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.

March 31, 2015

Vanuatu rising again: Hope shines forth

April 2015 News Annette Scullion The devastation of Tropical Cyclone Pam in early March is one of Vanuatu’s worst-ever natural disasters, resulting in the loss of 16 lives and leaving thousands without clean water, adequate food or shelter. More than 65,000…
March 31, 2015

Cardinal John Dew: Liturgical reception shared

April 2015 Opinion Cardinal John Dew On Friday 6 March 2015 Sacred Heart Cathedral was filled with people excited to welcome home Cardinal John from Rome. The Liturgical reception was an opportunity for people to celebrate Cardinal John’s new responsibility,…

Bishop Charles Drennan: Happy Easter!

Mar 31, 2015 92
April 2015 Reflection Rejoice, O Mother Church! Exult in glory! The Risen Saviour shines…

A soldier’s view of the Anzac Centenary

Mar 31, 2015 198
April 2015 Anzac Centenary Don McIver Just over one hundred years ago, young New…

Bryan Buenger ordained deacon in Dannevirke

Mar 31, 2015 126
April 2015 News Jim Vercoe Parishioners at St Joseph’s Church, Dannevirke, were joined on…

Housing: a call for action

Mar 31, 2015 191
April 2015 Feature Shane Olsen The Wellington Archdiocese Justice Peace and Development…

Absolute freedom to market not in our interests

Mar 31, 2015 123
April 2015 Feature Simone Olsen The Government is negotiating an international agreement…

Church ministry and outreach

Mar 31, 2015 148
April 2015 Feature The term ‘minister’ has many uses in the Catholic Church. It refers to…

Hamilton’s new bishop visits Murupara

Mar 31, 2015 202
April 2015 Feature Newly ordained Bishop Stephen Lowe of Hamilton Diocese visited the…

New gyms for Wellington diocese colleges

Mar 31, 2015 202
April 2015 News Chanel College gym named for our new Cardinal Cardinal John Dew…