Exodus 34, 4-6. 8-9; 2 Cor 13, 11-13; John 3, 16-18
Dear brothers and sisters, it is our family feast, a feast of the parish. This needs to be celebrated with great enthusiasm and joy. Because “God is love” and He loves the world so deeply that he was willing to give everything to it. He has given Himself to this parish in totality. It is hard to comprehend these statements. Why would someone love us in such a way? John’s Gospel today tells us that it is because we are loved so deeply to know, this love brings life, it is not a one-off event; it is continuous and ongoing in each of our lives. This giving from the Father is so that we might be free from our own brokenness, that we might know how infinitely loved we are and so live a life that is full and everlasting. God rescues us from our own brokenness and offers a life that is a fuller and deeper experience through His Son Jesus Christ.
Trinity Sunday invites us to reflect on the impossible; on the utterly mysterious. Yet we can know something of what it means to experience God’s love in our lives; to have a deep relationship with Jesus Christ and to feel God’s Spirit dwelling within ourselves. We can experience that same Spirit of God in dwelling in all of creation. The Trinity speaks to us of relationship, community, of fully giving and receiving. May this parish grow in fuller relationship with Holy Trinity and with one another and enjoy His love.
God has fallen in love with us – quite literally.
God has come down to earth,
and opened Godself to all the raw brutality,
as well as the warm tenderness, of human life.’ – Margaret Silf
HAPPY FEAST TO YOU ALL.
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.
Today as we celebrate our Parish Feast Day, we congratulate
Patricia O’Donnell, Leona Foster, Malia Falani-Andrews,
Frances Meech and Tony Sutcliffe
who are being commissioned as
Ministers of the Liturgy of the Word with Holy Communion for our Parish.
Archdiocese of Wellington 2017 Priest Jubilee Mass of Thanksgiving
This will be held at St Patrick’s Church, Kilbirnie Tuesday 20th June 2017 at 11am.
All are welcome to join the priests of the Archdiocese at the Mass of Thanksgiving.
Please note: This will be the only Mass in the Parish on this day.
Evening Prayer, Adoration and Prayer for vocations every Wed 6-7pm at St.Patrick's Church.
St Vincent de Paul Society Foodbank Collection. Warm thanks to those Holy Trinity parishioners who responded by shopping at Pak N' Save Supermarket Kilbirnie last Saturday 27 May 2017 to boost our foodbank stocks at the SVDP Centre Newtown and Conferences around Wellington. Your generous compassion will reach out to help most needy people in the eastern suburbs with emergency food at their difficult times over the next few months.
God bless you (Contact: Brendan Quirk, Seatoun & Miramar Conference, ph 3889708).
Congratulations to one of our parishioners Peter Jack on receiving the Queen’s Service Medal.
Well done Peter.
The Queen's Service Medal - JACK, MR PETER ALEXANDER - For services to sport, particularly athletics.
Mr Peter Jack has actively contributed to the welfare and growth of amateur athletics and club rugby in Wellington for 50 years. Mr Jack has been heavily involved with athletics in the Wellington area as a competitor, coach, official, organiser and administrator since 1964. He has been a key player in the development of the Kiwi Athletic Club and has held many positions since 1966, including Chairman and President. In 1990 he was awarded Life Membership in recognition of his contributions to the Club. Since 1980 he has been directly involved in Athletics Wellington and has helped with coaching, fundraising and administration. He was awarded an Athletics Wellington Long Service Award and Life Membership in 1995. He has officiated at Wellington and New Zealand Senior Athletics Championships for a wide range of events for more than 34 years. Since 1996 he has held numerous positions in the Wellington Football Club and has contributed to the organisation of various competitions. His voluntary efforts have been instrumental in helping the various sports clubs to grow and reach new members. Mr Jack is a Life Member of the Wellington Rugby Supporters Club, having been a foundation and committee member over the course of 30 years involvement.
Refugee Help Wanted, please
Our next intake of former refugee families to Wellington is coming in June and once again we are asking for your help to make it possible to welcome them to a fully equipped home - certainly not something they will have had for a very long time. This time our Parish will be responsible for a family of 5 (4 adults and 1 teenage girl). There are two main ways you may be able to help:
We need the following items (enough for 5 people) left in the labelled boxes in your Church foyer please: cutlery; cooking utensils;stock pot; electric blender/beater; large serving spoon; kitchen rubbish bin; small rubbish bin for bathroom; iron; washing basket and pegs; single and double sheets; single and double duvet covers and inners; pillow cases; new pillows; blankets, single mattress protector; towels; handtowels; face coths; bathmats; tea towels; table cloth; dust pan and brush; and broom. We have already collected many other items, so the list is not so long this time!
Any over-supply of items will simply be stored until the next time, so please be assured that any contribution you make will get to the refugees. Cash donations are also always welcome to cover any shortfall in items collected and can be left in any regular collection in an envelope labelled "refugees". All money goes directly to buying needed items now or for future in-takes. If you are able to help setup a House on 22 June in the evening, around 6pm, please contact Annette Bridgman on 3889704 or firstname.lastname@example.org (please note you'd also need to be available on the 20th June evening for 1 hour of training if you haven't done this before).
Thank you so much for your on-going commitment to making our former refugees welcome in Aotearoa NZ
The Capuchin Friars Indian Provincial Chapter 2017 elections were held this week and the following brothers were elected as Provincial and Councillors of the St Fidelis Province, North India.
Br. Remish Ekka – Provincial Minister
Br. Gregory Bilung – Vicar Provincial
Br. Dominic Kerketta – Second Councillor
Br. Kalyan Paul Lakra – Third Councillor
Br. Marcel Dayasagar Barla – Fourth Councillor
Vinnies is rounding up the team! Our upcoming Street Day Appeal is on Friday 16 June. If you are available for 1-2 hours to be a collector (in particular the city precinct) please contact Ana on email@example.com. Alternatively, we have parish conference presidents who will also advise you on locations within residential areas. We thank you for the continued support of our mission to help neighbours in need.
The Order of Malta is a Catholic charity raising funds to supply ‘Coats for the Homeless’ in Wellington. We ran a successful appeal in 2012. The coats will be distributed by the Compassion Centre in Tory Street.
The coats can also double as a small blanket and cost $60 each. All donations are tax deductible. Flyers are in the church foyer or contact firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 021 325 884.
Dove Catholic Fellowship for Women warmly invites all women to gather for their monthly meeting at Connolly Hall on Saturday June 17th at 1.15pm. Stella Wadsworth, our speaker, will share on our theme ‘Hearing the Voice of God’ and our scripture, Genesis 3:8-9.
Vigil for the Unborn: Saturday 17 June 2017. St Anne's Catholic Church, Emmett Street, Newtown. 10 am Mass. Followed by Exposition & Rosary Procession to front of Hospital. Ends at Noon with a shared lunch. Come and pray in reparation, bringing comfort to the Heart of Jesus, to whom the unborn and their families belong. For more information contact Family Life International NZ PH: 237 8343
Christian Meditation A day of reflection will be held in the Home of Compassion,Island Bay on Saturday 24th June from 10 am to 3 pm Please bring lunch and a donation to defray expenses. Tea and coffee provided. All welcome Enquiries to Sister Sue Cosgrove e-mail : email@example.com
Joshua Catholic Men’s Fellowship Wellington Come along and join us on Thursday 15th of June 2017 at 7:30pm for fellowship and prayer in CONNOLLY HALL, Thorndon Speaker: Pauline Griffiths, a clinical psychologist on “How have I responded to influences received from my parents” Want to know more? Ring John Taylor (04) 389-8915 or 021-107-8538 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
CATHOLIC ENQUIRY CENTRE Trinity Sunday 11 June is allotted by the New Zealand Bishop’s Conference to pray for the evangelisation work of the Catholic Enquiry Centre in New Zealand. Please support & visit www.catholicenquiry.nz www.facebook.com/catholicdiscovery.nz
INTERCESSORY CONFERENCE – ‘Intercessors Arise” Starting Friday 30th June ending Sunday 2nd July 2017 at St Joseph Catholic Church, Mt Victoria. Conference will comprise of workshops, teaching on intercession and equipping and encouraging those who have a heart for intercessory prayer (Whether rosary of other forms of prayer). Opportunity to meet with other Catholic intercessors from around the country. To register contact Francenne email Francenne.Smith@gmail.com or phone 04 238 2966 (Cost $40.00 pp).
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