Upcoming Events in the Archdiocese

Christian Meditation Group – Mondays 7pm-8pm; Thursdays 11am12pm, Our Lady’s Home of Compassion Chapel, 2 Rhine Street, Island Bay, Wellington. Ph (04) 383-7134 or (04) 383 7769.

Christian Meditation weekly groups open throughout Wellington. Enquiries to Linda Polaschek (04) 479-7955, or go to Christian Meditation website: christianmeditationnz.org.nz or online groups are at onlinemeditationwccm.org/

Miha –Māori Mass, every Sunday, 11am, Chapel, Our Lady’s Home of Compassion, 2 Rhine Street, Island Bay, Wellington. Ph. 04 383 7769.

Tuesday 11 February

‘Liturgy with Children’ ministry formation day for clergy, lay pastoral leaders, principals, DRSs, chaplains, 10am‒4pm, Ss Peter and Paul, Church, 60 Knights Rd, Lower Hutt. Presenters: Frs Patrick Bridgman and James Lyons with Michael Mangan (composer, teacher, and music liturgist). Register by Monday 3 February at a.williams@wn.catholic.org.nz or ph (04) 496-1706.

Tuesday 11 February

Student Life in Occupied Palestine, presentation byBr Peter Bray, New Zealander, De La Salle Brother, and Vice-Chancellor of Bethlehem University in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. Br Peter will give a presentation on student life in the difficult circumstances of occupied Palestine with an insight on the work for a just and peaceful future, 6pm‒7.30pm, St Andrews-on-the-Terrace, central Wellington. Presentation is free but a donation to Bethlehem University invited. Sponsored by Wellington Palestine Organisation and Mons Gerard Burns, Vicar-General, ADW. Go to: https://wellingtonpalestine.nz/2020/01/17/student-life-in-occupied-palestine/
for details.

Tuesday 11 February

World Day of Prayer for the Sick.

Friday 14 February

Archdiocesan St Valentine’s Day Mass with Cardinal John, 7pm, St Joseph’s Church, Mt Victoria, Wellington.

Saturday 15 February

Stewardship Reflection Day about Venerable Suzanne Aubert’s life and values through the lens of Stewardship, 10.30am -3.30pm, Our Lady’s Home of Compassion, 2 Rhine St, Island Bay. BYO lunch. Register by 7 February at a.williams@wn.catholic.org.nz or ph (04) 496-1706.

Saturday 15–Sunday 16 February

Marriage Encounter Retreat, Palmerston North Diocesan Centre, non-residential weekend. For more information and to register visit www.marriageencounter.org.nz or phone 0800 362-686.

Friday 21 February

2020 School Commissioning Mass for teachers and staff, Archdiocese South Island Schools, 5.30pm, Garin College, Richmond, Nelson.

Tuesday 25 February

2020 School Commissioning Mass for teachers and staff, Archdiocese North Island Schools, 5.30pm, Sacred Heart, Petone.

Wednesday 26 February

Ash Wednesday – Ecumenical Service among Christian faith traditions to start of Lenten journey, 7pm, The Chapel of Our Lady of Compassion, 2 Rhine St, Island Bay, Wellington. All welcome. Ph (04) 383-7769 or email spirituality@compassion.org.nz for more information.

Thursday 27 February

Marriage Enrichment Evening out for all couples in the Archdiocese with Yvonne and Brian Pauling, Imago Specialists, 7pm, Connolly Hall, Thorndon.

Friday 28 February

Day of Prayer and Penance for victims of abuse and violence.

Tuesday 3, 10, 17 March

Laudato Si’ formation series, Catholic Parish of Ōtari, three evenings over three weeks, 7.30pm‒9.00pm, at St Thomas More church lounge, with a range of guest speakers.

Wednesdays 4, 25 March and 1 April

Lenten Series, An Encounter with Mercy, led by Fr James Lyons to explore mystery of forgiveness through healing ministry of Jesus, 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.

Thursdays 5, 12, 19 and 26 March

CSS Season for Growth Lenten series for adults –programme designed to help children and adults manage grief and stress around life-changing situations. in a safe and supportive way, 5.30pm‒8.30pm, Catholic Centre, 22-30 Hill Street, Thorndon. Cost $30. For more information and to register by 26February email Katrin Eickhorst at seasons@wn.catholic.org.nz or ph 021 374 405.

Saturday 14 March, Saturday 21 March

Mission Expo 2020, 10am-4pm, 14 March, Bishop Viard College, Porirua; 21 March, Garin College, Richmond, Nelson. See p 20, or email m.greaney@wn.catholic.org.nz for more information.

Monday 16‒Friday 20 March

Laudato Si’ formation series on the care of creation, St Joseph’s Parish, Upper Hutt, two morning sessions, 10am‒12noon, three evening sessions 7pm‒9pm at the church. Guest speakers on environmental concerns including water, the river and recycling.

Sunday 26 April

St Joseph Church, Wakefield, 150th anniversary. Details this page.

Friday 29‒Monday 1 June

Join Marist St Pat’s to celebrate first 50 years at jubilee over Queen’s Birthday Weekend. Events include dinner, lunches, Mass, club games, social events, displays and announcement of MSP’s 50th anniversary team. To help with planning, Register at: www.msprugby.co.nz/tools/clients/new.aspx?SECT=50-jubilee. Updates on MSP Facebook page, on msprugby.co.nz, by post, and Red Machine newsletter.

Saturday 25 – Sunday 26 April 2020

St Joseph’s Wakefield Reunion: On October 10, 1869, Fr Garin blessed the foundation stone of St Joseph Church, Wakefield. This year, on Sunday October 13 this year, parishioners celebrated St Joseph Church’s 150th anniversary when Fr Andrew Kim blessed the foundation stone after Mass. The official 150th year celebration will take place ANZAC weekend, April 2020. All welcome. Please contact: Sharlene Madill, St Joseph’s 150th Celebration, stjosephs150years@xtra.co.nz  or ph (03) 541-9555 or 027 454 4121, PO Box 3640, Richmond, Nelson 7050. 

 Friday 29 May – Monday 1 June 2020

 Join Marist St Pat’s to celebrate the first 50 years at key jubilee events over Queen’s Birthday Weekend.Events will include anniversary dinner, lunches, Mass, club games, social events, memorabilia displays and announcement of MSP’s 50th anniversary team. To help with planning, please register at: www.msprugby.co.nz/tools/clients/new.aspx?SECT=50-jubilee. Regular updates will be circulated via MSP Facebook page, on msprugby.co.nz, by post, and the Red Machine newsletter.