Dates and events – what’s on

WelCom May 2023 If you would like your event listed free on this page, please email an outline to including name of event, date, time, location and contact. Monday…

WelCom May 2023

If you would like your event listed free on this page, please email an outline to including name of event, date, time, location and contact.

Monday 1 May

Feast of St Joseph the Worker.

Saturday 6 May

Retreat for mothers – ‘In the Potter’s Hands’, 10am to 3.30pm, Our Lady’s Home of Compassion, Rhine St, Island Bay. Register with Lucienne Hensel, or ph (04) 496-1715 or 021 164 5800.

Monday 8–Sunday 14 May

New Zealand Sign Language Week: ‘Together we can make NZSL thrive’. Visit to learn more. (See p5.)

Friday 12 May

XLT 2023 – come and join young Catholics for Worship and Adoration, 7pm, St Anne’s, Newtown. Open to all teenagers and young adults. Dates for rest of the year, same time, same place: 9 June; 7 July; 11 August; 8 September; 6 October; 10 November. Follow on Instagram @xltwellington

Saturday 13 May

Our Lady of Fatima, Feast.

Sunday 14 May

Maltese Mass – the Maltese community are holding a Mass, on Mother’s Day, 12 noon, Our Lady of Fatima Church, Tawa, Wellington, to remember members of their community who have passed away in New Zealand. Fr Michael Bellizzi is the celebrant. Please contact Tony at: or (04) 232-4809 for further information.

Monday 15 May–Sunday 21 May

Hospice Awareness Week and Mary Potter Hospice Street Appeal, Thursday 18 and Saturday 18 May, Wellington, Kāpiti, Porirua. (See p 15.)

Saturday 20 May

Living Liturgically – interactive workshop for everyone involved or interested in Liturgy. (See details this page.)

Sunday 21 May

  • Archdiocesan Young Church Mass – come and meet other young people from across the archdiocese. Mass hosted by Life Teen Hutt Valley, 5.30pm, Sacred Heart Church, Petone. 
  • Ascension Sunday

Sunday 21–Sunday 28 May 

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity – Do good; seek justice.’
– Isaiah 1:17. (See p 3.)

Sunday 28 May

Pentecost Sunday. (See here)

Monday 29 May 

Mary Mother of the Church, Feast.

Wednesday 31 May

Feast of the Visitation. 

Sunday 4 June 

Trinity Sunday.

Saturdays 10 and 17 June

Passionist Family Group Movement – 35th Anniversary in New Zealand. Saturday, 10 June: St Mary’s, Paeroa, Eucharist celebration at 6pm, followed by potluck dinner. Saturday, 17 June: St John’s, East Coast Bays, Eucharistic celebration at 5.30pm, followed by Karaoke, 7pm, Bar Africa, 1B William Pickering Drive, Rosedale. All PFG current and past members, parishioners and anyone who would like to attend are invited. For more information please contact: Paul Traynor, National Coordinator, 021 357933; Maggi and Charlie Gribble, Paeroa, 027 5618999; and Lindsay Brand, East Coast Bays, 021 0829560.

Sunday 11 June

Sacred Heart Cathedral Fundraiser – ‘An afternoon with Chris Skinner’. (See details.)

Sundays 11 and 18 June

‘Love is a Decision’ – programme for engaged couples. (See details.)

Saturday 18 June

World Refugee Day – celebrations, South Wellington Intermediate School, Berhampore. (See details.)

Thursday 3 August

Safeguarding formation day – St Mary of the Angels Parish Hall, Boulcott St, Wellington. (See details.)