Upcoming Events

What’s on in the Archdiocese of Wellington

Monday evenings

Christian Meditation Group, 7pm each Monday for an hour of Christian meditation in ancient form of contemplative prayer, Crombie Chapel, Our Lady’s Home of Compassion, 2 Rhine Street, Island Bay, Wellington. Ph: (04) 383-7134 or (04) 383-7769.

Friday 2 March

World Day of Prayer – a global ecumenical movement to join in prayer and action for peace and justice.

Friday 2 March

Trio a Due charity concert, 7.30pm, Sacred Heart Cathedral, Wellington. See www.trio-a-due.de for more information.

 Friday 2 March

Taizé prayer: meditative singing from the Psalms, reading, prayer and silence, 7pm-8pm, Our Lady’s Home of Compassion,2 Rhine Street, Island Bay, Wellington.

Saturday 3 March

The Sisters of St Peter Claver ‘Big Garage Sale’ at their convent ground, 1 Mersey St, Island Bay, Wellington, 9am-12pm. All welcome. Contact (04) 383-8401.

Sunday 4 March 

The Way (Young Adult Formation Programme) Session 1, The Catholic Centre, Thorndon. Check out thewaywgtn.weebly.com for more information.

Sunday 4 March 

Young Church Mass, 7pm, Sacred Heart Cathedral.

 Wednesday 7, 14, 21 March

Contemplative Prayer Series at Our Lady’s Home of Compassion continues with Meditation and Contemplation, Inner Healing, The influence of St Ignatius Loyola, 10am sessions repeated at 7pm. Register at: retreat@compassion.org.nz or ph (04) 383-7769.

Thursday 8 March and 12 April

Quiet Days with Suzanne Aubert, insights from Suzanne’s life as a means of developing our own spiritual tools and wisdom, 10am-2pm, Our Lady’s Home of Compassion, 2 Rhine Street, Island Bay, Wellington. Register at retreat@compassion.org.nz or ph (04) 383-7134.

Friday 9 March

24 hours of prayer for the Lord ‘With you is forgiveness’ (Psalm 130:4), at Ss Peter and Paul Church, Lower Hutt, 6pm Friday to 6pm Saturday. Priests available during that time for Sacrament of Reconciliation. All invited to this ‘a moment of grace’ initiative by Pope Francis.

Friday 9–Sunday 11 March

Challenge 2000 Lenten ‘Journey to Jerusalem’ up the Whanganui River

Monday 12 March

Youth Ministers Network Gathering, 7pm, Berrigan House, 4 Kelburn Parade, Wellington.

Monday 19 March

A Caring Space – offers a ‘breathing space’ for those who care for a loved one. Led by Gill Schaap and Veronica Parton, 11am–2pm, Home of Compassion, 2 Rhine St, Island Bay, Wellington. Cost $10. To register email Veronica Parton at vjpdap@gmail.com or phone 021 238 6675.

Monday 26 March

Chrism Mass for Archdiocese of Wellington in upper South Island, 7pm, St Francis of Assisi, Stoke.

Sunday 25 March

Palm Sunday.

Sunday 25‒Saturday 31 March

Holy Week.

Tuesday 27 March

Chrism Mass for Archdiocese of Wellington in lower North Island, 7.30pm, Cathedral of the Sacred Heart.

 Thursday 29 March

Holy Thursday.

Friday 30 March

Good Friday.

Saturday 31 March

Holy Saturday.

Sunday 1 April

Easter Sunday (no Young Church Mass).

2 April Easter Monday

Marist St Pats Junior Rugby club Rugby Carnival, 12 noon–2pm, St Pat’s College Artificial Turf, Kilbirnie, for existing and new players. Children of all ages (Nursery ages 2‒4, Rippa ages 5‒6 and Tackle ages 7‒13) welcome. Includes Touch Rugby, Rippa Rugby, Rugby Skill Challenges and Games, Bouncy Castle, BBQ, Drinks and more! Register on the day or come along and give it a try!  MSP Junior Rugby is about children enjoying sport, supporting our children to develop their skills in a fun, safe and family oriented environment. Registrations: check out the Marist St Pats website: www.msprugby.co.nz or Facebook mspjuniorrugby or contact the Clubs Junior co-ordinator, Martin Paget at juniors@msprugby.co.nz or on 027 321 1581.

Saturday 7–Sunday 8 April

‘The Way’ participants’ overnight retreat, Pukekaraka Marae, Ōtaki.

Thursday 12, 19,16 April, 3, 10 May

Christian Life Community Ignatian First Spiritual Exercise guided retreat in daily life, ‘Inner Peace in Divine Love’, all invited. Participants meet to pray and share experience of prayer, at St Peter and Paul Church, 37 Dr Taylor Terrace, Johnsonville, 7:30–9:30pm. Cost $55, book costs $25. to book or for more information email Sarah Dench at email sarahdench@yahoo.com  or phone (04) 389-1038 or 021 0814-4424.

Friday 13 April

XLT Worship Night, 7pm, St Anne’s Parish Hall, Newtown.

Wednesday 18–Sunday 22 April

Jesus 4 Real Senior Camp, Palm Grove, Paraparaumu.

Sunday 13–Sunday 20 May

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, between Ascension and Pentecost Sundays.

Saturday 30 June

St Patrick’s College Wellington Foundation, hosts its Annual Benefit Dinner and Auction. Old boys, current and past parents, and staff, as well as friends and supporters from the community all welcome. Entertainment from musical and cultural student groups. Guest speaker is Mike Allsop, a pilot, Everest mountaineer, adventurer, extreme marathon competitor and family ‘proving anybody can accomplish extraordinary things’. Tickets $80 each. Email development@stpats.school.nz to book.

What’s on for Young People – Wellington 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.