25th february 2018
Mk. 9:2-10 See the glimpse of Jesus: diy
If you want to see the glorious glimpse of Jesus take up your cross daily, walk the narrow and mountainous steep path. This is the Lenten call, accepted by numerous Christians of the past and present. Three disciples did it by themselves and they saw the glory of Jesus for a while and wanted to stay for the rest of the time. Prior to this event they were taught about the mystery of the cross. The new teaching about beloved Son man to die on the cross was so disturbing that it became unacceptable to Peter and his companions. Since they understood nothing they were to be demonstrated in the presence of two other witnesses of the remote past of Jewish origin. This is what Peter acknowledged after the resurrection of Jesus in his preaching and testimony, saying we have seen his glory with our own eyes.
It is clear that the disciples saw the company of Elijah and Moses but the voice from the cloud came only after their departure. Those two personalities of the past were there only to confirm Jesus’ mission. Today most of us are confused with voices coming from all directions, some loud yet others soft. To listen to the soft voice we need to set apart time and place which our consumeristic society is not allowing us to do. We may not be fortunate to see the glorious glimpse of Jesus but we can be sure to listen to him in a moment of prayerful silence. Interior silence is what most people are frightened of to encounter Jesus and listen to him. To acquire interior silence is like climbing the mountain; requires walking heads bent downward to reach the destination. Many of us are not habituated to do this as we enter in our Churches, the places of worship to have an intimate dialogue with the Lord and listen to him in the core of our hearts. Let us therefore create a prayerful atmosphere in our Churches and make them Elijah’s encounter with God in a strange “sound of sheer silence” (1 Kings 19:11-13) in the recesses of our hearts. Fr Paul
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.
Lenten Mass – 14 Feb – 24 March 2018
There will be 6.30am Mass at Holy Cross Parish Centre from Monday – Saturday during Lent
Stations of the Cross – Thursdays during Lent
Every Thursday at 7pm at St Patrick’s Church starting on 15th Feb – 22nd March 2018
Lenten Appeal envelopes are available at the back of each Church
St Patrick's Presbytery Kilbirnie Finally, the final preparation and demolition work long scheduled to begin is due to start next week. More information for those concerned will be available on the notice board at St Patrick's Church.
Our Final Farewell A small group gathered recently in the garden of St Patrick's for a commemorative and thanksgiving prayer service led by Father Gregory. We recalled and prayed for all those who have lived, worked and been ministered to over the years since the presbytery's opening in 1929.
St Patrick’s Church – Good Friday. Volunteers needed. I am looking for both children and adults to read a station for the “Way of the Cross” procession from St Patrick’s Church to All Saints Church on Good Friday morning at 10am. Contact me Clare on 021 227 8363
Anti-Euthanasia submissions - closing date extended to midnight 6 March. If you have not done so already, please send in your submissions to oppose David Seymour’s End of Life Choice Bill.
One sentence is enough, more is even better!
Closing date: midnight 6th March, but please act as soon as possible to help protect Life
St Mary's College SECOND HAND UNIFORM SHOP As a service to our school community, St. Mary’s PTFA have set up a second-hand uniform shop. As you may be aware new school uniforms are very expensive. We aim to assist families to meet their costs by providing access to reasonably priced second-hand garments. To do this we need donations of uniform items. We would also be happy to sell old junior maths calculators.
All proceeds of the sales will be used to fund improvements at the school. If you have any SMC clothing in a reasonable condition, which you no longer require, we would be very keen to hear from you, and we can collect! Please contact Marie, firstname.lastname@example.org if you can help us out. Thanks.
FOUND BIBLE A Catholic bible was left in the letterbox of someone living in Hobart St by mistake and it has been passed to us to see if we know or can locate who it may have been left for. If you know who this should have gone to, please contact the office email@example.com or 38886953
40 Days for Life is under way: Please keep the prayers up for the abortion vulnerable, the abortion wounded and those promoting and providing abortions in our city. Vigil Hours outside Wellington Hospital: Tuesday to Friday 8am to 4pm; Mondays and Saturdays 8 am to Noon and Sundays 1 to 4 pm. Please come out and show your support for life. Sign up for an hour at www.fli.org.nz/40daysforlife or Txt: 0275112205
The Sisters of St.Peter Claver are holding " A Big Garage Sale " on Saturday 3rd March 2018 at their Convent ground - 1 Mersey Street, Island ( Corner of Melrose Road and Melbourne Road ) from 9 am to 12
pm. All are most welcome. Contact Number: 383 8401
Holy Hour Our monthly Holy Hour to pray for vocations to the priesthood and consecrated life will be held at the Cathedral chapel on Tuesday 27 February beginning at 7.30 pm. This Holy will include prayers, Scripture, times of silence and singing, and will conclude with Benediction followed by supper. Everyone is welcome.
Age Concern Wellington in conjunction with the Seatoun Village Hall will be hosting SAYGo classes (Steady As You Go) This fabulous class is aimed at people 65+ with the aim of fall prevention. The classes are made up of special exercises that help the elderly improve their balance and muscle strength. f you would like to attend please call Ana Frka on 021 955 331 to register. starts Tues Mar 6, 11am. $2 per session.
Engaged Encounter - weekend experience for couples intending to be married 17 - 18 March, 14 - 15 July, 3 - 4 November. Registrations close 2 weeks prior. Karori Presbytery, Karori. More details www.cee-wellington.co.nz or phone Kate & Simon Olsen 801 6192, or email Simon and Kate at firstname.lastname@example.org
Teaching Night @ St Anne’s Hall, Emmett Street, Newtown Hosted by Catholic Charismatic Renewal Wednesday 28th February, at 7:30pm. Speaker: Gordon Copeland Theme: The gift of Wisdom. Evening includes Praise & Worship, group discussion and fellowship. Everyone is welcome!
24 Hours of Prayer for the Lord “With you is forgiveness,” (Psalm 130:4) This years 24 Hours of Prayer for the Lord will take place at the Church of Sts Peter and Paul, Lower Hutt from 6pm Friday 9th March until 6pm Saturday 10th March. Priests will be available during that time for the Sacrament of Reconciliation. All are invited to participate in this initiative requested by Pope Francis. He refers to this as a “moment of grace”
Memorial Mass, Fr Pat McCullough. On Wednesday 14th March there will be a Memorial Mass for the first
anniversary of Fr Pat McCullough. The Mass will be celebrated at St Michael’s Taita at 7pm.
Learning Support Volunteers – A Gift to St Patrick’s College Some of our students at St Patrick’s College need assistance sitting their NCEA exams. They know the information but to unlock their potential they may need a person to read the question to them or handwrite their paper on their behalf.
Learning Support at St Patrick’s College is about giving all students a better chance of achieving equality of educational opportunities. The students we work with have a range of learning difficulties – none of which have anything to do with intelligence. A student may have weak fine motor skills which makes handwriting difficult – or low auditory processing skills, so they need someone to read an examination question
so it makes sense quickly.
Dyslexia is one of the most diagnosed learning difficulties in the College environment. Some dyslexic students may struggle to read, write or spell. This does not make them ‘not smart’ it just makes learning and sitting exams more difficult in a traditional setting.
Fortunately, NZQA enable students diagnosed with learning difficulties like Dyslexia to have assistance to sit their internal and external exams – such as needing a person to read the question for them, or a person acting as their scribe. This year we have 30 senior boys needing assistance and we rely on volunteers to help, acting as
students eyes to read or hands to write.
We train our Reader/Writers and need their support during school hours in Term time. We hold a morning tea each term so volunteers can catch up with each other.If you wish to sign up to be a volunteer Reader/Writer at St Patrick’s College please email: Michelle Duffy, Head of Learning Support on: Michelle.email@example.com
There is a shortage of committed Christian volunteers to go in to Rimutaka and Arohata prisons and take interactive church services/Bible studies/fellowship. Are you interested in prison ministry?
We are looking for: Team leaders – Do you have a longing to be a team leader, and take the discussion?
Musicians – Are you a musician who could lead singing in your group? Prayer warriors – Are you that valuable Christian, a prayer warrior who would be happy to sit and pray throughout the service? Support team – Would you just like to be part of a group, to join in and support whatever the leader akes? Teams – Could you make up a team with other members of your church?
What it takes:… Committing to one Sunday afternoon each month (or more) as part of a team, Following a roster and working in with other team members, Being prepared and able to follow the Prison Chaplains’ instructions.
… Having a computer, or knowing someone who has, so that you can follow the communications.
If so, you’re the perfect fit! If the answer to any of these is YES, feel free to email me for more information:
Sylvia Pack at firstname.lastname@example.org
Archdiocesan North Island Chrism Mass – the Mass of the oils, Wednesday 28th March 7.30pm, Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, Hill St, Thorndon.
“Lent summons us, and enables us, to come back to the Lord wholeheartedly and in every aspect of our life.” Pope Francis
We pray for the members of our Parish families who have died recently and those whose anniversaries occur around this time including Fr Ken Scully, Gerald Wynn, Michael Taylor, Teresa Czochanska and Mary Martin. Our prayers are also with those who are unwell especially John Rogers, Graeme Adams and Steve Kuzmicich and for the wonderful people who are caring for the everyday needs of the sick in our Community.
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