Through Baptism we are freed from sin and reborn as a son or daughter of God. In Baptism we become members of Christ and are incorporated into the Church, becoming sharers in her mission. While it is an important event in the life of a family, it is more than just a private family celebration. When a child becomes a member of God’s family through Baptism, the Church community commits to supporting the parents and the child in their faith journeys - contact the Parish Office firstname.lastname@example.org or 04 388 6953 to arrange your child's baptism
Holy Cross PRE-SCHOOL PLAYGROUP
For parents and their pre-schoolers it is great to get together to have a play and get to know one another, leading to all important school familiarisation trips when school time approaches. Contact Holy Cross to find out days and times - office 04 388 7189
Preference forms are available at each of our three primary schools. Collect and complete the form from the school in preparation for your meeting with the parish priest and bring a copy of your child's baptism certificate - contact the Parish Office 04 388 6953 when you are ready for your meeting with the parish priest
We cover first reconciliation, confirmation and first communion in the same year. Each of our church communities initiates their own annual programme. If your children are in a parish school you will get to hear about it. Otherwise please notify your interest at the parish office and you will be put forward for the programme in your area when it starts - contact the Parish Office email@example.com or 04 388 6953 with any enquiries or if your children aren't at a parish school.
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SOCIETY OF ST VINCENT DE PAUL, HOLY TRINITY EASTERN SUBURBS CONFERENCE
Our mission in the Kilbirnie, Miramar, Seatoun and Strathmore suburbs assists the poor, sick, aged, lonely and marginalised of our community. Our members strive to show love and compassion, humility, common sense, and a practical approach to those in hardship or isolation whom we assist through personal contact. No act of charity is too small. We are local volunteers helping local people in need of personal and prayer support, food, clothing, house items, student uniform items, transport.
New Zealanders have a good and generous heart and would love to help others but don’t quite know how to go about it. Please help us to help others - we can help people in need if we hear discreetly who needs help or a friendly visit to show we care. Please get in touch with us today if you would like to help, our contacts are-
Welfare coordinator: Tina Quidilla, 021 159 2412.
President: Andrew Bridgman, 027 596 7665.
Co-Secretary: Annette Bridgman, 021 204 5993
Treasurer: Maria Pene, ph 022 428 0247.
Other members: Ross Quidilla 021 712 632, Maria Pene 022 428 0427, David Corcoran 027 521 1178, John Woods 04 388 9062, Katie Hill 04 938 9292.
Please consider making a direct online donation to our local Conference account which is: BNZ Kilbirnie, St Vincent de Paul Society, A/c No. 02 0576 0017 817 06 , reference “ Donation ”. If you want a receipt of the donation for tax purposes, do please contact our Treasurer, Maria Pene, ph 022 428 0247.
Our communities have activities for seniors. Holy Cross has seniors friendship group first Wednesday of each month and St Anthony's the Thursday group every Thursday. You are most welcome to join any of these groups, to enjoy the activities they offer - for Holy Cross contact Margaret Mansell 04 388 2840 and St Anthony's contact Julie Marshall 04 388 8644