“Were not all ten made clean? The other nine, where are they?”
Today’s readings present the theme of ‘Gratitude’ that should come spontaneously from the heart of every individual. God has a prominent place in the life of every one of us. He has created every individual person and has given life and sustenance; it is he who continually gives his protection and care. He is our Saviour and the Redeemer. What is expected from us is gratitude to him and becoming aware how much we have been given.
What is Gratitude? Gratitude is an expression of heart counting the blessing and acknowledging everything that person receives. Giving thanks or being gratitude makes people happier and more content. It strengthens relationships, it improves health and it reduces stress. Our common experience is that we often take for granted what God has done and fail to acknowledge the good he has done to us. What is needed in our life is the recognition of the good and acknowledgement of the gratitude towards God and our fellow beings. 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.
Refugee Families Update
THANK YOU to those who last week agreed to supply various items to help set-up a home and help our next refugee families to settle in Wellington. Please leave your items in the foyer of your church today and they will collected by noon (Sunday 9th) and taken to Catholic Social Services to check and sort into house lots. THANK YOU also to those who so generously gave money last week. This money will be used to purchase any shortfall in items required. Finally, THANK YOU to our wonderful Priests, who with no prior notice, allowed us to use our sacred Masses to call for support for our refugees. Your flexibility and focus on the importance of offering ways to demonstrate christian compassion are never taken for granted. Watch this space and we will provide a full update of just how amazing your support has been following settlement of the families on the 14th October.
Welcome back to Fr Sanele who returned last week from his holiday back home to Tonga
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
Alpha is a series of sessions exploring the Christian faith, run over seven weeks. Each talk looks at a different question around faith and is designed to create conversation.Alpha is run all around the globe. The course is based around food, a talk and good conversation. Join the Alpha course to explore our faith, starting at Holy Cross School 7.30pm Tuesday 18 October. Come and invite others, everyone is welcome. Call or txt Dave 027 4477280 to enrol.
available through the office $12 each.
If you would like a calendar for next year, email, phone or drop into the Parish Office.
Alternatively pay by internet banking to Holy Trinity Parish 02-0536-0185031-00 and use calendar as the reference. When you have paid, email the office firstname.lastname@example.org with the following details: the amount paid, the number of calendars ordered, which Church you will collect your calendars from or if you would like to collect them from the office. Once payment has cleared, the Calendars will be left for you in the back of your chosen Church or in the office for you to collect.
St Patrick’s Church Mix and Mingle Luncheon
11.30 – 1.30pm in the St Patrick’s Parish Centre 3rd Thurs of each month. Couple $15 and Single $7
All age groups welcome.
Ring Andrew 386 1233 by Tues 18th Octoberfor catering purposes
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 email@example.com (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 firstname.lastname@example.org
(next meeting Thursday 13 October).
NEWS AND VIEWS DISTRIBUTORS – copies are ready to be collected from the back of the churches for distribution.
The distribution of the News and Views is being updated based on the new Parish Roll.
If you could please distribute to the people that are addressed at the top of each individual copy in your envelope.
Stewardship month “Has none but this foreigner returned to give thanks to God?” Luke 17:18
Most of us live very easy lives. We have food, shelter, clothing, friends, a car, a job. Have you ever noticed that it’s often the people with the fewest possesions who are the most grateful for their lot? Shouldn’t it be the other way around? Take time each day to give thanks to God for all that has been given to you.
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 email@example.com or telephone: 496 1706 before 14th October.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com or phone 04 282 1966.
We have sold out of Laudato Si Only 19 copies left of Amoris Laetitia for $5
If you would like to a copy contact the Parish Office, phone 388 6953 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do you have questions about where you are going? What you are doing now or next year? Where God is calling you out? SEEK 2016 aims to give Young Adults an opportunity to explore these questions.
To SEEK the wisdom of those who are living out their particular vocation. TO SEEK the support of others grappling with the same questions. To SEEK an encounter on the wilderness, in each other and in the Sacraments. And to SEEK God in the quiet, still moments of your heart.
The afternoon includes a short hike in Otari-Wilton bush with space for conversation, afternoon tea and some time of reflection and concludes with Mass. Held at St. Thomas More Church, Wilton. 1-5pm. Saturday 15th October.
Please R.S.V.P to email@example.com by 11/10/2016
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
Joshua Catholic Men’s Fellowship Wellington
Come along and join us on Thursday 20th of October 2016 at 7:30pm in for prayer & praise and to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Joshua in CONNOLLY HALL, Guildford Terrace, Thorndon (behind Sacred Heart Cathedral).
Guest speaker: Gordon Copeland (Former politician; well-known in Catholic & ecumenical circles)
Want to know more? Ring John Taylor (04) 389-8915 or 021-107-8538 or e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org
Study with the Catholic Institute of Aotearoa New Zealand
Seeking qualifications in Religious Education, Theology, Scripture, or Pastoral Ministry?
Enrol now in a New Zealand Certificate in Christian Studies (NZCCS) or a New Zealand Diploma in Christian Studies (NZDCS). These courses are level 5 and level 6 on the national qualification framework. The 2017 Prospectus will be out soon. Visit the website for more information www.tci.ac.nz Or contact the Wellington site coordinator, Catherine Gibbs email@example.com (04) 4965184
Life Teen Summer Camp Aotearoa will take place again in 2017
from Tuesday 17th – Saturday 21st January at Forest Lakes, Otaki, Kapiti Coast.
Registrations are open – see the website for more details. http://wellington.lifeteen.org.nz/
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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