Talofa Lava and Welcome
We, all of us who have been baptised in Jesus, are the church. We all of us, are missionaries. We are sent like Jesus with a mission into the world. Our work, and in fact the sole purpose of the church, is to bring the kingdom of God into the world.
We are all members of the same body, the church but we have different functions as men and women, youth and children. Our particular function is necessary for the total good of the church. All of us have equal dignity but with different responsibilities. One of the characteristic signs of our time is the cry for recognition of dignity of each person and every people. And moreover, to recognise this dignity of people by their participation in the life of the church and society.
We are reminded also that ministry is for service and let us beware of thinking and using ministry for power. Yes, ministry is for service, to humbly serve the needs of people.
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE CHILDREN
WHO RECEIVED THE SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION - MAY GOD BLESS YOU ALL.
SURVEY ON MASS TIMES FOR HOLY TRINITY PARISH
From this Sunday 17th April, the Parish Council will be seeking the views of parishioners on possible changes to the number and times that Mass is celebrated on Sundays and Weekdays. This survey will provide information which will enable the Parish Council to make informed decisions.
This survey will available from Sunday 17th April
in Church, on the website or via email.
Deadline for returning form: 24th April 2016
Fr Ephrem celebrated the anniversary of his ordination
on Thursday 14th April.
We congratulate him and wish him well.
St Patrick’s Church Mix and Mingle Luncheon
11.30 – 1.30pm in the St Patrick’s Parish Centre 3rd Thurs of each month.
We will be celebrating with Fr Ephrem, the
anniversary of his ordination so come and join us.
Couple $15 and Single $7 All age groups welcome.
Ring Andrew on 386 1233 by Tues 19th April for catering purposes
Preparation for the celebration of Mass – St Patrick’s Church
If you are rostered for a particular ministry at Mass (except commentator/music) please gather 5 – 10 mins prior to the beginning of Mass at the entrance with the celebrant for a quiet moment of prayer and reflection.
There if growing confusion as to who has turned up for their ministries be they readers, extraordinary ministers, offertory etc... Please read the roster and make yourself known prior to Mass.
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.
ANZAC DAY SERVICE 25th April
ST PATRICK’S CHURCH 9.30AM
Followed by a cup of coffee and biscuits in the meeting room.
On the day, bring a photo of loved ones to place under the altar during Mass.
St Patrick’s Church Altar Server Training
If you have completed the sacramental programme and would like the opportunity to be an altar server at St Patrick’s Church, the training session is Thursday 28th April at 10am in Church. This session is for new and current servers. Contact Senior Altar Server Andrew Greening 3861233 for more details
Ever wanted to ask challenging questions about our faith?
Alpha is a fun and relaxed course that has been attended by over 25 million people around the world. We start with desert and follow-up with a video. The video leads into small group discussion. Each night looks at a different aspect of the Christian faith. Join us for the first of seven nights at 7.30pm on Tuesday 10 May in the Gascoigne Room. To enrol text or call Ruth 0276700365 or Kim 0222426288. Everyone is welcome.
Eco Theology book launch 8pm Sun 17 April
We are delighted to invite anyone from the parish to attend the launch of ‘Living in the planet earth: Faith communities and ecology’ edited by Fr Neil Darragh and published by Accent. The launch will follow the 7pm Mass at the Wellington Catholic cathedral in Hill St.
Drinks and finger food provided. Contact Catherine Gibbs firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
St Vincent de Paul Society Book Fair
We have thousands of books for sale and all our books are just $2 or less! We have a huge range of fiction and non-fiction books for you to peruse. You can find a great bargain while
directly giving back to your local community. All the proceeds go towards funding our welfare programs.
vinnies-wellington.org.nz Sunday 24th April 9AM-3PM St Anne’s Hall Emmett Street Newtown
The Archdiocesan Young Church Ministries team invites all young adults to The Rising Tide: The Black Dog at St Joseph’s, Mount Victoria. Monday 18th April. Doors open at 6.30 pm and event starts a 7.00pm. Discussion will explore the increasing prevalence of depression and anxiety, and what Jesus might offer in light of that. For more information contact Emily Bruce 496 1701 email@example.com
St Mary’s College, Open Day
Wednesday 25 May 2016
8.30am – 10.00am
10.45am – 12.20pm
St Patrick’s Church Morning Tea roster available at the back of the church for collection
Catholic Lawyers-The St Thomas More Society is holding its annual Mass at St Thomas More Church 36 Worcester St Wilton at 6pm on 2 June 2016 with its annual Dinner to follow at the Wellington Club afterwards. All Catholic lawyers and law students are invited to attend. Anyone interested please email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone Pam on 914 1050 for further details by 27 May.
Mary Potter Hospice – Volunteer Street Collectors needed for 20th & 21st May
See notice at back of the church or sign up at email@example.com
New Zealand Community for Christian Meditation
A day of meditation and reflection will take place in The Home of Compassion, Island Bay on Saturday 23rd April from 10 am to 2.30 pm Please bring lunch and a donation for expenses. tea and coffee supplied All welcome.
Joshua Catholic Men’s Fellowship Wellington extends an open invitation to both men and women to come along and join us on Thursday 21st April 2016 at 7:30pm in CONNOLLY HALL, Guilford Terrace, to hear Fr Emile Frische, Mill Hill priest (Ministered to survivors & families in New York City following the “9-11” terrorist attacks in 2001. Also, active in Worldwide Marriage Encounter movement.)
Theme: “Whoever welcomes the one I send, welcomes me” Want to know more? Ring John Taylor (04) 389-8915 or 021-107-8538 or e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org. nz
Young Adults – Life in the Spirit Seminar
A Life in the spirit Seminar will be held in St Thomas More Church, 1 Worcester St Wilton from 4 May till 8 June, 6 consecutive Wednesday evenings from 7.30 pm till 9 pm.
The Sacred Heart Cathedral Prayer Group in collaboration with the ICPE team from St Gerard`s Monastery will host this seminar. See notice board for more details.
Enquiries and registration contact Merrin Webster at email@example.com or Ph. 9386655.
“How important grandparents are for family life, for passing on the human and religious heritage which is so essential for each and every society!”
- Pope Francis
Are you a grandparent? Have you ever wondered how you can help pass on the faith to your grandchildren in our world today? The Centre for Marriage and Family would like to invite you to a ministry to promote the role of grandparents and to support and value them in its mission of Passing on the Faith and to Keep Prayer at the Heart of Family Life. There will be a meeting on Thursday, April 28, 7:30 p.m. at 29 Guadeloupe Crescent Grenada Village, Wellington. We hope for your prayers and/or presence as we look towards forming this new ministry to help pass on the faith to future generations of New Zealanders through the ministry of grandparents.
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 20th April. Time: 10am to 12pm. At: St Peter and Paul’s Hall, 60 Knights Road, Lower Hutt.
SOCIAL JUSTICE ADVOCACY
BENEFIT IMPACT WEEK IN THE HUTT VALLEY
Do you want to lend a hand?
The Benefit Impact Week will be held from the 9th-13th of May and will be hosted at St Joseph’s Church in Upper Hutt. The week will be organised by Benefit Educational Services Trust, Caritas and Catholic Social Services. Benefit Impact Week is when benefit advocates assist people who are on a benefit and Work & Income to check if they are receiving the full benefit they are eligible for.
As a volunteer there are different roles people might consider taking on. They include benefit advocates, runners, supporters and hospitality. Anyone who wishes to volunteer as a benefit advocate will need to commit to the training on the 9th May and have some availability during that week. Experienced Advocates will be available for support. Other roles will require only a briefing on the days you are available from the 10th- 13th May.
If you want to volunteer as a Benefit Advocate contact:
Teresa Homan 529 8108 firstname.lastname@example.org
If you want to want to volunteer as a runner, supporter or hospitality, contact:
Maria Noonan 385 8642 or 021982167 email@example.com
Please contact us by Friday 22nd April
Are you (or someone you know) a migrant working in New Zealand?
Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand wants to talk with migrant workers who have faced unfair treatment at work in the past or currently AND people who have supported migrant workers facing issues around unfair treatment at work.
We are doing a small qualitative research project aimed at helping us to know how community groups can better support migrant workers and how we can advocate for the protection of migrant workers in New Zealand.
The interview will be completely confidential and should take about one hour. Participants will be given a $30 supermarket voucher as a thank you. We can arrange a place that suits you for the interview.
Please txt Cathy at 022 659 8942, free call 0800 22 10 22, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested or if you have any questions by the 20th of June 2016.
St Catherine’s College Open Day 2016
Tuesday 31 May 11.30am -1.00pm
and 6.30pm – 7.30pm
St Patrick’s College Open Day 2016
Sunday 12th June 2016
TCI Open Lecture 2016 - What are we doing on earth for Christ’s sake? Fr Richard Leonard SJ
The Catholic Institute (TCI) and Good Shepherd College (GSC) are delighted to invite any parishioners to the annual Open Lecture.
What are we doing on earth for Christ’s sake? is the title of the lecture presented by well-known Jesuit scholar and author on Catholic approaches to film. This will be both an informative and entertaining opportunity to engage with the pivotal question of mission and identity for the Church today. Sunday, 15 May 4.00 - 6.30pm. Door entry $10. Discussion will be followed by soup and rolls. RSVP with Melania email@example.com or (04) 819 8380.
“Let the Church always be a place of mercy and hope,
where everyone is welcomed, loved and forgiven.” -Pope Francis
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