December 13th, 2015
Mass Times Holy Trinity Parish
26 Dec 2015 – 31 Jan 2016
St Patrick’s Church, Kilbirnie
31st Dec 10pm Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament followed by 11pm Mass
Weekdays 9.30am Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri,
Weekends 8am Saturday (Confession 11.30am – 12.30pm)
5.30pm Saturday Vigil
There will be no Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament during this holiday period. Exposition will resume Tuesday 2nd February 2016 after 9.30am Mass.
Holy Cross Church, Miramar
Weekdays 9am Thurs, Fri, Sat
Weekend 9am Sunday
St Anthony’s Church, Seatoun
Weekdays 9am Mon, Tues, Weds
Weekends 8.30am Sunday (Good Shepherd Hall)
10am Sunday (St Anthony’s Church)
CHRISTMAS HOPE Catholic Social Services are urgently looking for temporary accommodation for a small family for a couple of months. If you could bring Christmas Hope to this family, please phone Josephine on 385 8642.
Investigation into ending life (Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide) If you wish to make your submission on-line there is a link on our Parish website (under construction) www.holytrinity.parish.nz Select "News & Views" from the drop down list at top LH corner. Go to December 2015 and scroll down to "Medics Supporting Life" The link is at the bottom of this paragraph. To help with your submission you will find a page of Key Arguments at www.nathaniel.org.nz/euthanasia You should also consider making your views known to our local MP Annette King. firstname.lastname@example.org
Any children wishing to take part in the Family Christmas Eve Mass at St Patrick’s Church please contact Clare Lundon (04) 8038363
St Patrick’s Church choir practice in preparation for the Christmas Eve (11.30pm) Mass will be held in the Church Wed 16th Dec, 7-8pm.
Volunteers for Christmas Masses and Church clean – St Patrick’s Church Volunteers needed on the 19th December for cleaning the outside of the Church ready for Christmas and sheets are up at the back of the Church for Christmas Masses. Please put your name down if you are available. Thank you.
St Patrick’s Parish Centre will be closed for planned maintenance from the 24th December and reopen on 1st February 2016. We would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
HOLY TRINITY PARISH CHILDREN’S SACRAMENTAL PROGRAMME 2016
Children turning 8 during 2016 or older, who would like to receive the Sacraments of Initiation: Reconciliation, Confirmation and First Holy Communion, are eligible to enrol. Information and enrolment forms are available in the church foyers, from the School Offices or from the Holy Trinity Parish Office. All enrolment forms need to be completed before Monday 14th December, 2015 and either returned to the St Patrick’s, Holy Cross, or St Anthony’s School Offices or to the Holy Trinity Parish Office in Miramar.
Christmas Emergency Food Appeal. SVdP Seatoun & Miramar Conference is organising food parcels to be delivered to over 50 most needy families in the area on Friday 18 December. Parishioners are invited to donate items of food and basic essentials, or put together a hamper for a needy family. Sign-posted boxes in the Church foyers. Contacts: Trish Herzog ph 3883842, Sherry Hughes ph 976 7985, Stephanie O'Connor 3881437, Brendan Quirk ph 3889708. "Sharing Christ's love with those in need".
Archbishop’s Christmas Appeal – Envelopes for the appeal donations will be available from 20th December. If you wish to donate to this appeal by internet banking via the Parish, then you can do this at any time using your name and "Christmas Appeal" in the reference. Holy Trinity Parish account number is 02-0536-0185031- 00. Thank you in advance for helping to support Lay Pastoral Leaders, International Priests and the work of the Catholic Social Services in the Archdiocese of Wellington.
Family Life Catholic Gifts: OPEN Saturday 19th December: 10 am to 1 pm.
St Anthony's Playgroup volunteer coordinator needed two hours a week during term time to run the playgroup. If you love meeting parents and children - this could be for you. Contact Lisa Halliwell 027 2250712 or email@example.com.
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