Upcoming Events in the Archdiocese

Christian Meditation Group – Mondays 7pm-8pm; Thursdays 11am12pm, Our Lady’s Home of Compassion Chapel, 2 Rhine Street, Island Bay, Wellington. Ph (04) 383-7134 or (04) 383 7769.

Miha –Māori Mass, every Sunday, 11am, Chapel, Our Lady’s Home of Compassion, 2 Rhine Street, Island Bay, Wellington. Ph. 04 383 7769.

Sunday 1 December  

Carols around the Crib – bring the children to enjoy setting up crib, singing carols and family friendly activities to begin advent season, 1.15pm ̶ 3pm. Miha and potluck lunch before event. 
Our Lady’s Home of Compassion, 2 Rhine Street, Island Bay, Wellington. Ph. 04 383 7769

Tuesday 3 December 

Celebrate International Day of People with Disabilities, 12pm–1pm, Connolly Hall, 10 Guildford Ter, Thorndon, Wellington.  

Wednesdays 4, 11, 18 December 

Advent series – Prayer of the Heart series to foster mystery and joyful expectation in approach to Christmas. The mystics of our tradition pave way to contemplative place within, 7pm–8pm, The Chapel of Our Lady of Compassion, 2 Rhine St, Island Bay. Registration required, ph (04) 383-7769.

Friday 6 December 

Taizé Prayer ‒ hour of meditative singing, songs from Psalms, Lectio Divina in music, reading, spoken prayer, silence, 7pm–8pm, The Chapel of Our Lady of Compassion, 2 Rhine St, Island Bay. Ph (04) 383-7769.  

Friday 6 December 

Mass for Life and Eucharistic Adoration, evening before National March for Life. Cardinal John Dew will offer Mass followed by Adoration, 7pm, St Mary of the Angels, Boulcott St, Wellington. Contact ph 021 231 7954, fli.org.nz 

Saturday 7 December 

National March for Life – gather at Te Ngakau Civic Square, 101 Wakefield St, Wellington, from 12pm. March to Parliament grounds begins at 2pm. For more information go to marchforlife.nz or ph 027 536 3578. 

Monday 9 December 

Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary – Solemnity, patron of the Archdiocese of Wellington.

Monday 9–Friday 13 December  

Young Catholic Leader – programme for year 12 students moving into leadership for year 13, Forest Lakes Camp, Ōtaki.Contact Church Ministries team at youth@wn.catholic.org.nz for more information. 

Saturday 14 December 

Cathedral choir and musicians’ concert: Noël – Sounds of Christmas, 7pm, Wellington Cathedral of St Paul. A feast of well-known carols and some new contemporary settings hosted by the Metropolitan Cathedral Choirs and Orchestra – the perfect way to get into the Christmas spirit!Tickets available from www.eventbrite.co.nz $35/$20. 

Sunday 12 January 

Anniversary of first Mass in New Zealand, Bishop Pompallier. 

Friday 3–Monday 12 January 2020 

Hearts Aflame Catholic Summer School, Nga Tawa Diocesan School, Marton, 18–35-year-olds welcome. Go to heartsaflame.org.nz for more information and to register, 

Tues 14–Sat 18 Jan; Mon 20–Fri 24 Jan 2020 

Life Teen Summer Camp (week 1 & week 2), Forest Lakes, Ōtaki. Visit lifteen.nz for more info and to register. 

Friday 17 January 2020

Nominations close for the 2020 Delargey Awards. The NZ Catholic Bishops Conference are seeking nominations for the Awards, which recognise significant and outstanding contributions to Catholic youth ministry in Aotearoa New Zealand. 

Saturday 18–Sunday 19 January 

Pilgrimage to Hiruhārama/Jerusalem on Whanganui River. Immersion in story of Suzanne Aubert, founder of Sisters of Compassion, and an invitation to experience Wairua of this historical site. Enquiries and registration email spirituality@compassion.org.nz or ph.(04) 383-7769. 

Saturday 1‒Sunday 2 February  

St Joseph’s Catholic School Levin 100-year centenary celebrations.  

Saturday 15 – Sunday 16 February 2020

Worldwide Marriage Encounter (WWME) New Zealand ‘live-out’ weekend at Palmerston North Diocesan Centre. The retreat offers married couples a technique for life-long loving communication and a time for reflection with each other and with God, in an environment away from distractions of everyday life. Please register online at marriageencounter.org.nz or phone 0800 362 686 for more information.  

Saturday 25 – Sunday 26 April 2020

St Joseph’s Wakefield Reunion: On October 10, 1869, Fr Garin blessed the foundation stone of St Joseph Church, Wakefield. This year, on Sunday October 13 this year, parishioners celebrated St Joseph Church’s 150th anniversary when Fr Andrew Kim blessed the foundation stone after Mass. The official 150th year celebration will take place ANZAC weekend, April 2020. All welcome. Please contact: Sharlene Madill, St Joseph’s 150th Celebration, stjosephs150years@xtra.co.nz  or ph (03) 541-9555 or 027 454 4121, PO Box 3640, Richmond, Nelson 7050. 

 Friday 29 May – Monday 1 June 2020

 Join Marist St Pat’s to celebrate the first 50 years at key jubilee events over Queen’s Birthday Weekend.Events will include anniversary dinner, lunches, Mass, club games, social events, memorabilia displays and announcement of MSP’s 50th anniversary team. To help with planning, please register at: www.msprugby.co.nz/tools/clients/new.aspx?SECT=50-jubilee. Regular updates will be circulated via MSP Facebook page, on msprugby.co.nz, by post, and the Red Machine newsletter.