Upcoming Events

What’s on in the Archdiocese of Wellington

Thursdays from 7 February

Pa Maria Spirituality Theology Course: The Alluring Emotions – runs for 10 Thursday, concluding 11 April. For more information and/or to register, please contact Brian Cummings sm at bcummings@xtra.co.nz or phone 021 703 580.

Thursdays from 7 February

Christian Meditation – join Sr Rachel every Thursday from 7 February, 10am–11am at Our Lady’s Home of  Compassion Chapel, 2 Rhine Street, Island Bay, Wellington. All welcome. For details ph (04) 383-7769 and ask for Christine.

Wednesday 20 February

New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services invites you to join in prayer for the UN Day of International Social Justice and to celebrate the 50th anniversary of NZCCSS. (www.wn.catholic.org.nz/joint-day-of-worship-20-february/)

Thursday 7 March

Behind the Scenes of Vatican Art and Architecture short course begins at Victoria University’s Centre for Lifelong Learning (ce.victoria.ac.nz/courses/652-behind-the-scenes-of-vatican-art-and-architecture)

Thursday 14 March

Fr Patrick Bridgman, Archdiocesan Liturgy Adviser, explains symbolism and rituals associated with Good Friday, workshop, 6.45pm–9pm, Catholic Centre, Hill St, Wellington. Register with Ann Williams at a.wil lia ms@ wn.cathol ic .org.nz by Friday 8 March. Everyone welcome.

Tuesday 23 April

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

Monday 10 June

Pa Maria Spirituality Centre second Winter Film Series, ‘The Life Which Beats in Things’ – A spirituality for Living in Today’s World. Starting at 7pm, runs five Mondays to Monday 8 July. Limited to 30 participants. For more information and/or to register, contact Brian Cummings sm at bcummings@xtra.co.nz or phone 021 703 580.

Ongoing Events

Mondays: Christian Meditation Group – an hour of Christian meditation in contemplative prayer, 7pm, Chapel, Our Lady’s Home of Compassion, 2 Rhine Street, Island Bay. Ph (04) 383-7134 or (04) 383-7769. All welcome.

Sundays: Miha Māori (Mass). All welcome. On Sundays when a priest is not available, a Liturgy with Holy Communion is celebrated, 11am, Chapel, Our Lady’s Home of Compassion, 2 Rhine Street, Island Bay, Wellington. Ph. 04 383 7769.

Influenza Pandemic temporary exhibition: commemorates 100th anniversary of 1918 Influenza Pandemic and response of the Sisters of Compassion nursing in a stricken city. At Our Lady’s Home of Compassion, 2 Rhine St, Island Bay. Tues–Sat 10am–3pm; Sun 12noon–3pm, until 31 March 2019. Go to heritagecentre@compassion.org.nz or ph (04) 282-1953 for more information.

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,

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.