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.

July 28, 2015

Bryan Buenger ordained

August 2015 News On Saturday, 4 July 2015, American Independence Day, US-born and raised Bryan Buenger was ordained to the priesthood at Palmerston North’s Cathedral of the Holy Spirit. Bishop Charles Drennan celebrated the Sacrament of Holy Orders.Fr Bryan…
July 28, 2015

New portrait of Mother Aubert

August 2015 News Annette Scullion A newly commission portrait of Suzanne Aubert marking the 180th anniversary of her birth was unveiled at a reception at the Home of Compassion Heritage Centre, Island Bay, in July. Painted by Paekakariki artist Elspeth…

Cardinal John’s column: Collaborative ministry

Jul 28, 2015 397
August 2015 Opinion Cardinal John Dew Summary of talk given by Cardinal John at Ministry…

Synod on families, marriage, relationships

Jul 28, 2015 482
August 2015 Opinion Bishop Charles Drennan In preparation for the XIV Ordinary General…

Reflections on Laudato Si’

Jul 28, 2015 539
August 2015 Reflection Tom Rouse A song opens Pope Francis’ Laudato Si’ and it ends with…

National Vocations Awareness Week '15

Jul 28, 2015 158
August 2015 Feature The annual ‘National Vocations Awareness Week’, 2–9 August 2015,…

Vatican II conclusion remembered

Jul 28, 2015 263
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August 2015 Feature Sr Catherine Jones smsm The Second Vatican Council came to a close 50…

Catholic faith education

Jul 28, 2015 301
August 2015 Feature Catholic Education in New Zealand Jenny Gordon Catholic education’s…

CDF unclaimed monies

Jul 28, 2015 518
August 2015 News CDF unclaimed monies Call 0800 4 233 233. In 2014, Cardinal John Dew…

Fr Craig Larkin remembered

Jul 28, 2015 170
August 2015 RIP Lyndsay Freer Well-known priest of the Society of Mary, Father Craig…