Parish Council - Next Steps: A Reminder that all parishioners are invited to our next session with Tim Gordon, our facilitator, to determine some priority actions to achieve our Vision and live our Values
Sunday November 15th at 11.30am at Holy Cross Church Hall.
We look forward to seeing you
Fr Sanele will be celebrating his birthday next week. Please remember him in your prayers and wish him a Happy Birthday.
Our Youth Pastoral Worker, Alivia Bowe, has left to take up a full time position which will enable her to complete her registration as a counsellor and we wish her every success. We thank her for all her hard work with the young people in our Parish, including youth, young adults, and with the Primary and Secondary Schools in our area.
A note to all parishioners that Leona Foster is taking a well-deserved break and is on holiday until the middle of next year. Marianne will continue to run the office and will be your contact for all enquires. Contact email@example.com or 388 6953
We would like to thank Eileen Healy for her hard work and dedication editing the News and Views over the past few years and wish her all the best, and remind those who deliver, their copies of the new News and Views are ready to be collected from the back of St Patrick’s Church.
St Anthony’s Children will be making their First Holy Communion on the 22nd November at the 10am Mass. Please keep them in your prayers.
CHRISTMAS CARDS". St Vincent de Paul Society Christmas cards are on sale now 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 Trish Herzog ph 388 3842) and
St Anthony's Church (Andrew Monahan ph 021 772 350).
St. Anthony's and Good Shepherd invite new applicants for the Ministries of the Word; Communion; to the Sick. Especially - but not only - we are looking for our younger people to come forward. Please ring Julie Marshall 3888-644; or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Altar Linen washing Holy Cross Church – New volunteers are needed to wash the altar linen used at weekday and Sunday Masses. If we have enough, then only be 2 consecutive weeks once or twice a year. The linen is collected after 10 am Mass on a Sunday and returned the next week. Please contact Parish Office on 388 6953 or email@example.com before 23 November.
ETHNIC FOOD FAIR FRIDAY 27TH NOVEMBER 5.30-7.30pm ST. PATRICK’S PRIMARY SCHOOL Cuisines from all over the world! Come along and join us at our Ethnic Food Fair and sample some of the home-made delicious delicacies, representing the rich diversity of cultures amongst our community.
Life Teen Our Alive & Dangerous series kicks off. Each one of us was created from love, for love, to love.
We are looking for people to join the Life Teen Core for 2016, no age limit. It is a fantastic way to grow in your faith and serve at the same time. We will help you develop new skills and you will enjoy community. Contact Max 027 2255449
Catholic Social Services with Red Cross. We encourage you to attend one of these workshops to find out what’s involved and different ways your Parish could welcome refuges. There are 3 workshops being offered to learn how we can best respond to the Refugee Crisis. The first intake of Syrians will arrive in Wellington in 2016. Workshops held between 6-8pm. St Joseph’s Mt Vic : 18th Nov. RSVP 16th Nov. Holy Family School Porirua: 25th Nov. – RSVP 23rd Nov St Bernadette’s Hall, Naenae : 26th Nov RSVP 23rd Nov RSVP: 385 8642 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Divine Mercy Study and Prayer: Join with others in studying the teachings on mercy from Scripture; the Catechism of the Catholic Church; the encyclical Rich in Mercy as well as St Faustina's Diary. Venue: John Paul II Centre For Life, Porirua. To express your interest and preferred days and times, email Lynne: email@example.com
Legion of Mary Why should I join? The Legion of Mary presents the true face of the Catholic Church. (Pope John XXII July 13th 1960)
Dove Wellington invites all women to their meeting on Sat 21st Nov, between 1.15-3pm, at Connolly Hall. Come and enjoy a Eucharistic Celebration followed by fellowship, as we gather to celebrate in thanksgiving 2015, and all that has happened at Dove throughout the year. Please bring a plate. You are all most welcome. Please contact Rachel Blackaby on (04) 2332553
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 on the Altar steps, or give them to the priest. At St Patrick’s Church 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.
News and Views – If you have any News and Views for the next issue or would like to help distribute to those in our Parish who are unable to attend Mass in either the Miramar, Seatoun or Strathmore areas, contact Kim 022 242 6288 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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