Dear sisters and brothers, let us rediscover the message of hope that will help us in spirituality grow and experience the work of God in our lives.
Message: dialogue, confession and commission
There could be time when we are defiant and strong headed, focused to do what we want to. This creates road blocks and obstacle for our social and spiritual growth and for others. Our ego keeps us to monologue; as dialogue involves listening and that makes us vulnerable and dynamic. The moment of opening our ears to others, is the moment of change and that leads to confession. Often disciples misunderstood Jesus’ mission and message. They put Jesus on his toes at important times, like request of the mother of James and John to be at the right hand and left just after transfiguration; Peter refusing Jesus to complete his call. Instead Jesus being embarrassed of them, takes time to explain to them the message for which he is sent; they would perfectly agree with him and be ready to give their life for it.
It is a call to enter into the dialogue which we are called to with Jesus who will ready to reveal to us the eternal truth. Seek the truth and the truth will liberate you. We can let’s do it and live. Fr Ephrem
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.
Please note: From 4th Sept onwards the 9am Monday Mass at St Patrick’s Church will be reinstated as Capuchin Friars Community Mass together with the morning prayer of the Church.
Māori Pastoral Care Collection – August 27th: This collection is taken up to support the work of the Māori Pastoral Care team of the Archdiocese. The team supports Māori Catholics in their participation in the Church as Māori, advises parishes and schools on these matters, and helps to develop bicultural awareness and practices throughout the Archdiocese. Your koha to this work is welcome. Tēnā koutou katoa.
St Vincent de Paul Memorial Mass, 7pm, Thurs 21 September 2017, 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 our colleges for the annual memorial Mass at 7pm, Thursday 21 September 2017, in St Anthony's Church, Seatoun. The Mass celebrates our patron saint and prays for all Vincentians, our clients, and our supporters. Supper after. Contact: Brendan Quirk, Seatoun & Miramar Conference, ph 388 9708.
St Anthony’s School Quiz Night Come along and have some fun and support the school at our quiz night. Thurs, 7th Sept Gasworks, 7pm Tickets are $10 - available from the office from Monday. Teams of 8-10 people or we can put you in a team on the night. So get your friends together and come and have a drink while you think.
Legion of Mary - Reunion Tea Party - We are excited to invite all Legion of Mary Active and Auxiliary members to join us at Holy Cross Church on Saturday 9th Sept 2017, 10.30am
Evening Prayer, Adoration and Prayer for vocations every Wed 6-7pm at St.Patrick's Church.
Adoration Saturday at Holy Cross Church after 9am Mass
Calling on young New Zealanders to share their voice with the Vatican
Young New Zealanders are bein g called to share their views about life, faith, and their experience of Church through an online survey published today by the New Zealand Catholic Bishops. The Catholic Church is launching a nation - wide survey for all youth. The survey is part of an inte rnational effort by Pope Francis to better understand the lives, attitudes and concerns of young peoplearound the world, in the lead up to the Synod on "Young people, faith and vocational discernment" in Rome, October 2018.New Zealanders aged 16 – 29 years old are encouraged toanswer the survey and tell their friends about it and share the link with their networks. closing date for responses midnight on Sunday, 27 August 2017.
The survey will be found at https://www.facebook.com/voicetovaticanNZ and on the home page of the
New Zealand Catholic Bishops’ website: http://www.catholic.org.nz
FAB Note of opportunity to Art aspirants Any 10-15 yr old who wants ANY art to be part of their life can participate free. 3 bursaries ($3000, $2000 & $1000) will be decided by your peers. closing date is 31 Aug. Details www.ebis.school.nz for more info. You do not have to attend EBIS (any yr 7 to 11 in Eastern Suburbs)-contacts on that website under ‘Franken Art Bursaries’. No entry fee, no costs to you or your parents
The Missionaries of Charity cordially invite you to celebrate the Feast Day of St Teresa of Calcutta with Holy Mass on Tuesday 5 September at 9.00am at Holy Family Parish Church, Mungavin Ave, Porirua East. Mass will be celebrated by Cardinal John Dew. All visiting priests are welcome to concelebrate. Light refreshements will be shared following Mass.
The Novena to St Teresa of Calcutta will start on Sun 27 August and continue until Mon 4 September. Copies of the Novena are available on the website www.motherteresa.org
Social Justice Week: 10th – 16th Sept - Weaving bonds of belonging: Knowing our neighbours
“I wish to insist that love always proves more powerful. Many people… are able to weave bonds of belonging and togetherness which convert overcrowding into an experience of community in which the walls of the ego are torn down and the barriers of selfishness overcome.” – Pope Francis
Each year in September, the New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference promotes Social Justice Week. During this week we apply Catholic social teaching to one particular issue of social justice in New Zealand. This year the theme for parishes is Weaving bonds of belonging: Knowing our neighbours. Pope Francis highlights that many of the social issues we face today reflect a decline in social connectedness. This Social Justice Week, we invite everyone to take up the challenge to creatively reach out and weave deeper bonds of belonging in our whānau, our parish, and our wider community.
Bishop’s statement on 2017 General Election Our bishops have provided a statement which outlines principles and topics to consider when you are deciding how to vote in the upcoming election. You are encouraged to take one with you after Mass today. It is also available online at www.catholic.org.nz under ‘Bishops Statement’
This week’s reflection from the Catholic Bishops’ statement on the 2017 General Election:
Care for our common home, mother earth is a centre is a centre stage global challenge. Pope Francis’ encyclcal Laudato Si’ has become an authoritative reference point in this quest. New Zealand’s exprt-based economy has started to sow its environemtnal limits, with increased greenhouse gas emissions, diffuse freshwater pollution and threats to biodiversity. Are we, as a nation, really pulling our weight on climate change when we plan to meet our commitments in this regard by simply buying carbon credits from other countries?
Holy Hour You are invited to a Holy Hour on Tues 29 Aug beginning at 7.30 pm in the cathedral chapel to pray for vocations to priesthood and consecrated life. This Holy Hour will include prayers, Scripture, times of silence and concluding with Benediction followed by supper.
St Dominic’s Catholic College Henderson are celebrating their 50th Jubilee Sept 15th -16th. Registrations are on their Facebook page: St Dominic’s College at Henderson - 50th Jubilee OR www.stdoms.ac.nz OR contact the Principal’s PA Tina Allingham at email@example.com
“Current of Grace’ Conference “Celebrating the diverse fruits and family of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal in NZ” Fri 22 – Sun 24 Sept at the Distinction Hotel and the Cathedral of the Holy Spirit, Palmerston North Guest presenters include Bishop Denis Browne, Fr John Rea, Diana Ingle CCRNZ Chairperson. Ann Brereton from ICCRS will share on 2017 Vatican report Pope Francis’s exciting new plans for us all! For information and to register on-line visit www.ccrnz.org/register2017 contact Val Morrison Tel: 07 542 5537
Last Marriage Encounter Opportunity for 2017 Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekend Fri 6th Oct – Sun 8th Oct being held for the first time at Silverstream Retreat, Lower Hutt. Book your place now 0800 362 686
Catholic Foundation Scholarships for study in the 2018 tertiary year now open. Application forms and conditions are available on the Foundation’s website. Completed applications together with supporting documentation by 01 Sept 2017 www.catholicfoundation.org.nz
EXALT MUSIC CONFERENCE 2017 EXALT is for all musicians, lovers of music, art, dance, film and photography to meet people who share the same passions and grow in their gifts given intentionally to them by God to beused for His glory, organised by the Diocese of Christchurch. 5.00pm Fri 20 October – Sun 22 October
St Bede’s College, Main North Road, Christchurch $159 per person, group discount available.
Please contact Jessica Bond if you require financial assistance for your registration cost. Online registration and information:www.exalt.cyt.org.nz or Jessica Bond: firstname.lastname@example.org (Registration closes 15 Sept)
“Current of Grace’ Conference “Celebrating the diverse fruits and family of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal in New Zealand” When: Friday 22 – Sunday 24 September 2017-06-23 Where: Distinction Hotel and the Cathedral of the Holy Spirit, Palmerston North Guest presenters include Bishop Denis Browne, Fr John Rea, Diana Ingle CCRNZ Chairperson. Ann Brereton from ICCRS will share on 2017 Vatican report Pope Francis’s exciting new plans for us all! For further information and to register on-line visit www.ccrnz.org/register2017 For further information please contact Val Morrison Tel: 07 542 5537
Wanted – Flat/room to rent: Working male, 50 plus, seeks accommodation in Kilbirnie, Lyall Bay or Hataitai area. Please call Mike (021 0472 141).
Wanted – Flat to Rent: Pensioners seeks a 1 bedroom flat to rent with small outdoor area if possible, on the flat in Miramar or Strathmore. Ring Bev 388 5821
SUNZ – Operations Manager (Part time) National Support Centre, Wellington
Please see our website www.sunz.org.nz for further information SUNZ is looking for a part time 0.4FTE Operations Manager to oversee the operational functions of the SUNZ
organisation to ensure the best stewardship of resources is being used to achieve the goals of SUNZ.
This role is based at the SUNZ National Resource Centre and could suit someone either wanting to supplement their current work or in semi-retirement. It could also be a contracted role. To request a Position Results Description please email Anitha.Y@sunz.org.nz Apply by submitting a CV and covering letter by Monday 18th September 2017 to Ishani.email@example.com Applicants must be New Zealand citizens eligible to work in NZ
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