Noticeboard 07-Oct-2018

Joshua Catholic Men’s Fellowship Wellington
invites men to come along and join us on
Thursday 18th of October 2018 at 7:30pm (Note: fellowship from 7:00pm for 7:30pm start) in The Loaves and Fishes Hall next to the Anglican Cathedral of St Paul, corner Hill and Molesworth streets Thorndon.
Speakers: Testimonies about the recent big Catholic Men's Event in Auckland.
Want to know more? Ring Steve Ready 027-356-9555 or email: joshua.wgtn@gmail.com
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Dove Catholic Fellowship for Women
On Saturday 20th October we are celebrating a charismatic Mass for the healing of family trees for our 26th birthday.  Fr Ron Bennett will be the main celebrant.  This meeting is open to Joshua men and friends.  All welcome who feel they would benefit.  Bring family photo or family tree.  We start 1.30pm at St Joseph's Catholic church, 42 Ellice Street, Mt Victoria, Wgtn.  Enquiries Shura 3899938.
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Gift yourself a time of reflection and join Cardinal John and the Stewardship team at the annual Stewardship Retreat, to be held at Sacred Heart Church Petone, Britannia St from 9.30am-3.45pm on Saturday 27 October, 2018.  Register by emailing a.williams@wn.catholic.org.nz  or phone 496 5182.  
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 Joy Cowley Book Launch
 
“A new book of spiritual writings by Joy Cowley is being launched at St Joseph’s Catholic Church in Mt Victoria at 4pm, Saturday October 27. Veil Over The Light is a stunning collection of reflections, stories and poems from one of New Zealand’s leading spiritual writers. Fans of Joy’s writing are warmly invited to come and celebrate its launch.”
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Retreat Weekend at Our Lady’s Home of Compassion, Island Bay.  A weekend Retreat (Friday evening 2 Nov to  Sunday lunchtime 4 Nov) on the theme of “Pilgrimage – the ups and downs of our faith journey.”   In silence and through music, art and story Retreat Leader Raymond Pelly will invite us to explore our responses to God in the realities of life – a ‘pilgrimage to unholy places’.  Residential and non-residential enquiries welcome. Please ask about sponsorship if the Retreat fee is a concern.  Contact:  Retreat@compassion.org.nz or ph 04 282 1953
You are invited to a Stewardship Breakfast and talk by Cardinal John. Saturday 10th Nov. 7.15am for 7.30(start) to 9.00am.Venue: Angus Inn  5 Cornwall St. Lower Hutt.
Cost $22.50. Registrations a.williams@wn.catholic.org.nz  by Tues. 6th Nov. Please specify any dietary requirements.
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Pa Maria Marist Spirituality Centre, Thorndon:
Non-Residential Retreat, 12 - 16 November, 9.30am - 4.00pm daily; Reflection Day, Saturday 24 November, 9.30am - 4.00pm.    For further information, please contact Fr Brian Cummings SM at bgcummings@xtra.co.nz or 021 703 580.

 

 

 

 

Sat,13 Oct 2018 - Vigil Mass for the canonization of Archbishop Oscar Romero

Saturday 13 October, 5.00pm, Home of Compassion, Island Bay, Wellington.  Archbishop Oscar Romero was an inspiring spokesperson for a just and truly peaceful society, who continues to inspire people throughout the world. Please join us in celebrating his canonization with a Vigil Mass celebrated by Mgsr Gerard Burns.  A recent documentary about his life will be shown before Mass at 3.00pm. All welcome.

 

Sat, 13 Oct 2018 - Community Fun Day raising awareness for World Homeless Day

Venue: 132 Tory Street on Saturday 13th October between 10am – 3pm. This is a community collaboration between different Wellington community organisations. Come along for a day filled with social enterprise market stalls, kids activities, face painting, live music, community speakers, kai and much more. Entrance is free, For more information Ph: 04-385 9299. Postponement date – Sunday 14th October.

 

Thu, 18 Oct 2018 - Joshua Catholic Men’s Fellowship Wellington

invites men to come along and join us on Thursday 18th of October 2018 at 7:30pm (Note: fellowship from 7:00pm for 7:30pm start) in The Loaves and Fishes Hall next to the Anglican Cathedral of St Paul, corner Hill and Molesworth streets Thorndon. Speakers: Testimonies about the recent big Catholic Men's Event in Auckland. Want to know more? Ring Steve Ready 027-356-9555 or email: joshua.wgtn@gmail.com

 

Sat, 20 Oct 2018 - Dove Catholic Fellowship for Women

On Saturday 20th October we are celebrating a charismatic mass for the healing of family trees for our 26th birthday.  Fr Ron Bennett will be the main celebrant.  This meeting is open to Joshua men and friends.  All welcome who feel they would benefit.  Bring family photo or family tree.  We start 1.30pm at St Joseph's Catholic church, 42 Ellice Street, Mt Victoria, Wgtn.  Enquiries Shura 3899938.

 

Sat, 27 Oct 2018 - Gift yourself a time of reflection and join Cardinal John

and the Stewardship team at the annual Stewardship Retreat, to be held at Sacred Heart Church Petone, Britannia St from 9.30am-3.45pm on Saturday 27 October, 2018.  Register by emailing a.williams@wn.catholic.org.nz  or phone 496 5182.

 

Sat, 27 Oct 2018 - Pa Maria Marist Spirituality Centre, Thorndon:

Non-Residential Retreat, 12 - 16 November, 9.30am - 4.00pm daily; Reflection Day, Saturday 24 November, 9.30am - 4.00pm.    For further information, please contact Fr Brian Cummings SM at bgcummings@xtra.co.nz or 021 703 580.

 

Fri, 02 Nov 2018 - Retreat Weekend

at Our Lady’s Home of Compassion, Island Bay.  A weekend Retreat (Friday evening 2 Nov to  Sunday lunchtime 4 Nov) on the theme of “Pilgrimage – the ups and downs of our faith journey.”   In silence and through music, art and story Retreat Leader Raymond Pelly will invite us to explore our responses to God in the realities of life – a ‘pilgrimage to unholy places’.  Residential and non-residential enquiries welcome. Please ask about sponsorship if the Retreat fee is a concern.  Contact:  Retreat@compassion.org.nz or ph 04 282 1953

 

Wed, 14 Nov 2018 - Catholic Marriage Preparation course ‘Love is a Decision’

Getting married soon?  or is someone you know getting married in Summer 2018/2019?  Bookings are open now for the final two marriage preparation courses for 2018. The ADW Marriage Preparation Course ‘Love is a Decision’ will be run in Wellington on October 7 & 14 and November 18 & 25. Courses for 2019 start again in March.  Please contact Felicity Giltrap at the Family and Young Church Office (04) 496 1719 or marriage@wn.catholic.org.nz for more information or to book for a course.

 

Bishop Viard College 50th Jubilee

Present and past students and staff are preparing to celebrate this important college milestone on 19-21 October (Labour weekend ) this year.  A weekend of events starting with a Powhiri on the Friday and ending with mass celebrated by Cardinal John Dew on the Sunday will give many the opportunity to remember and give thanks for the gift of Catholic education in our community.     The college extends a warm welcome to all past students, staff, board of trustees, parents and friends of Bishop Viard to join us for all or part of the weekend. Details of our programme are on the college website along with the registration form  https://www.viard.school.nz.  If you prefer you can also email us at viard50th@gmail.com

 

 A Marriage Encounter Weekend offers couples

an experience of loving communication they can use for the rest of their lives. It's a chance to look deeply into their relationship with each other and with God. It's a time to share feelings, hopes and dreams with each other.
The weekend provides an environment to spend time together.  A chance to focus on each other.   It's a unique approach aimed at revitalizing Marriage.
The next Marriage Encounter Weekend is 9-11 November at the Home of Compassion, Island Bay.  For more information phone  0800 362 686 or go to the website http://www.marriageencounter.org.nz

 

Apply now - Tertiary Scholarships - Applications.

The Suzanne Aubert Tertiary Scholarship provides financial assistance to tertiary students from Wellington and Palmerston North Dioceses for their third year of tertiary studies. Please apply through www.compassion.org.nz/latest-news or the Facebook page by 31 October 2018. Contact Sr Lusiana Raratini at sr.lusi@compassion.org.nz

 

Sun, 7 Oct 2018 - Rosary Aotearoa

is encouraging parishes and groups to gather at different locations around the country at 3pm on Sunday 7 October to pray the Rosary. For more information and to register a group and location see www.rosarynewzealand.nz.

 

L’Arche Kãpiti 20th Anniversary Weekend 13 and 14 October

  • Saturday:  Pilgrimage 10am -12noon.  Celebration Dinner 5.30pm.  Otaihanga Boat Club, 19 Makora Road.  Cost $50 per person.
  • Sunday:  “Growing Up” Reflection Day  10 -3pm (Grace Hall, Impact Church, Paraparaumu
  • RSVP by 25 September by calling the office at 2984633 or email cleader1@larche.org.nz

 

Burying a Poet

A photographic exhibition of the tangihanga of James K Baxter and The Sister & The Poet: Jerusalem art exhibition are on display at the Suzanne Aubert Heritage Centre, Home of Compassion, Island Bay. Open Mon-Sat 10am-3pm | Sun 12noon-3pm. Email: heritagecentre@compassion.org or Ph. 04 282 1953.

 

Easter trading???  Do we have to? Will you be at the Mall on Good Friday? Or Easter Sunday?

 

 

St Mary’s College Second Hand Uniform Shop

St Mary Uniform Notice ‘Address Correction’: - Email contact details if you have any unneeded St Marys uniform items, marieheffnz@gmail.com, instead of marieheff@gmail.com.

As a service to our school community, St. Mary’s PTFA have set up a second-hand uniform shop. As you may be aware new school uniforms are very expensive. We aim to assist families to meet their costs by providing access to reasonably priced second-hand garments. To do this we need donations of uniform items. We would also be happy to sell old junior maths calculators.

All proceeds of the sales will be used to fund improvements at the school. If you have any SMC clothing in a reasonable condition, which you no longer require, we would be very keen to hear from you, and we can collect! Please contact Marie, marieheffnz@gmail.com if you can help us out. Thanks.

 

Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide Update

At the time of writing this, David Seymour’s ‘End of Life Choice’ bill is about to have its first reading and vote in parliament (Wednesday 13 December). The bill seeks to legalise euthanasia and assisted suicide in New Zealand for those over 18 years with a terminal illness or an irremediable condition. At the time this notice is in your parish newsletter, the result will be known.

If the majority of MPs voted 'no', the bill will have been defeated and will not progress any further. If the majority of MPs voted 'yes', then the bill will go to Select Committee where the public can submit their views on it. This Select Committee process will be specifically about Seymour's bill.

The Health Select Committee conducted an inquiry last year about the issues of euthanasia and assisted suicide, releasing their report in August 2017. With over 21,000 unique submissions, 80% of those were opposed to the legalisation of euthanasia and assisted suicide.

Legalising euthanasia or assisted suicide would endanger the lives and wellbeing of people who are vulnerable, including those suffering from mental health issues, our elders, and the disabled.

Regardless of the outcome of Wednesday's vote, this issue is important and will continue to be a topic of public debate.  More information and resources on this issue will be provided in January. You can also check out www.nathaniel.org.nz/euthanasia.

 

Change of E-mail Addresses

We advise that Our Lady of Kāpiti Parish email addresses have been changed due to closure of the Vodafone facility as at 30 November. Our new email addresses are:

  • Office:    kapitiparishoffice@gmail.com
  • Roster:     kapitiparishroster@gmail.com
  • Finance:    kapitiparishfinance@gmail.com

Please ensure our details are changed in your Contacts/Address Book.

 

Monthly $10 Lunch Club

Our lunch Clubs are growing in popularity.  So far we have raised over $6,600.  Of course, we welcome newcomers warmly and would love to add to our present numbers.  If you are interested in meeting fellow parishioners in their own homes and making a small contribution to the Church fundraising effort, please contact one of the Leaders below.

  • Nicola Curtis 299 4300 1st Monday
  • Faye Doyle 902 3017 4th Tuesday
  • Helen Lambert 902 2246 2nd Wednesday
  • Velma Knight 299 1539 3rd Wednesday
  • Lynare Lower 905 1329 variable Thursdays
  • Lorraine Gaffaney 905 2402 variable Wednesdays

If you are an Old-Boy of the College, or interested in the history of Wellington Rugby, hurry to obtain your copy of the limited 130 numbered copies  being printed in the First Edition.  E-Mail, trp@spcrugbyclub.org.nz, or call 021 140 6118, to order your copy for $50.  All proceeds (less costs) will be paid to the St. Patrick’s College Sports Foundation for the advancement of rugby at the College.

 

Traditional Latin Mass

From January 2016, there is Latin Mass on 1st, 3rd, and 5th (if any) Sundays of the Month 12.30nn at San Antonio Church in Eastbourne. For Enquiries, ring/text Neil at 021896924.

 

100th JUBLIEE 2017

Marist Centennial Committee is seeking historical information on the Marist Rugby Clubs formation and it’s early years of development – 1920-1930-1940.  If you had family that were involved during this early formation we are eager to hear from you. Photos, Icons, memorabilia, cups, badges and newsworthy papers etc, we will record and photocopy  and return them to you as soon as possible.

Please contact Brian Vaughan at the following address: Springvale Bookshop, 40 Fitzherbert Ave, Whanganui 4501  Ph:  06 3442656