21 october 2018
Is 53, 10-11; Heb 4, 14-16; Mk 10, 35-45
“Pope Francis has called every man and woman to be a part of mission. In his World Mission Day message, he speaks especially to the youth to take a active role in mission k however also reminds us that mission revitalises faith and that all Christians are called to mission as we are children of God.” – missonz
Jesus in the gospel of Mark Chapter 10 teaches the very important lesson, the only lesson requires is to be missionary disciples of Jesus in service, contrary to the rulers of the world. Though James and John they were cheeky and brazen, Jesus sieges the opportunity to teach them in a manner, becomes the teaching for their life. We too time and again though baptised into the discipleship of Jesus think as these two apostles did. This mission, the sense of service drilled in their heart as never to be forgotten, in fact they realised, that is the mission they are called to live by their word and deeds. God calls us to share the gifts freely received freely (cf. Mt 10,8) and as Peter did (Acts 3,6).
“Never think that you have nothing to offer, or that nobody needs you. Many people need you. Think about it! Each of you, think in your heart: many people need me” – Missionz, from ‘meeting with Young People, Maipu Shrine, 17 January 2018.’
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.
“WITH THE YOUTH WE PROCLAIM THE GOSPEL”
Pope Francis has called every man and woman to be a part of mission. In his World Mission Day message he speaks especially to the youth to take an active role in mission, however also reminds us that mission revitalises faith and that all Christians are called to mission as we are children of God.
The Pontifical Mission Societies (MISSIO) supports life-giving work in 160 countries around the world. Today you will learn one of the many stories from people and projects that have benefitted from the prayers and dedicated support of people like you.
By supporting the MISSIO-NZ World Mission Sunday Appeal today, or by partnering with us through your monthly gift, you can be a part of mission and support those in need all around the world. Please give generously and keep missionaries and communities in your prayers.
Mary of Nazareth an epic film on the Mother of Christ. Legion of Mary will host a movie /n cup of tea on
October 24 after the 9.30am Mass at Holy Cross Parish Centre. Everyone is welcome.
October is the month of the Rosary.
All parishioners are invited to pray the rosary till the end of the month.
Morning tea for the Gillies Macindoe Research Centre. Seatoun bowling club, Thursday 25 October, at 10.00am. Dr Swee Tan will again give us an update on the research carried out since our last get together two years ago. Tickets $30.00 entry includes refreshments and prize draws. Contact Francie Dwyer 3885281 or 0274730330 for tickets.
Gascoigne Educational Scholarship 2018. This scholarship is open to all ages groups who are present members of Holy Trinity Parish and are planning to study for 2018 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 download a copy from the website http://www.holytrinity.parish.nz/ or copies available from the back of each Church. Closing date: 31 October 2018
2019 Columban Calendars available through the office $12 each.
Calendars will be available for sale from next weekend. 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, or 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: 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.
FOR HOLY TRINITY PARISH
Friday 2nd November
7am St Patrick’s Church
9.30am St Anthony’s Church
9.30am Holy Cross School Hall
11.30am St Patrick’s Church
7pm Holy Cross Church
Holy Cross School International Food Fair Friday 26th October 5-7.30pm. Come along for some great food and see what we have in our silent auction.
St Anthony’s School - Bazaar meeting – 7pm 29th October in the Gascoigne Room.
Storage space needed: If anyone has any space they can spare so we can store items as they come in up to the Bazaar in February, could you please contact the school. 380 6971 or email@example.com
St Patrick’s Primary School Ethnic Food Fair 5.30 – 7.30 Friday 9th November
We are about to launch into preparations for our annual Food Fair. We’d love as to include the Holy Trinity parishioners as much as possible.
We have fair meetings at 6.30pm on Tuesday 30th October for people who are able to help us organise different aspects of the fair.
If you have any suggestions, donations or can help in any way please ring the school Ph 3873370 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
We need people to serve on the stalls (it’s very easy as we have tickets so money handling is not necessary).
Deep Fryers – If anyone has any deep fryers we can borrow on the day please contact the school 387 3370
Hoopla Jars - We would love anyone who is able, to fill a jar with goodies.
Ideas for things to put in the jar; stickers, little toys, Lego, balloons, lollies, stationery, jewellery, fudges, - use your imagination.
Otherwise, please come along and support us by buying our delicious food and tell your friends and family they’re welcome, too.
Parish Council Meeting: Weds 7th Nov 7.30pm Holy Cross Parish Centre.
Finance Committee Meeting: Tue 13th Nov 7.30pm Holy Cross Parish Centre.
WORLD DAY OF THE POOR: The Archdiocese of Wellington is one of 12 Dioceses throughout the world who have been asked to lead activities for Pope Francis’s World Day of the Poor. Details are available on the notice displayed on the parish newsletter and on the Archdiocese of Wellington website. Some highlights include:
· Archdiocesan Mass for the World Day of the Poor: St Michael’s Taita, Sun 18 Nov, 10.30am, if possible please bring a non-perishable item for the foodbank collection.
· Better off together-He waka eke noa Gathering: Bishop Viard College, Porirua, Sat 17 Nov, 10am-5pm, speakers, workshops, liturgy led by Challenge 2000
· St Vincent de Paul free pop-up stores: Newtown, Hutt Valley, Porirua, Wairarapa and Levin, Sat 17 Nov
· Wellington JPD Commission social analysis workshop: St Joseph’s church foyer, Upper Hutt, Wed 14 Nov (please register with email@example.com)
FRUITCAKES AND FESTIVE FARE FOR KAIKŌURA: North Island parishes of the Archdiocese are invited to express love and solidarity with our brothers and sisters in Kaikōura by supplying wrapped fruitcakes or other festive fare, which will be delivered to Kaikōura in time for the 2nd anniversary of the 2016 earthquake on 14 November. These can be dropped off at the Compassion Soup Kitchen (132 Tory St, Wgtn), Challenge 2000 (1 Wanaka St, Jvlle) or Catholic Centre (22-30 Hill St, Wgtn) up until midday 12 November. They will be delivered to Kaikōura by the Society of St Vincent de Paul as part of the World Day of the Poor activities of the Archdiocese of Wellington. For more information please contact Lisa Beech firstname.lastname@example.org
The Oct. 21 – Nov. 3 issue of NZ Catholic is out now. Some headlines are: NZ bishop’s voice heard at youth synod. Pope sign stolen from NZ church. Visiting US cardinal speaks of farm upbringing. Former PM argues against euthanasia bill.
Holy Hour. You are invited to a Holy Hour on Tuesday 23 October beginning at 7.30 pm in Viard House (Cathedral presbytery) to pray for vocations to the priesthood and consecrated life. This Holy Hour will include prayers, Scripture, times of silence, singing and conclude with Benediction. All are welcome.
The holy day of the week in the three Abrahamic traditions The Wellington Abrahamic Council of Jews, Christians and Muslims invites you to a public meeting to hear three speakers, at Temple Sinai 147 Ghuznee St, Te Aro Wednesday 24 October, 7pm.
Gift yourself a time of reflection and join Cardinal John and the Stewardship team at the annual Stewardship Retreat, to be held at Sacred Heart Church Petone, Britannia St from 9.30am-3.45pm on Saturday 27 October, 2018. Register by emailing email@example.com or phone 496 5182.
Joy Cowley Book Launch If you are a fan of Joy Cowley’s spiritual writing, you are warmly invited to the launch of her new book, Veil Over the Light. It’s a book of huge encouragement and deep insight. The launch will be at St Joseph’s Church, Mount Victoria on 27 October at 4pm. Do come along if you have a spare couple of hours. It will be a special occasion.
Child-friendly Liturgies within the Mass Fr Patrick Bridgman will help us explore ways to make our Masses more inclusive for children. Everyone Welcome. It is particularly relevant to members of Liturgy teams, Children’s Liturgists, Musicians, Pastoral Council members and Directors of Religious Education. Please register with Ann Williams before 30th October at firstname.lastname@example.org Where: Ss Peter & Paul Church Lower Hutt When: Sunday 4th November 2.00pm-4.00pm. Cup of tea/coffee from 1.30pm.
2nd November. The Cardinal’s Lunch provides networking opportunities for business and community leaders both active and retired to gather and connect with Church leadership and to hear from dynamic speakers, including local, national and international leaders. BOOK NOW Tickets cost $ 89 + GST Book online: Cardinal-s-lunch-Nov.Lilregie.com
If you would like any more information or to book a table, please e-mail email@example.com or phone Robyn 027 2018766
St Pats Old Boys Association Mix & Mingle : WWW.SPCOB.ORG.NZ & find us on facebook. Calling all 'Town' and 'Stream' Old Boys, please attend our Mix and Mingle. To be held ; Friday 2nd November 2018, 6.00PM The Boatshed, Wellington. Cash bar, Continuous food, $60 Entry by ticket only. Go to our facebook page for details. Guest Speakers: Jamie Williams & Will Williams of the Wellington Hospitality Group. We will also be announcing our 2018 Old Boy of the Year.
A Caring Space We offer this breathing space for all who care for a loved one, a chance to gently explore, together with God, the way this role is changing your life, hopes, dreams...and your relationships with the one you care for and others. Led by Gill Schaap and Veronica Parton at the Home of Compassion, Island Bay, on Saturday 3rd November; 11am – 2pm. Cost $10. Hot drinks provided, bring your own lunch. Any enquires and to register contact Veronica Parton 021 238 6675 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Billings Ovulation Method™ Teacher training and upskilling Seminars 2018 Sat 3rd - Sun 4th November, Mercy Conference Centre, Thorndon, Wellington. Please contact: Alicia Reeves email@example.com or phone: 0800 693 378 The Full registration fee is $350, this covers catering and educational material. A limited number of part scholarships are available for those unable to meet the full registration fee.
You are invited to a Stewardship Breakfast and talk by Cardinal John. Saturday 10th Nov. 7.15am for 7.30(start) to 9.00am.Venue: Angus Inn 5 Cornwall St. Lower Hutt. Cost $22.50. Registrations firstname.lastname@example.org by Tues. 6th Nov. Please specify any dietary requirements.
The Family Banquet. Sat Nov 10 – 10am – 5pm. A Conference for the whole family to strengthen your faith and family. Our Lady of Fatima Church, Tawa. Speakers include Fr Leo Patalinghug and Martin Bosley. See poster on the noticeboard for details.
A Marriage Encounter Weekend offers couples an experience of loving communication they can use for the rest of their lives. It's a chance to look deeply into their relationship with each other and with God. It's a time to share feelings, hopes and dreams with each other.
The weekend provides an environment to spend time together. A chance to focus on each other. It's a unique approach aimed at revitalizing Marriage.
The next Marriage Encounter Weekend is 9-11 November at the Home of Compassion, Island Bay. For more information phone 0800 362 686 or go to the website http://www.marriageencounter.org.nz
Mass on Armistice Day at St Joseph’s, Mt Victoria. Presiders: Fr. J Wagg & Fr. F Whitaker. 11am Sun 11th November. To remember all those who lost their lives in WW1. Descendants of veterans are warmly invited and encouraged to bring any memorabilia they may have and a hand bell if you can. A cup of tea and sharing to follow.
Prayers for healing with Fr John Rea – Thursday 15th November 7.30pm at our Lady of Fatima Church, Waikanae. Everyone welcome. Come with your prayer intentions and bring a friend!
Pa Maria Marist Spirituality Centre, Thorndon: Non-Residential Retreat, 12 - 16 November, 9.30am - 4.00pm daily; Reflection Day, Saturday 24 November, 9.30am - 4.00pm. For further information, please contact Fr Brian Cummings SM at email@example.com or 021 703 580.
Go you are sent to the peripheries of society - 1(h) in responding to needs at the peripheries priority is given to: formation in the Social Teaching of the Church
Job Vacancy - Catholic Discipleship College Do you have strong leadership qualities, a desire to live in community, and a passion for your faith? CDC provides a nine-month experience of Catholic formation for young adults, based in Pukekohe. We are looking to employ a full time, residential Household Leader for 2019. For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
I would like to launch a question to everyone… to ask themselves: do I bend down over someone in difficulty or am I afraid of getting my hands dirty? Am I closed in on myself, on my possessions, or am I aware of those in need of help? Do I only serve myself or am I able to serve others, like Christ who came to serve even to the point of giving up his life? Pope Francis: Address at the Jesuit Refugee Centre in Rome, 2013
We pray for the members of our Parish families who have died recently especially Noemi Roche and those whose anniversaries occur around this time. Our prayers are also with those who are unwell especially Mary Greening, Judy Chote, 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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