Noticeboard 01-Dec-2019

The Cardinal’s Care Appeal 2019 - Women, Children and Families in Need! All funds raised through this year’s Cardinal’s Care Appeal will be directed to Catholic Social Services and used to support outreach, facilitation and capacity building within communities across the Archdiocese. Grassroots initiatives result in sustainable programmes run by, with and for the communities they serve. They are the best approach to reach and to benefit those on the peripheries of our society, those in greatest need of God’s love and our unconditional support. 2019 Care Appeal packages are being distributed throughout the Archdiocese during Advent. Every little bit counts and every gift matters. The work of Catholic Social Services does and will continue to make a difference in the lives of countless children, women and families in need; but, it is your support that makes this work possible! Please join us by making even a small gift today. If everyone gives a little, together we can make a big difference! Thank you!

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Festive Season Roast Lunch. Come and enjoy a festive roast lunch this December!
December 6 & 7, 12.30pm, Our Lady's Home of Compassion, Island Bay. Lunch is $30 per person, including main, dessert and juice. To book call (04) 383 7769 or email islandbay@compassion.org.nz

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The 2019 Rosary for Life and Faith is on Sat. 7th Dec. at 3 pm. This Pro-Life Rosary supports the March for Life in Wellington on the same day. Please try and go on the March. If you can't, please organise or join a Rosary group in your parish. For more info    www.coasttocoastrosary.co.nz  or ph Clare 022 1912886

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Mass for Life.  You’re invited to pray for babies, mums, dads and families at a Mass for Life on Friday 6 December, 7pm at St Mary of the Angels, 17 Boulcott Street, Wellington.  Cardinal Dew will be the principal celebrant.  Eucharistic Adoration will follow for one hour after Mass to pray in readiness for the National March for Life.  For more information please visit fli.org.nz/prolifeevents or phone Clare 021 231 7954.

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House available this summer: - A family home (sleeps 4) is available over two periods this summer: 23-27 December and 3 - 11 January. If you know of people who deserve a holiday break at little or no cost - or if you have family or friends visiting and are short of space, please contact the parish office (Ph 902 5815) in the first instance.

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The Bach Choir of Wellington - Our final concert of 2019 is fast approaching.  Saturday 14 Dec 2pm at St Mary of the Angels - Boulcott Street. A Christmas Festival in collaboration with the Wellington Brass Band and featuring Christmas music for brass, choir & brass and choir as well as audience Christmas carols. What better way for the whole family to get into the spirit of the season!Tickets  $30/$25 conc  from Eventfinda, Marsden Books or at the door

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Marist St Pats RFC – 50TH Jubilee – You are invited to join with past and current players, coaches, managers and supporters over Queens Birthday Weekend. Friday 29 May to Sunday 1 June 2020. To register, and for more information, check out the webpage www.msprugby.co.nz “

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The 2019 Rosary for Life and Faith is on Sat. 7th Dec. at 3 pm. This Pro-Life Rosary supports the March for Life in Wellington on the same day. Please try and go on the March. If you can't, please organise or join a Rosary group in your parish. For more info    www.coasttocoastrosary.co.nz     or ph Clare 022 1912886

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Family Reunification - We are trying to find suitable accommodation for a couple hoping to be reunited with their family, former refugees living in the Hutt Valley. This request is rather urgent as confirmation of accommodation is an immigration requirement. If you have a one bedroom flat, bed sit, tiny house or granny flat  in the Hutt Valley that you could make available for rent please contact Catholic Social Services.04 385 8642 or email reception@wn-catholicsocialservices.org.nz

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St Joseph's Catholic School, Levin – 100th Reunion & Celebration Celebrating 100 Years as a Catholic School Community in Levin we are calling all past and present students, staff, teachers and whānau to join us for this once-in-a lifetime weekend of celebration and remembrance.Saturday 1 Feb – Sunday 2 Feb, 2020 St Joseph's Catholic School, Weraroa Road, Levin For more information or to register:

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Christian Meditation Group. All are welcome. Join us for an hour of Christian meditation in an ancient form of contemplative prayer. Times are Mondays at 7pm-8pm, and Thursdays at 11am-12pm at The Chapel of Our Lady of Compassion, 2 Rhine Street, Island Bay, Wellington. Ph. (04) 383 7134 or (04) 383 7769.

Karakia o te Rātapu. Each Sunday there is Miha for all. Liturgy of Eucharist is held if priest is not available. 11am, The Chapel of Our Lady of Compassion, 2 Rhine Street, Island Bay, Wellington. Ph. (04) 383 7769.

Beads of Contemplation. Led by Fr James Lyons. During the month traditionally devoted to the Rosary, an invitation to  explore the joy, anticipation, sorrow and triumph of the missionary journey through the eyes of faith and heart of Mary.  Four Wednesdays. 10 am to 11 am or 7pm to 8 pm The Chapel of Our Lady of Compassion, 2 Rhine St, Island Bay. 9, 16, 23 and 30 October. Enquiries:  Ph 3837769 email:  spirituality@compassion.org.nz

Taizé in Aotearoa. Br Matthew from the monastic community at Taizé joins us for an experience of community and prayer, celebrating 30 years of Taizé prayer at the Home of Compassion. November 15-17. Weekend - $100  One day - $50.00 (includes meals)  Additional $70/night for accommodation. RSVP by 25.10.2019. Enquiries - (04) 383 7769 or email spirituality@compassion.org.nz.

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About to get Married?
Could you successfully run a marathon without preparing for it? Of course not! So too marriage. Engaged Encounter Weekends this year are heavily booked. Weekends are 30 - 31 March 2019 (one vacancy and then waiting list);  3 - 4 August 2019; 9 - 10 November 2019, all at St Teresa's Presbytery, 301 Karori Road, Karori, Wellington  For more information phone Kate and Simon  on 801 6192 or visit our website at   www.cee-wellington.co.nz

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Oberammergau 2020 Passion Play - Fr Chris Friel from Christchurch will lead this tour to Germany in June of 2020.  The famous play has been performed every 10 years since 1634. The tour includes a 6 day cruise down the Danube through Austria, Germany, Slovakia and Hungary. Ph 0800 356 728 for further info.

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"Parish to Parish for Bed & Breakfast"
Since the first book was printed 15 years ago, many hosts have suffered health problems, downsized their homes etc. As we urgently require more hosts in places all over the country, I would encourage anyone with a spare bedroom or two in their home, to come and join us. The accommodation does not have to be 5 star, just clean, comfortable and welcoming, also providing a light breakfast. The purpose of this book is aimed at providing catholic hospitality and making new friends. The hosts charge a small fee of $35 for one only person, or $30 per person for 2 or more per night. For further information please contact Marie Anderson on 03 359 5541 or email marie.ian@xtra.co.nz.

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

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Change of E-mail Addresses - We advise that Our Lady of Kapiti Parish email addresses have been changed due to closure of the Vodafone facility as at 30 November 2017. 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.