Friday 5 November

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

Thursday 11 November

Quiet Day with Suzanne Aubert ‒ a time for gentle reflection on insights from life and works of Venerable Suzanne Aubert, 10am‒2pm, The Chapel of Our Lady of Compassion, 2 Rhine St, Island Bay. Simple lunch provided or bring own. No fee but koha appreciated. Registration required at or ph (04) 383-7769.

Friday 12 November

Day of Reflection with Joy Cowley – hosted by CWL Archdiocesan Council, 10.30am–2pm, at Our Lady of Kāpiti Church, 20 Milne Dr, Paraparaumu. All welcome, but you must be fully vaccinated and have registered at by Monday 8 November. Numbers limited to 100 participants and masks to be worn. Please bring packed lunch and drink bottle. Koha on entry. Enquiries to Karen Saunders at or ph (04) 476-0044.

Saturday 13 November

World Day of The Poor – The Compassion Soup Kitchen is marking World Day of The Poor with a week of sponsored meals for guests they serve hot meals to twice a day, six days a week! If you would like to sponsor a meal, please contact the Compassion Soup Kitchen at email or ph (04) 385-9299.

Sunday 14 November

World Day of the Poor – Archdiocese of Wellington is hosting an online webinar. All are welcome. Register at or contact Lisa Beech to have the link sent to you.

Sunday 14–Saturday 11 December

Patris Corde, ‘With a Father’s Heart’ – a festival about St Joseph.The month-long events are free but a Koha is appreciated. Visit for more information and to register, email or ph 0220289737.

Sunday 28 November

Baptised Together in Christ
St Paul’s Lutheran Church invites the leaders and members of the Catholic parishes in the Wellington region to an ecumenical service celebrating together the grace of our baptism and affirming the joint statement: Baptised Together in Christ. Sunday 28 November, 5pm St Paul’s Lutheran Church, 12 King St, Mount Cook. The service will be followed by a Fellowship Tea. Please bring food to share (finger food). RSVP: an indication of numbers planning to attend will be helpful ph: 021 022 99380 / email:

Sunday 28 November

Christmas Craft Day ‒ family-friendly day of crafting to mark beginning of Advent! Children of all ages welcome to join us to create a wreath in preparation for the festive season. All materials and light refreshments provided. 12pm‒3pm, Our Lady’s Home of Compassion, 2 Rhine St, Island Bay. Registration required on Eventfinda – search ‘Christmas Craft Day ‒ Wreath Making for Children!’ Koha appreciated.

Saturday 27 November

‘Waiting With Love’ – afternoon of prayer, reflection, discussion and hospitality hosted by Greenstone Doors, 2pm–4pm, Chanel Family Centre, cnr Fergusson Dr and Bernadette St, Upper Hutt. Share thoughts on to ‘wait with love’ in times of uncertainty, such as the beginning or end of life. No cost and all welcome. Contact Wendy Hill or Natalie Murphy for more information.

Friday 3 December
Taizé Prayer ‒ reflective time with simple songs and scripture that brings us to stillness and silence, 7pm–8pm, The Chapel of Our Lady of Compassion, 2 Rhine St, Island Bay. Ph (04) 383-7769.

Sunday 6 February, 2022

St Patrick’s School, Kaponga ‒ centennial. Join us to celebrate 100 years of St Patrick’s School. Day starts 8.45am with Mass at St Patrick’s Church, visit to the school with photos and memorabilia on display and light luncheon. Celebration dinner starts 5.30pm with a ‘mix and mingle’ and main meal 6.30pm. For more information contact Rose Kelbrick, principal, St Patrick’s School, ph (06) 7646-563, and check out website. To register interest to attend visit: or email

General events

Christian Meditation ‒ an 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 and lunch, or purchase refreshments from Cloister Café. Wednesdays 12pm, Suzanne Aubert Heritage Centre, 2 Rhine St, Island Bay,. Email or ph (04) 383-7134.

Miha ‒ Māori Mass for all, Sundays 11am, The Chapel of Our Lady of Compassion, 2 Rhine St, Island Bay.  Ph. (04) 383-7769.