Welcome – Saturday evening at the Easter Vigil we welcomed into our Parish Community – Tracy Bull, Lorraine Cole, Malcolm Dugdale, Maritza Le Moray, Andrew & Sarah Martin, Brian Martin, Jonathan Moore, Victoria Sofeni, Liz Stewart and Shivonne Willcocks.
We extend our heartfelt thanks to those who have prepared these candidates – Lorraine Sayer and Brenda Neville and also to the sponsors and parish supporters.
Once again a big thank you to all.
On Saturday, 2 February, the St. Joseph Parish Pastoral Council, School Board, and Finance Committee met at St. Peter Chanel Centre for a day of prayer and discussion to consider a ten-year vision for the Parish.
Entitled, "Show Us the Way - a Day to Dream," and building off an event the parish held a few years ago, parish goals were identified, prioritized, and "action lists" made.
Goals that emerged, included:
You would be helping your community by driving patients receiving treatment at Wellington Regional Hospital. A contribution to your costs, training and support will be given, also free parking is available. If you have a car, a current drivers's licence and can spare some time, please contact: Ann Hodson, Manager Volunteers, phone 389 0050 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Today is Mission Sunday.
It is a day to celebrate and thank God for being a part of his mission. May we continue to witness our faith in a God who is present and working in various ways in our world today. Please help support the 1,250 Mission Dioceses in the world. The special Mission Collection today is our donation to help in the faith education programs for the developing countries especially in the development of catechetical ministry. It is also used for maintaining mission schools, building chapels, presbyteries and convents. It is also help in feeding children who are most vulnerable in the developing world. Those with Planned Giving envelopes have a special envelope. If others could put their donation in the collection basket.
Pleroma have advised that we can get a bulk purchase discount for the New Sunday Missal. RRP $69.99. An order of 10 would attract a 5% discount i.e. $66.50 each. An order of 20 would attract 10% discount, i.e. $63.00. Initially I need a firm commitment to buy. Please email me email@example.com or ring 04 971 8746. When I know the numbers I will contact you to let you know the cost. I will need to collect payment when I place an order, either cheque made payable to St. Joseph's parish or cash. Similar discounts apply to the Daily Missal RSP $187.99
The Church's Solitary Goal is the topic for the Knights of the Southern Cross 2012 religious writing competition. The Church, inspired by no earthly ambition, seeks bout a solitary goal: to carry forward the work of Christ under the lead of the befriending Spirit. And Christ entered the world to give witness to the truth, to rescue and not to sit in judgement, to serve and not to be served.
(Vatican 2 - Gaudium et Spes)
1. How does your parish or college carry forward the work of Christ (30 marks)
2. In what new way(s) could your parish or college carry forward the work of Christ? (40 marks)
3. How can you carry forward the work of Christ? (30 marks)
The competition offers $1200 in prices and is free to enter.
Full details of the competition and the prizes are on http://tawacatholic.org.nz/knights
Due to the availability of our key-note speakers, we have had to change the LIVE EVENT to:
Wednesday 10 October 2012
We hope this will not cause any inconvenience. As with previous eConferences, the material will remain Archived online for a short time, so people unable to attend the live event, will be able to participate at a time suitable to them.
We are thrilled to present Bishop Michael Putney and Sr Maryanne Confoy RSC as our key educators for this eConference. They will be joined by Jill Gowdie and Paul Power.
It is planned the day will run from 10.30am – 3.00pm Eastern Standard Daylight Savings Time. This of course, will affect those of you in the West, and we have adjusted our times as best as possible to cater for the difference.
As in previous events, we are more than happy to customise a flyer to suit your venue and your times. Please complete the attached Request for Customised Flyer Form with your details and information and we will get this done as soon as possible.
We are still waiting on the URL (web address) for the event, and will notify everyone as soon as that is confirmed.
For those who participated previously in the Holy Spirit – Giver of Life eConference in May 2011, you may be interested in an upcoming Workshop by Fr Denis Edwards on Ecology, Cosmology and Spirituality. Some information is also attached.
Please feel free to contact us at any stage if you have any queries or would like further information.
With kindest regards,
eConference Administrative Assistant
Catholic Diocese of Broken Bay
T: 02 9847 0726
The Festival of Faith
Come and be part of the Festival of Faith starting on 24 June and running to 8 July 2012.
Evening sessions include music, prayer, liturgy, talk by Fr John Rea and prayers for God's healing and grace.
Everyone is Welcome.
St Joseph's Mission
Left to right: Susan Lloyd, Freda Sanders, Margaret Newhouse, Maureen McNaughten, Rosaleen Carson (Absent May Kelly). Congratulations and best wishes go to the Catholic League Women members who were presented Service badges at the 9am Mass. 25 Years to Susan Lloyd and Margaret Newhouse 40 Years to Rosaleen Carson and Maureen McNaughten 50 Years to May Kelly and Freda Sanders