Christian with a humble missional discipleship
All three readings for this Sunday draw sharp, even brutal, contrast between good and bad people and how they live. But they do have one thing in common and that is self-interest. All humans are self-interested; it’s part of our nature, the result of being self-conscious animals. The upright man is the thorn in the flesh for godless and undergoes tests with cruelty and torture and finally meets the shameful death. The letter of James rails against jealousy and ambition and the terrible prospect that because the members of the community haven’t got what they want they are prepared to kill to get it. In spite of all this one thing is certain that God does not give up on human beings who are on the make, no matter how selfish may be.
Since Jesus’ disciples hailed from the ordinary strata of society, quite often they demonstrated their lack of incomprehensibility of what He taught them. This led Jesus instructing them patiently, making them realize that his mission involved a total commitment to the people, resulting in suffering and death. In spite of repeated instructions, the disciples could not get rid of themselves of the idea that Jesus was going to be a triumphant Messiah and they themselves will be granted a share of that triumph. Jesus taught them the very essence of discipleship namely to serve the powerless, the needy and the marginalized who are in the peripheries of the society. Jesus used a child as symbol of need and helplessness and asks us to receive and welcome such in his name. Jesus taught his disciples on servant leadership and not to compare themselves superior to one another. This message certainly challenges us to address the problem of the powerless and the needy and thus to continue the mission of Jesus. Today Jesus invites us to the missional discipleship to bring total healing to the broken humanity. Let us offer him a mighty share of our helping hand.
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.
Sunday 23rd September 5pm service will be held in the Holy Cross School Hall – The School is looking forward to joining the 5pm Parish Mass which will be held in their hall where senior students will be leading the music for this service.
HOLY TRINITY PARISH MASS - 10AM SUNDAY 30th September
AT ST PATRICK’S CHURCH
We will be celebrating Sunday Mass together at St Patrick’s Church.
For those who are unable to be at this Mass,
there will be the 5.30pm Vigil Mass at St Patrick’s Church.
Morning tea will be in the Parish Centre so plesae bring a plate of food to share Please note: These will be the only 2 Masses in the Parish on the 30th September
a pair of glasses were handed in to St Anthony’s School that were found on the front lawn outside the Church. If these belong to you, please contact the school 04 380 6971 or firstname.lastname@example.org
2019 St Anthony's Biennial Bazaar The St Anthony's School/Church Bazaar has been set for early March next year - exact date TBC. This is a significant fundraiser for our school and Church. Thank you to those who came along to our last two meetings and shared fantastic ideas. We have set our next meeting for Monday 24 September at 7pm in the Gascoigne Room. All welcome!
One of the most popular items that sell quickly are "Preserves and Chutneys", "Lemon/lime Curds" and jams, pickles, and relishes. We warmly welcome anyone who would like to volunteer. We are kindly asking for donations of sugar, vinegar and clean jars (no lids). Please bring all donations to the St Anthony’s School office
First Parish Liturgy combined gathering – 25th September 2018 6.30pm at St Patrick’s Parish Centre
We will be having a workshopping session focusing on the vision with the Parish Liturgy Committee terms of reference. All those involved in organising liturgy in all the churches in our parish including church liturgy committees, the school DRS’s, children’s liturgy, music groups, and those interested in being involved are requested to attend. If you have any questions, please contact David Sullivan (Parish Liturgy Chair) 021 244 0445 or email@example.com
St Vincent de Paul Memorial Mass, 7pm, Thurs 27 September 2018, Holy Trinity Parish. Parishioners in St Anthony's, Holy Cross and St Patrick's Church communities are warmly welcomed to join your St Vincent de Paul Society members from the Wellington Area and Young Vinnies from our colleges for the annual memorial Mass at 7pm, Thursday 27 September 2018, at St Anthony's Church, Seatoun. The Mass celebrates our patron saint and prays for all Vincentians, our clients, and our supporters. Supper after. (Contact: David Corcoran, SVDP Seatoun & Miramar Conference, phone 04 388 4991).
HOLY TRINITY PARISH CATHOLIC BOOK CLUB - next meeting SUNDAY 30th September
The book club will next meet Sunday, 30th September, at 6 pm. Any inquiries please phone Allan 3882 840, or email HTPcatholicbookclub@gmail.com Meetings are last Sunday of every month, 6pm, in the parish centre, Holy Cross Church, Miramar. Supper provided.
Parish Council Meeting: Tuesday 2nd October 7.30pm St Anthony’s Gascoigne Room.
Annointing Mass at St Patrick’s Church - 11am Wednesday 3rd October
Feast of St Francis of Assisi
Our Capuchin Fathers and the Lay Franciscans are celebrating the Feast Day of St Francis of Assisi, their founder, on the 4th of October.
There will be the Transitus of St Francis (passing away) on the 3rd of October 6.30pm at
St Patrick’s Church Kilbirnie followed by a light supper in the church meeting room.
The Solemn Holy Mass will be on Thursday 4th October 9.30am at
St Patrick’s Church Kilbirnie followed by the blessing of the animals (please bring your pets) and a cup of tea/coffee in the church meeting room.
We welcome you all to come and celebrate with us the Feast day of our Founder.
Please note: this will be the only Mass in the Parish on Thursday 4th October
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 9.30 at Holy Cross Parish Centre. Everyone is welcome.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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.
Holy Hour You are invited to a Holy Hour on Tuesday 25 September 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.
Healing Service Fr John Rea will conduct a Healing Service at St Bernadette`s Church, 194 Naenae Rd, Naenae this Thursday 27 September beginning at 7.30 pm. Bring all those who need Jesus` healing. All are welcome.
Vinnies Book Fair Sat 29 Sept – 8am – 4pm and Sun 30 Sept – 9am – 3pm St Anne’s Church Hall Newtown. The bi-annual Vinnies Book Fair is back once again. All books are $2, so we know you’ll find a box full of your favourites. The proceeds from the Vinnies Book Fair go towards supporting the St Vincent de Paul Society Welfare services. From providing food parcels and advocacy to helping people move into their new homes, combating loneliness and upskilling members of our communities. We are looking for volunteers to support the book fair from Friday 28 Sep – Sunday 30 Sep. If you are interested in lending a helping hand, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 04 389 7122.
Kiwi Athletic Club opening and enrolment night 1st Wednesday in October 5pm Newtown Stadium. For College age to Veteran adults. Ideal for winter coders, newcomers Contact Peter Jack 388 6224 from 7PM
Rental accommodation sought for family A 3-bedroom house is sought for a family originally from Ethiopia, with two sons at St Patrick's College, Kilbirnie. Excellent New Zealand reference available. Please contact Amanda Calder, Refugee Family Reunification Trust, email@example.com, 04-4757994.
Catholic Marriage Preparation course ‘Love is a Decision’ Getting married soon? or is someone you know getting married in Summer 2018/2019? Bookings are open for the final two marriage preparation courses for 2018. The ADW Marriage Preparation Course ‘Love is a Decision’ will be run in Wellington on Oct 7 & 14 and Nov 18 & 25. Courses for 2019 start again in March. Contact Felicity Giltrap (04) 496 1719 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to book for a course.
Go you are sent to support marriage and families 11(d) he Archdiocese provides a point of contact for those in a troubled marriage who are seeking professional help.
Vigil Mass for canonization of Archbishop Oscar Romero (1917-1980): Archbishop Romero will be canonized on 14 Oct in Rome. Romero was noted for his defence of the poor and of human rights during times of great social conflict in El Salvador. He was assassinated while celebrating Mass on March 24, 1980. To mark the canonization, the Wellington JPD commission in conjunction Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand and local Justice and Peace groups have organized a thanksgiving Mass with Mons. Gerard Burns at the Home of Compassion chapel Island Bay, 5pm, Sat 13 Oct. A recent documentary (75 mins) about Romero will be shown at 3pm in the same venue. All welcome. Inquiries to Mgsr Gerard Burns 04-496-1737
You are warmly invited to attend the Ecclesia Dei (Latin Mass) Society of NZ Retreat Fri 5 Oct - Sun 7 Oct at The Home of Compassion, Island Bay. Bishop Basil Meeking, Emeritus Bishop of Christchurch, will lead the retreat and he will give three inspiring talks: It is the Mass that Matters: (1) Calvary Continued; (2) God Feeds us; (3) One Church, One Eucharist. The Latin Mass will be offered each day with Rosary, devotions, Adoration, Reconciliation and time for meditation. Cost: Full retreat with all meals $250.00; Day attendance (no meals or accommodation) $40.00 - other options available on request. Ph Neil Coup:589 6924, 021 896924, Jan Curran: 07 838 2646, Email: email@example.com
To see children looking us in the eye is an experience we have all had. It touches our hearts and requires us to examine our consciences…. Let us work together, then, so that we will always have the right, the courage and the joy to be able to look into the eyes of the children of our world. Pope Francis: Address to participants in the Congress on child dignity in the digital world, October 2017
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 especially Daphne Cooper and those whose anniversaries occur around this time including Fr Brendan Kenny, Beverley Thurlow, Michael Kerr, Brigid Lydon, Noelene Cosgrave, Maria Garden, and Mary Dysart. Our prayers are also with those who are unwell especially Mary Greening, 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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