Upcoming Events in the Archdiocese

Friday 3 July

Taizé Prayer ‒ reflective time with simple songs and scripture to bring stillness and silence, 7pm–8pm, Chapel of Our Lady of Compassion, 2 Rhine St, Island Bay, Wellington. Ph (04) 383-7769. 

Wednesday 8 July

Catholic Foundation Scholarships ‒ applications for scholarship open 8 July and close 23 August 2020. Application forms and scholarship details are on the Catholic Foundation website catholicfoundation.org.nz or from the secretary on (04) 496-1721.

Thursday 9 July

Quiet Day with Suzanne Aubert ‒ time for gentle reflection on insights from life and works of Venerable Suzanne Aubert. Theme: ‘Let us go together – me haere tahi tāua’. Simple lunch provided or bring own. 10am‒2pm, The Chapel of Our Lady of Compassion, 2 Rhine St, Island Bay. Koha. Email registration to spirituality@compassion.org.nz or ph (04) 383-7769.

Tuesday 14 July

Kāpiti Dove Fellowship for Women – 7.30pm, Our Lady of Kāpiti Parish Meeting Room, Presentation Way, Paraparaumu. Speaker is Jayne Sutherland on The Gifts of the Holy Spirit – The Gift of Miracles 1 Cor 12: 4‒11. All women welcome to join us for teaching, fellowship and food. For information call Anna on (04) 902-6330.

Monday 3–31 August; Thursday 6 August–Thursday 3 September

Winter Film Series – ‘The Choices We Make’. Presenter Brian Cummings sm, Pā Maria Marist Spirituality Centre, 78 Hobson St, Thorndon, Wellington. Series 1 starts Monday 3 August, 7pm, five Mondays to 31 August. Limited to 25 participants. Koha. Series 2 repeats series one, starts Thursday 6 August, 7pm, five Thursdays, to 3 September. Limited to 25 participants. Koha. For information and to register, email bgcummings@xtra.co.nz or call (04) 212-4691 or 021 703- 580. Registrations close 27 July for both series.

Thursdays 10 September–12 November

Spiritual Theology Course The Matthean Beatitudes: The Prophetic or Summoned Road’. Presenter Michael Young sm. 10 sessions, 7.30pm, Pā Maria Marist Spirituality Centre, 78 Hobson St, Thorndon. Cost $50. Email Brian Cummings sm at bgcummings@xtra.co.nz or ph (04) 212-4691 or 021 703 580 for more information and to register. Registration closes 3 September.

Thursday 10–Friday 18 September

‘A New Heart’ – eight-day residential, silent, individually-guided retreat, St Ignatius Of Loyola spiritual exercises. Starts 12pm, concludes 10am, Fourvière House of Prayer and Retreat, 67 Leithfield Rd, North Canterbury. Cost $870. Email info@ignatianspirituality.nz for information and registration.

Monday 12–Friday 16 October

Be Holy for I am Holy’ – Ignatian, non-residential retreat, Pā Maria Marist Spirituality Centre, 78 Hobson St, Thorndon. Presenter Brian Cummings sm. Daily start 9.30am, input, silence and personal prayer, optional shared reflection, Eucharist, concludes 3.15pm. Limited to 12 participants. Cost $200. To register email bgcummings@xtra.co.nz or call (04) 212-4691 or 021 703-580. Registration closes 5 October.

Sunday 25Friday 20 October

‘Come and See’ – six-day residential, silent, individually-guided retreat, St Ignatius Of Loyola spiritual exercises. Starts 10am, concludes 4pm, St Francis Retreat Centre, 50 Hillsborough Rd, Auckland. Cost $770. Email chair@ignatianspirituality.nz for more information and registration.

Sunday 20Friday 28 November

‘A Discerning Heart – eight-day silent, individually-guided retreat, St Ignatius Of Loyola spiritual exercises. Starts 10am, concludes 4pm, Burns Lodge Holy Cross Centre,89 Church Rd, Mosgiel, Dunedin. Cost $870. Email admin@ignatianspirituality.nz for more information and to register.

General events

Christian Meditation ‒ hour of Christian meditation. Mondays 7pm‒8pm, and Thursdays, 11am‒12pm. The Chapel of Our Lady of Compassion, 2 Rhine St, Island Bay, ph (04) 383-7134 or (04) 383-7769.

Craft Gathering at the Home of Compassion ‒ bring your handheld craft project. Bring own lunch, or Cloister Café is open with soup available, 12pm, Suzanne Aubert Heritage Centre, 2 Rhine St, Island Bay, contact heritagecentre@compassion.org.nz or phone (04) 282-1953.