15 April 2018
Acts 3:13-15, 17-19; 1 John 2:1-5a; Luke 24:35-48
Peter, in our First Reading for this Eucharistic Liturgy, is employing a Jewish historical form; reviewing the events of the past and moving through the present into the future. The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob has “glorified his servant Jesus”. Peter then hits his listeners over the head with the cold hard facts that they were responsible for the death of that very servant, Jesus.
The famous two disciples who had been traumatized by the death of Jesus and so were returning to the safety of Emmaus here are pictured as relating the experience of being spun around by their meeting with Jesus, Who had broken bread with them. Their hearts were on fire during this intimate liturgy and so back they come to relate their homiletic story. Jesus shows up and shows off by convincing His congregation that He is really present to them in His humanity and divinity. Then, as results with any good homily, the minds of the little congregation were opened with understanding.
Every encounter that Jesus had with persons after the Resurrection was a “mission-meeting”. Jesus did not tell His little show-and-tell congregation to relax, talk things over and then see what’s going to turn up next. As with any experience of intimacy, with God or with other humans, there will be implications. Intimacy invites us into mystery, into adventure, into deeper experiences of life.
Jesus invites His intimate friends to go out and be intimate within all nations. Fr Ephrem
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.
ANZAC DAY SERVICE 25th April ST PATRICK’S CHURCH 11AM
Followed by a cup of coffee and biscuits in the meeting room.
On the day, bring a photo of your military family members to place under the altar during Mass.
A Collection will be taken up for the RSA.
PLEASE NOTE: This will be the only Mass in the Parish on this day
The Capuchins will be away in Auckland on Monday 16th April.
If you need the services of a priest on that day, contact Wellington South Parish 934 0049
Please note: 9am Monday Mass at St Patrick’s Church as usual
St Vincent de Paul, Seatoun & Miramar Conference invites a lady driver from our parish to give a few hours over the next few weeks to help the mother in a local hard-working refugee family practice her parking skills for her Restricted Licence. She has passed her Learner Licence, and will use their small family car. Lady driver preferred as the mother is muslim. Will greatly empower the mother to assist her kids and engage outside the house. Please contact Brendan Quirk, SVDP, ph 388 9708.
Vinnies-Wellington invites you… Annual Book-Fair (22-23 April) will be hosted at St Anne’s church hall, Emmett Street, Newtown on Saturday 8am-4pm and Sunday 9am-3pm. It is a book hunt worth attending with lots of good reads. All proceeds go towards the Vinnies welfare services.
Publications for purchase: Tui Motu $7 NZ Catholic $4
The Heart Foundation is hosting FREE information sessions across the Wellington region to discuss living with heart failure. Your local Clinical Nurse Specialists in heart failure will present on understanding and managing heart failure, medical treatments and how to keep well. You will have the opportunity to share your own experiences or to ask questions about your heart condition. Whānau are also encouraged to come along and share with the group. Light refreshments will be provided. Tues 8 May 5.30pm – 7pm St Patricks Church Hall
The Missionary Sisters of St Peter Claver Raffle tickets will be available for sale after the 9am and 5pm Masses at Holy Cross Church next Sunday 22nd April. Please bring some money and support the Sisters.
A reminder to all deliverers of the news and views to collect your copies from the back of the Churches. Thank you.
Day of Prayer for Vocations: Sunday 22 April The 4th Sunday of Easter is a special Day of Prayer for Vocations. Please pray for our seminarians Jovanie and Alfred and those discerning the call to priesthood. Could someone you know become tomorrow's priest? Pray for this person. Invite him to consider priesthood. Affirm his gifts and qualities. Encourage him to be open to the possibility of priesthood.
Pope Francis: "Today the Lord continues to call others to follow him. We should not wait to be perfect in order to respond with our generous “yes”, nor be fearful of our limitations and sins, but instead open our hearts to the voice of the Lord. To listen to that voice, to discern our personal mission in the Church and the world, and at last to live it in the today that God gives us." Fr David Dowling, Vocations Director - email: email@example.com
Joshua Catholic Men’s Fellowship Wellington Come along and join us on Thursday 19th of April 2018 at 7:30pm for fellowship and prayer in CONNOLLY HALL, Guildford Terrace, Thorndon (behind Sacred Heart Cathedral). Speaker: Fr Peter Ewart, Joshua chaplain. Sequel to "Stay Connected to Christ" entitled "The Holy Spirit working in my life more than I realise" Want to know more? Ring Steve Ready (04) 970-7715 or 027-356-9555 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dove Catholic Fellowship for Women Meeting on Saturday 21st April 1:15pm at Connolly Hall, Guilford Tce, Thorndon. Speaker: Sr Marie Gore on Holy Spirit with baptism in the Holy Spirit. All women welcome. Contact Shura 021 072 4042, email: email@example.com. www.org.nz
Wanted – Flat to Rent: Pensioner seeks a 1 bedroom flat to rent on the flat in Miramar or Strathmore. Ring Bev 388 5821
Living in Colour: An 8-week programme which offers gentle support and help to women hurting after an abortion experience. Even if the abortion happened years ago there are benefits from taking this journey with others who understand the burden. The next programme starts in early May and will run from 11 am to 1 pm. Txt or call Lurene to register your interest or for more information on 022 193 0546. (sponsored by Family Life International NZ)
Many of us learnt of William Wilberforce who led to the abolition of slavery in the 19th Century. However Slavery today involves approximately 45 million people around the world. It even affects New Zealand and last year the first successful prosecution was held. What can we do? On April 26 2018 Dr. Rebecca Miller and Peter Devoy from the Ministry of Immigration will speak at St. Anne’s Hall, Emmett St., Newtown at 7.30pm. Gold coin donation.
Teaching Night @ St Anne’s Hall, Emmett Street, Newtown Hosted by Catholic Charismatic Renewal
Wednesday 18th April, at 7:30pm. Speaker: Fr John Rea Theme: The gift of miracles. Evening includes Praise & Worship, group discussion and fellowship. Everyone is welcome!
Pentecost Liturgical Workshop, Thursday April 19th 6.45pm-9.00pm at the Catholic Centre. This will be an interactive workshop, with Fr Patrick Bridgman, Archdiocesan Liturgy Advisor. Fr Patrick will help us unpack Pentecost seeking ways to be truly culturally inclusive within our liturgies and gatherings.
Workshops are open to all, being particularly relevant to members of Liturgy teams, Children’s Liturgists,
Parish Pastoral Leaders and Directors of Religious Education. Please register with Ann Williams before
Friday 13 th April at firstname.lastname@example.org
Work with Caritas: “Caritas has three vacancies currently being advertised. They are the full time Communications, Marketing & Fundraising Advisor, part time Communications & Marketing Assistant and a short term contract role of Social Justice Week Advocate. If you’re interested in joining the Caritas team and contributing to the Church’s work in social justice. Please email email@example.com or visit http://www.caritas.org.nz/get-involved/work-us for further details.”
Inner Peace in Divine Love An Ignatian First Spiritual Exercise retreat in daily life based on a programme
developed by Australian, Michael Hanson SJ Participants meet weekly, under the guidance of trained guides, to pray and share in small groups their experience of prayer. The retreat is open to all and will be held at St Peter and Paul Church, Johnsonville over five Thursday evenings - 12, 19, 26 April and 3 and 10 May, 7:30 - 9:30 pm To book or for information contact Sarah Dench 04 389 1038 or 021 0814 4424 firstname.lastname@example.org
Mary Potter Hospice street day appeal. Friday 18 & 19 May. Just an hour or two of your time will help us to keep Hospice care free in our community. We need volunteers in Wellington to help collect during our 2018 Annual Appeal. Will you help? Learn more and sign up http://marypotter.org.nz/volunteer-for-our-street-appeal-2018/ or contact Phillip Harris – Street Appeal Coordinator 021 210 7276 or 04 381 0191 or email@example.com Phone:
Events at Pā Maria Marist Spirituality Centre, 78 Hobson Street, Thorndon: Non-Residential Guided Retreat: “The Pilgrim” · Winter Film Series: “Called to Be Blessed”· Spiritual Theology Courses: “Evil, Sin and the Seven Deadly Sins” and “Befriending the Painful Emotions”· Reflection Day (November): “Happy are The Poor in Spirit” For further information (dates/costs) and/or to register please contact Fr Brian Cummings SM: phone (04) 212 4691 or 021 703 580 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Miramar Christian School, Wellington
Seeking a Y6–8 certificated teacher - Permanent, FTTE up to 0.8MU plus 0.5MU for SENCO role. English, The Arts, Te Reo Māori, Health and Physical Education, Learning languages, Mathematics and statistics, Science, Social sciences, Technology
We are seeking a dynamic, future-focused teacher, who is able to inspire learners. The successful applicant will have a proven record of successful teaching at Y6–8 across all curriculum areas. The ability to form positive relationships with children, parents and teachers is essential. Confidence in the use of digital learning tools would be an advantage, along with a strong moral purpose and a sense of humour. You will also lead the mathematics programme across the school and assume the SENCO role. You will need to be a committed Christian and embrace the school's Christian values. Contact the school regarding an application form and detailed job description. Application Closes 27 Apr 2018 – Vacancy Ref #: 1H9i1x
Please send your CV and direct enquiries to: Kevin Boyce, Principal, 41 Camperdown Rd, Miramar, Wellington 6022 email email@example.com (021) 293 5390
Open your heart, open your home. Change the world one life at a time. We at Oranga Tamariki - Ministry for Children, are looking for people in the greater Wellington area who love children and young people and don’t ever give up. That’s it. We can help with the rest! If you have a room (or two!) and can provide a safe, loving home
then you can make a difference. We need people from all walks of life to care for children and teenagers. This is your opportunity to create positive outcomes for our tamariki in a practical way. There are many types of care from temporary and respite right through to permanent and we’ll support you in which ever role you choose. Let the children come. http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12009598
Ring me to know more! Doug Fauchelle Caregiver Social Work Supervisor Wellington 04-917-1140
If we dare go to the fringes, we will find him there; indeed, he is already there. Jesus is already there, in the hearts of our brothers and sisters, in their wounded flesh, in their troubles and their profound desolation. He is already there. Pope Francis: Gaudete et Exsultate #135, 2018
We pray for the members of our Parish families who have died recently and those whose anniversaries occur around this time including Molly O’Donnell and Mary Dykes. Our prayers are also with those who are unwell especially Graeme Adams and Steve Kuzmicich and for the wonderful people who are caring for the everyday needs of the sick in our Community.
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