19 august 2018
Dear sisters and brothers,
the wine and food are the wise sayings, the spirit of the relationship with God which will result in deeper understanding and liveliness, drawing us to drink more deeply. Where our feeble senses fail to convince our hungry minds. He sets the table and invites the simple to dine. This will produce a resistance to the wince of selfishness and its effects in foolish living. The cup Jesus offers renders a peaceful interior which brings life to the full.
The listers see, him just as human so, claiming to be coming down from heaven is blasphemy. And now Jesus offers his flesh and blood and promises eternal life. The people could not understand his teaching and so hold on to their sense perception, hence the murmur, the discord and descension.
With Jesus, everything is an invitation to “come and see.” The murmurers have followed Jesus across the lake after seeing the miraculous distribution. He is urging them into the sacred desert of belief where their ancestors grew deeper in their trust of the One God. They keep tripping over their “feeble senses” and their limited abilities to eat.
Let us feast at the Lord’s table and overcome our weakness of senses and grow into Christ. Fr Ephrem
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. Tarcisius - Feast Day for the Patron Saint of Altar Servers.
At all Masses on the weekend of 18-19 August we will pray for all our Altar Servers and we acknowledge the gift they bring to our parish. We invite new Altar Servers to be part of this important ministry, the requirement is to have completed the Sacrament of Initiation (Reconciliation, Confirmation and First Holy Communion).
The Māori Pastoral Care Appeal (Online, planned giving and envelopes):
Saturday, 25 August (Vigil Mass) and Sunday, 26 August 2018. Your prayerful and financial support contributes to work in Māori communities, parishes, schools and groups in the archdiocese. Kia ora tātou katoa, n gā manaakitanga. Thank you all and blessings.
Mary our Advocate – Come and hear renouwned speaker authority on Marian Devotion Fr Linus Clovis speak on how Mary our advocate. Sunday 2 September 2pmat St Patrick’s Church 2pm.
St Patrick’s Church is looking for people for ALL roster duties for the 5.30pm Vigil Mass and the 7.30am Mass, this is an opportunity to share your talents with our parish community. Please contact Tricia O’Donnell 934 3179 or Leona Foster 973 3958 from the Liturgy Committee if you are interested.
On Sunday 26th August an additional Mass will be celebrated at 4.30pm at St Anthony’s. The school would be delighted if those parishioners who wished to fulfil their Sunday obligation, would join the children and their families for this celebration.
An Afternoon of Sacred Songs and Broadway Tunes
On 19 August, from 2pm - 4pm, Joe Moorman will be singing at a concert at St. Patrick’s Church, Wainuiomata, to help them raise money for a church hall they’re building. The first half will be Sacred music, and the second half will be Broadway showtunes. Anyone wanting tickets or detailed information can call Alan at 564-6904.
Teaching Night @ St Francis de Sales Hall, Island Bay. Hosted by Catholic Charismatic Renewal Wednesday 29th August at 7:30pm. Speaker: Michael Powell Theme: Interpretation of Tongues Evening includes Praise & Worship, group discussion and fellowship. Everyone is welcome
Pa Maria Marist Spirituality Centre. Winter Film series: Mondays 13, 20, 27 August and 3 & 10 September OR Thursdays 16, 23, 30 August and 6 & 13 September Contact Fr Brian Cummings SM (021 703 580 or email email@example.com)
Go you are sent to deepen your bicultural relationship 5(h) Parishes engage with Māori to further develop biculturalism in liturgy.
Parishioner home help, St Patrick's Church community. The St Vincent de Paul Society seeks two parish women in the St Patrick's Church community Kilbirnie area to volunteer a few hours over a few weeks to gently and patiently help a Catholic woman get on top of the clutter in her house. This would be a compassionate service reaching out to someone on the peripheries of our community (Contact: Brendan Quirk, Seatoun & Miramar Conference, SVDP, ph 04 388 9708).
Charity knitting for babies and toddlers Many thanks to all parishioners and friends for continuing to knit jerseys, beanies, and blankets for donation to orphanages. It is very much appreciated. We have plenty of wool, and instructions for easy-to-knit garments, if any others would like to join us. Phone Margaret 3882-840.
The Chelsea Day Care Trust in Lyall Bay, for those with memory loss/Dementia. Chelsea Trust is a NON PROFIT organisation, open every day from 9am – 4pm. They are always looking for volunteer drivers to assist with picking up members and/or maybe take out for 30 minute drive. Also volunteers for the odd cooking of lunch or just general assistance at the Club. For more information contact Angela Gittings, Care Manager, 3877207.
‘Living the Splendour of Truth’ International pro-life, pro-family conference: This amazing weekend conference will help you, your family and our entire culture rediscover the newness of the faith and its power to enlighten and transform our communities. This is also once in a lifetime opportunity to meet the daughter of St Gianna Beretta Molla – the daughter she gave her life for. Experience beautiful liturgies, pray and learn how we can live of Christ and allow Him to encounter our culture– a culture that is in desperate need of His Love and Mercy. 5-7th October. Epsom Girl’s Grammar School. Early bird rates apply only for a short time. Register now at www.fli.org.nz/prolifeconference2018 or phone 09 629 4361.
LIFEFEST 2018: Attention young people and youth groups! A one day hands-on event providing young people, 13 to 19 years, with important tools to build a new culture of life into the future! Amazing overseas speakers. Formation-Food-Prayer-Prizes. An October holiday day well worth the $20! Sponsorships available. Thursday 4th OCTOBER: 9 am to 9 pm . Epsom Girls' Grammar School, Auckland. ALSO:cheap accommodation available for those travelling a distance for the nights of the 3rd and 4th Oct. For more info or to book the accommodation email:firstname.lastname@example.org txt: 021 2317954 ph: 04 2378343 or Michael on 021 825 955.
Society of Mary Priests and Brothers: Communities of men committed to lives of prayer and service, disciples of Jesus inspired by the example of His mother Mary, sharing the mission of the Church locally and internationally. If you know someone who might consider life as a Marist priest or brother there is an information and prayer weekend 24-26 August. Information at www.maristseminary.org.nz or facebook.com/marists. Email Fr Pat Breeze SM at email@example.com
The Catholic Foundation Scholarships close on 31 August 2018. Catholic Foundation Scholarships are available to Catholic students residing in the Wellington Archdiocese who are in their final year of secondary education. If you are a student attending a State or Private secondary school or The Correspondence School or are home-schooled and are interested in this scholarship contact Father Ephrem or the Parish Secretary for details.
SOCIAL JUSTICE WEEK 2018 is 9-15 September: Enabling Communities: “Each of us has a part to play, a gift to share, a service to offer, for building up the Body of Christ in Love.” Pope Francis, 2013. What can you do during this week, maybe get a group together in your community and use the Resources sent out by Caritas.
Bishop Viard College Jubilee Registrations are now open Labour Weekend 2018
A weekend of celebration is planned for October 19-21 and all past pupils, staff and friends of the College are invited to register now to avoid disappointment for some events. Programme information and registration are available following this link - https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe-JTyJksNlwbb2LY5K13JIVENlmsDs-Vwniyj-4FXDXqMbTA/viewform or email us firstname.lastname@example.org or phone Phil (04)237 9902 or mobile 027 786 5542. You can also like our Bishop Viard College 50th Jubilee Facebook page for Jubilee year news and maybe make contact with old friends https://www.facebook.com/BVCJubilee/ Truth is light-Pass it on!
NZ Joshua Catholic Men’s Fellowship and menALIVE have organised MAX18NZ which will be held over the weekend of September 28 – 30 at Kings College Auckland. The event is intended to reach out to the broad cross-section of ordinary men in our parishes. Its purpose is to encourage them to encounter Jesus in their lives, to grown in their faith and become better husbands, fathers, friends and workmates. The calibre of speakers from both New Zealand and Australia is impressive and the event promises to be very enriching for those men who can attend. Any men who find themselves unable to attend the event because of cost can be subsidized. To attend consider registering for MAX18NZ. All details are available on the event website www.max18nz.info or by phoning Jim Gribble on 027 249 5378.
Rosary Aotearoa is encouraging parishes and groups to gather at different locations around the country at 3pm on Sunday 7 October to pray the Rosary. For more information and to register a group and location see www.rosarynewzealand.nz.
We pray for the members of our Parish families who have died recently and those whose anniversaries occur around this time including Betty Curry, Rob Spiller, David Henderson, Man.Sefo Alofosio, Mary Jarvis, Ilona Sule, Patricia Beattie, John McParland and Woo Low. Our prayers are also with those who are unwell especially John Rogers 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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