Upcoming Events

What’s on in the Archdiocese of Wellington


Burying a Poet: photographic exhibition of the tangihanga of James K Baxter on display at the Suzanne Aubert Heritage Centre. Open Mon-Sat 10am-3pm; Sun 12 noon-3pm. Email: heritagecentre@compassion.org or ph (04) 282-1953.

The Sister & The Poet: Jerusalem – on display at Suzanne Aubert Heritage Centre from 22 July. Open Mon–Sat 10am‒3pm; Sun 12noon‒3pm. Email: heritagecentre@compassion.org or ph (04) 282-1953.


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.

1st Friday every month

Taizé Prayer hour of meditative singing, reading, spoken prayer and silence, 7pm–8pm, all welcome. At Our Lady’s Home of Compassion, 2 Rhine Street, Island Bay, Wellington. Ph (04) 383-7769.

Mondays 13, 20, 27 August and 3, 10 September

Pā Maria 2018 Winter Film Series presented by Fr Brian Cummings sm: ‘Called to be Blessed’; Reflections on the Beatitudes’. Season II: Mondays 13, 20, 27 August and 3 and 10 September – places still available. Season III: Thursdays 16, 23, 30 August and 6 and 13 September – places still available. Time 7pm to 9.30pm. Email bgcummings@xtra.co.nz for more information and to register.

Saturday 18 August

Enabling Communities ‒ Social Justice Week interactive workshop on disability and participation, 10am–3pm, St Francis Xavier school hall, 69 Main Road, Tawa, Wellington. Free entry or koha, lunch provided. Register at joannav@caritas.org.nz or call (04) 496-1782. NZSL interpreters available. 

Saturday 18 August: Dove Catholic Fellowship for Women – ‘Restoring Families’, a Holy Spirit healing ministry, with speaker Emma Kin, 9.30am–5pm, St Gerard’s, Mt Victoria, Wellington. Invitation to all women. Contact Shura Price (04) 389–9938.

Saturday 18 August

Vigil for Unborn, 10am to Noon, St Anne’s Church, Emmett St, Newtown, Wellington. Starts with Mass followed by Adoration. Come and pray for God’s precious infants, and for Aotearoa-New Zealand to become a culture of love and life. For more information visit https://fli.org.nz/ or ph (04) 237-8343 

Sunday 19 August

Fundraising concert of Sacred Songs and Broadway Tunes by Tenor Joseph Moorman, St Patrick’s Church, Stanley St, Wainuiomata, 2pm‒4pm, $20. Contact Alan (04) 564 6904

Sunday 19 August

Wellington On A Plate event at Compassion Soup Kitchen

Friday 24‒Sunday 26 August

Vocation information and discernment weekend, Marist Seminary, Auckland. Email Fr Pat Breeze sm at vocations@smnz.org.nz or visit www.maristseminary.org.nz or facebook.com/marists

Sunday 2 September

SEEK (discernment event) and Young Church Mass, 2pm‒6pm, Our Lady’s Home of Compassion, Island Bay

Monday 3 September

Mary and Motherhood -a talk especially for mothers by Fr. Linus Clovis from St Lucia. 10am at Our Lady of Fatima Church, cnr Main Rd and Lyndhurst St, Tawa

Tuesday 11 September

Elephant Issues, ‘Gender, Sexuality and Young People’. Forum discussing the tricky issues for those in ministry with young people, 6pm, Catholic Centre, 22‒30 Hill Street.

Friday 14 September

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

Saturday 15–Sunday 16 September: Life Teen Summer Camp (John 15 Retreat), Pukekaraka Marae, Ōtaki. A retreat for all those who have served at Life Teen Summer Camp or wish to do so in the future. Aged 18 plus. Check out www.lifeteen.nz for more information 

Friday 21 September

Art Exhibition, 6.30pm‒9.30pm, St Patrick’s College Hall, Wellington, with works for sale by established and upcoming local artists. This biennial event raises funds for the College. Tickets on sale from 13 August. $25 includes light refreshments.

Friday 14‒Sunday 16 September

Chanel College, Masterton, celebrates 40 Years in September since it was founded in 1978. Former students, parents and teachers are encouraged to contact the Chanel College Office or to visit the website at chanelcollege.school.nz for details.

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.