As far as faith, the hinge of the Christian life, is concerned, the Mother of God shared our condition. She had to take the same path as ourselves, a path which is sometimes difficult and confusing. Our pilgrimage of faith has been inseparably linked to Mary ever since Jesus, dying on the Cross, gave her to us as our Mother, saying: “Behold your Mother!” (Jn 19:27). When the faith of the disciples was most tested by difficulties and uncertainties, Jesus entrusted them to Mary, who was the first to believe, and whose faith would never fail. The ‘woman’ became our Mother when she lost her divine Son. Her sorrowing heart was enlarged to make room for all men and women, all, whether good or bad, and she loves them as she loved Jesus. The woman who at the wedding at Cana in Galilee gave her faith-filled cooperation so that the wonders of God could be displayed in the world, at Calvary kept alive the flame of faith in the resurrection of her Son, and she communicates this with maternal affection to each and every person. Mary becomes in this way a source of hope and true joy!
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.
Feast of St Anthony
The School will be leading the Mass on Sunday 12th June at 10 a.m to celebrate the feast day of our patron saint. Please come and join us as we celebrate the feast day of our Church.
St Patricks School children will be leading the
10am St Patrick’s Mass on the 19th June.
Please come and join us as we celebrate together.
News and Views out this weekend.
Would collectors from St Patrick’s please take their copies for distribution from the back of the Church.
Archdiocese of Wellington 2016 Priest Jubilee Mass of Thanksgiving
This will be held at St Patrick’s Church, Kilbirnie Tuesday 21st June 2016 11am.
All are welcome to join the priests of the Archdiocese at the Mass of Thanksgiving.
Please note: There will be no 9.30am Mass at St Patrick’s Church on this day.
The St Vincent de Paul Society Annual Street Day Appeal is taking place on Friday June 17th from 7am to 6pm. We'd love to have volunteers to take 1-2 hour shifts collecting, and also let people know to expect us. If anyone wants to volunteer, please call Mike Keenan on 04-478-9317.
Our local SVdP Society will now also be collecting at the Airport and are looking for more volunteers.
If you are able to help, contact Brendan Quirke 388 9708
Vigil for Unborn Saturday 18th June at St. Anne's Catholic Church, Emmett St, Newtown.
Mass starts at 10 a.m. followed by Adoration until Noon. Rosary Procession to the front of the hospital.
Shared lunch afterwards. Come Pray Sacrifice for God's Precious Infants! Enquiries to 237 8343
Please note: The Holy Cross Happy Hour will be next Weds 8th June 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.
St Patrick’s College, Wellington Open Day St Patrick’s College, Wellington, is holding an Open Day on Sunday 12 June from 1.30 to 4 p.m. Prospective students, parents, and friends are very welcome to tour the College during the afternoon. If you wish to enrol your son at St Patrick’s College for Year 9 in 2017 please submit his enrolment application by Friday 29 July 2016. When enrolling you need to complete an Enrolment Application form, and provide the College with either a copy of your son’s birth certificate or passport as well as a signed preference form from your local parish priest. Please contact Mrs Parkinson at St Patrick’s College on 939-3070 ext 231 or email email@example.com if you require further information.
Joshua Catholic Men’s Fellowship Wellington Come along and join us on Thursday 16th June 2016 at 7:30pm for prayer, praise and social time in CONNOLLY HALL, Guildford Terrace, Thorndon (behind Sacred Heart Cathedral) and to hear our very own Joshua chaplain. Guest speaker: Fr Peter Ewart s.m. Theme: "Forgive and you will be forgiven" Want to know more? Ring John Taylor (04) 389-8915 or 021-107-8538 or e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org
Dove Wellington invites all women to our meeting from 1.15pm to 3pm on Saturday 18 June at Connolly Hall, Guildford Terrace, Wellington. This month’s meeting is dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, and our speaker is Charlene Lim; who will be giving her testimony. Come and be nourished through the love of God, prayer and fellowship. For any queries, please contact Rachel Blackaby on (04) 233 2553.
Mass to celebrate Suzanne Aubert’s Birthday: 5pm, 19 June
Celebrate the birthday of Suzanne Aubert, New Zealand’s first saint in the making, with the Sisters of Compassion. Mass is at 5pm in the Chapel of Our Lady of Compassion, 2 Rhine Street, Island Bay and Cardinal John Dew will preside. All welcome.
Soup Kitchen Open Day
To celebrate Suzanne Aubert's birthday the Soup Kitchen is hosting an Open Day on Sunday 19th June between 11am – 2pm. You're invited to sample soup, learn about the history of the 115 year old organisation and find out about opportunities to get involved. Please bring cash.
Feeding the Soup Kitchen – how can you help?
“You picked me up off the street, fed me, loved me back to health.” This is what one guest said of the Soup Kitchen. On Friday 1st July the Soup Kitchen is hosting its annual Street Appeal between 7am - 5pm at 25 sites throughout the capital. This requires approximately 200 volunteers to collect. If you would like to find out more or volunteer your time, please contact email@example.com
“The Compassion Centre Soup Kitchen has been nominated as one of four local charities in the draw to receive a percentage of $4,000 from the Taranaki Street “Z” Petrol Station as part of their “Good in the Hood” appeal. PLEASE support our cause, working with vulnerable communities, by filling up at Z station on Taranaki Street and using a token to vote for us – the more votes we receive, the larger the percentage cut of the $4,000 will go towards the work of the SOUP KITCHEN. You help will prove beneficial for our guests, up-skilling, staying connected with the community and making positive change in their lives.”
The Soup Kitchen Sound Bites fundraising concert will be held the evening of Friday 1st July at St Joseph’s Church, 154 - 156 Brougham Street, Mt Victoria, with music from Cantoris, members of the Wellington Youth Choir and students of the New Zealand School of Music. Doors open at 6.30pm for refreshments with the concert starting at 7pm. Tickets are $20 waged and $5 unwaged, door sales only with cash and eftpos available.
From the Archdiocesan Justice Peace and Development Commission for your parish bulletin.
Unemployment is very often caused by a purely economic view of society, which seeks self-centred profit outside the bounds of social justice. (Pope Francis) Ngā mihi nui
Proclaimers of the Word & Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
Liturgy Workshop for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion and Proclaimers of the Word. Frs Patrick Bridgman and James Lyons are providing an opportunity for current ministers and people interested in exploring these ministries to come together for formation and discussion at St. Theresa’s Plimmerton on Saturday 18th June, 9.00-11.45am. Registrations to firstname.lastname@example.org or Debbie Matheson (04)496 1706 by Monday 13th June please.
Day of Prayer for Refugees and Migrants - 19 June 2016
Migrants and Refugees challenge us. The response of the Gospel of Mercy.
The New Zealand Catholic Bishop’s Conference set the Day of Prayer for Refugees and Migrants (19 June) as close as possible each year to the World Refugee Day (20 June). This year Pope Francis reminds us to be inspired by the Gospel of Mercy. Migrants and Refugees challenge us to ensure that God’s love is felt by every individual, and to welcome them “home”. Let us pray today for all migrants and refugees, that all people may feel accepted and welcomed as part of the one human family
Festival of the Stars Ave Maris Stella – Matariki A Multicultural Midwinter Festival, Saturday 18th June 2016 St Patrick’s College Hall, Kilbirnie We need your help to present this event to raise funds for and awareness of the seismic strengthening of St Mary of the Angels, now a busy building site rather than a place of worship.
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