Posts Tagged ‘Wellington Archdiocese’

Synod ’17: “Haere, tukuna – Go, you are sent” Comments 0

Monday, September 18th, 2017

How can our faith communities respond to Synod ’17’s command “haere, tukuna – go, you are sent”? This was the question 350 Catholics from the Wellington Archdiocese explored last weekend at Synod ’17. The weekend – a culmination of months of prayer, planning, discussion, submissions, inspiration and hard work – was an inclusive and culturally Read more

Summary of Responses to the Wellington Archdiocesan Synod Comments 0

Thursday, September 7th, 2017

In December 2016 Cardinal John Dew convoked a Synod of the Archdiocese of Wellington for the weekend of 15‒17 September this year. In May and June, everyone in the Archdiocese was invited to participate in determining the Synod agenda. The input from this participation phase has now been analysed. As a result of the input, Read more

Wellington archdiocese gets structural revamp Comments 1

Friday, March 18th, 2016

Wellington archdiocese’s departments are being re-organised to be better aligned to Cardinal John Dew’s priorities for the archdiocese. In a letter to parish priests and other parish bodies dated March 3, Cardinal Dew wrote about a consultation process with archdiocese departments last year. This has resulted in renaming departments as vicariates, so as to better Read more

Wellington – final decision on parish mergers announced Comments 0

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

“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

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