Upcoming Events

What’s on in the Archdiocese

Thursday 15 June

Archdiocesan Boys’ Choir auditions, 4pm‒5.30pm, Cathedral, Hill St, Thorndon.

Thursday 15 June

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is marked on 15 June every year across the globe. In New Zealand, WEAAD begins Elder Abuse Awareness Week. Visit www.superseniors.msd.govt.nz for ideas and resources.

Sunday 18 June

NZ Day of Prayer for Refugees and Migrants. Tuesday 20 June, UN World Refugee Day.

Confirmations at Cathedral of Sacred Heart, St Mary of the Angels and Otari parishes, 10am-11.30am.

Retreat on Suzanne Aubert’s personal and practical approach, Our Lady’s Home of Compassion, Island Bay. Email retreat@compassion.org.nz to register or ph (04) 383-7769.

Monday 19 June

Suzanne Aubert commemorative Mass, 6pm, St Anne’s Church, 22 Emmett Street, Newtown.

Tuesday 20 June

Clergy Jubilarian Mass, 11am, St Patrick’s Church, Kilbirnie. (Story this page).

Sunday 25 June

Confirmations, 10am‒3.30pm, Ss Peter and Paul Church, Johnsonville, Ohariu Parish.

World Day of Prayer for Seafarers.

Wednesday 28 June

Confirmations, Te Awakairangi Parish (Taita and Naenae, Lower Hutt).

Thursday 29 June

Feast of Ss Peter and Paul.

Friday 30 June

Closing date for input to the Synod participation process.

Friday 30 June

Our Lady of Kapiti fundraising dinner, St Patrick’s Hall, Our Lady of Kapiti School, 20 Milne Drive, Paraparaumu.

Thursday 6 July

Quiet Day with Suzanne Aubert, email retreat@compassion.org.nz to register or ph (04) 383-7769.

Friday 7 July

Meditative singing, scripture and prayer in the Taize tradition, 7pm‒8pm, Crombie Chapel, Our Lady’s Home of Compassion, 2 Rhine Street, Island Bay.

Monday 10 July‒Friday 14 July

Ignatian daily retreat Companion on the Journey, Pa Maria Marist Spiritual Centre, 78 Hobson St, Thorndon, 9.30am‒4pm. Cost $200. Email bgcummings@xtra.co.nz or ph (04) 212-4691, mob 021 703-580 to register.

Tuesday 11 July

Quiet Day with Suzanne Aubert retreat for educational staff, 10.30am‒2.30pm. $30 offering includes lunch. Email retreat@compassion.org.nz or ph (04) 383-7769.

Saturday 22 July

Tūrangawaewae Wānanga ‒ Our Place to Stand, facilitator, Hēnare Walmsley, 10am‒4pm, $50 includes lunch. Register at retreat@compassion.org.nz by 7 July.

August, September

‘Calling Beyond Ourselves’ – Winter film series, Pā Maria Marist Spirituality Centre, 78 Hobson Street, Thorndon. Koha entry. Email bgcummings@xtra.co.nz or ph (04) 212-4691 or 021 703 580 to register. Season II: Mondays 7, 14, 21, 28 August and 4 September. Season III: Thursdays 10, 17, 24, 31 August and 7 September.

What’s on for Youth in the Archdiocese

Friday 16 June

XLT, Contemporary praise and worship and Eucharistic Adoration 7pm, St Anne’s Church Newtown, (every third Friday of the month,)

Monday 19 June

The Rising Tide – young adult discussion forum, 6.30pm, Catholic Centre, 22‒30 Hill St, Thorndon.

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.