WelCom November 2023
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Wednesday 1 November
All Saints Day
Thursday 2 November
All Saints Day – Commemoration Masses for the Dead to remember beloved dead and pray for their eternal repose, include a special joint service between Metropolitan Cathedral of Sacred Heart and Wellington Cathedral of St Paul, 6pm, St Paul’s Cathedral. St Paul Cathedral Choir will lead sung worship, to feature MIHA, new setting of Requiem Mass in Latin and Te Reo Māori by Auckland-based composer Takarei Komene.
Friday 3 November
Meet Interfaith Committee – established 2009 to support NZ bishops’ commitment to strengthening relationships between different faiths in New Zealand. Join kōrero about building interfaith relations, 7pm–8pm, Pa Maria, 78 Hobson Street, Thorndon.
Friday 3–Friday 13 November
Safeguarding workshops – north-west South Island parishes: Holy Family, Our Lady of the Bays, Westport-Reefton parishes.
Sundays 5 and 12 November
‘Love is a Decision’ – Sacrament of Marriage preparation course for engaged couples. Email Mely Lau at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit website at bit.ly/3knqjD8 for information and to register.
Wednesday 8 November
AI and religion seminar – Wellington Abrahamic Council welcomes all to come and explore the ever-increasing impact of Artificial Intelligence and technology on our religions and how we adapt in a post-AI age. Hear from three speakers who work professionally in AI and represent the three Abrahamic Faith religions: Dave Moskovitz, Jewish; Petrus Simons, Christian, Harisu Abdullahi Shehu, Muslim. Seminar starts, 7pm, Wellington Progressive Jewish Congregation/Temple Sinai, 147. Entry free or koha, but tickets are mandatory. Please book online at: events.humanitix.com/artificial-intelligence-and-religion
Friday 10 November
XLT – worship, adoration and reconciliation for youth and young adults, 7pm–9.30pm, St Anne’s Newtown, Wellington.
Sunday 12 November
Order of Deacons – seminarian Matthew White to be ordained a deacon by Archbishop Paul Martin sm, 2pm, St Teresa’s Pro-Cathedral, Karori. All invited to Mass to support Matthew.
Sunday 19 November
World Day of the Poor
Sunday 26 November
Feast Jesus Christ, King of the Universe. World Youth Day.
Seek – youth lunch at St Anne’s Hall, Newtown, 12.30pm followed by a panel. Opportunity for young people to discern vocations – religious life, married life, a profession. Email or text Lucienne at email@example.com or 021 164 5800.
Youth Mass and celebration – Archdiocesan Young Church’s final Youth Mass for 2023, 5pm, followed by kai and fellowship. St Anne’s, Newtown.