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.

Safeguarding training – Safeguarding training is a requirement for all parish volunteers and leaders who work with children, young people or adults who may be vulnerable. Safeguarding training is available at the Catholic Centre, 22 Hill St, on:
Tuesday 8 October, 12.00 noon
Wednesday 9 October, 7pm
To register please contact Brendy Weir on (04) 4961768 or email   b.weir@wn.catholic.org.nz

Extraordinary Month of Mission – ‘Baptised and sent: the Church of Christ on mission in the world’, is the Extraordinary Missionary Month theme of October 2019 called by Pope Francis. ‘Baptised and sent: the Church of Christ on mission in the world’, is the theme for the month. The Archdiocese is offering the programme ‘Developing a Spirituality of Service’ to help us explore our prayer and spirituality in the light of mission. This six-session programme is to be run in groups throughout October. Everyone is encouraged to take the opportunity to take part by joining a parish group or online and working through it at home. For information contact Chris Walkerdine at c.walkerdine@wn.catholic.org.nz or ph (04) 496-1706.

Wednesdays 9, 16, 23, 30 October

‘Beads of Contemplation’ led by Fr James Lyons. Rediscover each mystery of the rosary in light of Mary’s discipleship of Mary and Pope Francis’ writings. 10am or 7pm, The Chapel of Our Lady of Compassion, 2 Rhine St, Island Bay. Registration required, email spirituality@compassion.org.nz or ph (04) 383-7769.

Thursday 10 October
Quiet Days with Suzanne Aubert ‒ spend time in gentle reflection on Suzanne Aubert’s life and spirituality. Led by Sue Cosgrove, 10am‒2pm, The Chapel of Our Lady of Compassion, 2 Rhine St, Island Bay. Lunch included. Registration at spirituality@compassion.org.nz or ph (04) 383-7769.

Thursday 10 October

Health and Wellbeing Workshop: Living with and caring for those who have disabilities. Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Palmerston North, 7pm‒8.30pm. Facilitated by Tim McEvoy, Senior Connector for Mana Whaikaha, Midcentral DHB Disability Services. RSVP to ololpn@xtra.co.nz

Tuesday 15 October

What would Jesus Do? Mission for a Fractured World: presentation by Sr Laurie Brink op, Professor of New Testament Studies, Catholic Theological Union, Chicago, 7pm–8.30pm, St Bernadette’s School Hall, 190 Naenae Rd, Lower Hutt. Koha. Please register at a.williams@wn.catholic.org.nz by 9 October.

Friday 18–Saturday 19 October

Billings Ovulation Method™ – Natural Fertility Teacher Training Seminar, St Mary’s Church meeting room: 2/18 Manuka St, Nelson. Email info@billingslife.org.nz or ph 0800 693 378 or 027 230 3099 for more information and to register. WOOMB NZ is a registered charitable national organisation which teaches, trains and accredits women and couples in the Billings Ovulation Method™ of Natural Fertility awareness.

Thursday 31 October

Closing date for applications for Suzanne Aubert Tertiary Scholarships ($3000) for third-year or more tertiary students in Wellington and Palmerston North dioceses. For details and an application form, please apply through www.compassion.org.nz/latest-news or the Facebook page by 31 October 2019. Contact Kevin Crighton at sisteam@compassion.org.nz

Friday 1 November
Taizé Prayer ‒ an hour of meditative singing, songs from Psalms. Lectio Divina in music, reading, spoken prayer, periods of silence, 7pm–8pm, The Chapel of Our Lady of Compassion, 2 Rhine St, Island Bay. All welcome as we prepare for Br Matthew’s visit in November, ph (04) 383-7769.

Sunday 3 November

St Benedict’s School Fair, 11am‒2pm, 50 Nicholson Rd, Khandallah, Wellington.

Monday 25 November

The University of Otago and The Salvation Army are holding New Zealand’s first spirituality and mental health symposium, 9am–5pm, University of Otago, Wellington Conference Facility, 23A Mein St, Newtown. The aim is to better understand place of spirituality in mental health/hinengaro (positive mental health and mental illness) in NZ context. Hosted by Salvation Army’s Principal Adviser for Social Programmes, Dr Greg Coyle. A range of plenary speakers and short paper presentations. Cost $50. For more information registration visit tinyurl.com/Spirituality-Mental-Health or email maureen.healy@salvationarmy.org.nz or ph (06) 802-6462.

Friday 6 December

Mass and Adoration before the National March for Life:  7.00 pm St Mary’s of the Angels, 17 Boulcott Street, Wellington. Cardinal Dew will offer Mass on the evening prior to the March for Life followed by Adoration in preparation for the March. This is not an official March for Life event.

Saturday 7 December

National March for Life: 2.00 pm, Te Ngakau Civic Square to Parliament Grounds. Gather at Te Ngakau Civic Square, 101 Wakefield Street, Wellington from 12.00 pm for pro-life stalls, sausage sizzle and family-friendly entertainment. See marchforlife.nz, contact 027 536 3578

13–17 January 2020

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

14–18 January and 20–24 January 2020

Life Teen Summer Camp is happening TWICE in 2020 at Forest Lakes Camp, Otaki. Ages 13–17. Go to lifeteen.nz to register now.