The month of October is also known as the Month of the Holy Rosary. October 7th is the Memorial of Our Lady of the Rosary and the month of October is traditionally the month of the Holy rosary. Since the prayer of the Rosary come from such excellent sources – from our Lord himself, from inspired Scriptures, and from the Church, it is not surprising that the Rosary is so dear to our blessed Mother and so powerful with heaven.
The Rosary is Christocentric setting forth the entire life of Jesus Christ, passion, death, resurrection and glory. Of course, the Rosary honours and contemplates Mary too, and rightly so, for the reason that the Liturgical year does likewise: “Because of the mission she received from God, her life is more closely linked with the mysteries of Jesus Christ, and there is no one who has followed in the footsteps of the Incarnate Word more closely and with more merits than she. (Mediator Dei). The Rosary stands revealed as a dynamic teacher and nurture of Christian faith, morality, and Spiritual perfection, fostering in various ways faith, hope, charity and other virtues and meditating special graces, all to the end that we may become more like unto Christ.
To sum up, the rosary is a prayer highly recommended by the Blessed Mother herself as well as popes and saints. The goal of the rosary is the greater love for God and union with Him. Fr Gregory
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.
Wishing you all a Happy Feast of St Francis of Assisi.
Mass Intentions: 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.
Mother Aubert’s Anniversary of Death
When Suzanne Aubert died in 1926 her funeral was the largest ever given to a New Zealand woman. Humble yet determined she had made an extraordinary impact on society, and thousands – from the upper echelons to the very poor - lined the streets of Wellington to pay their respects as her body was drawn through the city. For 66 years of her life in our land she had brought hope and courage to all especially to the needy.
Today Suzanne continues to inspire us by her writings and example. Many of the social challenges and injustices Suzanne faced are still with us now. This anniversary prompts us therefore to ponder deeply our response to the social, health and educational needs of Māori, Pākehā and indeed all those who today call New Zealand home.
Suzanne Aubert founded the Sisters of Compassion in 1883 and still today the Sisters continue her pattern of service founded on faith, love and compassion. Please pray today for the Sisters and may our nation be blessed through further vocations to the Sisters of Our Lady of Compassion.
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 email@example.com or copies available from the back of each Church. Closing date: 31 October 2016
Holy Cross Happy Hour – Weds 5th October 11am in the Parish Centre.
Seniors are reminded of our next meeting. Come join us for bingo. Please bring a small plate of finger food to enjoy with our tea/coffee. All welcome.
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.
Memorial Mass for Fr Lou Leuthard:Fr Lou, priest of the Archdiocese of Welliington, died on the 29th August, 2016 in New Plymouth. A memorial Mass (month’s mind) will be held for him on October 4th in the church of St Pius X, Te Pene Avenue, Titahi Bay at 4pm. Fr Lou served in various parishes of the Archdiocese, mainly in the South Island, but was the first parish priest when Titahi Bay was made a parish and helped build the church there. All welcome.
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.
" 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.
You are invited to join St Vinnies in Seatoun/Miramar or in Kilbirnie: The St Vinnies groups meet once a month to decide how to help people in need, and who to visit, in our community. If you want to join the Seatoun & Miramar Conference, or for more information, contact Brendan Quirk on Ph 3889708 or firstname.lastname@example.org (next meeting Monday 10 October).If you want to join the Kilbirnie Conference, or for more information, contact Margaret Bearsley on 021 344 356 or email@example.com (next meeting Thursday 13 October).
Dove Wellington invites all women to our meeting from 1.15pm to 3pm on Saturday 15 October at Connolly Hall, Guildford Terrace, Wellington. This meeting, we are blessed to have Diana Ingle, Chairperson of New Zealand Catholic Charismatic Renewal, as our guest speaker. The theme for this meeting is ‘Open the Eyes of my Heart’. This meeting will be a wonderful opportunity for us to reflect on our lives, how God lovingly sees us and how we in turn see God. We look forward to seeing you there. Contact Rachel Blackaby for any queries on (04) 233 2553.
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.
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.
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.
Volunteer Coordinator – volunteer role
Prison Chaplaincy Service of Aotearoa New Zealand
- Bringing the Hope that transforms lives
Are you interested in supporting us achieve our goal of bringing hope to prisoner’s lives?
Do you enjoy working within a team, but also happy working independently?
Are you ready for a new challenge helping us to implement our new volunteer database and recruitment process?
If you’ve said yes to the above – then we have the volunteering position for you!
The Prison Chaplaincy Service of Aotearoa New Zealand (PCSANZ) provides religious and spiritual support services to all New Zealand prisons through contracts with the Department of Corrections and Serco.
We have a newly created and exciting Volunteer Coordinator position covering each of our prisons. The position involves working with our chaplains to update and maintain our volunteer database, as well as coordinating the recruitment, training, recognition and exiting of faith-based volunteers at the prison. The position is a volunteer role involving between 2-10 hours per week, depending on size of prison and volunteer pool.
To be successful in this position, you must:
Closing date for applications: 10 October 2016
Please send your CV and covering letter by email to: Kristine.firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: 021 593 000 for more information.
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