Upcoming Events

What’s on in the Archdiocese of Wellington

Monday 14 August

‘A Caring Space’, explore what scriptures say about carer’s role, by Gill Schaap and Veronica Parton, 11am-2pm, St Andrew’s, 11 Steyn Avenue, Plimmerton. $10, bring own lunch. Email Veronica Parton at vjpdap@gmail.com or ph 021 238-6675 for more information and registration.

Tuesday 15 August

Feast of the Assumption of Blessed Virgin Mary.

Thursday 17 August

ADW Youth Ministers Network Gathering – Berrigan House, 7pm, contact youth@wn.catholic.org.nz for details.

Friday 18 August

XLT, Contemporary praise and worship, Eucharistic Adoration 7pm, St Anne’s Church Newtown – every third Friday of month, contact youth@wn.catholic.org.nz for details.

Monday 21 August

The Rising Tide – young adult discussion forum, 6.30pm, Catholic Centre, 22‒30 Hill St, Thorndon. contact youth@wn.catholic.org.nz for details.

Friday 25 August

ICPE Worship Night, 7.30pm, St Gerard’s Monastery, contact youth@wn.catholic.org.nz for details.

Friday 1 September

The Sisters of Compassion Taizé Prayer service, first Friday of every month, 7pm‒8pm, Crombie Chapel, Our Lady’s Home of Compassion, 2 Rhine St, Island Bay. Ph (04) 383-7134 or (04) 383-7769.

Friday 1‒Sunday 3 September

PAUSE, ME TŪ a vocations retreat for those discerning a call to the diocesan priesthood or religious life as a Priest, Brother or Sister. Join Bishop Charles Drennan, Sr Clare O’Connor and others at Magnificat Community in Featherston for a time of reflection or whakaaroaro, prayer or karakia, and korero. For details or enquiries, email bishop-pa@pndiocese.org.nz. All welcome.

Monday 25 September

ANZRATH public meeting about anti-trafficking and exploitation in Aotearoa New Zealand, 7.30pm, Anglican Church Annex, corner Main Rd and Lyndhurst St, Tawa. Guest speakers Dr Rebecca Miller and Peter Devoy from Immigration NZ. All welcome.

Saturday 30 September

Presentation Sisters’ Mission Gala and Garage Sale at the Paraparaumu Memorial Hall, Tutanekai St, Paraparaumu, from 9am to noon. Fundraising is to support the mission work of the Presentation Sisters in Papua-New Guinea, Chile and Peru. Contact Tony Bevin on email tm.bevin@xtra.co.nz or phone (04) 299-6825 or mobile 0274 476-689.

Saturday 30 September

Wellington Retreat: ‘Writing the Soul Home’, New Zealand poetry meditation, reading, and writing. Facilitator, Anne Powell,  10am‒4pm, Our Lady’s Home of Compassion, 2 Rhine St, Island Bay, Wellington. For information and registration email retreat@compassion.org.nz or ph (04) 383-7769.

Saturday 2‒Sunday 3 December 2017

Catholic Youth Festival will be held in Auckland in December 2017. Go to www.catholicyouthfestival.nz for more information.

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.