellington’s Sacred Heart Cathedral have put the music department in the spotlight. The financial situation has been made worse because of the cathedral’s temporary closure and Covid-19. The church says it has no option but to restructure, and if the current plan is put into action, it will see the Cathedral Read more

Christchurch bishop Paul Martin appointed Coadjutor Archbishop of Wellington

Saturday, January 2nd, 2021
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Pope Francis has appointed the Bishop of Christchurch, Paul Martin SM, as the Coadjutor Archbishop of Wellington. The appointment was announced in Rome overnight and comes into effect immediately. Archbishop of Wellington, Cardinal John Dew says he is delighted with the appointment, which comes at a time of a heavy workload in the Wellington Diocese. Read more

All public Masses suspended

Sunday, March 22nd, 2020

New Zealand’s Catholic Bishops have announced the suspension of all celebrations of Mass until further notice. The move come in response to the strong Government restrictions on public gatherings to counter the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic. Bishop of Auckland Patrick Dunn, President of the NZ Catholic Bishops Conference, said the bishops met this morning to carefully Read more

Wellington one of 12 dioceses to lead initiatives for World Day of the Poor

Thursday, November 8th, 2018

The Archdiocese of Wellington has been invited, among 12 other dioceses from around the world, to take the lead for this year’s celebration of the World Day of the Poor on November 18. Other dioceses include Manila in the Philippines and Bangui, the Central African Republic, to United States’ Boston and Europe’s Madrid and Paris. Read more

Introducing Synod 2017: Go you are sent

Monday, May 29th, 2017

Synod 2017: Go you are sent An invitation to a workshop for Synod 2017 saw over 300 parishioners from the Wellington Archdiocese’s North Island parishes working together on Sunday. This was the second Synod workshop for the Archdiocese. South Island parishes met in Nelson last week. After opening the workshop with prayer and reflection, Cardinal Read more

Wellington Synod – selection of participants begins

Monday, April 3rd, 2017

The Wellington Archdiocese has have moved into the phase of the Synod preparation which involves identifying the 350 people who will take part in the Synod weekend. Parishes have been sent information about the number of participants they should select to attend the Synod. Guidelines for selecting the participants were included with the numbers. They Read more

Benefit Impact – advocacy service launched by Cardinal Dew

Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

Cardinal John Dew, the Archbishop of Wellington, celebrated Mass on Tuesday May 10 to launch a Wellington Archdiocese initiative, Benefit Impact. Benefit Impact assists and advocates for those in the Wellington region on a benefit. St Joseph’s Parish in Upper Hutt will welcoming beneficiaries to the event being hosted by the parish from 10-13 May. Benefit Impact Read more

The holiness of papal saints

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

‘Holiness, a message that convinces without the need for words, is the living reflection of the face of Christ’. Pope John Paul II, Novo Millennio Ineunte (At the Beginning of the New Millennium). These words have always appealed to me, challenged me and inspired me to try to be a ‘living reflection of the face of Christ’. Read more