Holy Trinity Confirmation - 9th June at 10am St Patrick’s Church
Please continue to pray for our children
as they prepare to receive the sacrament of Confirmation
We ask that parishioners bring a plate of food to share for the cup of tea after Confirmation in St Patrick’s Church Hall
HOLY TRINITY PARISH MASS - 10AM SUNDAY 23rd June
ST PATRICK’S COLLEGE HALL
We will be celebrating Mass together at St Patrick’s College Hall.
For those who are unable to be at this Mass,
there will be the 5.30pm Vigil Mass at St Patrick’s Church.
There will be a cup of tea at the back of the hall following Mass
Please bring a plate of food to share.
Please note: These will be the only 2 Masses in the Parish on the 23rd June
Please help our new refugee family of 7
We are very pleased to say we have a refugee family expected to arrive in their new home on 21 June. Holy Trinity Parish has committed to raising $1500 so that we can help ready their home with the essentials required.
Can you help with a donation? At the moment, strict privacy rules are in place – we do know there are 7 in the family, but their names, ages, their religion or where they have come from we don’t know. We know that their journey to New Zealand will have been arduous and long, and they will have spent some months living institutionally in Auckland. Quite likely, the house they are to move into will be the first they will have slept in, alone and as a family, for years – something most of us have always taken for granted.
$1500 is what we need to make the house a warm and welcoming home - and your donation, whatever the amount, will help buy the essentials and fill the cupboards.
But this is not simply about providing goods for a home - it is, in fact, defining NZ as a place where refugees can come to us and belong. Many have not been able to keep up the commitment, but Holy Trinity has been there since the beginning and continues to respond to each call for help. Refugees rely on it once again.
This giving is also about the mission which Pope Francis and Cardinal John have given to us – to reach out to the peripheries, to be missionary, to embrace the disadvantaged as sisters and brothers.
This appeal will continue for 4 weeks. We ask you to do what you can to welcome this family into their new home. As usual, every little helps, no matter how small your donation.
You can make a donation directly to our bank account: Holy Trinity 02-0536-0185031-00 REF: REFUGEE or you can use one of the envelopes marked “Refugees” at the back of the church, and place in the collection basket, or else into the box marked “Refugees” at the back of the church.
St Catherine’s College Open Evening
Monday 10th June 6.30pm – 8pm
St Mary's College Open Day.
Thursday June 13th 9am.
Celebrating 100 years since the first school building on St Catherine’s College site. High Tea 22 June 2019 from 1.00pm – 4.45pm Mercy Hall, SCC. $15. Registration required. Contact Sister Stephanie firstname.lastname@example.org or 0272458859
Archdiocese of Wellington 2019 Priest Jubilee Mass of Thanksgiving
This will be held at St Patrick’s Church, Kilbirnie Thursday 4th July 2019 at 11am.
All are welcome to join the priests of the Archdiocese at the Mass of Thanksgiving.
PRESBYTERIAL ORDINATION ANNIVERSARIES
60 Years: Cardinal Thomas Williams, Fr Michael Stieller, Fr Denis Collins, Fr Peter Conaghan sm, _____ ________ Fr Patrick Dooley sm, Fr Tony Williams sm, Fr Graham Connolly sm
50 Years: Fr Philip Cody sm, Fr Neil Vaney sm, Fr Denis O’Hagen sm, Fr Karaitana Kingi sm
25 Years: Fr Mike Miers, Fr Patrick Bridgman, Fr Barry Scannell sm
Please note: This will be the only Mass in the Parish on this day.
People in Need? St Vincent de Paul Society Seatoun & Miramar Conference welcomes parishioners to let us know confidentially if you or someone needs assistance in the Miramar/Seatoun/Strathmore area. Our group visits people who are in hardship, sickness, loneliness or housebound, in order to share God’s love and compassion and see if we can assist in any way, even as simple as having a coffee and chat (Contacts: any of our members listed in the Church foyers).
Catholic Social Services – part time experienced counsellor position available. See noticeboard for details. Applications close 4pm Friday 7th June
Pentecost Celebration @ St Joseph's Church, Mt Victoria Hosted by Catholic Charismatic Renewal - Sunday 9th June An invite to all members of prayer groups, communities and ministries to gather together for a celebration of the Holy Spirit. Includes Praise & Worship, testimonies and talk by guest speaker Bishop Colin Campbell (Dunedin). 1pm to 4pm on Sunday 9th June. All are welcome!
Vigil for the Unborn: Saturday 15th June. St Anne's Catholic Church, Emmett Street, Newtown. 10 am Mass. Followed by Exposition & Rosary Procession to pray outside of the Hospital. Ends at Noon with a shared lunch. Join in this persevering prayer effort for mothers and their precious unborn to be spared from abortion. For more information contact Family Life International NZ PH: 021 231 7954
Stewardship Breakfast with the Cardinal: Come and enjoy fellowship, hospitality and hear inspiring speakers. Venue: Connolly Hall, Guildford Terrace, Thorndon, Wgtn. Date: Saturday 29th June 2019. Time: 7.00am-9.00am. Speakers: Cardinal John & ? Cost: $20.00 Please deposit your money to the following bank account 02-0536-0003306-000 with Reference: Stwdship Code: B-Fast. Any questions please ring Chris (04) 496-1706
Compassion Soup Kitchen Street Appeal - Street Collectors Needed! Our Annual Street Appeal will be on Friday 14 June 2019 around the Wellington region. We are looking for volunteers! If you can help with being a Street Collector for one to two hours on Friday 14 June, please sign up at soupkitchen.org.nz/streetappeal or call (04) 385 9299. Come and help our biggest fundraiser of the year and increase the awareness of the services we provide to the community. Be a part of the Compassion story!
Rā Whānau Suzanne Aubert. 19 June, 6pm. The Sisters of Compassion and the Catholic Parish of Wellington South invite everyone to celebrate Suzanne Aubert's Birthday Mass celebrated by Cardinal John Dew. St Anne's Church, Newtown. For more details email email@example.com or ph (04) 282-1953.
Donate a food item for the Soup Kitchen at the Birthday Mass. At the Birthday Mass we will take up a collection of food items. It you would like to contribute, groceries which are especially useful to the Soup Kitchen include tins of lentils (but not baked beans), vegetables, fruit, soup, coconut milk, fish; dried goods such as coffee (fresh and instant), lentils, split peas, pearl barley.
Attention All Men - keep Saturday 27th July free for a 1-day Retreat: “Up from the Waters” hosted by Joshua Palmerston North and led by Fr Joe Grayland and Fr Robin Kurian at Our Lady of Lourdes, Shamrock St. Koha on the day to cover costs. Lunch and morning/afternoon tea provided. Contact John Hammond firstname.lastname@example.org or Steve Ready 027 356 9555 for more details.
If a family uses the internet to be more connected, to then meet at table and look into each other’s eyes, then it is a resource. If a Church community coordinates its activity through the network, and then celebrates the Eucharist together, then it is a resource. If the internet becomes an opportunity to share stories and experiences of beauty or suffering that are physically distant from us, in order to pray together and together seek out the good to rediscover what unites us, then it is a resource…. This is the network we want, a network created not to entrap, but to liberate, to protect a communion of people who are free. The Church herself is a network woven together by Eucharistic communion, where unity is based not on “likes”, but on the truth, on the “Amen”, by which each one clings to the Body of Christ, and welcomes others. Pope Francis: Message for World Communications Day, 2/6/19
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Parish Council Meeting – Wednesday 5th June 7.30pm Holy Cross Parish Centre
Finance Committee Meeting – Tuesday 11th June 7.30pm Holy Cross Parish Centre
We pray for the members of our Parish families who have died recently especially Pat Peoples and those whose anniversaries occur around this time including Catherine Dobbs, Sr Regina Dobbs, Nellie Hansen, Ricky Popple, Margot Chrustowski and Matthew Manion. Our prayers are also with those who are unwell especially John Rogers, John Cairns-Cowan 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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