Posts Tagged ‘Launch Out Programme’

Women only lay pastoral leaders and mentors

Monday, March 20th, 2023
Launch Out and mentors

A photo of candidates for this year’s Launch Out for lay pastoral leaders shows a lot of smiling faces. But not one of them is a male. There have been 38 candidates going through the the Archdiocese of Wellington’s lay leadership programme since 2002, including this year’s six; fewer than originally hoped for. Established in Read more

Ireland’s Catholic Church prepares for a new era

Monday, February 27th, 2023
new era

Catholics in Dublin are facing a new era where lay members of the community will be leading liturgies formerly conducted by priests. It’s just a matter of time before they’ll be conducting funerals, marriages and baptisms in the Dublin archdiocese and elsewhere, a diocesan spokesman says. They’ll be doing everything but celebrating the Mass and Read more

Review poses pastoral questions for NZ’s multicultural church

Thursday, October 6th, 2022
multicultural church

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