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Tertiary chaplaincy lifts its face for a new decade

New year, new courtyard, new team, new haircuts, new…

Feb10KohangaStaff_and_Building_004.jpg At 4 Kelburn Parade, 2010 has arrived in style for the Catholic tertiary chaplaincy known as ‘Kohanga’.
The building, which has been under renovation since 2008 now enjoys modern kitchen facilities and lounge, library and prayer room as well as a new look courtyard creating a wonderful indoor/outdoor flow.

A huge ‘thank you’ to everyone involved in the renovations for all your hard work over the past 10 years. There are high hopes that the courtyard will be frequently used; it has already played host to a Christmas party and will help facilitate the Kohanga anniversary Mass and BBQ on Feb 7 (Mass starts at 2pm BBQ after). Come and join in the celebration.

Feb10Kohanga038.jpg The tertiary chaplaincy team includes Josephine Eynon, Dan Siave, Sr Clare O’Connor and Travina Oh (pictured above). Tertiary chaplaincy is about sharing the love of Jesus in a hospitable way. There is a desire to develop spirituality and walk alongside people in their faith journey.

Kohanga provides friendship and hospitality with a comfy and relaxed-style lounge where people can feel at home (as shown in the party pictured right after the spring-clean). You are welcome to come in and use the phone, or grab a coffee, tea or hot chocolate. If you’re around on Mondays you could even join us for our famous FREE lunch – there really is such a thing!

Kohanga is a great place to meet new people and connect with old friends. If you are ever nearby drop in and say hi.

Coming events:

February 17: 12.10 Ash Wednesday Service at Kohanga – ecumenical service with Anglican chaplaincy

February 22: Kohanga Orientation Day

March 17: Pancake Breakfast 7.30am at Kohanga – St Patrick’s Day theme

March 23: Academic Mass 5.45pm at St Mary of the Angels

March 27-28: Orientation Camp, Otaki.

Regular events resume March 1 and include:

Monday: Liturgy 12.15, Free lunch 12.50

Tuesday: Prayer hour 10.00am Talk and Think 5.30pm (first and third Tuesdays)

Wednesday: Morning prayer 830, Women and Word 4.10pm

Thursday Morning prayer 9.30, Friday: Rosary 12.15pm