22nd Sunday Ordinary Time
First Friday this week – Mass at 10am
Season of Creation – September 6 – October 4
During this time we gather for Stations of Creation outside under the trees …
please arrive ¼ hour before all Masses – Vigil 4.45pm, Sunday 8.15am and 10.15am
Bring a Grandchild: Grandparents are invited to bring a Grandchild and enjoy some activities together. Next Sunday 6 September, 2 – 4pm
St. Mary’s Church grounds.
Catechumenate Programme – Evenings of Enquiry and Information
– evenings continue this Tuesday 1 and 8 September. Ryder Room.
If you know anyone who would like to know more about the Catholic Faith please let them know.
Where We Gather, Workshop by Liturgical Design Consultant: Sunday 13 Sept, 1.30 – 4.30 pm, Christ the King Church, 260 Richardson Road, Owairaka. Intended for all and its aim is to deepen awareness, understanding and appreciation of the liturgical principles involved in the design of our places of worship. It will have relevance to people from all parishes, not only those from parishes intending renovation or re-building in the future. See noticeboard. Information: ph Teresa Wackrow 09 360 3042, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
ALONE AGAIN? Widowed, Separated or Divorced? The Beginning Experiencea well-established programme with the motto “Weekend Away for a Lifetime of Change”. Designed to help people work through their painful loss. Participants find new hope, increased emotional health and renewed energy.
11-13 Sept, Contacts: Bev (09)298-9943, or David 027-440-2105 visitwww.beginningexperience.org.nz
Christian Meditation: How Our Meditation Helps Us to Live The Joy of The Gospel. A retreat-seminar led by Sr Anne Warren at St Francis Retreat House, 50 Hillsborough Rd, Hillsborough, Friday Sept. 18 – Sunday Sept. 20. Residential cost $280. Information: Margaret Ph 269-7515 or email@example.com
Monday Evening Discussion Group on Pope Francis’ Encyclical on Creation –share in reading Pope Francis encyclical in a friendly relaxed environment. If you would like to discuss its implications for our lives as modern Catholics in 2015, we will meet 7.30-8.30pm Mondays, Ryder Rm – beginning 21 SeptemberThe
Diocesan Family Faith website introduces a new section this month – “Family Faith Fun” – 12 activities based on the liturgical year each month to do as a family and build faith.
The link to the new section is http://cdafamilyfaith.weebly.com/-family-faith-fun.html
Social Justice Week Forum on Family Poverty: Issues and Solutions – Weds 2 Sept, 7-9pm, St Columba Centre, 40 Vermont St, Ponsonby. MC Mihinarangi Forbes facilitates a forum of speakers including Dr Shanthi Ameratunga on health, Sr Anne Hurley on housing, Shane Coleman on education, John Ryall and Kim Campbell on the Living Wage. www.catholicjusticeauckland.org.nz
Michael Mangan, Australia singer/song writer one-off session: ‘Let the Children Come – Using music in Family Friendly Liturgies’. Shares his expertise in using music to engage young people and their families in vibrant and inclusive parish liturgy. For parish liturgy music teams, catechists, teachers, any lovers of music. St Columba Ctr, Vermont St, Ponsonby Thur 10 Sept. 7pm- 8.30pm. $5 pp or koha.
Vocation Day – Sisters of Mercy Sat 12 Sept at St Mary’s Convent, 9 New St, Ponsonby, 10am-4pm. If you are a single woman and are interested in attending contact Sr Kathy Lynch, firstname.lastname@example.org or register on the Sisters of Mercy New Zealand facebook page.
2015 Birthday Celebrations of our Blessed Mother Mary through Novena, Rosary and Holy Mass in Honour of our Mother of Good Health, Vailankanni from 29 August to 8th September daily at 6.30pm except on Saturday and Sundays when the programme begins at 5.30pm. St Mary’s Parish, 2134 Great North Road, Avondale, Auckland. Helen ph (09) 834 7798 for more information.
Married Couples: Revitalise and enrich your intimacy, love and romance in your marriage. Attend the
Marriage Encounter Weekend 18-20 September at Allenby Park Hotel, Manukau BOOK NOW!
ph (0800 362686) or Christine & David Sloan, ph 372-3581 or email email@example.com
More details at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Year of Consecrated Life: information on the Little Sisters of the Poor (LSP) in the foyer today.