Acts 4: 32-35; 1 Jn 5: 1-6; John 20: 19-31
Dear brothers and sister, today we celebrate the second Sunday of Easter as Divine Mercy Sunday. It is rightly so as Jesus imparts his peace to his disciples. On this day those who go to confession and receive Holy Communion are forgiven and receive indulgence for their souls. It’s a great celebration of God’s Mercy.
The greatest ever one can expect is the peace of mind and heart, especially when one is fearful and frightened. 429 X we find peace in the bible. Today the Risen Christ appears to the apostles gathered in a room; a room of fear, a room of vulnerability, a room of guilt of deserting Jesus and distressed, a room of desolate and abandonment. They did not know the next move but going with the emotions. At these hard times of their life, Jesus comes to them saying, “peace be with you”. He restores them by forgiving and calming their fears and anxieties and imparts on them peace.
Jesus restores the apostles to himself. The same Risen Christ is with us, wishes to restore us with the same message as to the apostles comes to us in our most vulnerable time and gives us His peace. We need to put off our pretentions and be not afraid to see the Risen Christ in his glory and take home with us to live with Him.
May the Mercy of God be upon us. 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.
Annointing Mass at St Patrick’s Church
11am Wednesday 11thApril
ANZAC DAY SERVICE 25th April ST PATRICK’S CHURCH 11AM
Followed by a cup of coffee and biscuits in the meeting room.
On the day, bring a photo of loved ones to place under the altar during Mass.
PLEASE NOTE: This will be the only Mass in the Parish on this day
The Capuchins will be away in Auckland on Monday 16th April.
If you need the services of a priest on that day, contact Wellington South Parish 934 0049
Please note: 9am Monday Mass at St Patrick’s Church as usual
Helping students in need. St Vincent de Paul Society, Seatoun & Miramar Conference, warmly extends a big thank you to those kind parishioners who have donated funds to enable us to distribute $3,000 last month to five schools in our local area, for allocation to students in real need of help with uniform items, shoes, and learning activities. Your thoughtfulness has enabled around $19,300 to be distributed to support the needs of over 200 students in the last five years. May God bless you for your compassion. Contact Brendan Quirk, SVDP, ph 388 9708.
Finance Meeting – Tuesday 10th April 7.30pm Holy Cross Parish Centre
Parish Council Meeting – Wednesday 11th April 7.30pm Holy Cross Parish Centre
St Vincent de Paul, Seatoun & Miramar Conference invites a lady driver from our parish to give a few hours over the next few weeks to help the mother in a local hard-working refugee family practice her parking skills for her Restricted Licence. She has passed her Learner Licence, and will use their small family car. Lady driver preferred as the mother is muslim. Will greatly empower the mother to assist her kids and engage outside the house. Please contact Brendan Quirk, SVDP, ph 388 9708.
Update: Your new sets of envelopes and reciepts will be available before the end of May. There has been a delay in the delivery of the envelopes but your current set runs till Sunday 27th May. When these arrive, you will receive both your new set and your reciept. If any of your details have changed, if you would like to change to automatic payment or if you would like to join planned giving for our parish, please contact the office 388 6953 or email@example.com
Vinnies-Wellington invites you… Annual Book-Fair (22-23 April) will be hosted at St Anne’s church hall, Emmett Street, Newtown on Saturday 8am-4pm and Sunday 9am-3pm. It is a book hunt worth attending with lots of good reads. All proceeds go towards the Vinnies welfare services.
St Patrick’s Altar Servers. Could all parents of altar servers please make sure if your contact details need to be updated, you let the office know either by email firstname.lastname@example.org or 388 6953
Publications for purchase: Tui Motu $7 NZ Catholic $4
Day of Prayer for Vocations: Sunday 22 April
The 4th Sunday of Easter is a special Day of Prayer for Vocations. Please pray for our seminarians Jovanie and Alfred and those discerning the call to priesthood. Could someone you know become tomorrow's priest? Pray for this person. Invite him to consider priesthood. Affirm his gifts and qualities. Encourage him to be open to the possibility of priesthood.
Pope Francis: "Today the Lord continues to call others to follow him. We should not wait to be perfect in order to respond with our generous “yes”, nor be fearful of our limitations and sins, but instead open our hearts to the voice of the Lord. To listen to that voice, to discern our personal mission in the Church and the world, and at last to live it in the today that God gives us."
Fr David Dowling, Vocations Director - email: email@example.com
Joshua Catholic Men’s Fellowship Wellington Come along and join us on Thursday 19th of April 2018 at 7:30pm for fellowship and prayer in CONNOLLY HALL, Guildford Terrace, Thorndon (behind Sacred Heart Cathedral). Speaker: Fr Peter Ewart, Joshua chaplain. Sequel to "Stay Connected to Christ" entitled "The Holy Spirit working in my life more than I realise" Want to know more? Ring Steve Ready (04) 970-7715 or 027-356-9555 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dove Catholic Fellowship for Women Meeting on Saturday 21st April 1:15pm at Connolly Hall, Guilford Tce, Thorndon. Speaker: Sr Marie Gore on Holy Spirit with baptism in the Holy Spirit. All women welcome. Contact Shura 021 072 4042, email: email@example.com. www.org.nz
Living in Colour: An 8-week programme which offers gentle support and help to women hurting after an abortion experience. Even if the abortion happened years ago there are benefits from taking this journey with others who understand the burden. The next programme starts in early May and will run from 11 am to 1 pm. Txt or call Lurene to register your interest or for more information on 022 193 0546. (sponsored by Family Life International NZ)
Many of us learnt of William Wilberforce who led to the abolition of slavery in the 19th Century. However Slavery today involves approximately 45 million people around the world. It even affects New Zealand and last year the first successful prosecution was held. What can we do? On April 26 2018 Dr. Rebecca Miller and Peter Devoy from the Ministry of Immigration will speak at St. Anne’s Hall, Emmett St., Newtown at 7.30pm. Gold coin donation.
Pentecost Liturgical Workshop, Thursday April 19th 6.45pm-9.00pm at the Catholic Centre. This will be an interactive workshop, with Fr Patrick Bridgman, Archdiocesan Liturgy Advisor. Fr Patrick will help us unpack Pentecost seeking ways to be truly culturally inclusive within our liturgies and gatherings.
Workshops are open to all, being particularly relevant to members of Liturgy teams, Children’s Liturgists,
Parish Pastoral Leaders and Directors of Religious Education. Please register with Ann Williams before
Friday 13 th April at firstname.lastname@example.org
‘Spirituality of Service’ discussions in April and May. Wednesday 7pm 11 April. Sisters of Compassion on “Mary and Martha”Action demands prayer. Compassion demands action. Suzanne Aubert said, “We have the share of Martha, but let us seize also on the share of Mary. God will not only not be displeased with it, but He will help us. We must mix together these two parts as we knead water and flour when we make bread.
This discussion series focuses on our baptismal call to embrace a ‘spirituality of service’. An ideal opportunity for people of all ages and stages of their faith to unpack the gift of the Easter mysteries and to consider the influence this might have in their life.
Dates: Wednesdays at 7pm-8.15pm on 11, 18 and 25 April (ANZAC day) and 2, 9 and 16 May in the Chapel, Our Lady’s Home of Compassion, 2 Rhine Street, Island Bay, Wellington. Ph. 04 383 7769.
XLT (eXaLT) Youth Worship Night Friday 13th April @ St Anne’s Hall, 7pm to 9pm. Relevant Worship, adoration, fellowship. Come with your friends! Open to Year 9 – 13 students and young adults.
Inner Peace in Divine Love An Ignatian First Spiritual Exercise retreat in daily life based on a programme
developed by Australian, Michael Hanson SJ Participants meet weekly, under the guidance of trained guides, to pray and share in small groups their experience of prayer. The retreat is open to all and will be held at St Peter and Paul Church, Johnsonville over five Thursday evenings - 12, 19, 26 April and 3 and 10 May, 7:30 - 9:30 pm To book or for information contact Sarah Dench 04 389 1038 or 021 0814 4424 email@example.com
The April 8 – 21 issue of NZ Catholic is out now. Some headlines are: Include Church in abuse inquiry say bishops. Birds ousted as new roof tops Dunedin priory. Young adults want Church to take them seriously. Imitate St Padre Pio’s life says Pope. The next issue of NZ Catholic will be published on April 22.
Mary Potter Hospice street day appeal. Friday 18 & 19 May. Just an hour or two of your time will help us to keep Hospice care free in our community. We need volunteers in Wellington to help collect during our 2018 Annual Appeal. Will you help? Learn more and sign up http://marypotter.org.nz/volunteer-for-our-street-appeal-2018/ or contact Phillip Harris – Street Appeal Coordinator 021 210 7276 or 04 381 0191 or firstname.lastname@example.org Phone:
Miramar Christian School, Wellington
Seeking a Y6–8 certificated teacher - Permanent, FTTE up to 0.8MU plus 0.5MU for SENCO role. English, The Arts, Te Reo Māori, Health and Physical Education, Learning languages, Mathematics and statistics, Science, Social sciences, Technology
We are seeking a dynamic, future-focused teacher, who is able to inspire learners. The successful applicant will have a proven record of successful teaching at Y6–8 across all curriculum areas. The ability to form positive relationships with children, parents and teachers is essential. Confidence in the use of digital learning tools would be an advantage, along with a strong moral purpose and a sense of humour. You will also lead the mathematics programme across the school and assume the SENCO role. You will need to be a committed Christian and embrace the school's Christian values. Contact the school regarding an application form and detailed job description. Application Closes 27 Apr 2018 – Vacancy Ref #: 1H9i1x
Please send your CV and direct enquiries to: Kevin Boyce, Principal, 41 Camperdown Rd, Miramar, Wellington 6022 email email@example.com (021) 293 5390
We pray for the members of our Parish families who have died recently especially Robert (Bob) Metcalf and those whose anniversaries occur around this time including Maria Arlukiewicz, Leonard Maxim, Bernard Corkery, Peter Hopkins, Patrick Connolly and Daphne Hatchwell. Our prayers are also with those who are unwell especially 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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