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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
14th Oct 2018 - 28th Sunday in O.T.
reform to leadership and governance has begun
Pope Francis’ call to holiness in
today’s world (Gaudete et Exsultate –
19.3.18) gave notice to the bishops of the
world to reform. The commissions of
inquiry into the cover-ups of sexual abuse
in different countries have given church
leaders notice to reform. The ‘People of
God’ voting with their feet, have given the
bishops notice to reform. Its time for a new
Pentecost – a new model of parish; a new
model of priesthood; a new model of
leadership and governance; a new model of
church. I believe this is what the Spirit is
saying to the Church today.
Recently, Pope Francis issued rule
changes for Bishops’ Synods (Episcopalis
Communio – 15.9.18), introducing signifi-
cant reforms to the structure of Bishops’
Synods. The introduction talks about
collegiality; broad consultation with all the
faithful in every state of life in the Church;
and a more general spirit of co-operation
between the Church Teaching and the
The Bishop is both teacher and
disciple. He is a teacher when endowed
with the special assistance of the Holy
Spirit, he proclaims to the faithful the word of
truth in the name of Christ, head and
shepherd. But he is a disciple when, knowing
that the Spirit has been bestowed upon every
baptized person, he listens to the voice of
Christ speaking through the entire People of
God”. The document continues: “The
Synod of Bishops must increasingly become a
privileged instrument for listening to the
People of God: ‘For the Synod Fathers, we
ask the Holy Spirit first of all, for the gift of
listening: to listen to God, that with him we
may hear the cry of the people to listen to the
people until breathing in the desire to which
God calls us’” .
The text of the changes is followed by
detailed articles for implementation in regard
to the final synodal document. Pope Francis
has now introduced a new practice where in
article 18 he states: ‘once the approval of the
members has been received, the final
document of the Assembly is offered to the
Roman Pontiff, who decides on its
publication. If expressly approved by the
Roman Pontiff, the final document
participates in the ordinary Magisterium of
the Successor of Peter’
‘Underpinning the work of renewal is the firm conviction that all
pastors are made to serve the holy people of God, to whom they
themselves belong by virtue of the sacrament of baptism.’  EC
Meditation - an introduction by Fr. Peter Murphy on .....
Mon. 15th October at the
St Mary’s Parish Wellsford at 7.00pm – all welcome.
MISSION SUNDAY - Sunday 21 st October
a reminder that next weekend is Mission Sunday. This collection is the major
fundraiser for the work of the Pontifical Mission 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 Institutions.
generously next week. For further information, refer the MissioNZ website: https://missio.nz/
ST MARY'S PARISH CHRISTMAS DINNER
Fri 30 th November, 6.00pm at our Wellsford church – this function will be catered
for by your Parish Council and only $15 a ticket. You will have a lovely meal;
hopefully we'll have someone on guitar and a bit of a singalong. Please bring your
Tickets will be available at your part of the parish soon. Look forward
to seeing as many of our parishioners,friends and family. Save the date. Fri 30 th
Ko te pono o te wa o mua ko te tino o te mauritau i te rongo
Truthful remembrance leads to enduring peace. 9 Th - 10 th Nov. 2018, Selwyn
Library, 8 St Stephens Ave, Parnell.
DOROTHY BROWN MEMORIAL LECTURE, Friday 9 th November, 7.30pm,
Maui Solomon, Chairman Hokotehi Moriori Trust, Rekohu (Chatham Islands): 600
years of Peacekeeping on Rekohu – Myths, Misconceptions & Truth.
STUDY DAY - Saturday 10 th November, 9am registration, 9.30am welcome,
4.30pm finish. Revd Dr Hirini Kaa, Auckland University historian and theologian.
The Role of Churches before, during and after the NZ Wars. And various other
speakers. Booking before November 5 (for both events) is essential. (Limited
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St Leo's Catholic School
125 th Jubilee on Sunday 11 November 2018, beginning with a celebration of Mass
at 11am followed by lunch, entertainment and a mix and mingle. We invite any past
pupils, families or staff to help us celebrate.
Bookings can be made on the website
trybooking.co.nz/LN. More info on the facebook page St Leo's Catholic 125 th
School Jubilee. Maureen Harris, Principal. Ph. 09 4459339
WALK BY FAITH
Enhance your spiritual life and learn more about your Catholic faith. Walk by Faith
is an adult faith formation programme that aims to help people deepen their
understanding of themselves and their relationship with God through reflection on
Scripture and the teachings of the church, integrating this into their lived faith.
“Were not our hearts burning within us while He spoke to us on the road?” (Luke
The course is open to people from every walk of life. Participants may enrol
for one, two or three years. If you enjoy reading in your own time and taking part in
group discussion you will enjoy this stimulating and interesting programme.
Previous study is not necessary. The learning process includes reflecting on your
experience; discussion and reading; integrating this into your life and learning; and
making a personal response.
Contact: Dianna Fouhy, Walk by Faith Coordinator, Catholic Diocese of Auckland.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.aucklandcatholic.org.nz/religious-education/
Marlena Devoe Concert
Tuesday 16th October at 7.30 pm at the Cathedral of St
Patrick & St Joseph. Entry by donation. Marlena was cantor at the Cathedral for
some time and is fundraising to help with the costs of her tuition in Italy.
St Francis Retreat Centre
On Sunday 28 th October at 3.00pm there will be a Celebration of the Eucharist led
by Fr Anthoni Selvaraj OFM, Guardian of St Francis Friary, to mark the 80 th
Anniversary of the Foundation Stone and the completion of the seismic upgrade of
St Francis Friary & Retreat Centre, 50 Hillsborough Road, Hillsborough.
On this occasion we’d particularly like to acknowledge the founding purpose of St
Francis Retreat Centre – to be a place of spiritual growth for the parishes, schools
and the Catholic faithful of the Diocese of Auckland. Afternoon Tea will follow
RSVP by 11 th October to email@example.com
ARMISTICE DAY - Sunday 11 th November 2018
Armistice Day remembers the ending of the First World War. The announcement
was made at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month 1918, and led to
rejoicing and thanksgiving. This year marks the centenary of this event, and the
New Zealand Government will be asking all citizens to keep TWO MINUTES of
silence at 11.00am on Sunday 11th November as we remember all who died in that
War and in all wars. Then at 11.02am there will be the ringing of bells
throughout the nations, as happened in 1918.
Churches are invited to join this
celebration with the ringing of Church bells and hand bells!
Collection Totals for September:
Wellsford $1298.70, Mangawhai $1207.80,
The 2019 COLUMBAN ART CALENDAR...
Now on sale The calendar begins
with the new year (1 st January 2019). Price = $12.00
WELLSFORD RSA ROAST LUNCH
Sunday 14 th October - No need to book
Prayer intentions for the week
The Pope’s prayer intention for Oct. -
That consecrated religious men and
women may bestir themselves and be
present among the poor, the marginalized
and those who have no voice.
Prayers for our Sick:
Terry Boreham, Petronella Ter Veer,
Matteo Gray, Philip Cotching, Larry
Maggie Everett, Nell Graham, Therese
Graham, Allison Poninghouse, Patricia
Valkenberg, John Brljevich:
Stephan Vercoe, Christine Tayler, Rita
McCurran, Marie McSweeney, Rosalie
Walsh, Dallas & James Colville, Kiri
Walton, Yashmeen Joseph:
May Christ’s presence give them peace
and restore them so they can offer you
joyful thanks in the midst of your
(Please contact Marie 423 8907 or 0210544772
to have names added to or removed from the
Prayers for the Dead:
For the recently
deceased including Brett Anderson and
for those whose anniversaries occur
about now, including: Peter Cowlrick
(14 th ), Peter Davidson (15 th ), James
Gallagher (17 th ), Clement Joseph (18 th ),
Roselyn Narayan (22 nd ), Jackie AhKee
(23 rd ), Amina Buksh (25 th ) – May they
rest in the peace of Christ where all tears
will be wiped away.
We of course can't confirm anything, but apparently the following announcements appeared in various church bulletins.
* This being Easter Sunday, we will ask Mrs. Lewis to come forward and lay an egg on the altar.
* Ladies, don't forget the rummage sale. It is a good chance to get rid of those things not worth keeping around the house. Bring your husbands.
* The associate minister unveiled the church's new tithing campaign slogan last Sunday: "I Upped My Pledge, Now Up Yours!"
* Low Self-Esteem Support Group will meet Thursday at 7 to 8:30 pm. Please use the rear entrance.
* The 'Over 60s Choir' will be disbanded for the summer with the thanks of the entire church.
On their 25th wedding anniversary, a husband took his wife out to dinner. Their teenage daughters said they'd have dessert waiting for them when they returned.
After the couple got home, they saw that the dining room table was beautifully set with china, crystal and candles, and there was a note that read: "Your dessert is in the refrigerator. We are staying with friends, so go ahead and do something we wouldn't do!"
"I suppose," the husband responded, "we could vacuum."
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