2 Kings 5, 14-17; 2 Tim 2, 8-13; Lk 11-19
Today we are called to be grateful to God.
In today’s Gospel, Jesus heals ten lepers, but only one returns to thank him. In the first reading when Naaman is cured of leprosy he is so grateful he wants to give a big gift. Leprosy was an incurable and isolating condition. It was a big deal. Of the ten who were healed, only one came back to thank him. And that one was a foreigner, a Samaritan. Jesus wonders why the others didn’t return. Were they not grateful? This was seriously a big deal. And why did the foreigner come back, not his own countrymen? He might have expected his own people to show their gratitude, and might have thought the stranger would not. They had all asked for healing. When he passed they cried out to him to have pity on them. They called him by name. They called him Master. They were asking specifically for a favour. But then when they received it, they did not give thanks, they just went on their way. In the French novel, Candide, Candide finds himself in El Dorado, a Utopia set apart from the rest of the world. He is curious about their life and culture and asks about their religion – if they have religion, if there are various sects and if they fight about religion. The priest tells him that of course they have religion, and they only have one, the only one possible – they thank God constantly for everything they are given. The priest seems confused that anyone could even conceive of any other religion. What else should people do but thank God constantly for everything they are given. In the Gospel verse today we are told to give thanks to God in all circumstances. In the first reading Naaman gives thanks and gifts for his cure. In the Gospel the Samaritan leper who thanks Jesus is told that his faith has saved him. Every day we enjoy the miracle of life. Every day we wake up we should thank God for everything we are given. What else should we do? In this extraordinary month of mission: be grateful to God for everything you have and you are.
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.
Let us all be missionaries of healing and hope and offer the best of ourselves to the building of a better world. Together, young and old, we can, and must, save our planet, our people and all God’s creatures.
NZCBC – Respect Life Sunday pastoral letter October 2019
2 Columban Calendars to give away!
Two Columban Calendars have been very kindly donated by a parishioner.
If you would like one of these please contact the Parish Office firstname.lastname@example.org or 04 388 6953
Wheelchair for sale in good condition. $400 contact Andrew if interested email@example.com
St Patrick’s Church centenary Mass is on 17th November at 10 am. Would you like to take an active role as part of the Mass? Would you like to usher people at the beginning and / or at Communion ? Would you like to read? To read a Prayer of the Faithful? To take part in the Offertory procession? To be a collector? We are planning now so if you are interested please contact Patricia O’Donnell at 934 3179 or firstname.lastname@example.org ASAP.
St Patrick’s Church desperately needs musicians. Do you play the piano? Is your child learning to play? Would you be prepared to play one song at Mass on one Sunday or Vigil Mass on Saturday night? Help will be given before you play. if you are interested please contact Patricia O’Donnell at 934 3179 or email@example.com
Young Adults: Mary's Mantle (the Seatoun young adults Catholic community) is hosting Mass, celebrated by Fr. Brian Wysocki, on Thursday the 17th October at 6.30pm at St. Anthony's Church. We will provide dinner and fellowship at our home, 66a Falkirk Ave afterward. Please contact Georgia on 0226704422 if you have queries.'
In the leadup to the St Patrick’s centenary Mass on the 17th November at 10am, we will include an interesting fact about the former Parish each week.
FACT The St Patrick’s presbytery was built on the site chosen for the ‘proper’ church to be built. The elaborate plans for the real church had been drawn up in 1908 and the church/school that opened in 1909 was considered temporary. Why the church was not built remains a mystery. Plans were remade in the 1930s for the real church to be built and opened in 1938. These plans also died.
Volunteer to weed a garden for St Patrick’s Primary School We’d love a parishioner to sort the garden down the drive next to what was the video shop. The compost bin is full and it’d be good to have this dug into the soil.
2020 Columban Calendars available through the office $12 each.
You can either put your money or cheq (made out to Holy Trinity Parish) in an envelope with your details and pop in the collection basket, email, phone or drop into the Parish Office.
Alternatively pay by internet banking to Holy Trinity Parish 02-0536-0185031-00 and use CALENDAR as the reference. When you have paid, email the office firstname.lastname@example.org with the following details: your name, the amount paid, the number of calendars ordered, which Church you will collect your calendars from or if you would like to collect them from the office. Once payment has cleared, the Calendars will be left for you in the back of your chosen Church or in the office for you to collect.
Bernadette Hyland will also have them available for sale at St Patrick’s Church.
Gascoigne Educational Scholarship. This scholarship is open to all ages groups who are present members of Holy Trinity Parish and are planning to study for 2020 and beyond at a tertiary level and who meet the qualifying criteria which are included in the terms and conditions. For an application form (including terms and conditions) email the parish office email@example.com download a copy from the website http://www.holytrinity.parish.nz/ or copies available from the back of each Church. Closing date: 31 October 2019
Safeguarding training. extra Safeguarding workshop on Tuesday 29th October, at 60 Knights Road, Hutt Central, we will gather at 6.45pm for a cup of tea/coffee and the workshop itself will start at 7pm. It’s at the Parish Hall, Te Awakairangi Parish, Sts Peter and Paul Church. Please contact me ASAP if you want to attend. My contact details are Brendy Weir Tel. (04) 496 11768 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
This training is compulsory if you are involved in any of the following ministries. Please make sure you attend one of these if you are involved in the following ministries and have not attended.
- Parish Council - Children’s Liturgy - Trainer Altar Servers Roles - Extraordinary Ministers of Communion to the Sick - Sacramental Programme Leaders – Legion of Mary
Holy Hour You are invited to a Holy Hour on Tuesday 15 October beginning at 7.30 pm in the
Cathedral chapel to pray for vocations to the priesthood and consecrated life. This
Holy Hour will include prayers, Scripture, singing, times of silence and conclude with
Benediction followed by supper.
Joshua Wellington next men’s meeting on Thursday 17th October. Fellowship from 7:00pm for 7:30pm start. Talk & practical: Fr John Pettit on “Contemplative prayer & Christian Meditation” Want to know more? Ring Steve Ready 027-356-9555 or email: email@example.com
Age & Work Workshop
Experiencing difficulty finding work after 55? Maybe given up looking after many knockbacks? Working but keen to reduce your hours? Working less hours than needed to pay your bills? Thinking about best time to stop paid work? Interactive workshop to share with other older people issues & strategies to address these questions Friday 18th October 2019, 10am -12noon, Kilbirnie Lyall Bay Community Centre, Bay Road Workshop facilitator Roger Tweedy who has a long involvement in ageing workforce issues & is a thought leader around ‘work futures’. Roger is also a supporter of a new service - www.seniorsatwork.nz
Dove Catholic Fellowship for Women Our next meeting is on Saturday 19th October 1.30pm at Connolly hall Thorndon. Our speaker will be Lucienne Hensel on "According to Your Word". Come for prayer, praise, fellowship and wisdom. All women welcome. Contact Shura 021 072 4042
Vigil for the Unborn: Saturday 19th October. St Anne's Catholic Church, Emmett Street, Newtown. Starts at 10 am with Mass.Ends at 12.00 p.m. For more information contact Family Life International NZ PH: 021 231 7954
Missionary Sisters of St. Peter Claver are holding a “MULTCULTURL” on Sunday 20th October 2019 at 2 pm to 4 pm at St.Patrick’s Parish Hall, 15 – 19 Rongotai Road, Kilbirnie. Admission: $5.00
Enquiries : Sisiers of St. Peter Claver, Telephone 3838401.
Liturgy of the Word with Communion” with Fr Patrick Bridgman, Archdiocesan Liturgy Advisor. This interactive workshop is on 7-9pm,Thurs. 24th Oct. at Ss Peter & Pauls Church, Knights Rd. Lower Hutt. Everyone welcome. Please register with Ann Williams before Fri. 18th Oct. at firstname.lastname@example.org
Stewardship Retreat Day. Treat yourself to a quiet reflective day before the busyness of Christmas hits you. Be inspired by three young pilgrims who attended the World Youth Day in Panama. Where: St Joseph’s Church Upper Hutt. When: November 2nd Bring your lunch. Please register by October 25th with Ann Williams at email@example.com
Go you are sent to deepen your bicultural relationship (5)Enable Māori to help parishioners with Te Reo so that it is appreciated in the parish.
Join us for a FREE Seniors’ Week event to talk about the symptoms of a heart attack and stroke, so you know what to do if you see or experience them. There will be a CPR demonstration Everyone welcome – free afternoon tea provided. Come along for a chance to hear from others and ask questions.
Kilbirnie-Lyall Bay Community Centre Wednesday 16 October 1.30pm – 3.00pm Strathmore Park Community Centre Friday 1 November 11.00am – 12.30pm
FUNDRAISING CONCERT BY FR CHRIS SKINNER, SM An afternoon of songs and music on Saturday 2 November, 2:00pm, Sacred Heart Church Petone. Tickets - $25 each. Proceeds to support Pacific families to attend the Annual Oceania gathering of the Focolare Movement, 8-12 January 2020.For tickets contact: David – 04 4787962 or firstname.lastname@example.org Nilda – 021 2321171 or email@example.com
UnPlanned the movie is screening in cinemas now! UnPlanned is the inspiring true story of one woman’s journey of transformation. Abby Johnson was the youngest Planned Parenthood clinic directors in America and a vehement supporter of a woman’s right to choose. Until the day she saw something that changed everything. UnPlanned is the most important movie you’ll ever see on the most controversial issue of our time - abortion. No matter which side of the fence you’re on, no one will leave this film unmoved by Abby’s journey. To find a screening near you visit fli.org.nz
How many times do we say “Thank you” to those who help us, to those close to us, to those who accompany us through life? Often we take everything for granted! This also happens with God. It is easy to approach the Lord to ask for something, but to return and give thanks... That is why Jesus so emphasizes the failure of the nine ungrateful lepers: “Were not ten made clean? But the other nine, where are they?”
Pope Francis, Homily at the Marian Jubilee, October 2016
Religious Diversity: Encountering other religions. A workshop, interactive, fun, and challenging for Jewish, Christian and Muslim young adults. Thursday 31 October 2019 4-9pm, at Wellington Islamic Centre, 7 Queen’s Drive, Kilbirnie. Limited space, tickets from Eventbrite.
Caritas seeks accountant in its National office
Caritas is seeking applications for the role of accountant in its National office. Based in Wellington, this role takes responsibility for the day to day management of the accounting and finance functions at Caritas, including monthly and annual reporting, budgeting, forecasting, taxation compliance, payroll and oversight of the work of the Finance Assistant. This is a rewarding role in an organisation addressing poverty, advocating for environmental justice, partnering with indigenous peoples, responding to crises and connecting with communities.
For a copy of the job description visit caritas.org.nz or contact Catharina Vossen at Caritas on phone (021) 884 749. To apply, please email your resume and covering letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org by 23 October 2019.
Catholic Social Services Wellington
This is a permanent part time position.
Part time role 22.5 hours
(3 days per week)
We are looking for a suitably qualified person to take on and develop the role of
Community Facilitator for the Archdiocese of Wellington.
This role covers some key tasks:
This role requires a specialist qualification ora Lay Pastoral qualification. Knowledge and understanding of Catholic Social Teaching. Strong interpersonal and administrative skills.
For a copy of the role description please email email@example.com
Please send a cover letter, and CV addressed to The Director at
Closing date: Friday 1st November 2019
Driving Miss Daisy Wellington East needs drivers. We are looking for companion drivers in the Wellington East area.
• You will require a p-Endorsement and a First-Aid Certificate or be willing to obtain these.
• You need to be flexible with work hours and be available to work some weekends. Call Julia today to discuss Ph: (04) 384 8344 Mob: (021) 215 3014 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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