WHAT KIND OF LIFE DO YOU HAVE AT THE MOMENT?
The Gospel today warns us about the fate of those who have too many material things in this life. Not only do they live more complicated lives, they also risk the possibility of going to the place of torment after a life of comfort in this world. There’s nothing wrong with being rich. What is wrong is when your riches bind and blind you that you no longer have joy, fulfilments and meaning. When money becomes your God then people become just tools for you to make more money; and God has no place in your heart. I agree that the bottom line for many things in this world is money, but the human spirit with us is meant to go above the bottom line.
You have riches, but do you have a life? I received a text message which says; “You make a living by what you received, but you make a life by what you give!” You may have quantity in life, but do you have quality life? Ordinary people will always have a reason trying to have more in life. Principled people on the other hand know when to stop and say no to quantity and go for quality. So, when will you stop quantifying and start qualifying for life, and for eternal life?
LORD, HELP ME TO GO FOR QUALITY, NOT QUANTITY IN LIFE. AMEN! Fr Mario
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.
Transitus of St Francis of Assisi
Monday 3rd October 7pm at St Patrick’s Church, Kilbirnie
Annually on the evening of Oct 3rd Franciscans everywhere ritually remember the passing of Francis
from this life to God. Come join us! For enquiries ph Joy 550 3323
Light refreshments after the liturgy in the parish meeting room. All welcome
Feast of St Francis of Assisi: Tuesday 4th October 2016
10.30am Mass – Holy Cross Church
On the occasion of the feast of St Francis Assisi our Seraphic Father, the Capuchin community in Wellington invites you to a Solemn Mass to be held at Holy Cross Church at 10.30am.
Please note: THIS WILL BE THE ONLY MORNING MASS IN THE PARISH ON TUES 4TH OCTOBER
Please bring a plate for the shared lunch in Holy Cross Hall after the festive Mass of St Francis.
Wish you all Happy Feast of St Francis of Assisi.
It is wonderful and our duty to offer Masses for our deceased loved ones. It is also equally important that we offer Mass of sacrifice in thanksgiving, for good health, for our families, and for variety of reasons. Please mention which Church you would your Mass offering to be said and let the priest know you would like it to be announced or not. According to the Archdiocesan policy, the minimum for Mass offering is $10. But even if you do not have anything to offer, just tell us and we will be more than happy to say for your intention.
HOLY CROSS AND ST PATRICK’S CHURCH
The Mass rosters to the end of December have been emailed out. If you are not on the emailing list, there are copies available at the back of the Church. If you would like your roster emailed in future, please email email@example.com
Gascoigne Educational Scholarship 2016. This scholarship is open to all ages groups who are present members of Holy Trinity Parish and are planning to study for 2017 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 or copies available from the back of each Church. Closing date: 31 October 2016
First Holy Communion preparation dates
A reminder of dates for those children who are in the sacramental programme.
St Anthony’s Church
Sunday 16 October 11.30am (after 10.30am mass at St Anthony's)
Sunday 30 October 11.30am (after 10.30am mass at St Anthony's)
Sunday 6 November 11.30am (after 10.30am mass at St Anthony's)
St Patrick’s Church
25 September Meeting room 2-3pm 1st Children’s prep
9 October Meeting room 2-3pm 2nd Children’s prep
16 October Meeting room 2-3pm 3rd Children’s prep
30 October Church 2-3pm Practice
Holy Cross Church – TBC
NO QUESTION ABOUT OUR FAITH IS A SILLY QUESTION. ALL QUESTIONS HELP US TO BUILD A DEEPER UNDERSTANDING.ALPHA IS A GREAT PLACE TO LEARN ABOUT OUR FAITH.After successful Alpha programmes at St Anthony’s and St Patrick’s earlier this year,
Alpha starts at Holy Cross at 7.30pm on Tuesday 18 October.
The programme is being run by Dave Monastra and a band of helpers.
Please call or txt Dave on 027 4477280 to enrol.
You are invited to a Holy Hour on Tuesday 28 September beginning at 7.30 pm in the Cathedral chapel to pray for vocations to priesthood and religious life. This Holy Hour will include prayer, Scripture, times of silence and concluding with Benediction followed by supper.
St Anthony’s Bazaar 18 February 2017
The bi-annual St Anthony’s School and Parish Bazaar will be held on Saturday 18 February 2017. We are looking to our wonderful community in order to find sponsors so we can make the most of this fundraising opportunity. If you are interested in participating by sponsoring a part of our unique and popular event, please contact TP Serepisos 022 081 0262 or email email@example.com Your support or that of your business will be acknowledged and promoted as part of our Bazaar.
We look forward to welcoming you to our team.
St Anthony’s Bazaar
We are asking for donations for the bazaar and these can be left at the back of the church at St Anthony’s.
The things we need are:
Sugars – white, brown, and also jam making sugar if possible please.
Vinegar – white, malt, white wine, balsamic, cider
Fr John Rea is offering to conduct a Retreat Day on the theme of Mercy on Saturday 1 October in the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart. The day will begin at 9.30 am with Morning Tea and the first talk begins at 10am The day will conclude with Mass which will finish around 3.30 pm. All are welcome to attend. This is another chance to reflect in a retreat atmosphere on this Year of Mercy.
Children’s Liturgy Workshop: Teresa Wackrow from the Auckland Diocesan Liturgy Office, and Fr. Patrick Bridgman, Wellington Diocesan Liturgy Advisor are running a Children’s Liturgy formation workshop from 7.00-9.00pm on Thursday 20th October at Ss. Peter & Paul’s Church, Johnsonville. The workshop is aimed at people alredy involved in children’s liturgy and anyone interested in becoming involved. Teresa & Fr. Patrick promise a fun, interactive and informative evening, looking at children’s liturgy guidelines, resources and an opportunity to answer your questions. Please rsvp with your contact details, including parish and church community names to firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone: 496 1706 before 14th October.
KIWI ATHLETICS CLUB (est 1926) Athletes of college age to adults wanted. Headquarters at Newtown Stadium. Starting Wednesday October 5th. For information contact Peter Jack 388 6224
Engaged Encounter is a weekend experience for couples intending to be married. Final weekend for 2016 - 26 / 27 November 2016 Registrations close 2 weeks before. Venue: Presbytery, 301 Karori Road, Karori, Wellington.
For more details go to the website at http://www.ceewellington.org.nz or phone Kate & Simon Olsen Telephone (+64 4) 801 6192, or email Simon and Kate at email@example.com
Apply now - Sisters of Compassion scholarship for 1st year tertiary studies.
Closing date 14th October 2016. Download the application: www.compassion.org.nz/news/suzanne-aubert-tertiary-scholarship-grant/. For more details email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 04 282 1966.
We have sold out of Laudato Si
Only 22 copies left of Amoris Laetitia for $5
If you would like to a copy contact the Parish Office, phone 388 6953
or email email@example.com.
St Vincent de Paul Book Fair— will be held at St Anne’s Hall Newtown on October 1-2.
Donations of books can be left at the Riddiford Street SVdP Centre.
All donations gratefully received.
" The Sisters of St. Peter Claver are holding a " MULTICULTURAL " Mission Concert
on Saturday 8 October 2016 at 2pm to 4pm at St. Patrick's Parish Hall, 15 - 19 Rongotai Road, Kilbirnie.
The Lazarus Experience - a healing weekend for separated and divorced Catholics.
When: Friday Oct 28 (7.00pm) to Sunday Oct 30, 2016 (no later than 4.30pm) Lower Hutt
Where: Lower Hutt
Contacts: Katrin : (evenings): 04-9709385 or 021-02425570
Eustie : (any time): 04-5509240 or 022-3878435
Marriage Encounter – 7th – 9th October, Pahiatua
Marriage Encounter are running an enrichment weekend for married couples.
A Marriage Encounter weekend is specifically designed to equip couples with the tools to enhance
their relationship and make it even better than it was on their wedding day!
Weekend Date: 7th – 9th Oct. To be held at Masters Hall, SH2, Pahiatua.
Ph. 0800 362 686 for more information and to book a place on the weekend.
Parish to Parish B & B
We have over 200 homes throughout NZ and Australia offering catholics "B and B" , a wonderful way to meet and enjoy good hospitality for $30 for one person, or $25 per person for 2 or more, per night, and includes continental breakfast. There are many areas where more hosts are needed, if you can help, I,d love to hear from you, Contact Marie Anderson, phone 03 3595 541 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
St Bernards’ College Old Boys Association are calling for registrations for the annual Brother Ambrose Golf Cup. Friday October 14th from noon at Wainuiomata Golf Club.
Visit the Old Boys Facebook page SBC Old Boys to access forms or call Dominic Outtrim or Vicki Foss at the College for more information on 560 9250. It is not necessary to be an Old Boy to play or enter a team.
Parents of current students and others are very welcome.
From the Archdiocesan Justice Peace and Development Commission
All guests who arrive should be received as Christ, because He will say: “I was a stranger and you welcomed me.” And let due honour be shown to all. Rule of St Benedict. Ngā mihi nui
Columban Calendars available through the office $12 each.
If you would like a calendar for next year, email, phone or drop into the Parish Office.
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