Reflection and Prayer for CEC Sunday
There is a hidden face of God and a public face of God. Hidden – like the Cistercian monks who were martyred in Tibihirine in Algeria. Their aim was not to convert the local Muslims, yet they shone out as men of faith. We too have a Cistercian monastery in the fields of Southern Hawkes Bay, part of the hidden face of God in our land.
Jesus is the public face of God. he radiated the holiness, the compassion of God and a call to conversion of life. Today the Catholic Church is challenged to preserve the hidden and the public faces of God. Without prayer and deep holiness, our message will be blown away on the breezes of the world. Without a challenge and a hope to offer our secular societies,
even holiness will wither and grow old.
The Catholic Enquiry Centre exists to remind Catholics that we are all called to show forth both the hidden and public faces of God. Hidden – in our prayer and personal relations with each person of the Trinity; public – in that we confront selfishness and sin but with understanding and practical routes towards creating a more just and equal society.
Every Catholic is called to reflect the hidden and public faces of Christ. By your support of the CEC you can fulfil the demands of each of these missions.
To be prayed together after Communion
Loving and just God,
you look on this world you have created
with love and deep concern.
So many men and women still do not know or follow you
We ask for the grace to commit ourselves
to the mission of the Catholic Enquiry Centre,
to spread the knowledge and hope
that you still offer to a wounded planet.
We make this prayer through Christ our lord and brother. Amen
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 MASS - 10AM SUNDAY 23rd June
ST PATRICK’S COLLEGE HALL
We will be celebrating Mass together at St Patrick’s College Hall.
For those who are unable to be at this Mass,
there will be the 5.30pm Vigil Mass at St Patrick’s Church.
There will be a cup of tea at the back of the hall following Mass - Please bring a plate of food to share.
Please note: These will be the only 2 Masses in the Parish on the 23rd June
We need volunteers to help with the cup of tea after Mass.
If you can help, please contact the office 388-6953 or email@example.com
Celebrating 100 years since the first school building on St Catherine’s College site. High Tea 22 June 2019 from 1.00pm – 4.45pm Mercy Hall, SCC. $15. Registration required. Contact Sister Stephanie firstname.lastname@example.org or 0272458859
ST VINCENT DE PAUL ANNUAL STREET APPEAL ACROSS WELLINGTON, FRIDAY 28 JUNE 2019
Your St Vincent de Paul Society Seatoun & Miramar group warmly invites parishioners to give an hour or two of their time as collectors for the Annual Street Day Appeal for the St Vincent de Paul Society on Friday 28 June 2019. Your Seatoun & Miramar group will collect at Cable Car Lane on Lambton Quay, and the Featherston St opposite corner, 7am-3pm.
If you can assist there do please contact any one of the following SVDP members to agree a time that suits you -
Marian Mothers Group - Tuesday 02 July 2019, 7pm, St. Anthony's Meeting Room, Seatoun
You are invited to a Marian Mothers Group which begins on Tuesday 02 July 2019 at 7pm in St. Anthony's Meeting Room, Seatoun. Marian Mothers is a network of women who want to come together for prayer, mutual encouragement, support and faith reflection. A group is starting in Holy Trinity parish. Please email Patricia on email@example.com if you would like any further information. Looking forward to our meeting. Mā te Atua e manaaki, God bless.
Archdiocese of Wellington 2019 Priest Jubilee Mass of Thanksgiving
This will be held at St Patrick’s Church, Kilbirnie Thursday 4th July 2019 at 11am.
All are welcome to join the priests of the Archdiocese at the Mass of Thanksgiving.
PRESBYTERIAL ORDINATION ANNIVERSARIES
60 Years: Cardinal Thomas Williams, Fr Michael Stieller, Fr Denis Collins, Fr Peter Conaghan sm, _____ ________ Fr Patrick Dooley sm, Fr Tony Williams sm, Fr Graham Connolly sm
50 Years: Fr Philip Cody sm, Fr Neil Vaney sm, Fr Denis O’Hagen sm, Fr Karaitana Kingi sm
25 Years: Fr Mike Miers, Fr Patrick Bridgman, Fr Barry Scannell sm
Please note: This will be the only Mass in the Parish on this day.
The young Vinnies group at St Patrick’s Primary will be holding a bring and buy sale at school Thursday lunchtime 4th July. Everything will be sold for $1 - $3. Please drop off any pre-loved toys, books, games, puzzles or clothing in good condition to the school office. The money raised will go towards buying new sports equipment.
People in Need? St Vincent de Paul Society Seatoun & Miramar Conference welcomes parishioners to let us know confidentially if you or someone needs assistance in the Miramar/Seatoun/Strathmore area. Our group visits people who are in hardship, sickness, loneliness or housebound, in order to share God’s love and compassion and see if we can assist in any way, even as simple as having a coffee and chat (Contacts: any of our members listed in the Church foyers).
Trinity Sunday is a powerful reminder of mission. It helps us remember that Jesus emptied himself. He stepped out of the timeless total joy of the inner intimacy of God to share with us the struggles, doubts and tragedies of our lives. He died like us, shamefully and painfully as some of us do. Our mission as Catholics is to share that remarkable story with others.
But our world has changed. The pace and anxiety of modern life, the lure of living through the virtual world of media and social communications hasmade the message of the gospel very distant and seemingly irrelevant for
so many among whom we live.
CEC strives to touch a new generation by reaching out through our Catholic Discovery Facebook pages.
Trinity Sunday and Mission Today
Yet nothing reaches out and touches so deeply as personal witness and example. You who read this are now Jesus’ disciples here in New Zealand. CEC wants to help you by providing reflections, prayers, and videos to
help spread this message. Our older supporters are diminishing. We need your support. So pray for us, tell others about us and donate to keep our work going. Please open your hearts to our work this Trinity Sunday. Look us up on www.catholicenquiry.nz and on our Catholic Discovery Facebook page. Pray about becoming a sponsor and supporter and keep Christ’s work alive. Neil Vaney SM, pastoral director CEC
Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand – 50th anniversary Mass: Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand is celebrating its ‘Jubilee Year’ this year, representing 50 years since national bodies were established for justice, peace and development, including the provision of Catholic volunteers overseas.
Cardinal John Dew will celebrate a Mass to mark this occasion for the Wellington Archdiocese. All our welcome.
Details: Thursday 27 June, 7pm at St Joseph’s Church, 152 Brougham St, Mount Victoria, Wellington. Please RSVP by 11am Thursday 20 June to firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0800 22 10 22.
Stewardship Breakfast with the Cardinal: Come and enjoy fellowship, hospitality and hear inspiring speakers. Venue: Connolly Hall, Guildford Terrace, Thorndon, Wgtn. Date: Saturday 29th June 2019. Time: 7.00am-9.00am. Speakers: Cardinal John Cost: $20.00 Please deposit your money to the following bank account 02-0536-0003306-000 with Reference: Stwdship Code: B-Fast. Any questions please ring Chris (04) 496-1706
Rā Whānau Suzanne Aubert. 19 June, 6pm. The Sisters of Compassion and the Catholic Parish of Wellington South invite everyone to celebrate Suzanne Aubert's Birthday Mass celebrated by Cardinal John Dew. St Anne's Church, Newtown. For more details email email@example.com or ph (04) 282-1953.
Donate a food item for the Soup Kitchen at the Birthday Mass. At the Birthday Mass we will take up a collection of food items. It you would like to contribute, groceries which are especially useful to the Soup Kitchen include tins of lentils (but not baked beans), vegetables, fruit, soup, coconut milk, fish; dried goods such as coffee (fresh and instant), lentils, split peas, pearl barley.
Dove Catholic Fellowship for Women Come help us celebrate the work of the Holy Spirit in Dove and in our lives for the last 35 years in NZ, Connolly hall 10am-3.30pm Sat 22 June. Our speaker is a lay preacher from India with a ministry of healing and deliverance through the Word, Johnson Sequiera. Ph Shura 021 072 4042
Housesitting or rental required anytime during Sept-Dec for parishioner family. Please contact 021521326
Non-Residential Retreat,15-19 July, 9.30am - 4.00pm daily. Pa Maria Marist Spirituality Centre, Thorndon. For further information and/or to register please contact Brian Cummings SM at 021 703 580 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Fantastical, majestical Children's Neon Ball - Greenstone Doors Charitable Trust are hosting a special evening for children (and their parents) at the Dowse Art Museum in Laings Road Lower Hutt on Friday 19 July from 5-7pm. There will be a photo booth, facepainting, crafts, dancing, entertainment and food and drinks! Tickets are $15 for one adult and one child, $25 for a family pass. To purchase your tickets for this amazingly awesome night go to https://www.eventbrite.co.nz/e/childrens-neon-ball-tickets-63318987797 or purchase your tickets at the door on the night. The event on eventbrite is called 'Children's Neon Ball'. You can also purchase tickets by clicking on the event on our Facebook page 'Greenstone Doors'.
Attention All Men - keep Saturday 27th July free for a 1-day Retreat: “Up from the Waters” hosted by Joshua Palmerston North and led by Fr Joe Grayland and Fr Robin Kurian at Our Lady of Lourdes, Shamrock St. Koha on the day to cover costs. Lunch and morning/afternoon tea provided. Contact John Hammond email@example.com or Steve Ready 027 356 9555 for more details.
Stewardship is an understanding of a total way of life; a conversion of mind and heart, of living out one’s baptismal call.
Part time Adminsitrative Assistant National Liturgy Offce. See noticeboard at the back of the church for details. Applications close Friday 21 June.
AFS International is a voluntary, non-governmental, non-profit organisation that provides intercultural learning opportunities to help people develop the knowledge, skills and understanding needed to create a more just and peaceful world. The older among us might remember the organisation as the American Field Scholar programme.
AFS is currently looking for a few short term host families and are hopeful that our Holy Trinity parish community might like to take up this opportunity. AFS is able to offer host families $300 per week to host a student. Students will be here for 3 weeks from 14th July till 4th August 2019.
If you are interested or would like more information, please contact AFS's Hosting Coordinator Joanna Holm on 04 903 2276 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Let us ask ourselves what steps we are taking to ensure that faith governs the whole of our existence. We are not Christian “part-time”, only at certain moments, in certain circumstances, in certain decisions; no one can be Christian in this way, we are Christian all the time! Totally! May Christ’s truth, which the Holy Spirit teaches us and gives to us, always and totally affect our daily life. Pope Francis: General Audience, 15 May 2013
The June 16 – 29 issue of NZ Catholic is out now. Some headlines are: Christchurch parish restructure proposed. Refurbished James Liston Hostel re-opens. Cardinal Dew speaks to priests on abuse summit. Catholic reaction to the Budget. The next issue of NZ Catholic will be published on June 30.
Pilgrimage to Medjugorje 9-24 October. A pilgrimage to Medjugorje can be life changing. Respond to God’s gift of Our Lady’s presence among us in these times and join us for an unforgettable pilgrimage to the holy valley of Medjugorje. Travel with Mir Pilgrimages who has visited the holy site over 40 times. Email: email@example.com or phone Patricia on 0274 219 064.
We pray for the members of our Parish families who have died recently especially and those whose anniversaries occur around this time including Michalina Bogacki. Our prayers are also 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.
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