Jesus is our way, our truth and our life. As our Gospel of today says, to have eternal life is to believe in him whom God sent. This is a reality for us now and it guides our life, in matters of great and small. At the core of this reality is trust that is the capacity to entrust all that we have and are to the living God and to his son, raised from the dead. The truth: God exists, God loves everything is possible even eternal life. We will never understand faith if we don’t welcome Jesus as the way, the truth and the life.
We wish, “Happy Mother’s Day” to all our mothers as we celebrate our mother’s today. Dear mothers we want to tell you all that you are the sweetest gift that we have ever received from God. We salute today all our mothers of the Holy Trinity and express our heartfelt gratitude for your selfless love and sacrifice you make for us. Have a wonderful day. May God bless 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.
To all Mothers,
may your day be blessedand filled with love, joy and laughter.
25th Jubilee Mass for Fr Gregory – Tues 16th May 10am at St Patrick’s Church
Fr Gregory will be celebrating the 25th anniversary of his ordination
on Tuesday 16th May. All parishioners are invited to join him for Mass at 10am at St Patrick’s and stay for a cup of tea afterwards.
Please note: this will be the only Mass in the Parish on Tuesday 16th
For those unable to attend, there will a special morning tea after 10am Sunday Mass on the 21st May at St Patrick’s Church. Please bring a plate of food to share.
All parishioners are invited to a Synod workshop with Cardinal John to take place for the North Island parishes of the Archdiocese at Bishop Viard College Hall,
20 Kenepuru Dr, Porirua 1.30pm-4.30pm on Saturday 27 May.
Farewell Fr Mario
Fr Mario leaves us and returns to the Philippines.
We wish him well and have enjoyed having him back in Wellington.
Come join in a farewell cup of tea after the 10am Mass today at St Patrick’s Church
Liturgy of the Word with Communion. In the near future, we will be introducing Liturgies of the Word with Communion on Mondays in our Parish. To this end we are looking for leaders to be on a roster to take these Liturgies. If you are available on a Monday morning and would be capable of leading a liturgy please contact Fr Ephrem 388 6953 or firstname.lastname@example.org so training sessions and commissioning can be organised.
Closing date to register your interest Friday 19th May 2017
A team from Holy Trinity Parish is again preparing to run the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) for the Eastern suburbs.
The RCIA is the process for welcoming new adult members into the Catholic Church. It begins in May/June with a number of Inquiry sessions for those interested in Catholicism.
The process involves the whole Church community in one way of another. What can you do?
• First, you can pray for the success of the RCIA.
• Second, you can tell people you know who may be interested in becoming Catholics about the Inquiry sessions
• Third, for further information, watch this space or contact the parish office.
Forms available at the back of each Church
102 people attended the parish property forums, plus 33 written submissions were received;
a wide variety of views were expressed
Just a reminder that a summary of submissions to the property committee is available at www.holytrinity.parish.nz/property.html. There are some printed copies available at the back of the churches. The property committee is co-chaired by Dave Monastra 0274477280
and Kim von Lanthen 0222426288 and is developing its recommendations to the parish
Deliverers, your copies of the news and views are in the back of the churches ready to be distributed. Because of printing issues, the names of those you deliver to are not printed on the top of the newsletter, but rather on a sheet inside the envelope. Thank you.
Calling all church musicians. Come to an archdiocesan workshop on music in the liturgy - a chance to pool ideas about how best to tap into this rich resource to better celebrate the joy of liturgy. There is also the possibility of forming a network of musicians throughout the diocese to share ideas, issues and resources. Thursday 25 May in the Catholic Centre board room, second floor. Cup of tea at 6.45pm with the workshop starting at 7 and finishing around 8.30. Important to RSVP to email@example.com
Volunteers required by Mary Potter Hospice for their annual street collection on Friday or Saturday 19 and 20 May 2017. If you are able to give 1 or 2 hours to help this most worthy cause in Miramar/Kilbirnie please contact Ray Whelan on 3883667 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sound Bites Fundraising Concert – CANCELLED
It is with disappointment we inform you that due to unforeseen circumstances we are cancelling our Sound Bites Fundraising Concert scheduled for this Thursday 11 May. We hope to put on a replacement concert later this year.
Joshua Catholic Men’s Fellowship Wellington Come along and join us on Thursday 18th of May 2017 at 7:30pm for fellowship and prayer in CONNOLLY HALL, Guildford Terrace, Thorndon (behind Sacred Heart Cathedral). Speaker: Michael Powell on "Getting free from ungodly influences of our ancestrry"
Want to know more? Ring John Taylor (04) 389-8915 or 021-107-8538 or email: email@example.com
There is a time for….. A family companion for every season
We only have 15 copies to sell available from the Parish Office $25
A beautiful book of prayers and poems draws its inspiration from the people and landscapes of Aotearoa - New Zealand. It touches on themes that affect us all - joy and sorrow, hurt and celebration - and demonstrates how easily families can incorporate prayer and reflection into everyday situations.
New Mass rosters for Holy Cross and St Patrick’s have either been emailed or are at the back of the Church. Please remember to organise to swap your rostered day with someone else if you are unavailable
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, Wellington.
The coats can also double as a small blanket and cost $60 each. All donations are tax deductible.
Flyers with details on how to donate a coat are in the church foyer. Further information can be obtained from firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 021 325 884.
A CARING SPACE An invitation to spend a few hours exploring with God the blessings and burdens of the caregiver’s role. This time is offered to those who care for a loved one at home. Led by Gill Schaap and Veronica Parton 18th May at The Home of Compassion, Island Bay, Cost: $10 For more details and to register contact Veronica Parton email@example.com or 021 238 6675
Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 28th May – 4th June
The Bach Choir of Wellington proudly a return to the Baroque on Sun May 14, 3:30pm at St Andrews on the Terrace. The concert opens with Vivaldi's Gloria (RV 589), and ends with J.S Bach's Missa (the Kyrie and Gloria from his Mass in B minor). Interspersed are works by members of J.S Bach's extended family: one of his cousins, and his youngest surviving son. The choir will be accompanied by the Chiesa Ensemble, with Douglas Mews on the organ, and soloists Nicola Holt, Megan Hurnard, Ken Trass and David Morriss.
Above all – trust in the slow work of God.” Pierre Teilhard de Chardin in a prayer in ‘Hearts on Fire – praying with Jesuits’.
Vigil for the Unborn: Saturday 20th May 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 respond to our Lady of Fatima's plea "Pray, pray, pray." For more information contact Family Life International NZ PH: 2378343
Copies of the Synod Participation Booklet have been sent to parishes. It is not possible to provide everyone with a copy, so it is also available on the Archdiocese’s website www.wn.catholic.org.nz (see Synod ’17 section on the homepage).
Before you decide upon your response read the section “Using this Document” in the Booklet. You can provide input on all the topics, a few of them or just one of them. Responses can be made by individuals or by groups. The topics in the Booklet are:
Go you are sent…to find leaders
Go you are sent…to the peripheries of society
Go you are sent…to deepen our bicultural relationship
Go you are sent…as members of the one Body of Christ (ethnic diversity)
Go you are sent…to your own peripheries (those who may feel unwelcome in the Church)
Go you are sent…to refugees and migrants
Go you are sent…to care for creation
Go you are sent…to fellow Christians
Go you are sent…to accompany one another (young people)
Go you are sent…to support marriage and families.
Responses can be submitted by individuals and groups in various ways:
Email: download the Word document “Synod participation response” on the website of the Archdiocese of Wellington. The link to the file is on the website’s homepage under the Synod ’17 heading. Put in your response and email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Online: follow the link on the Archdiocese of Wellington website homepage (under Synod ’17) to the questions online.
Postal response: handwrite or type your response into the document “Synod participation response”, from the Archdiocese’s website (see Email above) or it can be posted to you if you ring Anne Dickinson 04 496 1793. Post your response to Anne Dickinson, Archdiocese of Wellington, P O Box 1937, WELLINGTON 6140
Verbal response: if there are reasons why you find it difficult to make a written response you are welcome to ring Anne Dickinson 04 496 1793 to see if it is possible to provide a verbal response.
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