BRINGING PARISH AND SCHOOL COMMUNITIES CLOSER - A Positive Change Initiative for the Holy Cross Church Family Mass. Last Sunday was the last 10am Mass to be held down at the School Hall for this year but these will resume again in February 2016. Details to follow in due course.
Any children wishing to take part in the Family Christmas Eve Mass at
St Patrick’s Church please contact Clare Lundon (04) 8038363
Ignite Youth Group for Yrs 7 and 8's is on again this Sunday 22nd Nov from 4.15-5.15pm at St Patrick's Church Meeting Room followed by LifeTeen Mass at 5.30pm. See you there!
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.
Holy Cross Little Angels Playgroup next get together Friday 27th November 1.45 – 3pm. Held in Rm 11 on at Holy Cross School. Please come and join us.
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).
Life Teen: Alive & Dangerous session 2 "Overfed Yet Starving" substitutes of God’s love.
Life Teen Core: We are looking for people to join the our team, 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
Summer Camp 2016 26th - 30th Jan: There are two spaces for boys left Contact Max 027 2255449
Flat Urgently wanted: responsible pensioner seeks 1 or 2 bedroom flat with small outdoor area, keen gardener. Miramar/Broadway area. Ring Bev 388 5821.
Holy Cross. Many thanks to all the parishioners to keep knitting for the needy children and babies. Also for those who donate wool for this purpose. It is much appreciated. Margaret 388 2840
St Vincent de Paul Society Foodbank Collection Warm thanks to those Holy Trinity parishioners who responded by shopping at Pak N' Save Supermarket Kilbirnie on Saturday 14 Nov 2015 and to the SVDP members and supporters who collected the food items and cash donations there to boost our foodbank stocks at the SVDP Centre Newtown and your local Conferences. Your generous compassion will reach out to help most needy people in the Eastern Suburbs with emergency food at their difficult times over the next few months. God bless you.
Holy Hour You are invited to a Holy Hour on Tues 24 Nov beginning at 7.30 pm in the Cathedral chapel to pray for vocations to the priesthood and religious life. This Holy Hour will include prayer, Scripture, times of silence and conclude with Benediction followed by supper.
Christian meditation: There will be a day of reflection and meditation at the Home of Compassion, Island Bay on Saturday 5th December from 10 am to 3 pm. Bring a lunch and donation to cover expenses. All welcome. enquiries; Sr Sue Cosgrove 04 3837769
The Sisters of St.Peter Claver are holding " A BIG CHRISTMAS GARAGE SALE" on Saturday 5th December 2015 at their Convent grounds - 1 Mersey Street, Island Bay. All are most welcome.
St Mary’s Old Girls Association CHRISTMAS LUNCH 12 for 12.30 on Saturday December 5th Bay Plaza Hotel Oriental Bay $38 To Book: Online: 02 0500 0021940 00 with your name and email firstname.lastname@example.org Cheque: Phone Patricia 476 761 or Carole 476 7998
Kiwi Athletic Club: for college-age to adult athletes. Training on Mondays and Wednesdays 5.45pm at Newtown Stadium. For more info contact Peter J 388 6224
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
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