Noticeboard 15Oct17

Expressions of interest - Director, National Liturgy Office

The New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference (NZCBC) is seeking applications for Director of the National Liturgy Office. This is a unique, part-time role supporting liturgical practice within the Catholic Church in Aotearoa New Zealand which:

  • promotes sound and appropriate liturgical practice within the bicultural environment of Aotearoa New Zealand
  • provides advice and recommendations to NZCBC on liturgical matters
  • ensures effective liaison with international liturgical bodies, including the Holy See
  • liaises with dioceses throughout New Zealand on all aspects of liturgical practice.
  • In addition to a background in liturgical studies/ministry, the successful applicant will have excellent interpersonal skills, strong administrative and managerial experience. Familiarity with liturgical practice in New Zealand would be an advantage. The role is 30 hours a week (negotiable) and while currently based in Auckland there is flexibility on location of the role.
  • For enquiries or a job description contact James van Schie, Executive Officer, NZCBC – - including a current CV and an outline of your motivation for the role.
  • Final date for acceptance of applications is Monday, 20 November 2017.

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:
  • Roster:
  • Finance:

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

Sat, 4 Nov - Mass for the Bereaved

Kāpiti Pastoral Area Book of Life Mass for the Bereaved. Saturday 4 November - 10am.  Our Lady of Fatima Church. 

Each year we celebrate a special Remembrance Mass for those who have farewelled relatives and friends during the year - from 1 November 2016 to the present time - not only from our Kāpiti Pastoral.  Area who are automatically included, but also those relatives and friends who have died and been buried elsewhere.  If you would like them to be included in the Book of Life, please record their name and date of death on the forms provided (in the foyer at Waikanae and on the wooden box in front of the altar at St Patrick’s Hall) and then place in the containers provided.  Names of the deceased must be received by Wednesday 25 October. Please also include your own name, address and telephone number on the form.  Enquiries: Please phone Maureen Borkin 904 7464 evenings.

A note from the School Board of Trustees

We have accepted the resignation of Martin Elms, our Principal, as at our last board meeting on Wednesday 20th September. Martin will remain with us until the end of Term 1, 2018.  We would like to thank Martin for all the hard work he has done for Our Lady of Kapiti School (previously St Patrick’s Primary) for the past 12 years. It has been a pleasure to have been able to work with someone with his level of knowledge within the School, Parish and Community.

As the Board, we now have a lengthy process of finding the “right” applicant for our school. We have a sub-committee for this process and once we have the successful applicant we will advise.

Isabel Carberry, Board Chairperson

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 - A Caring Space

An invitation for those who care for a loved one, to spend a few hours creatively exploring with God, what scripture says about their role as carer. The view is through a Christian lens but the material would suit any seeker of God.  Led by Gill Schaap and Veronica Parton  Monday 16th October at St Andrew’s, 11 Steyn Avenue, Plimmerton  Time: 11am – 2pm - Hot drinks provided, please bring you own lunch  Cost: $10  For more details and to register contact Veronica Parton or 021 238 6675

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 - Joshua Catholic Men’s Fellowship Wellington

Come along and join us on Thursday 19th of October 2017 at 7:30pm for fellowship and prayer in CONNOLLY HALL, Guildford Terrace, Thorndon (behind Sacred Heart Cathedral).  Speaker: Michael Powell on “New season of Current of Grace”  Want to know more? Ring John Taylor (04) 389-8915 or 021-107-8538 or email:

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: or Jessica Bond: (Registration closes on 15 September)

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 - DOVE NOTICE for all women

Please come and celebrate with us our 25th anniversary of Dove Women's Fellowship Wellington at our meeting to be held on Saturday 21st October 2017 at 1.15pm.
Connolly Hall, Guildford Terrace. We begin our new Current of Grace season with guest speaker Sandra Kinney. For further information contact Shura Price 04 3899938

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 - 100 Years of FATIMA

Talk on Mary, Fatima and the Rosary - Saturday, 21 October 2017
Speaker: Maximilian Fuhrer
Venue: Our Lady of Fatima Church, TawaTime: 4 -6 p.m.
For more info., contact

Sat, 28 Oct 2017 - The St Gerard’s Monastery Open Day

is back on Saturday, October 28th.  Do take this opportunity to come and visit this iconic landmark on Mount Victoria, overseeing Wellington Harbour. You’ll get a chance to satisfy your taste buds with an array of international cuisine on sale; be part of a guided tour around this Category 1A historic site. Have fun time for kids & the young at heart with face painting and games. Bring your family and friends to have a memorable day (10am – 4pm).  Spread the word around!

Tue, 31 Oct 2017 - Anglican Archbishop David Moxon

is returning home to New Zealand after 5 years overseas.  Cardinal John Dew and Anglican Archbishop Philip Richardson invite you to attend Vespers on  Tuesday 31 October 2017 at 6pm at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, Hill Street.  Archbishop David Moxon was until June 2017, the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Representative to the Holy See and the Director of the Anglican Centre in Rome.  We look forward to seeing you there.

Fri, 3 Nov 2017 - Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat, 3-5 November

A retreat weekend for those whose lives have been touched by abortion.  An opportunity for healing to any woman or man who has struggled with the emotional or spiritual pain of abortion. All enquiries are strictly confidential.  Contact Wendy Hill or 027 2549222 or visit

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 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 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. 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 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 or ring him on (09) 480-4463. You can see more than 100 sacred sites in the Holy Land on Pat’s website,

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  Or contact the Wellington site coordinator, Catherine Gibbs (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 or 04 5285419 to find out how you can become part of PFNZ. Check out our website

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 or phone Kate & Simon Olsen Telephone (+64 4) 801 6192, or email Simon and Kate at

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,, 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 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 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

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