Upcoming Events

What’s on in the Archdiocese of Wellington

First Friday of every month

Taizé Prayer first Friday of every month, 7pm–8pm, meditative songs from Psalms, reading, spoken prayer, silence. Our Lady’s Home of Compassion, 2 Rhine St, Island Bay. Ph (04) 383-7769.

Mondays and Thursdays

Christian mediation group – join Sr Rachel for an hour of meditation in ancient form of contemplative prayer. Mondays 7pm–8pm, Thursdays 11am–12pm, Our Lady’s Home of Compassion Chapel, 2 Rhine St, Island Bay. Ph (04) 383-7134 or (04) 383-7769. All welcome.


Miha Māori (Mass) – all welcome. First Sunday of month a Liturgy of the Eucharist. All other Sundays, a Māori Mass at 11am, Chapel, Our Lady’s Home of Compassion,2 Rhine Street, Island Bay, Wellington. Ph (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.

Tuesday 9 April

How films impact our spirituality – stories of our lives: ‘The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’, Marie Skidmore rsj, 7pm-10pm, Koha. Josephite Retreat Centre, 14 Hillside Rd, Whanganui. $20. Email pam.hopper@sosj.org.au or ph (06) 345-5047 x 3.

Thursday 11 April

Quiet Days with Suzanne Aubert – 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 St, Island Bay. Simple lunch included. Registration required. Email retreat@compassion.org or ph (04) 383-7769.

Friday 12 – Sunday 14 April

LifeTeen Aotearoa Training Convention, St Peter’s College, Auckland. An opportunity to learn more about Life Teen, gain practical youth ministry skills, be formed, strengthened in faith, spend time in prayer and learn from other realities in our church whanau. Visit lifeteen.nz/convention to register.

Saturday 13 April

Greenstone Doors 5th Birthday celebration, 11.30am–1.30pm. Join us for lunch, drinks and special guest speaker, founder of Greenstone Doors, Wendy Hill. Tickets cost $25. Go online to: Eventbrite.co.nz or email office@greenstonedoors.co.nz for tickets.

Sunday 14 April- Saturday 20 April

Holy Week, Palm Sunday, Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday.

Tuesday 16 April

Mass of the Oils, 7pm, Pro-Cathedral, St Teresa’s, 299 Karori Rd, Karori, Wellington. 

Sunday 21 April

Easter Sunday.

Tuesday 23 April

Pa Maria Spirituality Centre first Winter Film Series begins with What becomes of the Broken Hearted? Starting 7pm, series runs five Tuesdays to 21 May. Limited to 30. For more information and to register, contact Brian Cummings sm at bgcummings@xtra.co.nz or phone 021 703 580.

Tuesday 23–Saturday 27 April

Jesus4Real Senior Camp, Palm Grove 199 Valley Rd, Paraparaumu. Visit http://jesus4real.org.nz/ for more details and to register.

Thursday 25 April

ANZAC Day service, 3pm, for Peace and Remembrance, at Challenge Marist Centre, 1 Wanaka St, Johnsonville.

Saturday 27-Sunday 28 April

The KPF Mission Ministries celebrates 8th year as a charismatic renewal community.

Sunday 28 April

Ss Peter and Paul Johnsonville, ‘Service and Hope Youth Mass’ celebrated by Fr Chris Skinner SM at 10.30am. All welcome.

Thursdays 2 May to 4 July.

Pa Maria Spirituality Course – Eye on the Transcendent. Material for the first part of this course comes from the book Wonder – from Emotion to Spirituality, by Robert C Fuller. Course cost $50. Please email bgcummings@xtra.co.nz for information and or to register.

Saturday 4 May

Art and Religion on Catholic Church’s four major papal basilicas of Rome. Dr Christopher Longhurst, 10am–4pm, Paraparaumu Community Centre. $40/$50. Email kapitiwea@gmail.com visit kapitewea.org or contact Gordon Cameron, Kapiti Coast WEA Registrar, ph 021 162 7000.

Sunday 5 May

Mass to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the founding of the Congregation of the Missionary Sisters of St Peter Claver. 10.30am, St Francis de Sales Church, 173 Clyde St, Island Bay. Celebrant Cardinal John Dew.

Tuesday 7 May

Our God is Too Small’ – Pope’s Astronomer, Br Guy Consolmagno sj, Cardinal’s Lunch presentation 12pm–2pm, Te Papa, Visit https://cardinal-lunch.lilregie.com to register and buy tickets ($115 plus gst) online, or email event@wn.catholic.org.nz or ph (04) 496-1778.

Plus ‒ public lecture, 7.30pm, Sacred Heart College Performing Arts Centre, Lower Hutt. Book through Eventfinda.

Friday 17 and Saturday 18 May

Mary Potter Hospice Annual Street Appeal in Wellington, Porirua, and Kāpiti regions. If you can volunteer at this year’s collection, please register your support at https://marypotter.org.nz/events/streetappealvolunteer/ and you will be contacted with more details. This year, Mary Potter Hospice is celebrating 40 years of providing services.

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.