As communicated in the Newsletter of 8 December, a new timetable of Masses has been decided on for 2020. The new Sunday Mass timetable is an interim measure for the year, following news that our Capuchin community is leaving us (Father Paul in March 2020 and Father Ephrem in October 2020). The new timetable was considered by the Parish Pastoral Council, Liturgy and Finance Committees and then confirmed by the Parish Pastoral Council at its December meeting and approved by Cardinal John. Many are feeling vulnerable during this time of change in the Parish as we await the Cardinal’s decision on the property proposal and as we contemplate our future without the Capuchin community. Let us trust in the Lord.
The 2020 timetable was agreed upon to ensure one priest (Father Ephrem) has a sustainable workload for the year, to support the Church communities of the Parish through the opportunity of one Sunday Mass in each local Church, and to keep St Anthony’s available on Sunday mornings for the Aulotu community activities and Masses. The Sunday worship ministries roster will be updated to support the new timetable, and we request volunteers and those who update ministry rosters to update it from February 2020. All enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 388 6053.
Effective from 26 December 2019
Vigil Mass 5.30pm St Anthony's
Morning Mass 8.30am Holy Cross
Morning Mass 10.30am St Patrick's
Weekday Mass Timetable – updated.
Please see the end of the newsletter for the updated weekday Mass times for the parish. The changes are highlighted in bold type.
Parish Midnight Mass is at St Patrick’s Church this year. If you would like to be a reader, take up the offertory, be a Eucharistic Minister Please ring Patricia 934 3179 or email email@example.com. ASAP Volunteers from our three churches would be wonderful!
If your children would like to participate in the St Patrick’s Children's Vigil Mass on Christmas Eve at 5.30pm please let me know. Clare Lundon 021 227 8363.
Memorial Mass for Kraft D’Souza 12pm Saturday 21st December at St Mary of the Angels followed by light refreshments in the Church Hall. 2.30pm depart to Makara Cemetery for the unveiling of the headstone. All Welcome
Christmas Mass Times 2019
St Patrick’s Church, Kilbirnie
Christmas Eve 5.30pm Childrens Mass
11.30pm Carols followed by Midnight Mass
Christmas Day 10am Mass
Holy Cross Church, Miramar
Christmas Eve 6pm Childrens Mass at Holy Cross School Hall
Christmas Day 9am Mass at Holy Cross Church
St Anthony’s Church, Seatoun
Christmas Day 10.30am Mass with Children
Please note: there will be no Novena in the parish this year
Confession will be available at the following times in the lead up to Christmas
Wednesday 18th D
ecember 6.30pm – 7.30pm St Patrick’s Church
Thursday 19th December 6.30pm – 7.30pm Holy Cross Church
Friday 20th December 6.30pm – 7.30pm St Anthony’s Church
Sunday 22nd December after 5pm Mass Holy Cross Church (till 6.30pm)
Can you help? Do you or anyone you know have a wheelchair they no longer need?
One of our parishioners is recovering from a stroke and mobility is an issue. Please contact the Parish office 388 6953 or firstname.lastname@example.org
REAL CHRISTMAS CARDS get in quick – last few packets! St Vincent de Paul Society Christmas cards are still on sale. Religious-theme cards "Keeping Christ in Christmas", $2.50 per pack of 5 cards with envelopes. Proceeds to our local St Vincent de Paul Conference activities in the eastern suburbs. Contacts: Marie 0274 212 555
St Mary of the Angles presents Carols with the Angels 7.30pm Wednesday 18th December 2019 St Mary of the Angels. Hosted by Cynthis Morahan (from Radio NZ) Favourite Christmas Carols for us all to sing with…. Wellington Citadel Savation Army Band with St Mary of the Angles Choir and Korean Community Choir.
Women, Children and Families in Need! All funds raised through this year’s Cardinal’s Care Appeal will be directed to Catholic Social Services and used to support outreach, facilitation and capacity building
within communities across the Archdiocese. Catholic Social Services does and will continue to make a difference in the lives of countless children, women and families in need; but, it is your support that makes this possible!
Go you are sent to communicate effectively (13) utilise IT and social media to provide access to the scriptures, ideas for liturgical activities, formation and education, online “in-touch” services for interfaith dialogue and activities.
2020 Columban Calendars available through the office $12 each – STOCK RUNNING LOW!
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. Bernadette Hyland will also have them available for sale at St Patrick’s Church.
Calling all Irish people, Irish community groups, people of Irish heritage or affinity with Ireland living in New Zealand. The Embassy of Ireland in Aotearoa, New Zealand, has partnered with the Centre for Irish and Scottish Studies who have designed two short surveys, that we hope, will assist in showcasing the rich Irish history we have in New Zealand, as well as the opportunities for future collaboration and connection.
You can access the surveys and more information at Friends of Ireland https://friends-of-ireland-nz.multiscreensite.com/survey If have any questions about these surveys email email@example.com
We must be courageous: lay low the mountains of pride and rivalry; fill in the ravines dug by indifference and apathy; make straight the paths of our laziness and our compromises. Pope Francis: Angelus 6 December 2015
Our prayers are with those who are unwell especially John Rogers, John Cairns-Cowan and Graeme Adams and for the wonderful people who are caring for the everyday needs of the sick in our Community.
We also pray for the members of our Parish families who have died recently and those whose anniversaries occur around this time.
Holy Trinity Parish: Wellington Eastern Suburbs
and Liturgy of the Word with Holy Communion:
St Patrick's Monday 9am (Liturgy of the Word with Holy Communion)
St Patrick's Tuesday 9.30am (Mass)
St Anthony’s Wednesday 9am (Mass)
St Patrick’s Thursday 7pm (Mass)
Holy Cross Friday 9.30am
St Patrick's Saturday 11.30am - 12.30pm (Confession)
Monday: LOW & HC (Liturgy of the Word with Holy Communion)
Tuesday: Mass attended by St Patrick’s Primary School followed by Holy Hour till 11.00am.
4th Tuesday of the month, Maupuia Rest Home: Holy Mass 1.45pm
Wednesday: Mass attended by St Anthony Primary School
1st Wednesday of the month, Anointing Mass 11am at St Patrick’s.
4th Wednesday of the month, Rita Angus: prayer service 2pm
Thursday: Mass at 7pm (This will be the weekday evening Mass in the parish).
Thursday Friends Mass during term time only (3rd Thursday of the month LOW & HC)
No replacement Mass during school holidays.
3rd Thursday of the month, Rita Angus: Holy Mass 11am
Saturday: 11.30am – 12.30pm Confession, Holy Hour and Divine Mercy at St Patrick’s
If Mass is needed at other times: LOW & HC
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