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ST MARY'S PARISH           Mangawhai
Wellsford
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Sunday 10.30am
Parish Priest: FR QUIRICO CRUZ Ph. 423 8170  
Parish Co-Ordinator: Brian Cave Ph. 423 7307  
PPC Chairperson: Michele Oliver Ph. 431 2226  
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NEWSLETTER for: 31st December 2017 - Holy Family


Holy Family


    All the readings of the feast of the Holy Family invite us to reflect on the Fourth Commandment of God. This commandment can be followed by striking a balance between love of God and love of one's neighbour. There are four possible approaches in followintg these two commandments:
    a) First Approach – Only Love of God: Christians who emphasise the cultic aspect of spirituality, Sunday obligation, family prayer and pious practices. But they have no time for their neighbours. This approach leads to self-righteousness.
    b) Second Approach – Only Love of Neighbour: Such people give no importance to Sunday Mass and family prayer. They are very comfortable with activities like a little service to their neighbour. This approach leads them to mere humanism.
    c) Third Approach – Neither Love of God nor Love of Neighbour: Such people neither have time for God nor for their neighbour. This approach leads to self-centredness.
    d) Fourth Approach – Both Love of God and Love of Neighbour: Only a few Christians manage to blend the love of God with love of neighbour. In which of the above four categories can I place myself and my family?

Fr Robert D'Souza



MONDAY 1ST JANUARY 2018 – MARY, MOTHER OF GOD:


At Wellsford – 9am to 10am, praying of 20 mysteries of the Rosary.
MASS AT 10AM.


PARISH GALA SATURDAY 10TH MARCH 2018


FOOD STALLS, BOOKS, CLOTHING, AUCTION,
CHILDREN'S TOYS AND BOOKS, PRESERVES, BAKING,
PLANTS, QUICK FIRE RAFFLES.
Come along and support our Gala!
Helpers also needed. If you can help please email wellsfordcatholic@gmail.com and your email will be forwarded to the appropriate person.

PPC Minutes


The latest Parish Pastoral Council minutes can be viewed online at http://www.wfdparish.org.nz/ppc.html. From the front page click on About Us then PPC


New Years Mass Timetable


  • NEW YEAR
    • Saturday 30th December – 6.00pm Mass at Maungaturoto
    • Sunday 31st December – 8.30am Mass at Mangawhai
    • Sunday 31st December – 10.30am Mass at Wellsford
  • NEW YEAR'S DAY – MONDAY 1ST JANUARY 2018
    • At Wellsford – 9am to 10am, praying of 20 mysteries of the Rosary.
    • 10am – Mass.

Roster for Wellsford in January


We would appreciate an idea of who will be available for the various ministries at Mass during January. Please fill in the roster sheet in the foyer.
Thank you to everyone who has assisted in ministerial and other roles during the year.

Stations of the Cross


At Wellsford on the first Friday of the month.
Next stations are on 5th January at 7.00pm.



Headlines from the latest issue of NZ Catholic:

  • An apathy for God & the meaning of life?
  • Walking for Jesus on the Camino.
  • NZ - Year in Review
  • Papal year in review
  • Movie Review: Churchill at his finest.
  • Digging deeper into 'Amoris Laetitia'.

www.nzcatholic.org.nz

Donation Totals for November


Wellsford $1593.30, Mangawhai $1168.70, Maungaturoto $598.70.


Prayer intentions for the week
The Elderly
That the elderly, sustained by families and Christian communities, may apply their wisdom and experience to spreading the faith and forming the new generations.

Special Intention:
That people everywhere will know the true meaning of Christ's coming and find the way to goodness and justice and the fulfilment of every hope.


Prayers
Prayers for our Sick:

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, Mihaka (Mick) Kaio, Patricia Valkenberg, John Brljevich, Stephan & Patricia Vercoe, Christine Tayler, Rita McCurran and Dallas & James Colville.
(Please contact Marie 423 8907 or 0210544772 to have names added to or removed from the above)

Prayers for the Dead:

For those whose death anniversaries occur about now including Francis McDevitt (31/12/75), Bob Jury (2/1/09), Anthea Partington (4/1/66), Noel Gash (4/1/99), Joan Harrop (4/1/05, Gregory Kirkpatrick (7/1/76) and Fred Smith (7/1/78). May they have eternal rest.


HUMOUR


Curtain?
A politician awoke in a hospital bed after a complicated operation, and found that the curtains were drawn around him.

"Why are the curtains closed," he said. "Is it night?"

A nurse replied, "No, it's just that there's a fire at the empty warehouse across the street, and we didn't want you waking up and thinking that the operation was unsuccessful."
Shoes.

A guy walks into a shoe store and asks for a pair of shoes that are clearly undersized for him.

The salesman says, "But, sir, I can see from up here that you'll need much bigger shoes than that."

The guy says, "That's OK, please bring me the smaller ones."

The salesman brings them, the guy stuffs his feet into them, ties them tight, and then he stands up, obviously in pain.

The salesman just has to ask, "Sir, why must you have these undersized shoes?"

He says to the salesman, "I work a boring job, my mother-in-law has just moved in with us, my wife is nagging all the time and our daughter does nothing but run around screaming the whole day. The only pleasure I have in life is taking off these damn shoes."





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