A word of encouragement ......
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen, nor touched, but are felt in the heart - keep believing in yourself and your special dreams.
There may be days when you get up in the morning and
things aren't the way you had hoped they would be. That's when you have to tell yourself things will get better. There are times when people disappoint you and let you down, but those are the times when you must remind yourself to trust your own judgement and opinions, to keep your life focused on believing in yourself and all that you are capable of. There will be challenges to face and changes to make in your life, and it is up to you to accept them. It may not be easy at times, but in those times of struggle you will find a stronger sense of who you are, and you will also see yourself developing into the person you have always wanted to be.
Life is a journey through time, filled with many choices - each of us will experience life in our own special way. So when the days come that are filled with frustration and unexpected responsibilities, remember to believe in yourself and all you wanted life to be, because the challenges and changes will only help you to find the dreams that you know are meant to come true for you. You cannot discover new oceans unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.
Talofa lava ..... malo lelei Father Sanele
Holy Cross Church – Sunday Mass time Survey
Have you filled in one yet? If you haven’t, you have till Monday 29 February.
Thank you to all those who’ve returned their survey forms so far.
Voting forms for those who attend Sunday Mass at Holy Cross are available in the church foyers of Holy Cross Church and St Patrick’s Church, online www.holytrinity.parish.nz or from the parish office at email@example.com
Lent timetable Holy Trinity: Stations of the Cross
St Patricks and Holy Cross – Friday 7pm
St Patrick’s Church Weds 6 – 7pm Adoration and reconciliation followed by Mass
Lenten envelopes and calendars available in the church foyers.
Joshua Catholic Men’s Fellowship Wellington
Come along and join us for our first meeting in 2016 on Thursday 18th February at 7:30pm for prayer, praise and social time in CONNOLLY HALL, Guilford Terrace, Thorndon (behind Sacred Heart Cathedral).
Theme: "Treat others as you would like them to treat you" Speaker: Melodie Nunns on “Working with at risk youth around Wellington" Want to know more? Ring John Taylor (04) 389-8915 or 021-107-8538 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Dove Wellington invites all women to their meeting on Saturday 20 February, between 1.15-3pm, at Connolly Hall, Guildford Terrace, Wellington. Our guest speaker is Sandra Kinney; who will be speaking about how “by the grace of God you have been saved through faith” (Eph 2:8). It will be a wonderful time of nourishment, sharing and fellowship. You are all most welcome. Please contact Rachel Blackaby on (04) 2332553 if you have any queries.
Rosters: available at the back of Church
St Patricks – morning tea, counters and Mass rosters to end of March
Holy Cross – cleaning, altar servers & counters
Life Teen Holy Trinity - Sun 14th February. If you’re year 9 - 13 at college or aged between 12 and 19 come join us!!! Mass at St Patrick's Church 5.30pm followed by dinner and Life Night finishing at 8.30pm
The Annual Mission Fair of the Missionary Sisters of St. Peter Claver on Saturday 20 February 2016 from 10am to 1pm at St. Francis de Sales Church hall and grounds Island Bay. Goods for the Fair & donations are greatly appreciated and posted to Missionary Sisters Of St. Peter Claver, 1 Mersey Street, P.O. Box 7312, Wellington South.
Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat 18-20 March
A retreat weekend for those whose lives have been touched by abortion. An opportunity for healing to any woman or man who has struggled with the emotional or spiritual pain of abortion. All enquiries are strictly confidential. Contact Wendy Hill email@example.com or 027 2549222 www.rachelsvineyard.org.nz
CATHOLIC SOCIAL SERVICES STREET DAY APPEAL Thursday 25 FEBRUARY 2016
Collectors are needed in Wellington, Kilbirnie and Petone. If you are able to give an hour of your time to help, please phone Vivien on Ph 385 8642 or
St Patrick’s Church Mix and Mingle Luncheon
11.30 – 1.30pm in the St Patrick’s Parish Centre 3rd Thurs of each month. Couple $15 and Single $7 All age groups welcome. Ring Andrew on 386 1233 by Tues 16th Feb for catering purposes
St Vinnies in Miramar/Seatoun and in Kilbirnie:
You are invited to join the St Vincent de Paul Society either in Miramar/Seatoun or in Kilbirnie. The St Vinnies groups meet once a month to pray together and to decide on how to help and who to visit when people are in need in our community.
If you want to join the Kilbirnie Conference, or for more information, contact Margaret Bearsley on 021 344 356 or firstname.lastname@example.org If you want to join the Miramar/Seatoun Conference, or for more information, contact Brendan Quirk on Ph 3889708 or email@example.com
ST VALENTINE’S DAY Cardinal John Dew invites you to a Celebration 0f Marriage Sunday, 14th February 2016 at 7.00pm Sacred Heart Cathedral Hill St, Wellington Mass, followed by a celebratory drink with Cardinal John. Make it a romantic night out together, or make up a party of family and friends! For more information. please contact Pastoral Services at the Catholic Centre firstname.lastname@example.org 496 1719
St Catherine’s College invite all parents, caregivers and whanau to their annual Food, Faith and Whanau on Friday 19 February starting at 5.45pm. Come along and bring your picinic tea. This will be an opportunity for you to meet other Whanau and connect with old friends. The Staff will be introduced and there will be time to mix and mingle with them. The 2016 Student Leaders will introduce themselves and provide games and face painting for children. There will be 'experts' in a computer lab to show parents, who are uncertain about accessing the the parental portal. The BBQ will be up and running
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