The Gospel speaks today of a manager entrusted by his master to care for his property. Though focus is usually given to the enterprising way the clever manager wiggled his way out of his troubles, the parable is a reminder for us of the Christian understanding of stewardship. God is the source of everything that we have and are. In a telling line from the Gospel, we are reminded, “If you can trust a man in little things, you can also trust him in greater; while anyone who is unjust in a slight matter is also unjust in greater”
The gifts that God has given us are given not for their own sake. God expects us to be fruitful. When we come face to face with the Lord we will be asked how much we have cultivated everything that God has given us.
A dying mana told his wife, “When I die, I want you to put in my coffin all of my money. I want to bring all of them with me.” The wife took all of the man’s money, deposited it in her bank account, then issued the man a check, and put the check in the man’s coffin.
We bring nothing with us when we die. The only thing we can bring with us are the seeds of goodness we have planted in our hearts and in the hearts of others. What would you bring with you when that time comes?
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.
St Vincent de Paul Society Annual Feast Day Mass.
Parishioners in our Kilbirnie, Miramar, Seatoun and Strathmore communities of Holy Trinity Parish are warmly invited to join your local St Vincent de Paul Society members and Vincentians from the Wellington Area and our colleges, for the annual Feast Day Mass in St. Anthony's Church, Seatoun, at 7pm on Thursday, 22 September 2016. The Mass to be celebrated by Fr Ephrem honours our Patron Saint and prays for all Vincentians, our clients, and you our kind supporters. Supper after. Contact persons are Brendan Quirk ph 3889708, and Margaret Bearsley ph 977 2759 .
Gascoigne Educational Scholarship 2016.
This scholarship is open to all ages groups who are present members of Holy Trinity Parish and are planning to study for 2017 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or copies available from the back of each Church. Closing date: 31 October 2016
Nofoaga – St Patrick’s Parish Centre under the Church
Taimi – 1 – 2pm
Aso – Aso toanai mulimuli o masina tautasi
Faamolemole olo’o mana’o mia ni siufofaga mo viiga ile Ahi. Afio mai ma lala mai a’ao totou vivi’i faatasi ilenei aso Sa.
A le avanoa ‘e mafou lava ona ‘e afio mai I aso Sa lua tolou le pepese ai ile misisa.
Mo ni fa’amataloaga atili faafeso’otai Malia Madar 388 1056 or Vaifou Leota 972 0810
First Holy Communion preparation dates
A reminder of dates for those children who are in the sacramental programme.
St Anthony’s Church
Sunday 16 October 11.30am (after 10.30am mass at St Anthony's)
Sunday 30 October 11.30am (after 10.30am mass at St Anthony's)
Sunday 6 November 11.30am (after 10.30am mass at St Anthony's)
St Patrick’s Church
18 September Meeting room 2-3pm Parents session
25 September Meeting room 2-3pm 1st Children’s prep
9 October Meeting room 2-3pm 2nd Children’s prep
16 October Meeting room 2-3pm 3rd Children’s prep
30 October Church 2-3pm Practice
Holy Cross Church - TBC
St Anthony’s Bazaar 18 February 2017
The bi-annual St Anthony’s School and Parish Bazaar will be held on Saturday 18 February 2017. We are looking to our wonderful community in order to find sponsors so we can make the most of this fundraising opportunity.
If you are interested in participating by sponsoring a part of our unique and popular event, please contact TP Serepisos 022 081 0262 or email email@example.com Your support or that of your business will be acknowledged and promoted as part of our Bazaar.
We look forward to welcoming you to our team.
St Anthony’s Bazaar 18 February 2017
We are asking for donations for the bazaar and these can be left at the back of the church at St Anthony’s.
The things we need are:
· sugars – white, brown, and also jam making sugar if possible please.
· Vinegar – white, malt, white wine, balsamic, cider
Healing Service with Fr John Rea to be held at the Sacred Heart Cathedral on Thursday 22 September beginning at 7.30 pm. This is to be an ecumenical service. Everyone is invited. Please bring those who need Jesus` healing
Children’s Liturgy Workshop: Teresa Wackrow from the Auckland Diocesan Liturgy Office, and Fr. Patrick Bridgman, Wellington Diocesan Liturgy Advisor are running a Children’s Liturgy formation workshop from 7.00-9.00pm on Thursday 20th October at Ss. Peter & Paul’s Church, Johnsonville. The workshop is aimed at people alredy involved in children’s liturgy and anyone interested in becoming involved. Teresa & Fr. Patrick promise a fun, interactive and informative evening, looking at children’s liturgy guidelines, resources and an opportunity to answer your questions. Please rsvp with your contact details, including parish and church community names to firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone: 496 1706 before 14th October.
KIWI ATHLETICS CLUB (est 1926) Athletes of college age to adults wanted. Headquarters at Newtown Stadium. Starting Wednesday October 5th. For information contact Peter Jack 388 6224
Engaged Encounter is a weekend experience for couples intending to be married. Final weekend for 2016 - 26 / 27 November 2016 Registrations close 2 weeks before. Venue: Presbytery, 301 Karori Road, Karori, Wellington.
For more details go to the website at http://www.ceewellington.org.nz or phone Kate & Simon Olsen Telephone (+64 4) 801 6192, or email Simon and Kate at email@example.com
Christian Life Community helps those seeking to deepen their spiritual lives in developing a personal relationship with Jesus. We are guided and inspired by the spirituality of St Ignatius Loyola. It is a committed way of life where faith is lived through the events of daily life. An introductory evening for those interested in Christian Life Community will be at the Home of Compassion, 7-8:30pm Thursday 8 September. For more information contact Maureen McKillop Ph. 475-5972 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Apply now - Sisters of Compassion scholarship for 1st year tertiary studies.
Closing date 14th October 2016. Download the application: www.compassion.org.nz/news/suzanne-aubert-tertiary-scholarship-grant/. For more details email: email@example.com or phone 04 282 1966.
Catholic Foundation’s Scholarships are now open. Application forms, conditions, and all the details are available on the website below. Applications close 19 September 2016.
We have sold out of Laudato Si
We still have copies left of Amoris Laetitia for $5
If you would like to a copy contact the Parish Office, phone 388 6953
or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parish to Parish B & B, We have over 200 homes throughout NZ and Australia offering catholics "B and B" , a wonderful way to meet and enjoy good hospitality for $30 for one person, or $25 per person for 2 or more, per night, and includes continental breakfast. There are many areas where more hosts are needed, if you can help, I,d love to hear from you, Contact Marie Anderson, phone 03 3595 541 or email: email@example.com
Mission Gala and Garage Sale Saturday 24th September 9am – 12pm at Paraparaumu Memorial Hall
This major event for the parish of Our Lady of Kapiti is on again. This is run as a fundraiser for the Presentation Sisters mission work in Papua-New Guinea, Chile and Peru , and is a part of our social justice commitment. See the notice at the back of the Church.
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