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|Kia Ora, Welcome
||Sunday Mass Times|
|To Visitors To
|ST MARY'S PARISH
|Parish Priest: FR QUIRICO CRUZ ||Ph. 423 8170
|Parish Co-Ordinator: Brian Cave ||Ph. 423 7307
|PPC Chairperson: Michele Oliver ||Ph. 431 2226
|Newsletter editor: ||Email here
25th Feb 2018 - 2nd Sunday of LENT
The observation of the English mystic poet
William Blake that great things happen
when men and mountains meet is true of
such pivotal events in the Hebrew and
Christian Scriptures as Moses reception of
the Ten Commandments on Mt Sinai and the
transfiguration of Jesus on a high mountain
In the latter instance, as recorded by all three
synoptic writers and now included in the
luminous mysteries of the rosary by St John
Paul II, Jesus is revealed as the long-awaited
Messiah. Accompanied by representatives of
the Law and the Prophets (Moses and
Elijah), he is transfigured in the presence of
Peter, James and John. His human bodiliness
becomes the vehicle through which his inner
reality as God-Man shines forth. Surely, this
was a source of hope to his disciples after
Jesus' prediction of his death by crucifixion
became a reality. Alluding to this event Peter
wrote: We had been eyewitnesses of his
majesty…while we were with him on the
Holy mountain. (2 Peter 1:16-18).
‘We must restore hope to young people, help the old, and be open to the future,
spread love. Be poor among the poor. We need to include the excluded and preach
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR SUNDAY MASS
We are looking for helpers to assist with operating the organ (you don't need to be able to
play it to do this), operating the laptop during mass, preparing the weekly mass slides,
preparing the weekly newsletter. Individually, these are not big jobs but only become that
way if they are left to just one person. It's up to every single one of us to share the load
and be prepared to take a turn at doing at least one of these.
Enquiries to Marie Rambaud 423 8907 email@example.com
OPEN DAY- SAINT PAUL’S COLLEGE
Enrolments for Years 7, 8 and 9 - Building Men of Courage since 1955
Venue: St Paul's College- 183 Richmond Road, Ponsonby.
Sessions: 9.30am & 1.45pm Date: Thursday 8th of March, 2018
Assembly in the College Chapel, followed by a tour.
MANGAWHAI BIBLE STUDY GROUP
Everyone welcome. We meet the 1st & 3 rd Wednesday of each month to study & pray the
coming Sundays Gospel
Venue: 11 Kagan Ave, Mangawhai Time: 2pm Starts: Wednesday 7th of February, 2018
2018 MUSIC WORKSHOP: LITURGY AND THE MUSIC WE CHOOSE
This is a workshop for parish musicians, cantors and choirs. There are 3 parts to this
To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Exploring liturgy.
- The parish repertoire.
- Priorities for deciding what we sing.
Date: Thursday 8 th March,2018 Time: 7pm
Venue: Pompallier Centre- 30 New St. Ponsonby.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR MISSION
To break the cycle of poverty for vulnerable children
2 week trip to NPH Mexico and Guatemala children's homes/schools in May 2018.
month volunteers also needed for July 2018 or Jan 2019 intake.
Please call Loren 09 216
0635 or email email@example.com for more information.
LITURGY COMMITTEE MEETING
Date: Thursday 1 st March,2018 Time: 12pm
Venue: St Mary's Parish- Wellsford.
MANGAWHAI HOUSE MASS ROSTER
Date: Wednesday 28 th February,2018 Time: 10.30am
Venue: Jude and Ron Gillian- 14 Longview, Road
Phone: 431 5386 firstname.lastname@example.org
STATIONS OF THE CROSS
Will be celebrated at 7pm each Friday during Lent and each First Friday of the month
during the rest of the year.
Venue: St Mary's Parish- Wellsford.
Headlines from the latest issue of NZ Catholic:
- What NZ’s young people want from Church.
- New Maori leaders needed.
- Bishop Browne returns home to Auckland.
- Hearts Aflame fosters deepening of faith
SATURDAY 10TH MARCH 2018
This is a much needed fundraiser for the parish and also a great community day out.
Please start thinking about how you can help make a successful gala and whether you
have anything you no longer need that could be sold at the gala.
Start Time: 9am
Auction: Good variety of Quality items for the auction.
Gala Day- Volunteers Work Chart is hanging on the Kitchen Notice Board- please place
your name beside an available task for the day.
- Helpers on the day. As many as possible needed to help put stuff out from 6.30am.
Plus people to “man” the stalls.
- Helpers in the 2 weeks leading up to the auction, to help sort items at the church.
Enquiries to Ken Hancock 423 7982 email@example.com or Marie Rambaud 423
MERCY SPIRITUALITY CENTRE
104 The Drive, Epsom. 09 638-6238
- Pondering St John’s Gospel:
- Five weekly presentations during Lent with Fr Stuart Sellar, first session Thurs 22 Feb 7-9pm. $15 ($60 all 5 sessions)
- Introduction to Dreamwork 101 with Margaret Bowater Fri 23/Sat 24 Feb. $130
- CANCELLED - The Healing Power of Singing CANCELLED with Trio A Due at St Mary’s Historic Chapel, Sat 24 Feb. $60 ($110 for 2 pers)
- Introduction to Dreamwork 101 - 1 PLACE LEFT with MARGARET BOWATER 23 & 24 Feb (9hrs). $130.
- Reconnecting Broken Connections: Using one Te Ao Maori approach of Whakawhanaungatanga and Hohourongo with RANGI DAVIS, Tues 27 Feb. 7-9pm $15
Contact us if you would like a booklet for full information or if you wish to book:
Prayer intentions for the week
For the victims of the Kiribati ferry tragedy,
we pray that the search and rescue team will find their
bodies and bring them home to their families and
loved ones. We pray for all those who have lost
For Church leaders,
that they will help all
people in their search for Jesus
For all those affected by cyclone Gita,
will find the faith and sustenance they need to
overcome their current predicament
For all families,
that they will grow in unity and
will care for their weakest members
Prayers for our Sick:
Helen Reynolds, Marie
McSweeney, Rosalie Walsh, Lucy Binning,
James & Dallas Colville, Glen Partridge, Lucy
Maynard, Patricia & Stephan Vercoe, Elmarie
Bonfrer, Merv Cotter, Trevor Sykes, Terry
Boreham, Petronella Ter Veer, Matteo Gray,
Maggie Everett, Tony Plunkett, Allison
Poninghouse, Susan Faulkner, Nanette
Matheson, Christina Collins, Patricia Valkenberg, John Brljevich,
Stephan & Patricia Vercoe, Christine Tayler,
Rita McCurran and Dallas & James Colville that
they will bear their suffering with courage and
that they will be touched by God's healing hand.
(Please contact Marie 423 8907 or 0210544772
to have names added to or removed from the
Prayers for the Dead:
For those whose death anniversaries occur
about now including, Myrtle Lambert, Jacinta
Louise Schicker, John William Peacock, Minnie
Langton and James Alexander Irvine . May they
be granted eternal rest.
Message in a bottle
A ragged individual stranded for several months on a small, deserted island one day noticed a bottle lying in the sand with a piece of paper in it.
Rushing to the bottle, he pulled out the cork and with shaking hands pulled out the message.
"Due to lack of maintenance," he read, "we regretfully have found it necessary to cancel your e-mail account."
A retiree was given a set of golf clubs by his co-workers. Thinking he'd try the game, he asked the local pro for lessons, explaining that he knew nothing whatever of the game.
The pro showed him the stance and swing, then said, "Just hit the ball toward the flag on the first green."
The novice teed up and smacked the ball straight onto the green, where it stopped inches from the hole. "Now what?" the fellow asked the speechless pro.
"Uh... you're supposed to hit the ball into the cup," the pro finally said, after he was able to speak again.
"Oh great! NOW you tell me!" said the beginner.
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