Friday 7 May

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.

Saturday 8May

Day of Reflection for Mothers – ‘Come away with me’, Mother’s Day weekend give yourself time to find rest in presence of the Lord,10am–3pm, Our Lady’s Home of Compassion, Rhine St, Island Bay. To register contact Lucienne Hensel at Family Ministry, emaill.hensel@wn.catholic.org.nz or ph (04) 496-1715 or 021 164 5800.

Thursday 13 May

Quiet Day with Suzanne Aubert ‒ 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. Koha appreciated. Registration required, email sr.sue@compassion.org.nz or ph (04) 383-7769.

Saturday 15 May

The Catholic Deaf Community and Parish of St Brigid’s Feilding celebrate 150-year Dominican milestone at Interpreted Mass with Bishop Peter Cullinane, 11am, St Brigid’s Church, 4 Monmouth St. Anyone connected to Dominican Sisters and St Dominic’s welcome. Please RSVP to David Loving-Molloy by Monday 10 May at email: catholic.deaf@pndiocese.org.nz

Sunday 16–Sunday 23 May

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.

Sunday 23 May

St Gerard’s Church, Mt Victoria, Wellington – last Mass after 113 years of service and worship, 10.30am, celebrated by Cardinal John Dew.

Wednesday 26 May

Healing Service with Fr John Rea sm, 7.30pm, St Teresa’s Church Karori. Come and bring those who need Jesus’ healing.

Friday 4 June
Taizé Prayer ‒ reflective time, songs, scripture to bring stillness and silence, 7pm–8pm, The Chapel of Our Lady of Compassion, 2 Rhine St, Island Bay. Ph (04) 383-7769.

Wednesday 9 June

St Catherine’s College – Te Kāreti O Hāta Kataraina – open night, 6pm-8pm, 14 Upper Bourke St, Kilbirnie, Wellington. www.stcatherines.school.nz

Saturday 12 June
One-Day Poetry Studio with Anne Powell ‒ Anne Powell, Cenacle Sister, guided opportunities for reading, reflection, and writing. No writing experience necessary, 10am–3.30pm, The Chapel of Our Lady of Compassion, 2 Rhine St, Island Bay. Complimentary tea and coffee, refreshments can be purchased from Cloister Café. Koha appreciated. Registration required, email events@compassion.org.nz or ph (04) 383-7769.

Saturday 19 June
Rā Whānau Suzanne Aubert ‒ the Sisters of Compassion invite everyone to celebrate Suzanne Aubert’s Birthday with Mass celebrated by Cardinal John Dew, 2pm onwards, The Chapel of Our Lady of Compassion, 2 Rhine St, Island Bay. All welcome. Enquiries to events@compassion.org.nz or ph. (04) 383-7769.

Friday 6–Sunday 8 August
Waypoints to Freedom Retreat with Raymond Pelley ‒ silence and music, prayer and story, explore responses to God in the realities of life. Meals and on-site accommodation available. Retreat and meals $100 pp; or retreat, meals and accommodation $200 pp. Some sponsorship available, please enquire. 8pm Friday to 12.30pm Sunday, The Chapel of Our Lady of Compassion, 2 Rhine St, Island Bay. Registration at events@compassion.org.nz or ph (04) 383-7769.

General events

Christian Meditation ‒ Mondays 7pm-8pm, 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 own handheld craft project, Wednesdays 12pm, Suzanne Aubert Heritage Centre, 2 Rhine St, Island Bay. Bring lunch, or Cloister Café open. Ph (04) 282-1953 or email events@compassion.org.nz for information.

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

Church Calendar

1 May – St Joseph the Worker

16 May – Ascension of the Lord, Solemnity.

23 May – Pentecost Sunday.

24 May – Mary Mother of the Church, Memorial.

30 May – Trinity Sunday. 31 May – Feast of the Visitation.