Dear brothers and sisters,
“You must come away to some lonely place all by yourself and rest a while” is the main theme for our reflection this Sunday. When we look at our daily life every one of us is busy in our own work and different types of activities. If you look at the family, parents are working very hard to maintain their family. If we see the life of our children, they seem to be over busy. They must do so much studying. Beside their studies and home work they are busy in doing the dishes; they have to go for sports, jogging etc. What I mean is that due to all of these works we all are physically, mentally, psychologically and emotionally tired. The Apostles had been away for the first time. Jesus had sent them for the evangelizing work. Jesus had given them his own power and authority therefore they were very successful in their mission. When they come back they were very tired and exhausted. As soon as the Apostles return to Jesus from their evangelizing they are greeted by their loving master who invites them to come away with him and rest. Yes, we all need not only the physical rest, but we also need mental, Spiritual and psychological rest for a while.
The rhythm of work, rest and prayer is such a balanced one. Jesus is so holistic. He knows we need to be re-created and re-organised. He knows we need to be energized. So, we need from time to time a lonely place, prayer and rest. No matter what vocation - parent, religious, single person, young and old etc, - we need time by ourselves to be re-created and energized. Jesus so wants to lead us to the quiet place in our hearts, the place of silence. He wants to teach and instruct to us gently and lovingly. He invites and calls and wants us to respond. The benefits of this kind of quiet and loving relationship in prayer and rest are so great that our lives and everything in them are changed when we heed his invitation and prayer.
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.
NEXT SUNDAY 29TH July during the10am Mass in St Patrick’s Church children from Holy Trinity Parish will be Confirmed by Archbishop John Dew. Please pray for the children during the week as they prepare for this Sacrament.
Over 100 people in the parish have attended Alpha over the past couple of years. Alpha is a series of interactive video sessions exploring the basics of our faith. Each session looks at a different question, and is designed to create conversation. There’s no pressure, no follow-up and no charge; it’s just an open, informal, and honest time to explore and discuss our faith as we live it each day. The parish-wide Alpha sessions this year will begin at St Anthony’s at 7.00pm on Tuesday 14 August. To enrol please call or text Dave Monastra 0274477280 or Kim von Lanthen 0222426288. Feel free to bring family or friends who may not be a member of the school or parish.
Charity knitting for babies and toddlers Many thanks to all parishioners and friends for continuing to knit jerseys, beanies, and blankets for donation to orphanages. It is very much appreciated. We have plenty of wool, and instructions for easy-to-knit garments, if any others would like to join us. Phone Margaret 3882-840.
Book Launch: Father John Rea’s latest compilation of healing stories are in a book entitled, “Wonders Still Abounding”. Nearly all the healings recorded took place in the last four years. The book will be launched at St Mary’s College Hall on Thursday 26 July at 7.00pm. Supper will be provided. All welcome.
Holy Hour Tuesday 24 July beginning at 7.30 pm in the Catholic Centre next to the Cathedral. As the Cathedral is now closed the Holy Hour will be celebrated in the lecture room/cafeteria on the first floor of the Catholic Centre. During this Holy Hour we pray specifically for vocations to the priesthood and the consecrated life. We include prayers, Scripture, times of silence and conclude with Benediction followed by supper.
Go you are sent to the peripheries of society 1 (i) The Archdiocese engages with existing bodies (such as St Vincent de Paul Society) to determine how best to support and promote greater parish involvement in their work.
Taizé Prayer. Join us for an hour of meditative singing – simple songs typically featuring a line or two from the Psalms. A kind of lectio divina in music, reading and spoken prayer along with periods of silence. First Friday of every month – August 3, 7pm – 8pm, Our Lady’s Home of Compassion, 2 Rhine Street, Island Bay, Wellington. Ph. 04 383 7769.
Caring Space Quiet Day We offer this breathing space for all those who care for a loved one. A chance to gently explore with God, the way this role is changing your life, hopes, dreams… and your relationships with both the one you care for and with others. Thursday 2nd August 11am – 2pm at the Home of Compassion, 2 Rhine Street, Island Bay, Wellington. The cost is $10, hot drinks are provided please bring your own lunch. Any enquiries and to register please contact Veronica email@example.com or 021 238 6675
Christian Meditation Group. Join us each Monday evening for an hour of Christian meditation in the ancient form of contemplative prayer. All are welcome. 7pm, Chapel, Our Lady’s Home of Compassion, 2 Rhine Street, Island Bay, Wellington. Ph. 04 383 7134 or 04 383 7769.
Teaching Night @ St Anne’s Hall, Emmett Street, Newtown. Wednesday 25th July at 7:30pm. Speaker: Lucienne Hensel. Theme: Gaudete et Exsultate - An introduction. Evening includes Praise & Worship, group discussion and fellowship. Hosted by CCR. Everyone is welcome
Dove Women's Retreat Weekend - 27 to 29 July Come and join us for a weekend to be "Refreshed - Renewed - Restored". The theme for 2018 is "Harvest" with guest speakers Wilma Conroy and Anne Claessens. Venue: Willow Park Christian Camp, Eastern Beach, Auckland There are optional weekend registrations for residential or non-residential. To register or for further information visit our website www.dove.org.nz or phone Shona Williams 07 543 0101 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Healing Service with Fr John Rea: Sacred Heart Church, Petone, Wednesday 1st August, 7.30pm. All welcome, bring those who need Jesus’ the healing.
Request from Immigration New Zealand: Homes needed for new New Zealanders Immigration NZ are often looking for rental homes in Wellington for refugee families. The tenants have recently arrived in NZ, are now Permanent Residents and are undergoing a 6 week induction to NZ life. Our onsite MSD office will arrange rent, bond and fee payments direct to you. The tenants will be supported in their new homes for a year by the Red Cross support team. If you can assist, please contact our Housing Officers to see how you can join our happy network of housing providers: Rona Varney email@example.com Phone 029 771 1694 Doug Richards firstname.lastname@example.org Phone 021 870 564
Bible Brings Hope: Hear about the impact the Bible is having on many migrant communities in the Gulf States. Presentation at The Street Church, 9 Hania St, Mt Victoria. 5.30-7pm Wednesday 15th August. Pizza provided. Guest speaker Hrayr Jebejian (Head of the Bible Society in the Gulf). Please RSVP by visiting www.biblesociety.org.nz/gulfstates or by phoning Michaela on 0800 424 253.
Society of Mary Priests and Brothers: Communities of men committed to lives of prayer and service, disciples of Jesus inspired by the example of His mother Mary, sharing the mission of the Church locally and internationally. If you know someone who might consider life as a Marist priest or brother there is an information and prayer weekend 24-26 August. Information at www.maristseminary.org.nz or facebook.com/marists. Email Fr Pat Breeze SM at email@example.com
Change of Venue for the Columban Centennial Mass: due to the closure of the Cathedral the venue is now St Peter and Paul’s Church, Knights Rd, Lower Hutt at 6.30pm on Friday July 27th.
Enabling Communities: Caritas Aotearoa NZ and the Wellington JDP Commission are holding a Social Justice Week Workshop at St Francis Xavier School Hall, 69 Main Rd, Tawa on Saturday 18th August, 10am to 3pm. Register interest : Contact Joanna Viernes at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0800221 022.Koha welcomed, lunch provided visit www.caritas.org.nz for more info. Also see notice.
Holy Trinity Parish Catholic Book Club Explore the Truth, Beauty, and Goodness of the Catholic faith through its great books! At Holy Cross Church Parish Centre, 6-7pm, last Sunday of every month (starting Sunday June 24th). Light supper will be provided. Connect with fellow passionate Catholics for like-minded discussion. For enquiries, contact 3882-840 or htpCatholicBookClub@gmail.com
One-Day Retreat on Saturday 28th July between 8:30am and 5pm at Home of Compassion, Island Bay. Theme: “Jesus, Our Strength” Retreat Leader: Fr Neil Vaney s.m. Bring some lunch to share.
Burying a Poet: A photographic exhibition of the tangihanga of James K Baxter on display at the Suzanne Aubert Heritage Centre from 1 June. Open Mon-Sat 10am-3pm | Sun 12noon-3pm. Ph. 04 282 1953 or email@example.com .
The July 15 – 28 issue of NZ Catholic is out now. Some headlines are: NZ theologian reflects on Humanae Vitae 50 years on. Jesuit working in Hamilton diocese. Cardinal Dew shares thoughts on homilies. Ecumenical document accentuates positives. The next issue of NZ Catholic will be published on July 29.
Come To The River Men’s Support Group. Where? In one of the rooms underneath; North Porirua Baptist Church in the village of Whitby. – Discovery Drive. Date: Tuesday 26th June 2018 Time: 7 pm every 2 weeks
Coming up – Odyssey Youth Development and Sacramental Programme! Starting in early August, the Challenge 2000 Youth Ministry team will be running an Odyssey Programme - for young people aged 13 and over. It is for young people, by young people! Odyssey is a personal and faith development programme and provides a space for young people to learn from each other and discuss the issues that face them today. It’s also an opportunity for those who are interested, to prepare for and receive sacraments they have previously missed out on. If this sounds like you – then get in touch with us! Our first gathering will be at 4pm on Sunday 5th of August at the Marist Challenge Centre, 1 Wanaka Street in Johnsonville. We are also on the lookout for enthusiastic youth leaders - if you are Year 13 and over and would like to help lead this programme with other young people, let us know! For more information and to register interest as a leader or participant please contact Anna Hoskins at Challenge 2000 on 027 842 1280 or firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Aaron Itinteang email@example.com
An evangelizing community gets involved by word and deed in people’s daily lives; it bridges distances, it is willing to abase itself if necessary, and it embraces human life, touching the suffering flesh of Christ in others. Evangelizers thus take on the “smell of the sheep” and the sheep are willing to hear their voice.
Pope Francis: Evangelii Gaudium #24
Bishop Viard College Jubilee Registrations are now open Labour Weekend 2018
A weekend of celebration is planned for October 19-21 and all past pupils, staff and friends of the College are invited to register now to avoid disappointment for some events. Programme information and registration are available following this link - https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe-JTyJksNlwbb2LY5K13JIVENlmsDs-Vwniyj-4FXDXqMbTA/viewform or email us firstname.lastname@example.org or phone Phil (04)237 9902 or mobile 027 786 5542. You can also like our Bishop Viard College 50th Jubilee Facebook page for Jubilee year news and maybe make contact with old friends https://www.facebook.com/BVCJubilee/ Truth is light-Pass it on!
Sacred Heart Cathedral is closed until further notice. Weekend Masses will be held at St Mary’s College Hall, Guildford Terrace at their original times etc. Weekday Masses A permanent venue for weekday Eucharist is still being sought this week only: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 8am Mass will be in the Lady Chapel at the Anglican Cathedral, there will be no 12.10pm Masses all week or 8am Wednesday Mass.
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