25th Sunday Ordinary Time
Season of Creation – September 6 – October 4
At Crossroads Methodist Church this Sunday 20 September at 8pm
– Speaker on Climate Change – Stephen Jenkins.
Parish Master Plan
– Next meeting THIS Sunday 20 September at 4pm, in the hall, all parishioners welcome.
Pastoral Letter on Euthanasia – from Bishop Pat will be read today.
The NZ Bishops Conference have prepared a booklet ‘Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide: Myths and Facts available today, and there is information in the foyer, both to assist those wishing to make submissions to the Health Select Committee Investigation as set out in the Bishops letter.
Next Saturday 5pm Mass will be offered in memory of Gary Tangi Manukau and the baptism of family members will take place.
Introductory RE classes will be held during term 4 – For children who do not attend a Catholic School who wish to prepare for the Sacraments of Baptism or First Communion and Confirmation, Saturdays 4.15 – 5pm, Fr Ryder Rm. Please contact Barbara 299 8070. 027 476 1419, firstname.lastname@example.org
Social Justice Week: 13-19 September – The NZ Catholic Bishops Conference gives us Social Justice Week to consider Catholic social teaching on an issue of social justice in New Zealand. This year the focus is Kiwi Families – It’s Our Story. Brochures that provides questions, action ideas and prayer as an introduction to the theme of family poverty remain available today. A DVD will play today.
Divine Office: Morning Prayer of the Church prayed in the church Tuesdays at 8.10am. All welcome.
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 September.
Patronal Feast Day, Pope Francis – Mass at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Wyndham St. Saturday 3 Ocotber at 11am. Bring a plate for afterwards. Info. 8386807
Candlelight Rosary Procession for Priestly Vocations, Sacred Heart College, 250 West Tamaki Rd, Glenn Innes, Sunday 4 October at 7pm. Led by Bishop Pat. Information ph 5762161.
Counties Catholic Men’s Fellowship Gathering at Saint Anthony’s Church Waiuku on Wednesday 23 September, Mass at 7 pm. A warm welcome is extended to all men.
Enquiries Barry Reynolds (09)2352451, or 0277727767.
A Journey through the Seasons ‘Each of the four seasons is a classroom for the heart. If you sink your roots deep into the soil of a season’s truth, it can become a mentor.’ Joyce Rupp and Macrina Wiederkehr. Explore Seasons of Nature and Seasons of the Heart. Facilitator: Yvonne Munro rsj Mary Mackillop Ctr, 56 Selwyn Av Mission Bay. Sat 3 Oct 10am – 3pm Unwaged$20 Wagedemail@example.com ph 528 5204 ext 211 or 02102278293
Dove Catholic Fellowship for Women warmly invites you to our next meeting. Come along, bring a friend. We would love to see you there. Tue 29 Sept 7.30pm, St Anne’s Parish Hall,126 Russell Rd,Manurewa
Speaker: Jovita Parker on Peace. John 14:27 “I am leaving you with a gift- peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give…..” Info. Grace on 577 3479 or visit the Dove website, www.dove.org.nz
New Diocesan Director for MISSIONZ. Bishop Patrick is pleased to announce that Fr Stephen Berecz has been appointed as MISSIONZ Director for the Auckland Diocese. Fr Stephen resides at St Michael’s, Remuera and has been working at Sacred Heart College since 1997. MISSIONZ was known as the Pontifical Missions Society. You can find out more about MISSIONZ by going to its website:www.missionz.co.nz MISSIONZ educates and gathers funds to support the missionary efforts of the Church under the patronage of Pope Francis. The main source of revenue for the Society is the Mission Sunday collection. Mission Sunday will be held on 18 October 2015. Please give generously.
Manurewa St Vincent de Paul shop is looking for volunteers, please ph Christine 0210356525 or 092993043.
Ave Maria – Voices of Age of Discovery – celebration of polyphony from Italy & Spain, Sat 26 Sept, 7.30pm, St Patrick’s Cathedral. See noticeboard.
Diocesan Youth Mass – hosted by Vinnies on Sunday, 27 September, 7pm at St Patrick’s Cathedral.
The theme for the Mass is “Live God’s Word” and it will be celebrated by Msgr Bernard Kiely. $2 parking.
Parish Art & Craft Sale and Big Day Out – Saturday 28 November 2015 from 9.00 am to 4.00 pm. To participate, please get your booking slip and payment (from the back of the flier) in to the parish office as soon as possible. Spaces will be allocated on a ‘first in, first served’ basis. One parishioner has offered a large marquee, so there will be plenty of table space under cover. Enjoy being creative! Celebrate our Parish community!’
- St Mary’s Youth – fundraising today – Bake sales after 8.30am Mass and Sausage sizzle after 10.30
- Samosa – info/order orders due in by Sunday 27 September – funds to Parish Pilgrimage
- Save the Date! A parish fundraising group have organised a ‘Social’here at St Mary’s Hall on Saturday 7 November, to raise funds for the parish building projects. Tickets $10 include supper, BYO drinks. Live music, good food – come mix and mingle, have fun.
Details: Telesia 0210472069 or 2965108. Tickets: Telesia, Hilda 0273718228 or Pandora 0272982327.
Following the 5pm Mass – wine, cheese and crackers or a cuppa will be hosted by our Clevedon Community, Ryder Room, for all parishioners, please join us.