Dates and events 2016

Events  |  He Pānui Friday 1 July Soup Kitchen annual Street Appeal with activities across the city between 7am–5pm.   Friday 1 July Soup Kitchen Sound Bites fundraising concert, St…

Events  |  He Pānui

Friday 1 July
Soup Kitchen annual Street Appeal with activities across the city between 7am–5pm.
Friday 1 July
Soup Kitchen Sound Bites fundraising concert, St Joseph’s Church, 154‒156 Brougham Street, Mt Victoria. Starts 6.30pm for concert at 7pm. Tickets $20 waged, $5 unwaged.
Friday 8Sunday 10 July
Vocations retreat for people discerning priesthood or religious life. Led by Bishop Charles Drennan at Compassion Sisters Convent, Jerusalem on Whanganui River. Contact for information.
Monday 11, 18, 25 July and 1, 8 August
2016 Pa Maria Winter Film Series: ‘The Stories of Our Lives’, 7pm-9pm, 78 Hobson St, Thorndon. Koha entry. To book please contact Fr Brian Cummings sm at email or phone (04) 212-4691.
Saturday 23 July
Society of Mary 200th anniversary event. Meeting in Wellington 10am–3pm at Pa Maria, 78 Hobson Street, Thorndon. Please bring food for a shared lunch. Email Sr Catherine Jones at to register.
Sundays 31 July and 7, 14, and 21 August
The Otari Parish Justice Peace and Development Group ‘Social Justice Winter Series’, 2pm‒3.30pm (with afternoon tea) at St Thomas More Church, 30a Worcester St Wilton, Wellington.
31 July: Perspectives on the Treaty in 2016 ‒ Rangimoeroa Waikari, Lisa Beech of Caritas.
7 August: How can we develop Interfaith Relations, especially with Muslims in Wellington? Film: The Imam and the Pastor ‒ Sr Catherine Jones smsm.
14 August: What are the issues affecting older people? ‒Louise Collins, National Adviser for Elder Abuse and Neglect Prevention Services, Aged Concern.
21 August: How can we best support Refugees settling in Wellington? ‒Amanda Calder, The Refugee Family Reunification Trust, Wellington.
For information email or (04) 476-6131.
Thursdays 4, 11, 18, 25 August and 1 September
Christian Life Community retreat in daily life based on the First Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius of Loyola. Inner Peace in Friendship with Jesus’, Home of Compassion, 2 Rhine St, Island Bay. Contact Sarah Dench on email to or phone (04) 389-1038 or 021 0814-4424.
Saturday 27 August
Downtown Community Ministry (DCM) Wellington Bookfair 2016, 8am–8pm at Shed 6, Queens Wharf, Wellington.
Saturday 27Sunday 28 August
Two-day training seminar on Billings Ovulation Method™, 9am-5pm, Mercy Conference Centre, 15 Guildford Terrace, Thorndon, Wellington. Seminar teaches, trains and accredits women and couples in the Billings Ovulation Method™ of natural fertility awareness and natural family planning. For information and registration visit or contact Alicia Reeve at or 0800 NZ Fertility (0800 693 378).
Saturday 10 September
Thanksgiving Mass for the Canonisation of Blessed Teresa Of Calcutta, 9am, at Sacred Heart Cathedral, Hill St, Wellington, celebrate by Cardinal John Dew. Veneration of the relic of Blessed Teresa to follow Mass. All welcome. For information contact Sr Stephanius MC, (04) 235 5373.
Saturday 10–Sunday 11 September
New Zealand Faith Community Nurses Association (NZFCNZ) 2016 conference ‘Called to Care’ at NMDHB Seminar Centre, Braemar Campus, Waimea Rd, Nelson. NZFCNA provides support for Christian nurses of all denominations working in New Zealand. The organisation includes several Catholic nurses amongst parish nurses. To register see for details on speakers, programme and information.

Youth and Young Adults

Sunday 3 July
‘The Great Ice-Cream-Sundae Challenge’ ‒ ADW youth groups (Yr 8+) are warmly invited from 2.30pm‒4.00pm at Grace Hall, St Patrick’s School, 6 Tongariro St, Paraparaumu. Information, contact Jacqui or Delwyn on 022 675-7357, followed by M3 Archdiocesan Young Church Mass, 5pm, Our Lady of Fatima Church, 29 Parata St, Waikanae.
Friday 8 July
XLT – contemporary praise and worship | Eucharistic Adoration (held every second Friday of the month) at 7.00pm, St Anne’s Church, Newtown.
Monday 18 July
Young adult discussion forum, The Rising Tide, from 6.30pm, at St Joseph’s Church, Mt Victoria, Wellington.
Sunday 31 July
M3 Archdiocesan World Youth Day Mass, 7.00pm at Sacred Heart Cathedral, Hill St, Thorndon, Wellington.