Upcoming Events

What’s on in the Archdiocese of Wellington

Mondays

Christian Meditation Group – all welcome to join an hour of Christian meditation as contemplative prayer, Monday evenings, 7pm, Chapel, Our Lady’s Home of Compassion, 2 Rhine Street, Island Bay, Wellington. Ph (04) 383-7134 or (04) 383 7769.

2nd Monday of every month

Greenstone Doors Charitable Trust – provides education, counselling, and practical support for woman and their families during and after pregnancy. Second Monday of each month a short prayer evening, 7pm, at Greenstone Doors, 15 Dudley St, Lower Hutt, to pray for Trust work, clients and volunteers. All welcome. Contact Wendy at: info @greenstonedoors.co.nz for information.

Friday 1 June

From 1 June – ‘Burying a Poet’: a photographic exhibition of the tangihanga of James K Baxter on display at Suzanne Aubert Heritage Centre. Open Mon–Sat 10am-3pm; Sun 12noon-3pm. Email: heritagecentre@compassion.org or ph 04 282 1953 for more information.

Sunday 3 June

Solemnity: The Most Holy Blood of Christi – Corpus Christi.

Tuesday 5 June

UN World Environment Day

Tuesdays 5 June – 17 July

Life in the Spirit Seminar to encounter Jesus at a deeper level, Church of Ss Peter and Paul, Lower Hutt, on seven consecutive Tuesday evenings except for 4th week, to be on Mon 25 June.

 Friday 8 June

Solemnity: The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus.

UN World Oceans Day.

Saturday 16 June

Matariki Stories – Speaking of Hope, Doug Avery, author of The Resilient Farmer, and Glen Colquhoun, celebrated NZ poet, 1pm‒3.30pm, Home of Compassion, Island Bay. All invited consider our lives for days to become lighter and brighter. Reflection will follow and at 5.30pm day closes with evening prayer. Email: retreat@compassion.org.nz

 Saturday 16 June 

Vigil for Unborn, 10am to Noon, at St Anne’s Catholic Church, Emmett St, Wellington. Starts with Mass followed by Adoration. Come and pray to stop the culture of death and for New Zealand to become a culture of love and life. https://fli.org.nz/ 04 2378343

Friday 8 June

XLT Young Worship, 7pm, St Anne’s, Newtown.

Sunday 10 June

‘Being Church’ – St Francis of Ohariu Parish invites you to a talk and interactive discussion with Joy Cowley, 4pm‒5.30pm, Johnsonville Uniting Church, 18 Dr Taylor Tce, Johnsonville, followed by soup and conversation. We look at ways we as laity can use our God-given gifts to support Church structure instead of placing our expectations on the ordained. We are all the body of Christ and held together by his love.

Wednesday 13‒Friday 15 June

NZ Catholic Education Convention, TSB Arena, Wellington. (www.cathedconvention2018.co.nz/nzcec18)

Tuesday 12 June

Prayer of the Faithful liturgical workshop led by Fr James Lyons, at Sacred Heart Cathedral, Hill St, Wgtn, 7pm‒8.30pm. All welcome. Please register at a.williams@wn.catholic.org.nz by 6 June.

Thursday 14 June

Quiet Days with Suzanne Aubert, invitation to spend time resting and reflecting on an aspect of the life and vision of Suzanne Aubert, 10am‒2pm, Chapel, Our Lady’s Home of Compassion, 2 Rhine Street, Island Bay. Simple lunch included, registration at: email retreat@compassion.org or ph (04) 383-7769

Friday 15 June

The Perfection of Sound – recital, 7.30pm, featuring Chris Hainsworth on the Maxwell Fernie Organ at St Mary of the Angels Church, Boulcott St, Wellington. Free admission.

Sunday 17 June

Day of Prayer for Refugees and Migrants.

Sunday 17- Saturday 23 June

National Volunteer Week to recognise and celebrate the vital contribution of New Zealand’s approximately 1.2 million volunteers in areas as diverse as social development, the economy and the environment.

Tuesday 19 June

Suzanne Aubert Birthday Commemorative Mass.The Sisters of Compassion invite you to celebrate Suzanne Aubert’s birthday at the annual Mass, celebrated by Cardinal John Dew, 6pm, St Anne’s Church, Newtown. For more details email: heritagecentre@compassion.org or ph (04) 282-1953.

Friday 22 June

A Caring Space – for all who care for a loved one, a chance to step away to gently explore, together with God, the way this role is changing your life and the relationship with the one you care for. Led by Gill Schaap and Veronica Parton at Challenge House, 1 Wanaka St, Johnsonville, 11am–2pm. Cost $10. Please register with Veronica Parton, email vjpdap@gmail.com or ph 021 238-6675.

Sunday 24 June

Solemnity: The Nativity of St John the Baptist.

Monday 25 June

World Day of Prayer for Seafarers.

Friday 29 June

Solemnity of Ss Peter and Paul, Apostles.

Saturday 30 June

St Patrick’s College Wellington Foundation, hosts its Annual Benefit Dinner and Auction. Old boys, current and past parents, and staff, as well as friends and supporters from the community all welcome. Tickets $80. Email development@stpats.school.nz to book.

Sunday 1 July

Young Church Mass, 7pm, Sacred Heart Cathedral.

Monday 9 – Thursday 12 July

Passionist Youth Retreat, Camp Rangi Woods, Pohangina.

Friday 13 – Sunday 15 July

Passionist Young Adult Retreat, Magnificat Retreat Centre, Featherston

Saturday 21 July

Vigil for Unborn, 10am to Noon, at St Anne’s Catholic Church, Emmett St, Wellington. Starts with Mass followed by Adoration. Come and pray for God’s precious infants, to stop the culture of death and for New Zealand to become a culture of love and life. https://fli.org.nz/ 04 2378343

Saturday 18 August

Vigil for Unborn, 10am to Noon, at St Anne’s Catholic Church, Emmett St, Wellington. Starts with Mass followed by Adoration. Come and pray for God’s precious infants, to stop the culture of death and for New Zealand to become a culture of love and life. https://fli.org.nz/ 04 2378343

Saturday 15 September

Vigil for Unborn, 10am to Noon, at St Anne’s Catholic Church, Emmett St, Wellington. Starts with Mass followed by Adoration. Come and pray for God’s precious infants, to stop the culture of death and for New Zealand to become a culture of love and life. https://fli.org.nz/ 04 2378343

22-27 January 2019

World Youth Day Panama – contact youth@wn.catholic.org.nz for more information.

What’s on for Young People – Wellington Archdiocese

Wellington Archdiocese Youth weekly events

Kapiti – Thursdays: Music Jams (year 5+), 7pm–8pm. Fridays: Fun-Time Music (pre-school) 10.30am–11.30am. Fridays: J-Team (yrs 5‒7), 5pm–6.30pm (1st and 3rd Fridays); and Gravitate Youth Group (yrs 8‒13), 7pm–9pm (1st and 3rd Fridays). Contact Jacqui McLaughlin at kapiti.youth@gmail.com or 022 675-7357.

Tawa – Fridays: Xavier Youth (yrs 9‒13), 8pm‒10pm, Leo Connor Hall, 71 Main Road. Contact Paul Mcardle 027 304-0712.

Porirua – Mondays: Youth Group, 6pm–8pm. Contact Sr Hannah, Missionaries of Charity, (04) 235-5373.

Te Awakairangi – Fridays: Taita Youth Group, 6.30pm‒8.30pm, St Michael’s School library. Contact Maryanne Pereira at mary.pereira@hotmail.co.nz or 021 107 7248.

Blenheim, St Mary’s – 2nd and 4th Mondays: Singles for Christ, contact Joanna Viernes joanna.viernes@hotmail.co.nz. 1st and 3rd Tuesdays: Youth for Christ, contact Marc Arcellana marc_arcellana@hotmail.com. Wednesdays: Junior Youth Group (yrs 9‒10), 5.30pm–6.45pm; Senior Youth Group (yrs 11‒13), 7pm–8.45pm, contact Maurice and Mieke Davies at stmarysyouthgroup@xtra.co.nz or (03) 578-6772.

Focolare – Mondays: Young adults meet, 6pm, Hub of Victoria University, Kelburn Campus. Sharing our living faith and respond to the challenges of today. Contact Philip Wakelin 022 622-0174 or Miriam Vender 021 143-9855.

LifeTeen – Sundays: Youth Night, 5pm‒8pm, St Anne’s, Newtown. Contact Rain Forest at agent.c.rocks@gmail.com

Contact your local parish or Isabella at youth@wn.catholic.org.nz for more information on local events and activities.