Upcoming Events in the Archdiocese

Tuesday 17, Wednesday 18, Thursday 19 March 

Lenten Laudato Si’ formation series continues in evening at St Joseph’s Parish Upper Hutt, church foyer 7.30pm–9pm. Focus is on caring for water in local area including river, wetlands, and conserving infrastructures. Guest speakers, discussions and reflection. All welcome. 

Thursday 26 March  

‘The Cry of the Earth – te tangi a Papatūānuku: We can make a difference.’ Lenten Laudato Si’ formation series, at Catholic parish of Ōtari, 7.30pm-9pm, St Thomas More Church, Wilton  

Thursdays 5, 12, 19 and 26 March 

Catholic Social Services Seasons for Growth Lenten four-session programme for adults, 5.30pm‒8.30pm, Catholic Centre, 22-30 Hill St, Thorndon. Cost $30. Email Katrin Eickhorst information at seasons@wn.catholic.org.nz or ph 021 374 405.  

Friday 20–Sunday 29 March 

Ignatian Spirituality for Women – 8-day silent, individually-guided retreat, by Adriana Janus, Nicola McCarthy and Joy Cowley, Magnificat Retreat Centre, Featherston. Contact joycowley@xtra.co.nz for more information and to register. 

Saturday 28 March 

Christian Meditation Community Day: Meditation, Presence and Care of the Dying, 9.15am–3pm, Diocesan Centre, 33 Amesbury St, Palmerston North. All welcome. Register at sdr4412@gmail.com 

Tuesday 7 April 

Chrism Mass, 6pm, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Richmond, for Archdiocese of Wellington, South Island. 

Wednesday 8 April 

Chrism Mass, 6pm, St Teresa’s Pro-Cathedra, Karori, for Archdiocese of Wellington, North Island. 

Friday 10 April 

Good Friday, The Way of the Cross – reflect on the Stations of the Cross and life of Venerable Suzanne Aubert, 10am, The Chapel of Our Lady of Compassion, 2 Rhine St, Island Bay. All welcome. Ph (04) 383-7769 or email spirituality@compassion.org.nz for more information. 

Friday 24–Sunday 26 April 

Takirua 2020 Conference by the NZCBC Council for Young People and The Catholic Network of Marriage Educators at the Intercontinental Wellington. Book Early Bird tickets at www.takirua2020.nz 

Sunday 26 April 

St Joseph Church, Wakefield, Tasman, 150th anniversary celebrations and reunion, ANZAC weekend. Sesquicentenary, 1870–2020. Registration $10 (children no charge). All welcome. Contact: Sam Madill, St Joseph’s 150th Celebration, email stjosephs150years@xtra.co.nz or ph (03) 541-9555 or 027 454 4121, PO Box 3640, Richmond, Nelson 7050. 

Tuesday 26Friday 29 May 

2020 Pacific Ocean, Pacific Climate Change Conference, Apia, Samoa. Visit pacificoceanclimatechange.org to download draft programme, register expression of interest to present, register for conference. Email popccc@nus.edu.ws for more information.

Friday 29‒Monday 1 June  

Marist St Pat’s 50 years jubilee, Queen’s Birthday Weekend. Anniversary dinner, lunches, Mass, club games, social events, memorabilia displays and MSP’s 50th anniversary team announced. Register at: www.msprugby.co.nz/tools/clients/new.aspx?SECT=50-jubilee. Regular updates will be circulated on MSP Facebook page, on msprugby.co.nz, by post, and the Red Machine newsletter. 

Ongoing events

Miha ‒ Māori Mass for all, Sundays 11am, Chapel of Our Lady of Compassion, 2 Rhine St, Island Bay, ph (04) 383-7769. 

Christian Meditation Group, Mondays 7pm‒8pm, Thursdays, 11am‒12pm, Chapel of Our Lady of Compassion, 2 Rhine St, Island Bay, ph (04) 383-7134 or (04) 383-7769. 

Christian Meditation weekly groups throughout Wellington Archdioceses Enquiries to Linda Polaschek (04) 479-7955, or go to ‘Meditation Group in your Area’ at the New Zealand Community for Christian Meditation website: christianmeditationnz.org.nz or online groups at onlinemeditationwccm.org/ 

Young adults’ Mass celebrated every Wednesday, 6pm, Berrigan House (Catholic Worker), 4 Kelburn Parade, Kelburn. Dinner follows.