Dear sisters and brothers,
Jesus does not mince words in today's Gospel reading when he says, “Your faith has saved you; go in peace.” It means forgiveness found through faith sets us free. Today, one might ask Jesus, “What does my faith save me from?” Or you might ask me, “What does forgiveness free us from?” I want to ask, “What is it that enslaves us?”
Forgiveness leads us out of the cages that hold us captive. Cages of persistent pride, relentless resentment, boulder-sized shoulder chips, white-hot anger, cutting jealousy, and growing greed...at certain times in our lives we are thrown into these cages by the actions of another. In my experience, it is more often the case that I fashion and form the bars of my personal prison by my own choosing. Rather than acknowledging myself as a sinner who is loved by God, I berate and belittle myself as a simply a sinner...period.
St Anthony of Padua, accepted incarnation of Jesus. He was a great preacher, teacher and friend of Child Jesus. People pray to him for lost or stolen things to be found. St. Anthony: pray for us.
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.
Mass Times for Holy Trinity Parish
The Parish Council will be seeking approval from Cardinal John Dew for the new Mass times to be adopted across the Parish. One of the key considerations for changing Mass times is in preparation for a reduced number of Priests and for this reason, Mass times have been structured on the basis of a two Priest roster for Masses across the Parish. Our Parish Priests and Council wish to thank all Parishioners for your input and continued support.
St Patricks school children will be leading the 10am St Patrick’s Mass next Sunday 19th June.
Please come and join us as we celebrate together.
Archdiocese of Wellington 2016 Priest Jubilee Mass of Thanksgiving
This will be held at St Patrick’s Church, Kilbirnie Tuesday 21st June 2016 11am.
All are welcome to join the priests of the Archdiocese at the Mass of Thanksgiving.
Please note: There will be no 9.30am Mass at St Patrick’s Church on this day.
Proclaimers of the Word & Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
Liturgy Workshop for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion and Proclaimers of the Word. Frs Patrick Bridgman and James Lyons are providing an opportunity for current ministers and people interested in exploring these ministries to come together for formation and discussion at St. Theresa’s Plimmerton on Saturday 18th June, 9.00-11.45am. Registrations to email@example.com or Debbie Matheson (04)496 1706 by Monday 13th June please.
The St Vincent de Paul Society Annual Street Day Appeal is taking place on Friday June 17th from 7am to 6pm. We'd love to have volunteers to take 1-2 hour shifts collecting, and also let people know to expect us. If anyone wants to volunteer, please call Mike Keenan on 04-478-9317.
Our local SVdP Society will now also be collecting at the Airport and are looking for more volunteers.
If you are able to help, contact Brendan Quirke 388 9708
St Patrick’s College, Wellington Open Day St Patrick’s College, Wellington, is holding an Open Day on Sunday 12 June from 1.30 to 4 p.m. Prospective students, parents, and friends are very welcome to tour the College during the afternoon. If you wish to enrol your son at St Patrick’s College for Year 9 in 2017 please submit his enrolment application by Friday 29 July 2016. When enrolling you need to complete an Enrolment Application form, and provide the College with either a copy of your son’s birth certificate or passport as well as a signed preference form from your local parish priest. Please contact Mrs Parkinson at St Patrick’s College on 939-3070 ext 231 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Vigil for Unborn Saturday 18th June at St. Anne's Catholic Church, Emmett St, Newtown.
Mass starts at 10 a.m. followed by Adoration until Noon. Rosary Procession to the front of the hospital. Shared lunch afterwards. Come Pray Sacrifice for God's Precious Infants! Enquiries to 237 8343
As this year many of the Parishes have been involved in the welcome of the refugee families to Wellington, Red Cross have invited people from the Catholic Parishes to come and join the celebration of World Refugee Day at a Food, Craft and Cultural Performances on Saturday 18th June at the Anglican Chinese Mission and Chinese Centre from 4.30-8.00p.m. See noticeboard for details.
Joshua Catholic Men’s Fellowship Wellington Come along and join us on Thursday 16th June 2016 at 7:30pm for prayer, praise and social time in CONNOLLY HALL, Guildford Terrace, Thorndon (behind Sacred Heart Cathedral) and to hear our very own Joshua chaplain. Theme & small group activity "Forgive and you will be forgiven" Want to know more? Ring John Taylor (04) 389-8915 or 021-107-8538 or e-mail:email@example.com
Dove Wellington invites all women to our meeting from 1.15pm to 3pm on Saturday 18 June at Connolly Hall, Guildford Terrace, Wellington. This month’s meeting is dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, and our speaker is Charlene Lim; who will be giving her testimony. Come and be nourished through the love of God, prayer and fellowship. For any queries, please contact Rachel Blackaby on (04) 233 2553.
Mass to celebrate Suzanne Aubert’s Birthday: 5pm, 19 June
Celebrate the birthday of Suzanne Aubert, New Zealand’s first saint in the making, with the Sisters of Compassion. Mass is at 5pm in the Chapel of Our Lady of Compassion, 2 Rhine Street, Island Bay and Cardinal John Dew will preside. All welcome.
Soup Kitchen Open Day
To celebrate Suzanne Aubert's birthday the Soup Kitchen is hosting an Open Day on Sunday 19th June between 11am – 2pm. You're invited to sample soup, learn about the history of the 115 year old organisation and find out about opportunities to get involved. Please bring cash.
Feeding the Soup Kitchen – how can you help?
“You picked me up off the street, fed me, loved me back to health.” This is what one guest said of the Soup Kitchen. On Friday 1st July the Soup Kitchen is hosting its annual Street Appeal between 7am - 5pm at 25 sites throughout the capital. This requires approximately 200 volunteers to collect. If you would like to find out more or volunteer your time, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The Soup Kitchen Sound Bites fundraising concert will be held the evening of Friday 1st July at St Joseph’s Church, 154 - 156 Brougham Street, Mt Victoria, with music from Cantoris, members of the Wellington Youth Choir and students of the New Zealand School of Music. Doors open at 6.30pm for refreshments with the concert starting at 7pm. Tickets are $20 waged and $5 unwaged, door sales only with cash and eftpos available.
A Midwinter's Evening at La Bella Italia, Petone,6.30pm Tuesday 14 June 2016
St Catherine’s College PTA invites parishioners of Holy Trinity Parish to join us at A Midwinter's Evening at La Bella Italia for a wonderful night of fabulous food and entertainment in the company of the St Catherine's and wider Catholic community. Enjoy a four course shared Italian set menu. Make up a group, or come along and join a table. Tickets $55. Bookings and more information are available from Deirdre Hanlon and Jo Woods at email@example.com. Proceeds from this fundraiser will go to College landscaping. Thank you to the sponsor of this event: Antonio and Luisa Cacace and La Bella Italia.
From the Archdiocesan Justice Peace and Development Commission.
“There is always someone who needs a hand, a smile, a loving gesture.” Pope Francis Ngā mihi nui
Day of Prayer for Refugees and Migrants - 19 June 2016
Migrants and Refugees challenge us. The response of the Gospel of Mercy.
The New Zealand Catholic Bishop’s Conference set the Day of Prayer for Refugees and Migrants (19 June) as close as possible each year to the World Refugee Day (20 June). This year Pope Francis reminds us to be inspired by the Gospel of Mercy. Migrants and Refugees challenge us to ensure that God’s love is felt by every individual, and to welcome them “home”. Let us pray today for all migrants and refugees, that all people may feel accepted and welcomed as part of the one human family
Festival of the Stars Ave Maris Stella – Matariki A Multicultural Midwinter Festival, Saturday 18th June 2016 St Patrick’s College Hall, Kilbirnie
Stalls with food, crafts &c, a programmed series of events from communities which make up our multicultural city: Filipino song & dance, Scottish, Polish, English, Indonesian, Maori, Samoan and much more. The day begins at 10am with a short ceremony where Kuia from Te Ngakau Tapu, Porirua combine with the choir of St Mary of the Angels, blending Karanga and Gregorian Chant. The full timetable will be on the St Mary of the Angels website
www.smoa.org.nz Come and sample Polish and Samoan food, together with home-baking, coffee and tea in a Traditional Cake Stall. Hunt for bargains in a second-hand music stall, second-hand cook-book stall, make poi, paint your face and fingernails, make your own T shirt, and see displays of taonga puoro, historic photographs,
and contribute to the seismic strengthening of St Mary of the Angels. enquiries Robert.firstname.lastname@example.org
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