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.
Any children wishing to take part in the
Family Christmas Eve Mass at St Patrick’s Church
please contact Clare Lundon (04) 8038363
Fr Sanele would like to thank all those who wished him a Happy Birthday including the children from St Anthony’s School. Your well wishes and blessings are very much appreciated.
News and Views is out this weekend. Those who distribute at St Patrick’s Church, they are ready to be collected. At St Anthony’s and Holy Cross, there are named copies available from the back of the church. As we update the rolls, more names will be added but if there is no copy for you and you would like to receive one, or if you know of any parishioners who would are unable to attend but would like a copy delivered, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Monthly Mass at Holy Cross School Hall will resume again in February 2016. Details to follow in due course.
Holy Cross Happy Hour. Seniors are reminded of the next meeting in the Parish Centre on Wednesday 2nd December. This will be our Christmas lunch, so meet in the Parish Centre at 11.30am and lunch served at noon. Please bring a small plate of food to eat with tea/coffee. Thank you. Margaret 388 2840
To the children from St Anthony’s Tui Class for their annual Church clean this week. You’ve done a great job. Thank you.
St Anthony's Playgroup is looking for a volunteer coordinator for two hours a week during term time starting next year to assist with the running of the playgroup. If you love meeting parents and children and making them feel welcome - this could be for you. For more information phone Lisa Halliwell on 027 2250712 or e-mail email@example.com.
Our Parish website is up and running. Check it out at www.holytrinity.parish.nz and tell us what you think
The Year of Mercy begins on December 8,
the Patronal Feast Day of the Archdiocese.
Cardinal Dew will be presiding at the Opening Mass during which the New Mercy Doors in the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, Thorndon, will be thrown open. The Archdiocese will be re-dedicated to Mary. Food and refreshments are available after Mass. All are welcome.
A reflection booklet "Merciful like the Father" has been produced for individual and or group use. Parishes are asked to contact Tania Halliday firstname.lastname@example.org 496 1719 to order copies.
During the course of the year, parishes are invited to undertake a special Mercy pilgrimage. A resource pack, with suggestions, ideas and logistical check lists, will be made available in the New Year to assist parishes with planning these events.
Life Teen: Alive & Dangerous session 3 "Counterfeit" The nuptial meaning of the body mirrors God’s love and communion, and reveals the extraordinary love we were created for and ultimately long for.
Serve the youth: Join our core 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
Christmas Emergency Food Appeal. St Vincent de Paul Society Seatoun & Miramar Conference is organising food parcels to be delivered to over 50 most needy families in the area on Friday 18 December 2015. Parishioners are invited to donate items of food and basic essentials, or put together a hamper for a needy family. A 'flyer' will be distributed at this Sunday's Masses in Holy Cross and St Anthony's Churches with ideas for donated items to be placed in the 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".
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.
Flat Urgently wanted: responsible pensioner seeks 1 or 2 bedroom flat with small outdoor area, keen gardener. Miramar/Broadway area. Ring Bev 388 5821.
Christian meditation : 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
Sisters of Compassion - Taize Prayer Island Bay Home Chapel on Fri 4th Dec from 7 - 8p.m. Lots of parking and it is the No. 1 bus route. All welcome. Light supper to follow.
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