Upcoming Events

What’s on in the Archdiocese of Wellington


Sisters of Compassion exhibition: story and living legacy of Aotearoa’s home-grown order of women founded by Suzanne Aubert in 1892 in Hiruhārama-Jerusalem. Suzanne Aubert Heritage Centre, Home of Compassion, Island Bay. Tue–Sat, 10am‒3pm; Sun 12noon‒3pm. Email: heritagecentre@compassion.org or ph (04) 282-1953.

Influenza Pandemic temporary exhibition: commemorates 100th anniversary of 1918 Influenza Pandemic and response of the Sisters of Compassion nursing in a stricken city, to call for volunteers, by nursing the sick in Island Bay and at the temporary hospital at St Patrick’s College. Exhibition at Our Lady’s Home of Compassion, 2 Rhine St (off Murray St), Island Bay. Hours Tues–Sat 10am–3pm; Sun 12noon–3pm, 11 November 2018–31 March 2019. Go to heritagecentre@compassion.org.nz or ph (04) 282-1953 for more information.

Burying a Poet

Photographic exhibition of the tangihanga of James K Baxter on display at the Suzanne Aubert Heritage Centre. Open Mon-Sat 10am-3pm; Sun 12 noon-3pm. Email: heritagecentre@compassion.org or ph (04) 282-1953.


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, all welcome. At Our Lady’s Home of Compassion, 2 Rhine Street,

Wednesdays 5 and 12 December

Time out in Advent for contemplative reflection and prayer series led by Sr Sue Cosgrove, 10am sessions repeated at 7pm, Our Lady’s Home of Compassion, 2 Rhine Street, Island Bay, ph (04) 383-7769.

Friday 7 December

Taizé Prayer: meditative, singing simple songs from Psalms, reading, spoken prayer and silence, 7pm–8pm, Our Lady’s Home of Compassion, 2 Rhine Street, Island Bay, ph (04) 383-7769.

Friday 7 or Saturday 8; Friday 14 or Saturday 15 December

Festive Roast Lunch – bring a friend and enjoy a hot roast lunch, 12.30pm in Cloister Café at Our Lady’s Home of Compassion, 2 Rhine Street, Island Bay. Cost $25, bookings essential (no ‘walk ins’). Email islandbay@compassion.org.nz or phone (04) 383-7769.

Saturday 8 December

Feast of the Immaculate Conception, patron of Archdiocese of Wellington. Mass at St Teresa’s Church Karori at 5.30pm, to install Cathedra (Archbishop’s Chair) in Pro-Cathedral.

Monday 10–Friday 14 December

Young Catholic Leader Programme, Ōtaki.

Wednesday 12 December

Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA), open to all interested,5.30pm‒7.30pm, Catholic Centre, Hill St, Wellington. ‘The Structure of the Mass’ and ‘Sin and Forgiveness’.

Sunday 25 December

The Nativity of the Lord, (Christmas) Solemnity.

Friday 4–Sunday 13 January

Hearts Aflame Catholic Summer School, Marton, email youth@wn.catholic.org.nz for more information.

Tuesday 15–Saturday 19 January 2019

Life Teen Summer Camp Aotearoa, Ōtaki, email youth@wn.catholic.org.nz for more information.

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.