Wel-Com is the official monthly newspaper of the Catholic Archdiocese of Wellington and the Diocese of Palmerston North and is free in all parish churches and schools in the two dioceses.

As well as reporting on activities that occur in the two dioceses, Wel-Com aims to present educative and thought-provoking articles about the Church in the world.

June 30, 2015

Environment: everyone’s responsibility, says Pope

July 2015 News In his much anticipated encyclical letter directed at ‘every person living on this planet’, Pope Francis states that serious attention to environmental destruction is the collective responsibility of us all. He calls for our urgent need to heed…
June 30, 2015

Catholic Education Convention 2015

July 2015 Feature Annette Scullion More than 800 teachers and other professionals involved in New Zealand Catholic education came together from all over the country for their triennial convention, called Horizons of Hope, held in Wellington, 10–12 June.…

Cardinal John’s column: The Year of Mercy

Jun 30, 2015 141
July 2015 Opinion Cardinal John Dew Pope Francis has invited the church to enter into a…

Jerry Collins, St Pat’s old boy, RIP 2015

Jun 30, 2015 154
July 2015 News Former St Patrick’s College student and New Zealand All Blacks player…

A Te Wiki o te Reo Maori – Maori language week

Jun 30, 2015 110
July 2015 Te Reo Maori Ko te reo te taikura o te whakaao marama.Language is the key to…

Schools encouraged to reflect on lessons of Parihaka

Jun 30, 2015 126
July 2015 Education Annette Scullion Facing invasion in 1881, Parihaka leaders Tohu…

O'Shea Shield 2015 winners - part 2

Jun 30, 2015 47
July 2015 Education We present team pictures for more winners in May's O'Shea Shield…

Memorising the Beatitudes

Jun 30, 2015 29
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July 2015 Reflection At his weekly general audience teachings, 6 August last year, and in…

Joy of the Gospel

Jun 30, 2015 49
July 2015 Feature The Joy of the Gospel When Pope Francis released his apostolic…

Local girls win SINGout4JUSTICE

Jun 30, 2015 33
July 2015 Youth Crispin Anderlini The winners of Caritas’ annual school song writing…