Wisdom 1: 13-15. 2: 23-14; 2 Cor 8:7.9. 13-15; Mark 5: 21-15
Perennial question we grapple is about the suffering in the world and the inevitable end, death. Death of a loved one or a close friend can unravel the best of a person. It darkens our life ahead, so much so silver lining hard to see in one’s life ahead.
I was very close to my granddad. the night he died I was with him in the bed. I remember it very well, it was ascension of our Lord. He died at dawn, before sun could smile in the far east. My whole body was shaken, I felt thirsty, sweat drenched my clothes. I was in the grip of unknown fear of darkness, I couldn’t think or do anything for a moment. I was paralysed. But I had courage to trekked slowly towards Church to attend Mass, and I did.
Our belief tells us, there is something more than eyes and mind meet, beyond this earthly fact of life. This invariably, whether we like it or not leads us to the person of Jesus. It is he who has the power to raise us up when we are powerless and grope in the darkest hour of our life. He is waiting just there for us to come to him and he will do the rest. Just as he did to Jairus’s daughter, to the woman suffering from bleeding.
This invites us to renew our faith in the power of Jesus to be healed and receive life.
Holy Trinity Parish Vision
We are a prayerful and diverse Catholic community in the Eastern suburbs of Wellington,
drawing strength from one another to grow and become fully alive as missionary disciples.
Preparation for Confirmation is currently taking place in the Parish
St Patrick’s – 2nd & 3rd sessions at St Patrick’s meeting room – Monday 2nd & 23rd July
St Anthony’s – after 10.30am Mass 1st July
Holy Cross –
Confirmation will be 29th July at 10am St Patrick’s Church
Sunday 1st July 5pm service will be held in the Holy Cross School Hall – The School is looking forward to joining the 5pm Parish Mass which will be held in their hall where senior students will be leading the music for this service. Students at Holy Cross have greatly benefited from the estate of Richard Horsham this year with a new music room and music lessons now available for Year 7/8 students. We look forward to some Holy Cross students also being baptised at this special end of term mass.
Anointing Mass at St Patrick’s Church – 11th July 11am – Due to the Cardinal celebrating a Mass for St Catherine’s College at St Patrick’s Church on the 4th July, the anointing Mass will now be on the 11th July at 11am
Holy Cross Happy Hour Weds 4th July from 11am in the Parish Centre. Come join us for bingo. Please bring a small plate of finger food to enjoy with our tea/coffee. All welcome
Parish Council Meeting – 4th July 7.30pm Holy Cross Parish Centre
Finance Committee Meeting – 10th July 7.30pm Holy Cross Parish Centre
You, your family and friends are invited to Pope Night. What is Pope Francis trying to say to us? What is his ultimate message? A selection of thought provoking videos where Pope Francis speaks in his own words. Tea and coffee provided.
Police Vetting for the Parish. Thank you to those who have been in contact and completed this. The next two groups that need to be completed are children’s liturgy and communion to the sick. If you are involved in either of these ministries and have not completed a vetting form specifically for our Parish, please contact the office
Charity knitting for babies and toddlers Many thanks to all parishioners and friends for continuing to knit jerseys, beanies, and blankets for donation to orphanages. It is very much appreciated. We have plenty of wool, and instructions for easy-to-knit garments, if any others would like to join us. Phone Margaret 3882-840.
For Engaged Couples A wedding is a day. Marriage is a lifetime. Prepare for your lifetime together by attending an Engaged Encounter marriage preparation weekend. Your next opportunity to attend a weekend is 14th and 15th July. For more information phone Simon and Kate on 801 6192 or go to www.cee-wellington.co.nz
Parish Registration forms are available at the back of the churches. If any of your details change or you haven’t yet registered with the parish, please fill in a form and put in the collection basket or email to the parish office. The form is also available to download on the parish website www.holytrinity.parish.nz
Go, you are sent… to support marriage and families. Outcome (11c) Parishes make their worship spaces and liturgies more family friendly, through a process of listening to their people.
Taizé Prayer. Join us for an hour of meditative singing – simple songs typically featuring a line or two from the Psalms. A kind of lectio divina in music, reading and spoken prayer along with periods of silence. First Friday of every month – July 6, 7pm – 8pm, Our Lady’s Home of Compassion, 2 Rhine Street, Island Bay, Wellington. Ph. 04 383 7769.
Christian Meditation Group. Join us each Monday evening for an hour of Christian meditation in the ancient form of contemplative prayer. All are welcome. 7pm, Chapel, Our Lady’s Home of Compassion, 2 Rhine Street, Island Bay, Wellington. Ph. 04 383 7134 or 04 383 7769.
Healing Service Fr John Rea will conduct a Healing Service in the Sacred Heart Cathedral on Monday 9 July beginning at 7.30 pm. Fr John has just returned from Western Australia where he has witnessed many healings. Come and hear fresh testimonies of how God heals today. Please bring all those who need Jesus` healing. All are welcome. Come with expectant faith.
Dove Women's Retreat Weekend - 27 to 29 July Come and join us for a weekend to be "Refreshed - Renewed - Restored". The theme for 2018 is "Harvest" with guest speakers Wilma Conroy and Anne Claessens. Venue: Willow Park Christian Camp, Eastern Beach, Auckland There are optional weekend registrations for residential or non-residential. To register or for further information visit our website www.dove.org.nz or phone Shona Williams 07 543 0101 email email@example.com
Learn about Modern Slavery, Trafficking & Exploitation in Aotearoa NZ SPEAKERS: DR REBECCA MILLER & PETER DEVOY, Immigration NZ on Monday 16 July 7 30-9 pm at Ss Peter & Paul’s Church, Knights Rd, ,Lower Hutt Gold coin donation. Sponsored by ANZRATH (Religious & Friends Against Human Trafficking)
By making himself poor, Jesus did not seek poverty for its own sake but, as Saint Paul says "that by his poverty you might become rich". This is no mere play on words or a catch phrase. Rather, it sums up God’s logic, the logic of love, the logic of the incarnation and the cross. God did not let our salvation drop down from heaven, like someone who gives alms from their abundance out of a sense of altruism and piety. Christ’s love is different! Pope Francis: Message for Lent 2014
Come To The River Men’s Support Group. Where? In one of the rooms underneath; North Porirua Baptist Church in the village of Whitby. – Discovery Drive. Date: Tuesday 26th June 2018 Time: 7 pm every 2 weeks
Request from Immigration New Zealand: Homes needed for new New Zealanders Immigration NZ are often looking for rental homes in Wellington for refugee families. The tenants have recently arrived in NZ, are now Permanent Residents and are undergoing a 6 week induction to NZ life. Our onsite MSD office will arrange rent, bond and fee payments direct to you. The tenants will be supported in their new homes for a year by the Red Cross support team. If you can assist, please contact our Housing Officers to see how you can join our happy network of housing providers: Rona Varney firstname.lastname@example.org Phone 029 771 1694 Doug Richards email@example.com Phone 021 870 564
The July 1 – 14 issue of NZ Catholic is out now. Some headlines are: Catholic agencies front select committee on End of Life Choice Bill. Graduates urged to be modern missionaries. South food icon helps kids go to Catholic schools. Kiwi ‘streetie’ helps tell stories of homeless. The next issue of NZ Catholic will be published on July 15.
Coming up – Odyssey Youth Development and Sacramental Programme! Starting in early August, the Challenge 2000 Youth Ministry team will be running an Odyssey Programme - for young people aged 13 and over. It is for young people, by young people! Odyssey is a personal and faith development programme and provides a space for young people to learn from each other and discuss the issues that face them today. It’s also an opportunity for those who are interested, to prepare for and receive sacraments they have previously missed out on. If this sounds like you – then get in touch with us! Our first gathering will be at 4pm on Sunday 5th of August at the Marist Challenge Centre, 1 Wanaka Street in Johnsonville. We are also on the lookout for enthusiastic youth leaders - if you are Year 13 and over and would like to help lead this programme with other young people, let us know! For more information and to register interest as a leader or participant please contact Anna Hoskins at Challenge 2000 on 027 842 1280 or firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Aaron Itinteang email@example.com
WelCom July 2018 is out this week, Contents include:
We pray for the members of our Parish families who have died recently and those whose anniversaries occur around this time including Neil & Barry Kiely, Cora (Tony) Paterson, Dennis (Hugh) Manley and Michael Regan. Our prayers are also with those who are unwell especially John Rogers and Graeme Adams and for the wonderful people who are caring for the everyday needs of the sick in our Community.
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