Unless the eye catch fire,
The God will not be seen.
Unless the ear catch fire,
The God will not be heard.
Unless the tongue catch fire,
The God will not be named.
Unless the heart catch fire,
The God will not be loved
Unless the mind catch fire
The God will not be known ...........By William Blake
The arrival of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost was by no means a quiet and gentle event. First there was a powerful wind from heaven - so loud it filled not just the room the apostles were in - but the whole house Tongues of fire came to rest on their heads, and they suddenly began to speak in foreign languages as they were filled with the Holy Spirit It must have been a chaotic, intense scene.
The poem 'Pentecost "by 19th century poet William Blake captures some of the power of the scene with its repetition of the phrase Catch Fire. When a piece of news or gossip gets around quickly, we say it spread like wildfire. By its very nature, fire jumps from one things to another, burning more intensely the more it spreads.
The arrival of the holy Spirit propels the apostles from the room where they were huddled out into the street. They simply cannot contain themselves as they begin to preach and to spread the good news far and wide -like wildfire.
HOLY TRINITY PARISH MASS - 10AM SUNDAY 22ND MAY
AT ST PATRICK’S COLLEGE HALL
We will be celebrating Holy Trinity Sunday Mass
together as a Parish at St Patrick’s College Hall.
PLEASE NOTE: There will be no Mass at St Anthony’s Church, Holy Cross Church or Good Shepherd on the 22nd
But for those who are unable our Parish Mass,
there will be the 5.30pm Vigil and 8am Mass at St Patrick’s Church.
Morning tea will be available afterwards at the back of the hall, so please bring a plate of food to share.
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.
Holy Trinity Parish Catholic School’s Day
Next Monday, May 16th the primary schools in our parish come together to celebrate Catholic Schools' Day. We are meeting in our syndicate levels with all the Year Ones to Threes meeting at Holy Cross, Year Four to Six will be at St Anthony's and finally at St Patrick's Kilbirnie the Year Seven and Eights will gather.
On this day we will pray, create and play together.
We ask you to remember us in your prayers for the children of Holy Trinity Parish
to be blessed with a time of fun and community.
As part of the Year of Mercy, Sr Elizabeth Julian will be giving a presentation
at St Patrick’s Church, Kilbirnie 7pm Thursday 26th May 2016
The topic is: The Works of Mercy: Biblically Speaking
Pope Francis has asked us to practise the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy
during the Year of Mercy.
This presentation will look at biblical examples of these works and what they might say to us today.
Come join the fun of the quiz!
next Saturday night
Saturday 21st May 7.30pm for 8pm start at the Seatoun Bowling Club. $10 entry on the night. With John Ashby as quiz master extraordinaire, it’s bound to be a great night out. Get a team together or join one on the night. Sure to be an enjoyable night out with the Parish Community. BYO food, full bar service. Bus stop at the door!
HOLY CROSS CHURCH CONTINUATION OF 9AM MASS TIME
Please note: Sunday Mass at Holy Cross Church will continue at 9am until the end of June when a further announcement will be made.
St Catherine's College
Tuesday 31 May and
Tuesday 16 August
11.30am - 1.00pm and 6.30pm - 7.30pm
For more information or queries please contact the School Office by phone, 04 939 8988 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: www.stcatherinescollege.school.nz.
We congratulate Fr Gregory on the anniversary of his ordination next week on the 16th May. We wish him well as he celebrates this with his extended family and friends in India. Please remember him in your prayers.
Working Bee – St Patrick’s Church. We are planning a working bee for 4th June, anyone with a concrete mixer and an ability to lay a concrete slab will be greatly appreciated. If you can hold a shovel or a duster please make yourself available and let me know – David Hyland 021971792
Foodbank Appeal Sat 21 May. St Vincent de Paul Society in Holy Trinity Parish welcomes parishioners to make a compassionate donation of food items when shopping at Pak 'N Save Supermarket Kilbirnie, 11am-6pm, Saturday 21 May 2016. This six-monthly collection helps restocking of our emergency supplies at Vinnies Newtown centre and our Seatoun & Miramar and Kilibirnie Conferences to assist most needy people in our area. May God bless you for helping.
Readers of Prayers of the Faithful
please move to the lectern at the point in the creed “ I believe in the Holy Spirit” so you are ready to begin on time, remain at Lectern until priest has finished the concluding prayer.
St Patrick’s Church
On Sundays Readers, Ministers of Eucharist to gather in Church foyer with the priest 5 minutes before Mass begins to ensure all are present and there are no mix-ups.
St Patrick’s College, Wellington Open Day St Patrick’s College, Wellington, is holding an Open Day on Sunday 12 June from 1.30 to 4 p.m. Prospective students, parents, and friends are very welcome to tour the College during the afternoon. If you wish to enrol your son at St Patrick’s College for Year 9 in 2017 please submit his enrolment application by Friday 29 July 2016. When enrolling you need to complete an Enrolment Application form, and provide the College with either a copy of your son’s birth certificate or passport as well as a signed preference form from your local parish priest. Please contact Mrs Parkinson at St Patrick’s College on 939-3070 ext 231 or email email@example.com if you require further information.
An Abrahamic Celebration of the Year of Mercy will be held over two days in May:
Wednesday 18 May – an Abrahamic Panel (Jewish, Christian and Muslim speakers) on Mercy in our Sacred Scriptures, 6.30pm at St Joseph’s, Mt Victoria; and a multi-faith service day, putting the Works of Mercy into Practice, on Saturday 21 May from 9.30am, with lunch generously provided by the Wellington Islamic Centre.
For further information, please see the poster on the church noticeboard, or contact Sister Catherine Jones firstname.lastname@example.org or Sharron Cole email@example.com
Saturday 21 May Works of Mercy in Practice An opportunity to put into practice “the works of mercy” in a multi-faith service day: baking some sweet treats for the Compassion Centre; preparing hygiene kits and toiletries for the Homeless Women’s Trust and Men’s Night Shelter; outside jobs – clean up and planting; possibility of visit to rest-homes. Lunch will be generously provided by Wellington Islamic Centre. Venue: St Patrick’s Church centre, Kilbirnie, from 9.30 with 10am departure for outside jobs - lunch available from 12.45pm – through to mid-afternoon. contact: Sister Catherine Jones, smsm firstname.lastname@example.org Rev Jenny Chalmers email@example.com Sultan Eusoff firstname.lastname@example.org Dave Moskovitz email@example.com Ravi Mistry firstname.lastname@example.org
HOLY CROSS SCHOOL
New entrant – yr 8
Tues 24th May 9 - 11am
See noticeboard at the back of Holy Cross Church for more details
St Aidans Anglican Church in Miramar offer 8kgs of fruit and veg for $10. There is a one off $10 fee to register and from then you can place your order and payment on a Tuesday morning, and collect your produce in the afternoon.
HOLY CROSS SCHOOL BOARD OF TRUSTEE ELECTION
Nominations are invited for the election of five (5) parent representatives to the Board of Trustees. A Nomination Form and a Notice calling for nominations has been posted to all eligible voters. If you have not received a form please contact the school office.
You can nominate another person to stand as a candidate, or you can nominate yourself.
Nominations close at noon on Friday 20th May, 2016 and may be accompanied by a signed candidate’s’ statement.
The voting roll is open for inspection at the school office and can be viewed during normal school hours.
There will also be a list of candidates’ names, as they come to hand, for inspection at the school.
Voting closes at Noon on Friday 3rd June 2016.
Glimpses of Te Omanga is a moving, compassionate, and insightful collection of short stories and recollections with brilliant touches of humour, of the hundreds of people working in the Hospice movement.
I highly recommend this book as a valuable contribution to the current reflection around care of those approaching the end of life as well as the pastoral care of their families. It is The Year of Mercy in action. Copies are available from bookshops, or directly from the editor, Beryl Anderson email@example.com at $20 per copy plus $3 postage. All proceeds go to the Hospice movement.
+John A Cardinal Dew,
Archbishop of Wellington
Joshua Catholic Men’s Fellowship Wellington Come along and join us on Thursday 19th May 2016 at 7:30pm for prayer, praise and social time in CONNOLLY HALL, Thorndon to hear our very own Joshua chaplain. Guest speaker: Fr Peter Ewart s.m. Topic: "Mary, Woman of Faith, Model of Charity" Want to know more? Ring John Taylor (04) 389-8915 or 021-107-8538 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Flat wanted: responsible pensioner seeks 1 or 2 bdrm flat with small outdoor area, keen gardener. Miramar/Broadway area. Ring Bev. 388 5821.
Deaf Cafe - for Deaf and hearing impaired people. Deaf Cafe is for anybody – just turn up. You can meet and chat with new people or catch up with old friends over a cuppa and cake and biscuits. Deaf Cafe is free. When: Wednesday 18th May. Time: 10am to 12pm. At: St Peter and Paul’s Hall, 60 Knights Road, Lower Hutt.
PRAYER FOR SUFFERING CHILDREN OF AOTEAROA
We invite you to come and join us in prayer for the vulnerable children of our nation. Where: St Theresa's Plimmerton. Sunday 21st May at 1pm - 2.15pm. Afternoon tea will follow.
From Pope Francis:
May the Church echo the word of God that resounds strong and clear as a message and sign of pardon, strength, aid and love. May she never tire of extending mercy and be ever patient in offering compassion and comfort. May the Church become the voice of every man and woman, and repeat confidently without end:
"Be mindful of Your mercy, O Lord, and Your steadfast love, for they have been from of old"
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