Upcoming Events

What’s on in the Archdiocese of Wellington


Christian Meditation Group – all welcome to join an hour of Christian meditation as contemplative prayer, Monday evenings, 7pm, Chapel, Our Lady’s Home of Compassion, 2 Rhine Street, Island Bay, Wellington. Ph (04) 383-7134 or (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.

1st Friday every month

Taizé Prayer hour of meditative singing, reading, spoken prayer and silence. 7pm–8pm, Our Lady’s Home of Compassion, 2 Rhine Street, Island Bay, Wellington. Ph (04) 383-7769.

Wednesday 9, 16 May

‘Spirituality of Service’ discussions – our baptismal call to embrace a ‘spirituality of service’ and the influence Easter mysteries have. 7pm, Chapel, Our Lady’s Home of Compassion, 2 Rhine Street, Island Bay, Wellington. Ph (04) 383-7769.

Thursday 3, 10 May

Christian Life Community Ignatian First Spiritual Exercise guided retreat in daily life, ‘Inner Peace in Divine Love’. All invited to 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. Email Sarah Dench at email sarahdench@yahoo.com or ph (04) 389-1038 or 021 0814-4424.

Sunday 6 May

The Way Session 3, Catholic Centre.
Young Church Mass, 7pm, Sacred Heart Cathedral.

Wednesday 9, 16 May

‘Spirituality of Service’ discussions series following Easter, on our baptismal call to a ‘spirituality of service’. Opportunity for people of all ages and stages of faith to learn about Easter mysteries and influences in our lives; 7pm, Chapel, Our Lady’s Home of Compassion, 2 Rhine Street, Island Bay, Wellington. Ph (04) 383-7769.

Friday 11 May

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

Saturday 12–Sunday 13 May

O’Shea Shield Competition, St Catherine’s College, Kilbirnie.

Saturday 12 May

Comparative Religions – one-day course by Dr Christopher Longhurst (TCI), explores the beliefs and practices of the world’s major religions and other less known religions. Through a comparative approach, participants will better understand how religion has shaped and been influenced by diverse world views across cultures; 10am –4pm; Kapiti Community Centre; $50 non-members. Contact Gordon Cameron, Kapiti Coast WEA Registrar, ph:  021 162 7000 (messages) or: www.kapitiwea.org.nz/contact.php

Sunday 13 May

Ascension Sunday – World Communications Day

Sunday 13–Sunday 20 May

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

Monday 15 May

Youth Ministers’ Network Gathering, 7pm The Catholic Centre, Hill St, Thorndon.

Tuesday 15 May 

UN International Day of Families.

Friday 18 May fortnightly to Friday 13 July

Improving Child Wellbeing – free Wellington lunchtime public lecture series, Friday fortnights to 13 July, presented by Presbyterian Support Northern. Join highly respected, thought-provoking international and national experts to discuss ways to tackle child poverty and improve the wellbeing of tamariki. Details: www.psn.org.nz/lecture-series

Saturday 19 May

Quiet Days with Suzanne Aubert ‒ reflect on aspects of Suzanne Aubert’s life, 10am‒2pm, Chapel, Our Lady’s Home of Compassion, 2 Rhine Street, Island Bay, Wellington. Koha. Simple lunch included, registration required. Email: retreat@compassion.org or ph (04) 383-7769. Other days: 19 May, 14 June, 12 July, 9 August, 13 September, 11 October.

Sunday 20 May

Pentecost Sunday.

Monday 21 May

The Obligatory Memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church, newly inserted in the Roman Calendar, is celebrated on the Monday after Pentecost Sunday, 21 May 2018.

Monday 21 May

UNESCO World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development

Friday 25 May

Compassion Soup Kitchen Street Appeal, Wellington.

Thursday 31 May

Feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Tuesday 19 June

The Sisters of Compassion invite you to celebrate Suzanne Aubert’s birthday at the annual commemorative Mass, celebrated by Cardinal John Dew. For more details email: heritagecentre@compassion.org or ph (04) 282-1953.

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.

22-27 January 2019

World Youth Day Panama – contact youth@wn.catholic.org.nz for more information.

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.