13th November 2016
TALOFA LAVA, GRETTINGS AND MALO LELEI
This Sunday’s Gospel calls us to be patient and strong. The road to the kingdom of God is not always an easy one. Jesus explains that there will be difficult times ahead, that the pursuit of life in God can cause us to be mocked, jeered and afraid. God asks us to be strong, to be aware of the world and its ways and to practice patience. This would mean that every day God asks us to be fearless. There are plenty of times that God asks us not to be afraid of professing our faith, hope and love as Christians. Today we are being asked to stay strong and stay patient, goodwill will triumph over evil and not a hair on our heads will perish. Fr Sanele
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.
Please congratulate our children for their First Holy Communion.
Those children from Holy Cross last Sunday
Holy Cross Jessica Breen-McCallum, Ihaia Masun-Ryan, Asopesio Telefoni, Tommy Saba, Elijah McKeown, Gem Bouzai, Maya Rush-Dunn, Lia Rush-Dunn, Leah Pine and Kahurangi Burkitt
and those at St Anthony’s and St Patrick’s this Sunday
St Anthony’s Ari Geor, Bella Small, Brianna Smith, Elise McArley, Eve Williams, Fleur Kingston, Fraser Lindsay, Lola McCartney, Ruby McCartney, Seamus Óg Flood, Siobhán Bolger and Thomas Waddington
St Patrick’s Lucy Attard, Lelani Garnons-Williams, Tyla Gray, Caleb Hope, Ryan Johnson, Mariana Lealamamua, Thais Meirelles, Tawanda Muteto, Archie Story and Tyra Tuiavii
Please remember to keep them in your prayers
And a very big thank you to all those who have been involved in the sacramental programme
this year. We really appreciate everything you have done.
Liturgy for the end of the Year of Mercy
Thursday 17th November 7.30pm
St Patrick’s Church
Come join us for this liturgy as we hereld the end of the Year of Mercy
opened by Pope Francis in December 2015.
Fr Sanele will be celebrating his birthday next Thursday 17th November.
Please remember him in your prayers and wish him a Happy Birthday.
Thank you to everyone who prayed for me on my birthday.
May God bless you.
NOVEMBER PRAYERS FOR THE DEAD:
As November is the traditional month for special prayers for our loved ones, parishioners are asked to write the names and place them in the box in the Church, or give them to the priest. Envelopes are available in the foyer. Because of the large number of names, we will only print anniversaries or recent. All names will be remembered in Masses offered during November.
Congratulations to Elise Natoli - a past pupil from St Anthony’s School
who was awarded St Mary’s College, Wellington’s Head Girl for 2017.
St Patrick’s Children’s Christmas Eve Mass
if you have a child that would like to actively participate in this Mass and the Play
please contact Clare Lundon – (04) 934 2981
St Patrick’s Church Mix and Mingle Luncheon
17th November 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 15th Novemberfor catering purposes
St Vincent de Paul Society
Saturday 19 November 2016, 11am-6pm donations by shoppers at PAK 'n SAVE Supermarket, Kilbirnie.
Our six-monthly appeal for donated non-perishable food items to replenish our Vinnies Wellington Foodbank at Newtown and to stock our local SVDP Conference food cupboard for people in dire need of emergency food for families
(Contact: Brendan Quirk, ph 3889708).
"REAL CHRISTMAS CARDS". St Vincent de Paul Society Christmas cards will be on sale from Sun 6 November after Sunday Masses at Holy Cross, St Anthony's and St Patrick's churches. Religious-theme cards "Keeping Christ in Christmas", $2.50 per pack of 5 cards with envelopes. Proceeds to our local SVdP Conference activities. Contacts for supplies are: Holy Cross Church (Julian Knapp ph 970 3905) and St Anthony's Church (Andrew Monahan, ph 021 772 350)
St Anthnoy’s Bazaar 2017 - the Bazaar team is looking for pre-loved electrical goods to sell at its White Elephant stall. Please leave clean, usable items in the boxes provided in the church foyer.
Columban Calendars available through the office $12 each
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.
or for sale at the back of St Patrick’s Church after Mass in November.
Andrew will be selling calendars from the cabinet at the back of the Church. Cash or cheque please. Please make cheques out to Holy Trinity Parish.
You are invited to join St Vinnies in Seatoun/Miramar or in Kilbirnie: The St Vinnies groups meet once a month to pray together and to decide on how to help and who to visit when people are in need in our community. If you want to join the Seatoun & Miramar Conference, or for more information, contact Brendan Quirk on Ph 388 9708 or email@example.com (next meeting Mon 14 Nov). If you want to join the Kilbirnie Conference, or for more information, contact Margaret Bearsley on 021 344 356 or firstname.lastname@example.org
St Anthony’s School Golf Day - Thursday 24 November 2016, Miramar Golf Course
Consider entering yourself, or a team in the St Anthony’s School Golf Day!! Information and registration forms can be found on our website: www.stants.school.nz or grab a copy from the school office. You don’t have to be a golfer to enjoy this day out but if you would like to support us in other ways please consider donating quality items that we could use for raffles, teams prizes or as auction items. Or if you have a business, maybe consider sponsoring a hole? If you can help or have any questions, please phone Sonya on 027 4805 004 or talk to the Principal, Jennifer Ioannou.
A time to explore a possible calling from God to become a Sister of Mercy. Single women are invited to attend an event at Mercy Centre, Thorndon, Wellington on Sunday 27 November from 11.45am – 5pm, lunch included. Bookings are necessary. Please contact Sister Stephanie on 04-8198312 or email@example.com. Come along and bring a friend!
Become a volunteer at Our Lady’s Home of Compassion, Island Bay? Are you interested in becoming a volunteer at Our Lady’s Home of Compassion? Do you know others who would make great volunteers? We are seeking volunteers who would like to share the story of Suzanne Aubert and the Sisters of Compassion, and the charism of Compassion.
Our Lady’s Home of Compassion is preparing to welcome greater numbers of visitors and pilgrims as the cause for Suzanne Aubert’s sainthood gains momentum. Volunteer roles will begin in 2017. A Compassion Volunteering information session is being held on the morning of Saturday 5 November with more sessions to follow next year. To register your interest in volunteering, contact Deirdre Hanlon, Visitor Experience Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 282 1953.
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
Dove Wellington invites all women to our meeting from 1.15pm to 3pm on Saturday 19 November at Connolly Hall, Guildford Terrace, Wellington. This meeting is the final meeting for the year, where we finish by celebrating Mass, and giving thanks for the year that we have had. This will be a wonderful celebration. Please bring a plate to share for the fellowship. We look forward to seeing you there. Please contact Shura Price for any queries on (04) 389 9938.
Joshua Catholic Men’s Fellowship Wellington. Men come along and join us on Thursday 17th of November 2016 at 7:30pm for prayer and praise, and social time in CONNOLLY HALL, Guildford Tce, Thorndon (behind Sacred Heart Cathedral). Theme: “Understanding ourselves as men living in the Light” Guest speaker: Pauline Griffiths Want to know more? Ring John Taylor (04) 389-8915 or 021-107-8538 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Prayer Vigil for the Unborn Friday 25th November 6 pm to 8 pm (N.B the new start time)
St Anne's Catholic Church, Emmett St., Newtown Starts with Mass followed by Exposition & Rosary Procession to Wellington Hospital. The Sacrament of Reconciliation will be available immediately after Mass. Ends with supper. "Could you not spend one hour with me?" Is Jesus in the distressing disguise of the Unborn calling you to today's Calvary to pray for those scheduled to die? Queries to Family Life International NZ ph. 2378343
Deaf Cafe - for Deaf and hearing impaired people. Deaf Cafe is for anybody – just turn up. You can meet and chat with new people or catch up with old friends over a cuppa and cake and biscuits. Deaf Cafe is free. When: Wednesday 16 November. Time: 10am to 12pm. At: St Peter and Paul’s Hall, 60 Knights Road, Lower Hutt.
THE SECULAR ORDER OF DISCALCED CARMELITES extends a warm invitation to anyone interested in their spirituality and way of life to join them for an open afternoon on Sunday, 6 November to celebrate the recent canonisation on 16 October, of St Elizabeth of the Trinity, a young Carmelite nun of the 20th century, at Marist Centre, 88 Hobson Street, Thorndon, Wellington, at 2.00 pm. Enquiries: Mary Heffernan 577-2835 or email: email@example.com.
Healing Service Fr John Rea will conduct a Healing Service at St Bernadette`s Church, 194 Naenae Rd, Naenae on Wednesday 23 November beginning at 7.30 pm. All are welcome. Please bring all those who need Jesus` healing.
Publication for sale in the Parish St Patrick’s Church – Tui Motu $7 each and NZ Catholic $4 each Holy Cross Church – NZ Catholic $4 each
"Challenge 2000 in partnership with the Society of Mary runs a one year programme of training, development and service, work placements, diverse experiences, and local and maybe international travel. The Gap Year offers College leavers amazing opportunities to develop all the elements necessary for a positive, successful and balanced life. There are only 8 places available. Applications close 2nd December 2016. The Gap Year starts Feb 2017. For more information please contact Kitty McKinley on 477 6827 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Statement from the NZ Catholic Bishops regarding the guidelines for burial and conservation of ashes in the case of cremation.
The loss of a loved one is a significant time for every family. It is a time when we rightly give thanks for the life of our loved ones but it is also the time for us to look forward. This is why our Catholic celebration of the funeral liturgies lead people into the death and resurrection of the Lord, the mystery that most illuminates the Christian meaning of death.
In recent days the Church has reminded us that our Catholic practice is to treat a person’s ashes as we would the body, that is, with care and reverence.
Lord Jesus Christ,
By your own three days in the tomb,
You made holy the graves of all who believe in you
And so made the grave a sign of hope
That promises resurrection even as it claims our mortal body.
Grant that, as we lay our loved one’s mortal remains here,
They may sleep in your peace
Until you awaken them to glory,
For you are the resurrection and the life.
Then they will see you face to face
And in your light will see light
And know the splendour of God,
For you live and reign for ever and ever.
The place of rest then becomes a wonderful sign of the promise the risen Lord makes to us of being reunited with our loved one and with Jesus in glory. The place of rest also ensures an appropriate and sacred place for pilgrimage for loved ones and future genrerations to visit and pay respect to their forebears and tipuna, knowing with certaintity that this is the place of rest for their earthly remains as they await the great day of resurrection.
For more information please contact Simone Olsen,
Communications Advisor 021 611 05
Door of Mercy
remains open as the
Year of Mercy comes to a close!
WelCom November 2016:
As the Year of Mercy closes on Sunday 20 November, let us keep the doors of mercy always open, says Cardinal John Dew, Archbishop of Wellington. Pope Francis has taken us on an amazing journey, opening doors of reconciliation and mercy in many ways. Many of you have responded generously to his call in prayer and action through the spiritual and corporal works of Mercy. I invite you all to keep the doors of mercy open in your families, schools, parishes, in your workplace – wherever you hear people crying out for the mercy of God. Some voices may be difficult to hear – keep listening and keep the doors of mercy always open! I te wairua atawhai – in the spirit of mercy.
Fr Patrick Bridgman
E kapi rā e te Tatau o te Atawhai,
me te mihi ki te Atua mō nga manaakitanga
i uhia ki runga ki te iwi whakapono
i te wā tapu ka kapi nei.
Close the Doors of Mercy,
and greetings to God for the blessings
bestowed on the faithful during this
sacred season which comes to a close.
On Sunday 20 November, at the 7pm Mass for Christ the King at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, this karanga will herald the end of the Year of Mercy opened by Pope Francis in December 2015.
The Recessional of the Mass will see all present pass through the Doors of Mercy, and then following the call the Doors will be closed. Yet here in the Archdiocese a profound truth will also be also acknowledged. For our glass Doors of Mercy will in fact remain open, as they have been installed to provide both a visual and physical link between the Cathedral nave and the Blessed Sacrament Chapel. These doors will continue to remind all who enter the Cathedral that the Lord desires the doors to God’s mercy to be thrown wide open, enabling all peoples to come to God, to return to God, to experience God’s healing mercy!
Cardinal John has been called to Rome to attend the meeting of the Pontifical Council for Ecumenism and then to attend the creation of the 17 new Cardinals. Therefore, it will be our Vicar General, Mons Gerard Burns who will pray, ‘Let us invoke the soothing balm of God’s mercy acknowledging that we are sinners and forgiving one another from the bottom of our hearts.’
This has been the grace of this year; as sinners to seek the mercy of God and to then share this mercy with those who need our forgiveness. That grace, that gift from God remains open to us.
ALL ARE WELCOME TO THIS CELEBRATION OF MERCY!
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