Upcoming Events

What’s on in the Archdiocese of Wellington

First Friday of every month

Taizé Prayer first Friday of every month, 7pm–8pm, meditative songs from Psalms, reading, spoken prayer, silence. Our Lady’s Home of Compassion, 2 Rhine St, Island Bay. Ph (04) 383-7769.

Mondays and Thursdays

Christian mediation group – join Sr Rachel for an hour of meditation in ancient form of contemplative prayer. Mondays 7pm–8pm, Thursdays 11am–12pm, Our Lady’s Home of Compassion Chapel, 2 Rhine St, Island Bay. Ph (04) 383-7134 or (04) 383-7769. All welcome.

Sundays

Miha Māori (Mass) – all welcome. First Sunday of month a Liturgy of the Eucharist. All other Sundays, a Māori Mass at 11am, Chapel, Our Lady’s Home of Compassion,2 Rhine Street, Island Bay, Wellington. Ph (04) 383-7769.

2nd Monday of every month

Greenstone Doors Charitable Trust – provides education, counselling, and practical support for woman and their families during and after pregnancy. Second Monday of each month a short prayer evening, 7pm, at Greenstone Doors, 15 Dudley St, Lower Hutt, to pray for Trust work, clients and volunteers.
All welcome. Contact Wendy at: info @greenstonedoors.co.nz for information.

Friday 17 and Saturday 18 May

Mary Potter Hospice Annual Street Appeal in Wellington, Porirua, and Kāpiti regions. Please register your support to volunteer at https://marypotter.org.nz/events/streetappealvolunteer/ and you will be contacted with more details. This year, Mary Potter Hospice is celebrating 40 years of providing services.

Saturday 25 May

Writing the Soul Home – join poet and Cenacle Sister Anne Powell to explore Aotearoa New Zealand poems, includes time for own writing. Light lunch provided. Koha. 10am–4pm at Our Lady’s Home of Compassion, Island Bay. Registration required – please book early. To register and for more information: retreat@compassion.org.nz or (04) 383-7769 and ask for Christine.

New Zealand Catholic Medical Association Inaugural Meeting, 10am–3pm, St Michael’s School Hall, 6 Beatrice Rd, Remuera, Auckland, $25. email: info@newzealandcatholicmedical.co.nz or website: newzealandcatholicmedical.co.nz/event (see details this page).

Monday 27 May

Elephant Issues #1 ‘Tackling tricky topics in Youth Ministry’, 6pm–8pm, ADW Catholic Centre, 20-22 Hill St, Wellington.

Sunday 9 June

Pentecost Sunday Mass for new Catholics, combined with Young Church Mass, 5pm, St Mary of the Angels, 17 Boulcott St, Wellington.

Monday 10 June

Pa Maria Spirituality Centre second Winter Film Series begins with, ‘The Life Which Beats in Things’ – A spirituality for Living in Today’s World. Starting at 7pm, series runs for five Mondays, concluding Monday 8 July. Limited to 30 participants. For more information and/or to register, please contact Brian Cummings sm at bgcummings@xtra.co.nz or phone 021 703 580.

Friday 14 June

Compassion Soup Kitchen 2019 Street Annual Appeal our biggest fundraiser to help keep our doors open for our work to help people in need live with dignity in the community. If you would like to volunteer on the day as a Street Collector in Wellington or organise a fundraiser at your school or workplace, please sign up at soupkitchen.org.nz/streetappeal or call (04) 385 9299.

Wednesday 19 June

The Sisters of Compassion and the Catholic Parish of Wellington South invite everyone to celebrate Suzanne Aubert’s birthday at the annual Mass celebrated by Cardinal John Dew, 6pm, St Anne’s Church, Newtown. For details email: heritagecentre@compassion.org or ph (04) 282-1953.

Tuesday 27Wednesday 28 August

Save the date for the 2019 Community Networks Aotearoa and NZ Council of Christian Social Services Joint Conference in Wellington, with the theme: ‘Tātou tātou e! The value of relationships and building wellbeing’.

3–4 August; 9–10 November

About to get Married? Engaged Encounter Weekends this year are already heavily booked, to be held at St Teresa’s Presbytery, 301 Karori Rd, Karori, Wellington. For more information go to www.cee-wellington.co.nz or ph Kate or Simon (04) 801-6192.

Whats on for young people in the Archdiocese

Wellington Archdiocese Youth weekly events

Kapiti – Thursdays: Music Jams (year 5+), 7pm–8pm. Fridays: Fun-Time Music (pre-school) 10.30am–11.30am. Fridays: J-Team (yrs 5‒7), 5pm–6.30pm (1st and 3rd Fridays); and Gravitate Youth Group (yrs 8‒13), 7pm–9pm (1st and 3rd Fridays). Contact Jacqui McLaughlin at kapiti.youth@gmail.com or 022 675-7357.

Tawa – Fridays: Xavier Youth (yrs 9‒13), 8pm‒10pm, Leo Connor Hall, 71 Main Road. Contact Paul Mcardle 027 304-0712.

Porirua – Mondays: Youth Group, 6pm–8pm. Contact Sr Hannah, Missionaries of Charity, (04) 235-5373.

Te Awakairangi – Fridays: Taita Youth Group, 6.30pm‒8.30pm, St Michael’s School library. Contact Maryanne Pereira at mary.pereira@hotmail.co.nz or 021 107 7248.

Blenheim, St Mary’s – 2nd and 4th Mondays: Singles for Christ, contact Joanna Viernes joanna.viernes@hotmail.co.nz. 1st and 3rd Tuesdays: Youth for Christ, contact Marc Arcellana marc_arcellana@hotmail.com. Wednesdays: Junior Youth Group (yrs 9‒10), 5.30pm–6.45pm; Senior Youth Group (yrs 11‒13), 7pm–8.45pm, contact Maurice and Mieke Davies at stmarysyouthgroup@xtra.co.nz or (03) 578-6772.

Focolare – Mondays: Young adults meet, 6pm, Hub of Victoria University, Kelburn Campus. Sharing our living faith and respond to the challenges of today. Contact Philip Wakelin 022 622-0174 or Miriam Vender 021 143-9855.

LifeTeen – Sundays: Youth Night, 5pm‒8pm, St Anne’s, Newtown. Contact Rain Forest at agent.c.rocks@gmail.com

Contact your local parish or Isabella at youth@wn.catholic.org.nz for more information on local events and activities.