A Spirituality of Service

In October parishes in the Archdiocese will be running “Developing a Spirituality of Service” programmes.

“Each of us is a mission to the world, for each of us is the fruit of God’s love.” Pope Francis

Pope Francis has declared the month of October to be an Extraordinary Missionary Month, with the theme “Baptised and sent: the Church of Christ on mission in the world”.

As part of this Extraordinary Month, parishes in the Archdiocese of Wellington will be running the programme “Developing a Spirituality of Service”. Join a local parish group and explore the possibilities over six sessions.

To register or inquire contact Chris Walkerdine, 04 496 1706 c.walkerdine@wn.catholic.org.nz

Website for the Extraordinary Missionary Month


Heavenly Father,

when your only begotten Son Jesus Christ

rose from the dead,

he commissioned his followers

to “go and make disciples of all nations”

and you remind us that through our Baptism

we are made sharers in the mission of the Church.

Empower us by the gifts of the Holy Spirit

to be courageous and zealous

in bearing witness to the Gospel,

so that the mission entrusted to the Church,

which is still very far from completion,

may find new and efficacious expressions

that bring life and light to the world.

Help us make it possible for all peoples

to experience the saving love

and mercy of Jesus Christ,

who lives and reigns with you

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

One God, forever and ever.