Noticeboard 20Aug2017

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 – Dove Notice

Please come and join us at the Wellington Dove Fellowship for Women.  Saturday 19th August 2017 at 1.15pm Connolly Hall, Guildford Terrace.  Our speaker is Rebecca Millar who will be sharing her faith journey in which the Lord led her into the Catholic church, Catholic Charismatic Renewal and Dove Fellowship.  For further information contact Shura Price 04 3899938

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 – Enneagram Workshop

Archdiocesan Parish Leadership Vicariate are hosting a 2 day Enneagram Workshop at the Catholic Centre on 19/20 August, 9.00-4.30pm, $50.00pp. Registrations to a.williams@wn.catholic.org.nz before Monday 14th August.

Sun, 20 Aug 17 - Māori Pastoral Care Collection

August 27th: This collection is taken up to support the work of the Māori Pastoral Care team of the Archdiocese. The team supports Māori Catholics in their participation in the Church as Māori, advises parishes and schools on these matters, and helps to develop bicultural awareness and practices throughout the Archdiocese. Your koha to this work is welcome. Tēnā koutou katoa.

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 – Life in the Spirit Seminar

Monthly Teaching Nights @ St Anne’s Hall, Emmett Street, Newtown.  As a follow-up to the recent Life in the Spirit Seminar, a series of teaching nights will be offered on the 4th Wednesday of each month, starting on Wednesday 23rd August, at 7:30pm. Theme: Building a Life of Prayer. Speaker: Lucienne Hensel. Evening includes Praise & Worship, group discussion and fellowship. Everyone is welcome!

Tue, 05 Sep 17 - Feast Day of St Teresa of Calcutta

The Missionaries of Charity cordially invite you to celebrate the Feast Day of St Teresa of Calcutta with Holy Mass on Tuesday 5 September 2017 at 9.00am at Holy Family Parish Church, Mungavin Ave, Porirua East. Mass will be celebrated by Cardinal John Dew. All visiting priests are welcome to concelebrate. Light refreshements will be shared following Mass.  The Novena to St Teresa of Calcutta will start on Sunday 27 August and continue until Monday 4 September. Copies of the Novena are available on the website www.motherteresa.org

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 – EVENTS at Pā Maria Marist Spirituality Centre

78 Hobson Street, Thorndon:  Because of refurbishment work, events in July have been postponed. New dates are:

  • Non-Residential Guided Retreat: “Companions on the Journey”. Is now August 14-18, 9.30am-4.00pm each day. $200. Places available.
  • Winter Film Series: “Called Beyond Ourselves”. 5 Evenings, 7.00pm-9.30pm. Places available for the following Seasons: WEDNESDAYS 9, 16, 23, 30 August & 6 September or THURSDAYS 10, 17, 24, 31 August & 7 September. Kōha.

For further information and/or to register please contact Fr Brian Cummings SM: phone (04) 212 4691 or 021 703 580 or email bgcummings@xtra.co.nz

Fri, 15 Sep 17 - St Dominic’s Catholic College 50th Jubilee

St Dominic’s Catholic College at Henderson are celebrating their 50th Jubilee on September 15th and 16th.  Registrations are now open on their Facebook page: St Dominic’s College at Henderson - 50th Jubilee OR on their website, www.stdoms.ac.nz OR contact the Principal’s PA Tina Allingham at tina@stdoms.ac.nz

Fri, 22 Sep 17 ‘Current of Grace’ Conference

“Celebrating the diverse fruits and family of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal in New Zealand”  When: Friday 22 – Sunday 24 September 2017-06-23  Where: Distinction Hotel and the Cathedral of the Holy Spirit, Palmerston North.  Guest presenters include Bishop Denis Browne, Fr John Rea, Diana Ingle CCRNZ Chairperson. Ann Brereton from ICCRS will share on 2017 Vatican report Pope Francis’s exciting new plans for us all!  For further information and to register on-line visit www.ccrnz.org/register2017  For further information please contact Val Morrison Tel: 07 542 5537

 

Fri, 06 Oct 207 – Marriage Encounter

Last Opportunity for 2017 – Worldwide Marrige Encounter weekend Fri, 6th Oct – Sun, 8th Oct 2017.  Being held for the first time at :Silverstream Retreat” Lower Hutt.  Book your place now on Freephone 0-800-362-686

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 – Exalt Music Conference 2017

EXALT is for all musicians, lovers of music, art, dance, film and photography to meet people who share the same passions and grow in their gifts given intentionally to them by God to be used for His glory, organised by the Diocese of Christchurch. 

  • Time and Date: From 5.00pm Friday 20 October – Sunday 22 October 2017 
  • Venue: St Bede’s College, Main North Road, Christchurch 
  • Registration cost: $159 per person, group discount available.
  • Please contact Jessica Bond if you require financial assistance for your registration cost.
  • Online registration and information: www.exalt.cyt.org.nz or Jessica Bond: jbond@chch.catholic.org.nz (Registration closes on 15 September)

Fundraising initiative for

Our Lady of Kāpiti Parish Church and Administration Centre.  A Prayer Book entitled: Morning and Evening – New Zealand at prayer. by Nancy Hill.

Nancy's inspiration was to write something accessible to New Zealanders, as she found a lack of prayer books available in NZ for New Zealanders. She has considered the fast pace of modern life and provides a simple, clear and concise path with simple daily prayers. She also honours our Catholic prayer traditions by including things like the sign of the cross, lighting candles and Glory be to the Father…This book is suitable for any age or for anyone who may have trouble reading for long periods of time.
They would also make a lovely gift!  COST $30-00.

To get your copy you can email bridget.oshanassy@kc.school.nz or give your details at the produce table at the back of Mass.  We also have blank order forms you can take away with you to help you collect orders from your social, work and family groups!

Holy Cross Seminary

www.holycross.org.nz Vocations to the Priesthood.  Holy Cross Seminary (HCS) is the national seminary for the education and formation of diocesan priests for the Catholic Church in New Zealand. Established in 1900 by Bishop Verdon of the Diocese of Dunedin, it was sited at Mosgiel (just outside Dunedin) for nearly 100 years. At the end of 1997 the seminary moved to Auckland and a year later was established on the present site of 44 Vermont St, Ponsonby. It is located in close proximity to the Ponsonby Parish church, the St Columba Conference Centre, and St. John Vianney rest home for retired priests. Nowadays the student body reflects the increasing diversity of peoples for whom New Zealand is home and is comprised of men from a wide range of countries and cultures, age and life experience.

Become a Seasons for Growth Volunteer with Catholic Social Services

What is Seasons for Growth?  Seasons for Growth is based on the belief that change and loss are part of life and grief is a normal response to these losses.   The Seasons for Growth Children and Young People’s Program runs over 8 weeks with groups of 4-7 children. It aims to: 

  • Supports children and young people to understand and respond well to the issues they experience as a result of death, separation, divorce or other significant change and loss in their lives. 
  • Develops skills for coping, problem solving and decision making. 
  • Builds a peer support network. 
  • Educates children and young people about the grief process.

How can you help? 

  • We are seeking volunteers to run this programme in a number of schools in the Wellington/Porirua and Hutt area.
  • You will need to be available to attend training sessions and run 2-3 courses a year.

What skills are required?

  • The ability to work confidently and effectively with groups of 4-7 children. 
  • The ability to listen deeply and effectively. 
  • Is able to affirm others and respect differences of culture, belief and lifestyle

What support will I get?

  • You will be funded to attend a training workshop on the 29th and 30th of June 2017
  • Another trained volunteer or staff member from Catholic Social Services will run the courses with you.
  • You will receive ongoing support from Catholic Social Services

How can I apply? Email or call Lesley Hooper at Catholic Social Services.  l.hooper@wn-catholicsocialservices.org.nz or phone 04 385 8642

Morning and Evening

New Zealand at prayer by Nancy Hill. Nancy's inspiration was to write something accessible to New Zealanders, as she found a lack of prayer books available in NZ for New Zealanders. She has considered the fast pace of modern life and provides a simple, clear and concise path with simple daily prayers. She also honours our Catholic prayer traditions by including things like the sign of the cross, lighting candles and Glory be to the Father…This book is suitable for any age or for anyone who may have trouble reading for long periods of time. They would also make a lovely gift!  Orders for books will be gathered over the next three weeks, with a final date of 15th June. COST $30-00.  To get your copy you can email bridget.oshanassy@kc.school.nz or give your details at the produce table in the foyer after Mass. We also have blank order forms you can take away with you to help you collect orders from your social, work and family groups!

Holy Land pilgrimage

Enquiries are invited for a Holy Land pilgrimage in September-October 2017, led by Pat McCarthy, former editor of NZ Catholic, and with Bishop Steve Lowe of Hamilton as chaplain. The 20-day pilgrimage will visit holy places in Bethlehem, Nazareth, Jerusalem, around the Sea of Galilee and in Jordan (including Petra). For a free brochure, email Pat on patsuzie@slingshot.co.nz or ring him on (09) 480-4463. You can see more than 100 sacred sites in the Holy Land on Pat’s website, www.seetheholyland.net

Study with the Catholic Institute of Aotearoa New Zealand

Seeking qualifications in Religious Education, Theology, Scripture, or Pastoral Ministry?  Enrol now in a New Zealand Certificate in Christian Studies (NZCCS) or a New Zealand Diploma in Christian Studies (NZDCS). These courses are level 5 and level 6 on the national qualification framework. The 2017 Prospectus will be out soon. Visit the website for more information www.tci.ac.nz  Or contact the Wellington site coordinator, Catherine Gibbs c.gibbs@tci.ac.nz (04) 4965184

The Missionary Sisters Of St. Peter Claver

are now preparing for their Annual Mission Fair which will be held on Saturday 18th February 2017 from 10am to 1.00pm at St. Francis de Sales Church Hall and grounds - . 173 Clyde Street, Island Bay.  We will be most grateful for your support and contributions of goods for our stalls and rapid raffles, for children's clothing, fancy goods, crockery, plants, jam, cakes and groceries and especially gift stall goods or a donation towards the Fair.

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

Prison Fellowship NZ (PFNZ)

is an organisation full of volunteers and we want you!  Our volunteers are enriching lives by assisting with children’s camps, monthly family activities, Christmas meals, Angel Tree Christmas wrapping and delivering and simply journeying with some of the most marginalised families in your area.  Or you may feel a call to prisoner visiting, assisting with practical matters such as budgeting advice, accommodation support, job seeking, or transport. Contact Suzanne Wright at volunteer@pfnz.org.nz or 04 5285419 to find out how you can become part of PFNZ. Check out our website www.pfnz.org.nz

Engaged Encounter

is a weekend experience for couples intending to be married.  Weekends in 2016 are 16 - 17 July, & 12 - 13 November. Registrations close 2 weeks before. Venue: Pa Maria, 78 Hobson Street, Thorndon, 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  simonolsen@gmail.com

The Rugby Patricians – A New Book Celebrating Catholic College Rugby

The Rugby Patricians tells the life stories of fifty St. Patrick’s College Old Boys, from the period 1885 to 1935, who went on to achieve prominence in the game of Rugby Union following their time at the College. The book is a celebration of their lives and a fitting conclusion to the College’s first 130 years of rugby in 2015. It comprises 120 pages of text and illustrations & is being launched on ANZAC Day.

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.

St Pats Town Yearbooks 1936-40

are available from Michael Moroney Ph 904 2900

Welcoming Refugees – Urgent - Red Cross Refugee Support Volunteers Needed

Volunteering is a fun and rewarding experience.  Our refugee support volunteers help families start again, while learning about new cultures, meeting new people and changing lives (including their own!). Hutt Valley and Porirua are wanting volunteers to welcome the refugees who will arrive in mid—April. Training due to begin 29th March. Email  wellington@redcross.org.nz Or Phone 04 805 0304

Greece and Turkey pilgrimage

Enquiries are invited for a 19-day pilgrimage to Greece and Turkey in the Footsteps of St Paul, leaving on September 22, 2016. It will be led by Pat McCarthy, former editor of NZ Catholic, with Msgr Bernard Kiely of Auckland as chaplain.

Highlights will include ancient Athens, Corinth, Philippi, Thessaloniki, Patmos, Ephesus, Izmir, Pergamum, Troas, Troy, Gallipoli (with Mass at Anzac Cove) and Istanbul. A 4-day optional Rome extension will include an audience with Pope Francis.  For a free brochure, email Pat on patsuzie@slingshot.co.nz or ring him on (09) 480-4463.

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.

English lessons in Kapiti and Horowhenua for adult migrants and refugees

1.5 hour daytime classes.  Individual tuition by trained volunteers for 1-2 hours week.  These services are free for permanent residents.  Holders of work visas can often qualify for help on payment of a small fee. Contact David at English Langauge Partners Horowhenua Kapiti Inc. Ph (06) 368 6062 from Horowhenua and Otaki  Ph 0800 639 5494 from Kapiti  Address: Upstairs NZ Post Building, cnr Queen  & Oxford Streets, Levin www.englishlanguage.org.nz

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