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.

Wednesday 6 December

Noël – A Celebration of Christmas – a concert by Metropolitan Cathedral Choirs and Orchestra, 7pm, Sacred Heart Cathedral, Hill St, Thorndon. Come along to an evening of beautiful music by Gerald Finzi, Matthew Martin, Erik Ešenwalds and others. Cost $30|$20 concession. Online ticking Eventbrite.co.nz and door sales available.

Friday 8 December

Solmenity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Patron of the Archdiocese of Wellington (see p. 20 WelCom December).

Saturday 9 December

National March for Life, starts 2pm, Civic Centre to Parliament Grounds to celebrate life and be a voice for the voiceless. Go online to marchforlifenz.org.nz or email michael@fli.org.nz or ph (04) 237-8343. (Also see www.fli.org.nz www.catholicgifts.co.nz  www.pregnantandworried.org.nz).

Sunday 10 December

The Sacred Heart parish community in Kaikōura, welcomes Srs Frances Anne and Maureen to the community at 9.30am Mass. The Sisters will be accompanied by their Regional Leader Sr Kathleen, and some of their Sisters from Christchurch. Fr John Pearce will induct them as members of the Parish Leadership Team.

Monday 11–Friday 15 December

Young Catholic Leader Camp, Forest Lakes, Ōtaki – a gathering of young Catholic students with leadership positions in secondary schools for 2018.

Sunday 17 December

Family Day at Our Lady’s Home of Compassion – afternoon activities and setting up crib in the Chapel, 2 Rhine St, Island Bay, Wellington. Email: heritagecentre@compassion.org.nz or ph: (04) 282-1953.

Wednesday 20 December

UN International Human Solidarity Day

Monday 25 December

The Nativity of the Lord ‒ Christmas – Holy Day. Please contact local parishes for Mass times.

Friday 29 December–Sunday 7 January

Heart’s Aflame Catholic Summer School, ages 18 – 35, Nga Tawa Diocesan School, Marton.

Tuesday 16–Saturday 20 January 2018

LifeTeen Summer Camp, years 11–13, Forest Lakes, Otaki.

Friday 2 March 2018

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

What’s on for Young People – National

Friday 29 December–Sunday 7 January

Heart’s Aflame Catholic Summer School, ages 18 – 35, Nga Tawa Diocesan School, Marton,

Tuesday 16–Saturday 20 January 2018

LifeTeen Summer Camp, years 11–13, Forest Lakes, Otaki.

22‒27 January 2019

World Youth Day in Panama City, Panama – an international Catholic event for young adults focused on religious faith and youth.

Contact Isabella at 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.