Wis 7, 7-11; Heb 4, 12-13; Mk 10, 7-11
Day of Prayer to Respect Life
Fill us with your love, O Lord, and we will sing for joy, Ps 90
There is certain realisation within me that God is God and I am just a creature. God calls me to love completely unselfish, unwavering, unconditional which I fall awfully short of. I face with challenges beyond me to be wholly generous. I feel weak and want to retain control of “my” world, family, home, selfishly guarding, as if they were mine.
If Christ were to ask me the same question he asked to the rich man in the parable today, to sell all of my possessions to follow him, I might be on a good day? It requires me turning away from my physical, intellectual, emotional and ego to wholly serve my God. The rich man wanted to so too I but the baggage I struggle to part and in love with. I do someway understand God’s unconditional love as a mother loves her child.
So dear friends, I crawl through the eye of the needle along with my friend, the camel. Despite my deep failure to love generously, the Truth is that God understands and loves me and he provides his love to me and makes me capable. I am so grateful for this that what I can least do is to strive. I can live in community, in solidarity, to the best of my ability, the gifts that God has provided. I can create a safe community life empowered by God’s love. I can work to ensure that the resource that God first entrusted to all of us “Our Common Home” Pope Francis says. It is here that we grow in respect, love for all life that exist.
My effort may fall short, only I need to do is to choose to believe in striving to fulfilling Jesus’ call.
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.
Poem for Respect for Life Sunday
When I asked God how I could hold my empty arms
and carry what isn’t there,
this is what he said: Rest.
Rest and let me remember you.
I loved you then and I love you now.
I made you full and whole.
I made you laughter and noise,
busy and quiet.
But most of all
I made you holy
and I named you “My Love”.
Rest, My Love and let your arms be filled;
I am ‘The Gentlest of Cradlings’.
October is the month of the Rosary.
All parishioners are invited to pray the rosary till the end of the month.
Gascoigne Educational Scholarship 2018. This scholarship is open to all ages groups who are present members of Holy Trinity Parish and are planning to study for 2018 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 firstname.lastname@example.org download a copy from the website http://www.holytrinity.parish.nz/ or copies available from the back of each Church. Closing date: 31 October 2018
2019 Columban Calendars available through the office $12 each.
Calendars will be available for sale from next weekend. 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, or 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 email@example.com with the following details: 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.
Anniversaries for those who have died will no longer be included in the prayers of the faithful. The only names that will be included are those who have aksed the priest for a Mass intention.
The names will still be included in the newsletter as they currently are, but as the dead are remembered in every mass during the Eucharist prayer, will no longer be included in the prayers of the faithful.
When you ask the priest for a Mass intention, could you please remember to
write down which Church, date and Mass time you would like this offered.
Morning tea for the Gillies Macindoe Research Centre. Seatoun bowling club, Thursday 25 October, at 10.00am. Dr Swee Tan will again give us an update on the research carried out since our last get together two years ago. Tickets $30.00 entry includes refreshments and prize draws. Contact Francie Dwyer 3885281 or 0274730330 for tickets.
19th October 9am. St Anthony’s School Grandparents Mass followed by a special celebration morning tea in the new classroom block. All parishioners welcome.
Next Bazaar meeting – 7pm 29th October in the Gascoigne Room.
Holy Cross School International Food Fair Friday 26th October 5-7.30pm.
Come along for some great food and see what we have in our silent auction.
St Patrick’s Primary School Ethnic Food Fair 5.30 – 7.30 Friday 9th November
We are about to launch into preparations for our annual Food Fair. We’d love as to include the Holy Trinity parishioners as much as possible.
We have fair meetings at 6.30pm on Tuesday 16th October and Tuesday 30th October for people who are able to help us organise different aspects of the fair.
If you have any suggestions, donations or can help in any way please ring the school Ph 3873370 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
We need people to serve on the stalls (it’s very easy as we have tickets so money handling is not necessary).
Hoopla Jars - We would love anyone who is able, to fill a jar with goodies.
Ideas for things to put in the jar; stickers, little toys, Lego, balloons, lollies, stationery, jewellery, fudges, - use your imagination.
Otherwise, please come along and support us by buying our delicious food and tell your friends and family they’re welcome, too.
Parish Council Meeting: Weds 7th Nov 7.30pm Holy Cross Parish Centre.
Finance Committee Meeting: Tue 13th Nov 7.30pm Holy Cross Parish Centre.
Sunday 14 October is the day that Oscar Romero will be canonised, and the Gospel reading (Mark 10:17-20) talks about the kingdom of God, including what we give up for it and what we hope for. It feels a very appropriate day to include a quote from Oscar Romero’s final homily, delivered just before he was assassinated while celebrating Mass.
God's reign is already present on our earth in mystery. When the Lord comes, it will be brought to perfection. That is the hope that inspires Christians. We know that every effort to better society, especially when injustice and sin are so ingrained, is an effort that God blesses, that God wants, that God demands of us! Archbishop Romero March 24, 1980 in the homily delivered moments before his death
Joshua Catholic Men’s Fellowship Wellington invites men to come along and join us on Thursday 18th of October 2018 at 7:30pm (Note: fellowship from 7:00pm for 7:30pm start) in The Loaves and Fishes Hall next to the Anglican Cathedral of St Paul, corner Hill and Molesworth streets Thorndon. Speakers: Testimonies about the recent big Catholic Men's Event in Auckland.
Christchurch Catherdral of the Blessed Sacrament Choir and Orchestra Sacred sounds. Free concert 5.30pm Saturday 20th October St Mary of the Aqngels Church. See poster at the back of the Church for details.
Dove Catholic Fellowship for Women. On Saturday 20th October we are celebrating a charismatic mass for the healing of family trees for our 26th birthday. Fr Ron Bennett will be the main celebrant. This meeting is open to Joshua men and friends. All welcome who feel they would benefit. Bring family photo or family tree. We start 1.30pm at St Joseph's Catholic church, 42 Ellice Street, Mt Victoria, Wgtn. Enquiries Shura 3899938.
Mission Sunday 21 October 2018 “With the youth we proclaim the gospel”. Next weekend our parish will be holding the annual Pontifical Mission Societies (MISSION-NZ) Appeal. This year we are invited to consider how we can answer Pope Francis’ call to be a part of mission especially to the many youth of today, and how we can support mission globally. Please come prepared next weekend to give generously.
The holy day of the week in the three Abrahamic traditions The Wellington Abrahamic Council of Jews, Christians and Muslims invites you to a public meeting to hear three speakers, at Temple Sinai 147 Ghuznee St, Te Aro Wednesday 24 October, 7pm.
Joy Cowley Book Launch If you are a fan of Joy Cowley’s spiritual writing, you are warmly invited to the launch of her new book, Veil Over the Light. It’s a book of huge encouragement and deep insight. The launch will be at St Joseph’s Church, Mount Victoria on 27 October at 4pm. Do come along if you have a spare couple of hours. It will be a special occasion.
Gift yourself a time of reflection and join Cardinal John and the Stewardship team at the annual Stewardship Retreat, to be held at Sacred Heart Church Petone, Britannia St from 9.30am-3.45pm on Saturday 27 October, 2018. Register by emailing email@example.com or phone 496 5182.
Child-friendly Liturgies within the Mass Fr Patrick Bridgman will help us explore ways to make our Masses more inclusive for children. Everyone Welcome. It is particularly relevant to members of Liturgy teams, Children’s Liturgists, Musicians, Pastoral Council members and Directors of Religious Education. Please register with Ann Williams before 30th October at firstname.lastname@example.org Where: Ss Peter & Paul Church Lower Hutt When: Sunday 4th November 2.00pm-4.00pm. Cup of tea/coffee from 1.30pm.
2nd November. The Cardinal’s Lunch provides networking opportunities for business and community leaders both active and retired to gather and connect with Church leadership and to hear from dynamic speakers, including local, national and international leaders. BOOK NOW Tickets cost $ 89 + GST Book online: Cardinal-s-lunch-Nov.Lilregie.com
If you would like any more information or to book a table, please e-mail email@example.com or phone Robyn 027 2018766
St Pats Old Boys Association Mix & Mingle : WWW.SPCOB.ORG.NZ & find us on facebook. Calling all 'Town' and 'Stream' Old Boys, please attend our Mix and Mingle. To be held ; Friday 2nd November 2018, 6.00PM The Boatshed, Wellington. Cash bar, Continuous food, $60 Entry by ticket only. Go to our facebook page for details. Guest Speakers: Jamie Williams & Will Williams of the Wellington Hospitality Group. We will also be announcing our 2018 Old Boy of the Year.
A Caring Space We offer this breathing space for all who care for a loved one, a chance to gently explore, together with God, the way this role is changing your life, hopes, dreams...and your relationships with the one you care for and others. Led by Gill Schaap and Veronica Parton at the Home of Compassion, Island Bay, on Saturday 3rd November; 11am – 2pm. Cost $10. Hot drinks provided, bring your own lunch. Any enquires and to register contact Veronica Parton 021 238 6675 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Billings Ovulation Method™ Teacher training and upskilling Seminars 2018 Sat 3rd - Sun 4th November, Mercy Conference Centre, Thorndon, Wellington. Please contact: Alicia Reeves email@example.com or phone: 0800 693 378 The Full registration fee is $350, this covers catering and educational material. A limited number of part scholarships are available for those unable to meet the full registration fee.
You are invited to a Stewardship Breakfast and talk by Cardinal John. Saturday 10th Nov. 7.15am for 7.30(start) to 9.00am.Venue: Angus Inn 5 Cornwall St. Lower Hutt. Cost $22.50. Registrations firstname.lastname@example.org by Tues. 6th Nov. Please specify any dietary requirements.
A Marriage Encounter Weekend offers couples an experience of loving communication they can use for the rest of their lives. It's a chance to look deeply into their relationship with each other and with God. It's a time to share feelings, hopes and dreams with each other.
The weekend provides an environment to spend time together. A chance to focus on each other. It's a unique approach aimed at revitalizing Marriage.
The next Marriage Encounter Weekend is 9-11 November at the Home of Compassion, Island Bay. For more information phone 0800 362 686 or go to the website http://www.marriageencounter.org.nz
Pa Maria Marist Spirituality Centre, Thorndon: Non-Residential Retreat, 12 - 16 November, 9.30am - 4.00pm daily; Reflection Day, Saturday 24 November, 9.30am - 4.00pm. For further information, please contact Fr Brian Cummings SM at email@example.com or 021 703 580.
Go you are sent to the peripheries of society - 1(f) The people of the Archdiocese collectively deepen their understanding of the “nature of the ‘peripheries”-where, what, who and why.
Job Vacancy - Catholic Discipleship College Do you have strong leadership qualities, a desire to live in community, and a passion for your faith? CDC provides a nine-month experience of Catholic formation for young adults, based in Pukekohe. We are looking to employ a full time, residential Household Leader for 2019. For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
We pray for the members of our Parish families who have died recently and those whose anniversaries occur around this time including Francisco Sevilla, Jarlath Dooley, Robert Gates, Victor Sheehan and Audrey Metcalf. Our prayers are also with those who are unwell especially Mary Greening, Judy Chote, John Rogers and Graeme Adams and for the wonderful people who are caring for the everyday needs of the sick in our Community.
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