T.E.A.M. = Teaching Everyone About Mercy
Pope Francis has announced the Jubilee Year of Mercy from December 8,2015 to November 20, 2016, Solemnity of Christ the King. It is an invitation for us “to rediscover and make fruitful the mercy of God.”
The Gospel of today is inviting us to practice one of the many faces of mercy, that is forgiveness. Remember what Pope Francis said in The Joy of the Gospel: “God never get tired of forgiving us, we are the one who get tired of asking forgiveness from Him.” God is the Father who open his arms to welcome us.
How about us, who are those people in our life who need forgiveness or who need to be forgiven? “Be merciful like the Father!” May this be an Inspiration for us as we journey together towards the Father’s kingdom.
Let us work and live together as a TEAM!
Let’s have C.O.F.F.E.E! Christ Offers Forgiveness For Everyone Everywhere
Wednesday 14th September 9.30am
9.30am Morning Mass will be celebrated at Holy Cross Church by Fr Kevin.
Come and join us as we celebrate the feast day for the church.
Please note: this will be the only Mass on this day in the Parish.
HOLY TRINITY PARISH MASS - 10AM SUNDAY 18th September
AT ST PATRICK’S COLLEGE HALL
Mark the date in your diary as we come together to celebrate Sunday Mass together
at St Patrick’s College Hall. This will be a normal Sunday Mass for everyone to celebrate together. For those unable to be at this Mass, there will be the 5.30pm Vigil at St Patrick’s Church. We will be having morning tea afterwards at the back of the hall, so please bring a plate of food to share.
PLEASE NOTE: parking is available on the street or drive down the South side of the hall round to the back.
St Vincent de Paul Society Annual Feast Day Mass.
Parishioners in our Kilbirnie, Miramar, Seatoun and Strathmore communities of Holy Trinity Parish are warmly invited to join your local St Vincent de Paul Society members and Vincentians from the Wellington Area and our colleges, for the annual Feast Day Mass in St. Anthony's Church, Seatoun, at 7pm on Thursday, 22 September 2016. The Mass to be celebrated by Fr Ephrem honours our Patron Saint and prays for all Vincentians, our clients, and you our kind supporters. Supper after. Contact persons are Brendan Quirk ph 3889708, and Margaret Bearsley ph 977 2759 .
St Patrick’s Church Mix and Mingle Luncheon - 15th September
11.30 – 1.30pm in the St Patrick’s Parish Centre 3rd Thurs of each month.
Couple $15 and Single $7 All age groups welcome.
Ring Andrew on 386 1233 by Tues 13th September for catering purposes
NEWS AND VIEWS DISTRIBUTORS PLEASE NOTE
The distribution of the News and Views is being updated based on the new Parish Roll.
If you could please distribute to the people that are addressed at the top of each individual copy in your envelope.
Any problems, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you very much
YOUTH COORDIATION TEAM
The parish is in the process of establishing a Youth Ministry and is seeking to identify a small group of volunteers to assist in both the establishment and organisation of this most important function. We are currently in the process of identifying and employing a Youth Pastoral Worker in a 20 hour paid role to lead youth activities within our Parish. The role of volunteers in the Youth Coordination Team is to set guidelines, tasks and scope to both the Youth Pastoral Worker and the members of the Youth Ministry. Responsibility for the employment function lives with the Parish Priest and the accountability is through the Parish Pastoral Council. Ideally we are looking for parishioners or other like-minded Christian members for this Youth Coordination Team. Youth is the future of our parish and if you can help or if you know of someone suitable who may be able to help the parish run a successful Youth Ministry then please contact Fr Ephrem or a member of the Parish Council for further details.
MORNING TEA FUNDRAISER FOR DR SWEE TAN OF GILLES MCINDOE RESEARCH INSTITUE
Thank you to all those who supported morning tea for Gilles Mcindoe research institute.
The total amount raised was $2757.00
Healing Service with Fr John Rea to be held at the Sacred Heart Cathedral on Thursday 22 September beginning at 7.30 pm. This is to be an ecumenical service. Everyone is invited. Please bring those who need Jesus` healing.
Children’s Liturgy Workshop: Teresa Wackrow from the Auckland Diocesan Liturgy Office, and Fr. Patrick Bridgman, Wellington Diocesan Liturgy Advisor are running a Children’s Liturgy formation workshop from 7.00-9.00pm on Thursday 20th October at Ss. Peter & Paul’s Church, Johnsonville. The workshop is aimed at people alredy involved in children’s liturgy and anyone interested in becoming involved. Teresa & Fr. Patrick promise a fun, interactive and informative evening, looking at children’s liturgy guidelines, resources and an opportunity to answer your questions. Please rsvp with your contact details, including parish and church community names to email@example.com or telephone: 496 1706 before 14th October.
Volunteer needed as minute taker for the Parish Council Monthly Meetings
Meetings are held on the 1st Wednesday of each Month in the Holy Cross Parish Centre at 7.30pm. If you would like more information or to register your interest please contact Fr Ephrem 387 2012
or the Chairperson, Barry Brook 388 8099
KIWI ATHLETICS CLUB (est 1926) Athletes of college age to adults wanted. Headquarters at Newtown Stadium. Starting Wednesday October 5th. For information contact Peter Jack 388 6224
Engaged Encounter is a weekend experience for couples intending to be married. Final weekend for 2016 - 26 / 27 November 2016 Registrations close 2 weeks before. Venue: Presbytery, 301 Karori Road, Karori, Wellington.
For more details go to the website at http://www.ceewellington.org.nz or phone Kate & Simon Olsen Telephone (+64 4) 801 6192, or email Simon and Kate at firstname.lastname@example.org
Christian Life Community helps those seeking to deepen their spiritual lives in developing a personal relationship with Jesus. We are guided and inspired by the spirituality of St Ignatius Loyola. It is a committed way of life where faith is lived through the events of daily life. An introductory evening for those interested in Christian Life Community will be at the Home of Compassion, 7-8:30pm Thursday 8 September. For more information contact Maureen McKillop Ph. 475-5972 or email@example.com
Dove Wellington invites all women to our meeting from 1.15pm to 3pm 17th Sept at Connolly Hall, Guildford Terrace, This meeting, we are blessed to have Anna Watson, National President of Dove New Zealand as our guest speaker. This will be a wonderful opportunity to get to know her, hear of her walk of faith. This is going to be a fantastic meeting, and we encourage all women to come and be nourished. Please contact Rachel Blackaby for any queries on (04) 233 2553.
Joshua Catholic Men’s Fellowship Wellington
Come along and join us on Thursday 15th of September 2016 at 7:30pm for prayer, praise and social time in CONNOLLY HALL, Guildford Terrace, Thorndon (behind Sacred Heart Cathedral).
Speaker: John Taylor (Joshua Leader)
Want to know more? Ring John Taylor (04) 389-8915 or 021-107-8538 or e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org
2016 ADW Young Catholic Leader programme will again be held at Forest Lakes Camp Otaki and will run between Saturday Dec 10 – Wedsnesday Dec 14.
The cost is $180 per student (incl GST) which includes accommodation, meals sessions, required materials and session manual. Registrations close Friday 18th November 2016. And is for students who are currently Year 12 but will be entering Year 13 in 2017. If you are interested in attending contact the Parish Office holytrinity.wgtn @xtra.co.nz for a registration form.
Catholic Foundation’s Scholarships are now open. Application forms, conditions, and all the details are available on the website below. Applications close 19 September 2016.
Available for purchase from the Parish Office
Amoris Laetitia and Laudato Si
We have copies of each of these available in the office for $5 each.
If you would like to a copy of either or both of these, either pop in to the Parish Office, phone 388 6953 or email email@example.com.
Parish to Parish B & B, We have over 200 homes throughout NZ and Australia offering catholics "B and B" , a wonderful way to meet and enjoy good hospitality for $30 for one person, or $25 per person for 2 or more, per night, and includes continental breakfast. There are many areas where more hosts are needed, if you can help, I,d love to hear from you, Contact Marie Anderson, phone 03 3595 541 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Archdiocesan Justice Peace and Development Commission for your parish bulletin. Life must be welcomed as it is. To welcome people we do not need moral, social or any other kind of filter. Fr Carlos Olivero (Fr Charly), priest of the villas miserias, Buenos Aires. Ngā mihi nui
Mission Gala and Garage Sale Saturday 24th September 9am – 12pm at Paraparaumu Memorial Hall
This major event for the parish of Our Lady of Kapiti is on again. This is run as a fundraiser for the Presentation Sisters mission work in Papua-New Guinea, Chile and Peru , and is a part of our social justice commitment. See the notice at the back of the Church.
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