Upcoming Events

What’s on in the Archdiocese

 Friday 17 March

St Patrick’s Day – commemorates St Patrick and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland.

Friday 17‒Sunday 19 March

Jesus 4 Real Adult camp (18+), Palm Grove Christian Camp, Paraparaumu.

Sunday 19 March

St Joseph’s Solemnity Feast Day – husband of Mary. St Joseph is patron of many things including the universal Church, fathers, the dying and social justice.

Monday 20 March

The Rising Tide, young adult discussion forum, 6.30pm, The Catholic Centre, Thorndon. Contact e.bruce@wn.catholic.org.nz.

 Monday 24 March

XLT, Contemporary praise and worship – Eucharistic Adoration, 7pm, St Anne’s Church, Newtown, Wgtn.

 Sunday 26 March

St Francis de Sales School Fair, 11am-2pm rain or shine at the school, 11 Mersey Street, Island Bay, Wellington. Contact Peter on 027 611-1108, or the school (04) 939-7370.

 Sunday 2 April

Caritas Challenge launch. Go to www.caritas.org.nz/caritas-challenge for information and registration.

Friday 7–Sunday 9 April

Set Free, Catholic Youth Festival, Tokoroa, yrs 11‒13 (youth stream), ages 18‒30 (young adults’ stream). www.setfree.org.nz

Sunday 9 April

Vocation Day – Explore a vocation with the Sisters of Mercy
11.45am-5pm Mercy Centre Guildford Tce Thorndon Wellington
Explore Mercy Day

Monday 10 April

Archdiocesan South Island Chrism Mass – the Mass of the oils, 7.30pm, St Peter Chanel Church, Motueka, with the support of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Richmond community.

Tuesday 11 April

Archdiocesan North Island Chrism Mass – the Mass of the oils, 7.30pm, Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, Hill St, Thorndon.

Monday 14 April

Jimmy Mitchell – evening of stories and songs, 7.30pm, St Anne’s, Newtown.

Wednesday 19–Sunday 23 April

Jesus4Real Senior Camp (yrs 11‒13), Palm Grove Christian Camp, Paraparaumu.

 Wednesday 19 April

Otari CWL welcomes Sr Marcellin, Wellington Homeless Women’s Trust, as guest speaker, 7.30pm, St Teresa’s Church Foyer, 301 Karori Rd, Wellington. All welcome. Contact jon.saunders@xtra.co.nz or Karen Saunders ph (04) 476-0044.

Friday 21 – Sunday 23 April

National Catholic Youth Ministry Conference, Christchurch. www.ncymc.cyt.org.nz

Saturday 13 – Sunday 14 May

O’Shea Shield, St Bernard’s College, Lower Hutt.

Monday 10‒Friday 14 July

Guided five-day, non-residential Ignatian retreat Companion on the Journey at Pa Maria Marist Spiritual Centre, 78 Hobson St, Thorndon. Starts 9.30am, finishes 4.00pm each day. Cost $200. Limited to 18. Please contact Fr Brian Cummings sm on email bgcummings@xtra.co.nz, or phone (04) 212-4691, mobile 021 703 580.

Friday 14 – Sunday 16 July

Oceania Youth Conference –Youth for Christ, El Rancho, Waikanae.

July, August, September

‘Calling Beyond Ourselves’ – Winter film season series, Pā Maria Marist Spirituality Centre, 78 Hobson Street, Thorndon. Entry by Koha. To register email Fr Brian Cummings sm on bgcummings@xtra.co.nz or phone (04) 212-4691 or 021 703 580. Please specify preferred season.

  • Season I: Mondays 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31 July.
  • Season II: Mondays 7, 14, 21, 28 August and 4 September.
  • Season III: Thursdays 10, 17, 24, 31 August and 7 September.

Wednesday 4– Sunday 8 October

Jesus4Real Senior Camp (yrs 9‒10), Palm Grove Christian Camp, Paraparaumu.

Sunday 29 October

Amalgamation Mass for the Archdiocese of Wellington’s upper South Island parish communities of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Richmond; St Peter Channel, Motueka; Sacred Heart, Takaka.

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