Posts Tagged ‘Archdiocese of Wellington’

Archdiocese of Wellington looking to sell Hill St site

Monday, November 20th, 2023
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The Catholic Archdiocese of Wellington is looking for a partner to buy and develop some land next to the Metropolitan Cathedral of the Sacred Heart. The sale includes the now-empty Catholic Centre, the Archbishop’s residence, the parish house, and surrounds. Earlier, Wel-Com, the Archdiocesan newspaper, reported that PwC is managing the process. Ideally placed and Read more

Priests are not the Church’s ‘main course’

Thursday, June 22nd, 2023

Priests are part of the church community; they ‘give savour’ to the community and are not the ‘main course’. The captivating comment that shed light on the role of priests within the Church was made on Saturday, by Monsignor Gerard Burns, the Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Wellington, during the installation ceremony of Catholic Read more

“If the Church is going to do anything it has to be us who do it”

Monday, June 19th, 2023
Archbishop Paul Martin

Newly installed Archbishop of Wellington, Paul Martin, issued a call to action to the Archdiocese of Wellington. “If the Church is going to do anything, it has to be us who do it,” he said, emphasising the importance of individual and collective responsibility in the Church’s mission. “The church doesn’t exist in some ethereal domain Read more

Review poses pastoral questions for NZ’s multicultural church

Thursday, October 6th, 2022
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The Catholic community’s multicultural population is continuing to grow and develop and this raises significant pastoral issues. These are the results of the Archdiocese of Wellington’s just-released two-year review of its ethnic communities. “The Review was a response to the recommendation from the 2017 Synod,” says Maya Bernardo, the Archdiocese’s Launch Out Programme Formator and Read more

Archbishop Martin now living permanently in Wellington

Monday, July 4th, 2022

Archbishop John Dew is delighted to say that Coadjutor Archbishop Paul Martin is now living permanently in Wellington. He made the announcement in a newsletter to priests and lay pastoral workers. Last year Dew welcomed the news of Martin’s appointment as Coadjutor Archbishop, however, only occasionally in the Archdiocese, Martin resided primarily in Christchurch where Read more

Change, loss and grief needn’t isolate anyone of any age

Thursday, June 30th, 2022
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Concern for people impacted by change, loss and grief and recognising the need to accompany them has seen Levin’s Uniting Parish call on Wellington’s Catholic archdiocese for assistance. Back in 2020, Levin’s Reverend Sandra Williams had a vision for helping everyone – adults, young people and children – whose lives are impacted by change, loss Read more

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