18 october 2020
Tena koutou ka toa ete whanau, kia ora
A story is told about three priests discussing what language they speak in heaven. One said, Latin because that is the language of the Church. One said English because that is the language widely used everywhere. The other said it is Chinese because everything new is made in China. To cut the story short, the three priests died and went to heaven. There at the pearly gates they were welcomed by St Peter, “Ete whanau, Kia Ora!”
My dear friends, each one of you is invited by God to use the language of love. You are being sent to proclaim Jesus and His teachings by the way you live your life. This year Mission Sunday’s theme is “whom shall I send?” Pray and say to God “Here I am, send me!”
Let me paraphrase the words of St Therese of the child Jesus.
“Christ has no body on earth but yours
no hand but yours,
no feet but yours
yours are the eyes through which the compassion of Christ must look out on the world
yours are the feet with which He is to go about doing good
yours are the hands with which He is to bless the people
And with Padre Pio “Pray, hope and don’t worry! Fr Mario
Let us pray for all those who are unwell especially Margaret Mansell, Barney Scully, Hazel Kingston, Nesi Tan, Warren Stevenson, Gerard Birss, John Cairns-Cowan and Graeme Adams and those recovering at home including Eddie Wilkins. And we pray 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; Danziel Kalolo-Apolinario, Zita Milne, Russell Stuart, Angela Panettieri, Jarlath Dooley and Robert Gates.
St Vincent de Paul New Members Commissioning, Holy Trinity Parish
St Vincent de Paul Holy Trinity Conference extends its warm appreciation to all parishioners who offered prayerful support to the commissioning by Fr Ephrem of 10 new members of the Society at the 10.30am Mass in St Patrick's Church Kilbirnie on Sunday 11 October 2020. We have been blessed by these members putting their faith into action in the service of those in need in our communities.
I am also pleased to advise on behalf of all our members that Andrew Bridgman, an experienced member of our Conference, has been unanimously elected as President of Holy Trinity Eastern Suburbs Conference to now succeed me after my nine faith-filled and fruitful years serving you in this role. (Contact: Brendan Quirk, 021 236 5695)
A family in our Holy Trinity Parish needs urgently in good working condition a washing machine and some beds, i.e. 2 bunk beds, 1 queen & 1 double. They are currently struggling due to living on a single limited income and one of the parents is still coping with a health challenge. They lost most of their household items a while ago due to a flood and rodent infestation.
If you can donate such items in good condition, please urgently contact Tina Quidilla SVDP on 021 159 2412
or email: firstname.lastname@example.org With Many Thanks.
Finance Committee Meeting – 20th October 7pm, St Patrick’s Meeting Room
Parish Council Meeting – 4th November 7pm, Gascoigne Room St Anthony’s
Calling for volunteers. A form will be available in the coming weeks asking for more volunteers. This will include all ministries and such duties as setting up before Mass. Please consider now the ways in which you can best use your talents and help our community.
Gascoigne Educational Scholarship. This scholarship is open to all ages groups who are present members of Holy Trinity Parish and are planning to study for 2021 and beyond at a tertiary level and who meet the qualifying criteria which are included in the terms and conditions. For an application form (including terms and conditions) email the parish office email@example.com or download a copy from the website http://www.holytrinity.parish.nz/ Closing date: 31 October 2020
Columban Calendar to give away! – only 1 left!!
Two Columban Calendars have been very kindly donated by one of our parishioners and one has already gone. Contact the Parish Office firstname.lastname@example.org or 388 6953
The little blue book for Advent and Christmas Seasons 2020 – 2021 – 2 copies left!!
5 copies of the little blue book have been very kindly donated by a parishioner. If you would like one of the remiaing 2 copies contact the Parish Office email@example.com or 388 6953
2021 Columban Calendars available through the office $12 each.
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. When you have paid, email the office firstname.lastname@example.org with the following details: your name, the amount paid, the number of calendars ordered, which Church you will collect your calendars from or if you would like to collect them from the office. Once payment has cleared, the Calendars will be left for you in the back of your chosen Church or in the office for you to collect.
Bernadette Hyland also has them available for sale at St Patrick’s Church
REAL CHRISTMAS CARDS St Vincent de Paul Society Christmas cards will be on sale soon in our Church foyers after Sunday Masses at Holy Cross, St Anthony's and St Patrick's churches, same price as last year's. 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: Holy Cross Church (Julian Knap, ph 970 3905), St Anthony's Church (Andrew Monahan, ph 021 772 350), and St Patrick's Church (Frank Quirke, ph 387 4977) or from the office
Today many people, especially children, are victims of poverty. This not only affect their health conditions, but also their education, social integration, and even their faith development. The missionary work of the Church is an effort to make human life regain value and dignity.
Poverty in a developing country shortens the lives of many. Today, in our MISSIO-NZ Newsletter, you will read the story of children like Zyrhrie who is affected by malnutrition but are assisted by missionaries, lay and religious. You can support the missionary work of the Church in more needy places outside New Zealand. Your gift of prayers and financial help will fund community and child‑focused programs run by the Church in countries like the Philippines. Your one‑off gift TODAY or your regular monthly gift made through MISSIO-NZ is very much appreciated and will make a great difference to those in need in the Philippines and around the world.
http://www.missio.nz/missionunday (09) 489 6549
Age Concern are hosting their next monthly Pop-Up Hub, light lunch and a cuppa in Seatoun on Tuesday 20th October 12 - 2pm at the Seatoun Village Hall. * Free social gathering for 65+ * Enjoy a cuppa and make new friends *No need to register, just turn up *Bring your laptop & cell phone if you have questions or need help * Therapy dogs will come for a short visit Call 04 4996648 to find out more
The October 18-31 issue of NZ Catholic is out now. Our 600th issue. Some headlines are: Pope issues new encyclical on fraternity and social friendship. Former NZ seminary rector farewelled. Extraordinary form ordinations in Auckland. Christchurch ordination after many delays.
Election Weekend Latin Masses Three Latin Masses will be celebrated by newly ordained Auckland Priest Fr Roger Gilbride FSSP on the weekend of the national election. All are welcome.
Sunday 18 October at St Mary of the Angels, 7.30pm – Missa Cantata in Solemnis, then Rosary
Monday 19 October at Sacred Heart (Petone), 9.30am – Low Mass, Rosary, then morning tea in the church foyer. All enquiries to Neil Coup at 021 896 924
Lord, our God, help us to walk with you
On the pathway to the beatitudes and
To live out your mission in today’s world.
Bind us to all men and women of our time
So that altogether we may bring the
Good news to the ends of the earth.
Open our hearts and our Christian communities
To the needy, the afflicted, the oppressed.
May we radiate the Living Christ
And transform our lives in the hope of the Resurrection
This prayer we make to you
Who is the living God, now and forever.
FINAL CALL; an oppportunity to make a new start! Men’s One-Day Retreat at Our Lady’s Home of Compassion, Island Bay on Saturday 31st October 2020, 8:30am – 5:00pm Theme: "Don't Worry. Trust in Jesus" Retreat Leader is Fr James Lyons Want to know more? Ring Steve Ready 027-356-9555 email: email@example.com
Online Session (Evening): Mary and the Reformation – Mary, full of Grace with Br Kieran Fenn who has a wonderful way of bringing Scripture alive.Tuesday, 20 October, 7-8.30pm. Fee: Koha/Donation. ZOOM.For more information and registration: firstname.lastname@example.orgSee also: https://www.studyjoy.nz/events/virtual-teaching-mary-in-the-reformation/Online Session (Retreat Day): Who am I ? – Reflecting on our Identity in God with Eamon Butler. Saturday, 28 November, 10.30am-4pm. Fee: $60. (Please note new Date!)
For more information and registration: email@example.com://www.studyjoy.nz/events/virtual-retreat-day-with-eamon-butler-who-am-i/
Online Session (Retreat Day): Who am I ? – Reflecting on our Identity in God with Eamon Butler. Saturday, 24 October, 10.30am-4pm. Fee: $60. For more information and registration: firstname.lastname@example.org
Vacancies for Engagement Assistants We're looking for team players in the Wellington region who feel passionately about social justice and advocating for a world free of poverty and injustice. You may be a recent graduate or school leaver.
Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand is the New Zealand Catholic Bishops' agency for justice, peace and development. We play an integral part in the worldwide Caritas network of 165 Catholic relief, development, and social service organisations.We want to broaden our Wellington team who are working with our international partners, our donors and supporters, parishes, schools and the wider Catholic community. The assistant roles we are seeking to fill will be instrumental in providing support to our engagement and programmes work, ensuring we continue our mission in delivering aid, supporting development and advocating for justice around the world.
These are fixed term positions. Hours can be full or part-time. We want people with an understanding of and commitment to the values of Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand. If you're interested in making a difference and would like to find out more about any of these positions visit www.caritas.org.nz or contact email@example.com .
Pax Christi Aotearoa New Zealand invites you to remember two significant dates in Aotearoa New
Zealand’s history: The Declaration of Independence, signed on October 28th , 1835 and invasion of
Parihaka on the 5th of November 1881.
The Declaration of Independence was initiated by northern Rangatira. It is considered the first
constitutional founding document of Aotearoa New Zealand and is thus the first recognition of New
Zealand as an independent entity.
The Parihaka invasion is significant in that it is the first known case of nonviolent resistance in the world.
Mahatma Gandhi heard about Parihaka while in South Africa and it inspired him to nonviolent resistance
action in India which effectively led to the independence of India in 1947. We ask you to remember
these events in your prayers and to pray for the protection and safety of all peace makers and peace
builders around the world.
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