Archive: 28th Sunday Ordinary Time
Day of Prayer to Respect Life – this Sunday 11 October:
“Even the weakest and most vulnerable, the sick, the old, the unborn and the poor, are masterpieces of God’s creation, made in his own image, destined to live forever, and deserving of the utmost reverence and respect.” – Pope Francis
MISSION SUNDAY – Next Sunday – 18 OCTOBER
Parishioners are reminded that next week is Mission Sunday. This collection is the major fundraiser for the work of the Pontifical Mis-sion Societies. The Pontifical Mission is directed especially towards the Care of Children, the immediate Relief of the Poor and the support of Missionary Seminaries and Religious Institu-tions in dioceses in the mission territories that are in need of financial assistance. Please give generously next week. Envelopes at doors today.
INSERT TODAY: New Catholic School for Takanini – Holy Trinity Catholic Primary
Next Saturday 17 October:
No 8.30am Morning Mass and no Reconciliation.
Master Plan Next Meeting: THIS Tuesday 13 Oct,
Ryder Rm, 7pm.
St Mary’s Site Development Blog – http://stmaryspapakura.blogspot.co.nz/
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, STARTING THIS Monday 4.15 – 5pm, Ryder Rm.
Contact Barbara 299 8070. 027 476 1419, 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 – continues this week.
SVDP reminder: Wine/Cheese – Thursday 15 Oct 5-30 Fr Ryder Rm. Please make effort to be there. Anyone interested in knowing more about Vinnies come along share a wine and find out more about what we do for Christ in Papakura.
RSVP Mary 298 4622 Judy 299 8575 Leonie 2949105.
Pilgrimage Committee – Samosa – a total of $900 raised, a thank you to all for your support.
Parish Art & Craft Sale and Big Day Out – Saturday 28 November 2015 – 9am to 4pm. 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 allocated on a ‘first in, first served’ basis. Plenty of table space under cover. Enjoy being creative! Celebrate our Parish community!’
- Save the Date! A ‘Social’ – St Mary’s Hall Saturday 7 November, to raise funds for the parish building projects. Tickets $10 include supper, BYO drinks. Live music, good food – mix and mingle.
Details: Telesia 0210472069/2965108. Tickets: Hilda 0273718228 and parish office.
Children’s Liturgy –children 4 – 8yrs, Sundays 10.30am Mass.
Holy Rosary – 8.30am weekdays
Divine Office- Morning Prayer of the Church, Tuesdays 8.10am
The statue of Our Lady is available for families, your name to the list in the foyeror ph Jean 2965486
Stations of the Cross – 5pm Fridays. Michael ph 298 9295
Legion of Mary – Tuesdays 5.30pm in the hall committee room.
Medjugorje prayer meetings: Mondays, 4pm @ 2/1 Clark Rd, Joseph 2982297.
Mothers Prayers. Wednesdays 1-3pm – Ryder Rm, Jean Keown 2984502.
Music for Mass: Choir practices Wednesdays at 7pm, to join please contact Judith ph 2681884
Meditation Groups: Tuesdays 9.40am Fr Ryder Rm.
Tuesdays 5pm – 8A Ashdown Place, Bev 2989943 Thursdays 7.30pm, 51A Willis Rd, Richard 9088566
St Vincent de Paul Office Mary 2984622 Shop ph 2965052
Knitting group each 2nd & 4th Tuesday – 1-3 pm Ryder Rm. Jenny ph 2977292 .
English classes Thursdays, Ryder Rm at 10am, Jenny ph 2977292
Playgroup – Wednesday mornings 9am – 12noon, hall.
Exercise Classes – Tuesdays/Thursdays Parish Hall 10-11am – low impact exercise while seated or standing,
Working Bee Group – help around your home – gardening, cleaning etc ph Fr Maliu, ph 2985134
Hall users – please ensure all rubbish is removed from the hall and church grounds following functions
(NB: presbytery rubbish bins are for church use only) thank you.
As part of the Week of Prayer for World Peace (11-18 October 2015) we are inviting you to join us at The Peace Place to pray together for world peace on Tuesday 13 October at 12.15pm.
The Peace Place, 22 Emily Place, Auckland CBD
Celebrating the Family – Sunday 18 October, 1-4pm Carmelite Monastery, 636 Mt Albert Rd, Royal Oak. Ph 6294316, www.fli.org.nz. See noticeboard for details.
Divine Mercy Devotion this Friday 16 October 7pm. Holy Cross Parish, 21 Carruth Road, Papatoetoe. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Praise & Worship, Chaplet of Mercy Sung, Benediction, Holy Mass followed by veneration of St Faustina’s relic.
Workshop on Letter of Pope Francis Laudato Si – Saturday 7 November, Tyburn Monastery, Bombay, 10am – 3.30pm. ph 092360598 – see noticeboard.
Retreat for Gay Men – led by Fr Luke OP and team, Mercy Spirituality Ctr, 104 The Drive Epsom. Saturday 14 Nov, 9.30am – 5pm. $20. To register ph098451418 a/h.
Jubilee Bursaries for University theological education – applications Semester 1, 2016 (closes Friday 13 Nov 2015) Applicants must be Catholics making a contribution to the mission of the Catholic Church in the Auckland Diocese. The bursaries contribute towards university fees for theology courses. Information/application pack: Michelle Jarvis firstname.lastname@example.org (09)360-3091 Catholic Schools Office
Refugee Resettlement Notice for Parishes – As you may be aware, Cardinal John Dew was in the media some weeks ago talking about the generous response from our faith communities to support the resettlement of refugees. The New Zealand Bishops asked that Catholics who wished to help with refugee resettlements follow the appropriate process.
Immigration New Zealand is responsible for the selection of refugee coming to the country, and for the six week programme at the Mangere Refugee Resettlement Centre when they arrive. Once, they leave the Centre, the Red Cross is responsible (through its government-funded Refugee Programme) for providing support and for the coordination of voluntary assistance in the 12 months after arrival.
Volunteers are required to complete a training programme prior to being placed with an incoming refugee family. Red Cross provides training courses for those who are interested.
Individual action – train as a volunteer, donate goods or cash, or assist a trained volunteer.
Parish action A parish could offer the Auckland Red Cross office comprehensive support for a refugee family, i.e: a house to rent, trained volunteers, friendship, goods, and possibly even a job.
For more information please contact the Auckland Diocesan Coordinator appointed by Bishop Patrick Dunn:
C.J David, email@example.com, 09-360 3052
Parish notices: We are looking at trialling a new A4 version of the weekly newsletter, this would require sponsorship – parishioners who own a local business are invited to express their interest to the parish office.