Noticeboard 12-Aug-2018

Wed, 15 Aud 2018 - Vespers for the Feast of the Assumption

Wednesday August 15th 7:30pm - The Choir of St Mary of the Angels will celebrate Vespers for the Feast of the Assumption. The liturgy, which lasts for about 50 minutes, includes Latin psalms, the Gregorian antiphons and Palestrina’s Magnificat. Following that will be a short, thirty-minute concert of music for the feast, and for the Feast of the Transfiguration, with music by Tallis, Tavener, Victoria, and including Monteverdi’s wonderful setting of ‘Beatus Vir’ with violins, and featuring our own choir soloists: Olivia Webb, Wendy Kale, John Sullivan, Paul Beres and Emmanuel Godinez.

Pa Maria Marist Spirituality Centre.

Winter Film series: Mondays 13, 20, 27 August and 3 & 10 September OR Thursdays 16, 23, 30 August and 6 & 13 September. Contact Fr Brian Cummings SM (021 703 580 or email bgcummings@xtra.co.nz)

Thu, 16 Aug 2018 - Joshua Wellington

invites you to come along and join us on Thursday 16th of August 2018 from 7:30pm for fellowship and prayer in The LOAVES and FISHES hall, next to St Paul’s Anglican Cathedral (corner Hill and Molesworth Streets, Thorndon)  Speaker: Joe Green, Lay Pastoral Leader on "How Joe stays connected to Christ"  Want to know more? Ring Steve Ready 027-356-9555 or email: scjready@gmail.com

Sat, 18 Aug 2018 - Dove Catholic Fellowship for Women

Our August meeting is a Restoring Families seminar 9.30am-5pm on Saturday 18th at St Gerard's Hawker St Mt Victoria. Our speaker is Emma Kim. Prayer ministry will be offered. All women welcome. Enquiries Shura 3899938

Sat, 18 Aug 2018 - Vigil for the Unborn:

Saturday 18th August 2018. St Anne's Catholic Church, Emmett Street, Newtown. 10 am Mass. Followed by Exposition & Rosary Procession to front of Hospital. Ends at Noon with a shared lunch. Join in this persevering prayer effort for our most vulnerable - unborn children - and those suffering from the tragedy of abortion. For more information contact Family Life International NZ PH: 237 8343

Sat, 18 Aug 2018 - ‘Enabling Communities: A Social Justice Week Workshop’

As part of Social Justice Week 2018, Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand is joining with the Wellington JPD to facilitate an interactive workshop focusing on disability and participation. This workshop aims to help people recognise areas of enabling and disabling in society and the local context, share ideas on how we can be enabling communities, and discuss concrete actions we can take towards that. The workshop will be at St Francis Xavier school hall, Tawa on Saturday 18th August. It is free of charge, lunch is provided, and it is open to all! NZSL interpreters can be available on request. Register your interest by emailing joannav@caritas.org.nz.

Sun, 19 Aug 2018 - An Afternoon of Sacred Songs and Broadway Tunes

On 19 August, from 2pm - 4pm, Joe Moorman will be singing at a concert at St. Patrick’s Church, Wainuiomata, to help them raise money for a church hall they’re building. The first half will be Sacred music, and the second half will be Broadway showtunes. Anyone wanting tickets or detailed information can call Alan at 564-6904.

Bishop Viard College Jubilee

Registrations are now open -Labour Weekend 2018  A weekend of celebration is planned for October 19-21 and all past pupils, staff and friends of the College are invited to register now to avoid disappointment for some events. Programme information and registration are available following this link.  Alternatively email us viard50th@gmail.com or telephone Phil on (04)237 9902 or mobile 027 786 5542  You can also like our Bishop Viard College 50th Jubilee Facebook page for Jubilee year news and maybe make contact with old friends https://www.facebook.com/BVCJubilee/

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.

Our Lady's Home of Compassion

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

Artist's talk 1pm and Printmaking Workshop 2pm-3pm Saturday 11 August at the Home of Compassion. The printmaking workshop is suitable for all ages. Koha appreciated.

Christian Meditation Group. Join us each Monday evening for an hour of Christian meditation in the ancient form of contemplative prayer. All are welcome. 7pm, Chapel, Our Lady’s Home of Compassion, 2 Rhine Street, Island Bay, Wellington. Ph. 04 383 7134 or 04 383 7769.

Quiet Days with Suzanne Aubert. An invitation to spend time resting and reflecting on an aspect of the life and vision of Suzanne Aubert. Join us on 9th August, 10am - 2pm, Chapel, Our Lady’s Home of Compassion, 2 Rhine Street, Island Bay, Wellington. Simple lunch included. Registration is required. Email: retreat@compassion.org or Ph. 04 383 7769

‘Enabling Communities: A Social Justice Week Workshop’

As part of Social Justice Week 2018, Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand is joining with the Wellington JPD to facilitate an interactive workshop focusing on disability and participation. This workshop aims to help people recognise areas of enabling and disabling in society and the local context, share ideas on how we can be enabling communities, and discuss concrete actions we can take towards that. The workshop will be at St Francis Xavier school hall, Tawa on Saturday 18th August. It is free of charge, lunch is provided, and it is open to all! NZSL interpreters can be available on request. Register your interest by emailing joannav@caritas.org.nz.

WANTED! New or barely used, quality shoes

WANTED! New or barely used, quality shoes of all shapes and sizes including children's shoes for our BIG shoe sale to be held in June (info to follow in later bulletin). As well as raising the funds we need to purchase a new organ or keyboard this is a community service project to provide quality shoes at a huge discount to those who cannot afford to buy good shoes at full retail prices. If you can help please call Monica on 567 8267 or email her at devinesofwaterloo@gmail.com. We can pickup or alternatively shoes can be dropped off in a specially marked box in the foyer of St Peter and Paul's church whenever it is open. Thank you in advance for your support!

Red Cross refugee support volunteer training

Thanks to everyone who assists with the preparation of homes for former refugees settling in the wider Wellington area. If you are interested in taking your involvement further to assist former refugee families directly, the next Red Cross refugee support volunteer training begins in July. Group interviews are on 25- 27 June, with six weeks of training beginning on 4 July.  For more information please phone the Red Cross 048050304 or see their website: https://www.redcross.org.nz/what-we-do/in-new-zealand/refugee-programmes/volunteer-help-former-refugees/

About to get Married?

Could you successfully run a marathon without preparing for it? Of course not! So too marriage. The next opportunity to prepare for your lifetime of marriage on an Engaged Encounter Marriage Preparation course is July 14th and 15th.  For more information phone Kate and Simon on 801 6192 or visit our website  www.cee-wellington.co.nz

Barista Role at the Home of Compassion

Our Lady’s Home of Compassion has a paid barista position available. Hospitality is an important part of this role. Hours are 10am – 3pm Wednesday to Saturday; 12pm – 3pm Sunday. We are open to splitting this to a weekday/weekend role for the right applicant.  Please email islandbay@compassion.org.nz if you are interested.

Burying a Poet

A photographic exhibition of the tangihanga of James K Baxter on display at the Suzanne Aubert Heritage Centre from 1 June. Open Mon-Sat 10am-3pm | Sun 12noon-3pm. Email: heritagecentre@compassion.org or Ph. 04 282 1953.

Housing Sought For Refugee Families:

Rental housing is needed urgently for two Wellington families: a family of eight and a family of six. Both are in temporary living situations right now, while a number of agencies are urgently seeking permanent homes for them. Can you help find an affordable rental home? Please contact l.beech@wn-catholicsocialservices.org.nz if you can assist.

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.

Bishop Viard College 50th Jubilee, Labour Weekend 2018

A weekend of celebration is planned for October 19-21 and all past pupils, staff and friends of the College interested in receiving information about this event are invited to email Phil at philjoconnell@gmail.com or Tel 2379902  or fill in this form https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfVqxm5JPZE1yJ2qkzDeCVv1AGr4qou0e5tNLnaWOxofscDxg/viewform

You can also like our Bishop Viard College 50th Jubilee Facebook page for all Jubilee year news https://www.facebook.com/BVCJubilee/

Engaged Encounter

is a weekend experience for couples intending to be married, Weekends scheduled for 2018 are: 17 - 18 March, 14 - 15 July, 3 - 4 November 2018. Registrations close 2 weeks before.
Venue: Presbytery, 301 Karori Road, Karori, Wellington. For more details go to the website at http://www.cee-wellington.co.nz or phone Kate & Simon Olsen Telephone 801 6192, or email Simon and Kate at simonolsen@gmail.com

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.

    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