28th Sunday in Ordinary Time
14th October 2018
Wis 7:7-11 : Psalm 90 : Heb 4:12-13 : Mark 10:17-30
Is 53:10-11 : Psalm 33 : Heb 4:14-16 : Mark 10:35-45
This week in the parish....
|Mon 15 || 7.30pm ||Meditation, St John’s |
|Tues 16 || 7.00pm ||Prayer Group, ph. Barbara, 424 1130 for venue |
| || 7.00pm ||Liturgy meeting, St John’s |
| || 7.30pm ||RCIA enquiry evening, St John’s chapel |
|Wed 17 || 9.00am ||Rosary Prayers, St John’s |
| || 9.45am ||Mainly Music, Hall |
| || 1.00pm ||Indoor Bowls, Hall |
| || 5.30pm ||Meditation, St Francis |
| || 7.15pm ||Prayer Group, Hall |
|Thurs 18 || 4.00pm ||Meditation, St John’s |
| || 7.00pm ||PPC, St John’s |
|Fri 19 || 9.00am ||Rosary prayers, St Francis |
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’
Mission Sunday next weekend:
Parishioners are reminded 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.
Please give generously next week.
Enrolments close this Friday 19 October!!! Forms are in the church foyers and at the Stella
Maris School office.
Children need to be baptised
Catholic and aged 8 years by
31 October 2018.
The programme runs from
October 2018 to June 2019 - dates still to
be finalised. The cost of the programme is $60, which includes course material,
a personalised candle and professional
photograph of your child during the
ceremony. If you wish to enrol your child please complete the enrolment form and return with payment and a copy of your child’s baptism certificate to the parish office.
For further information please contact Claire Buckley, (09) 420 4045 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The important thing is that each believer discern his or her own path, that they bring out the very best of themselves.
We pray ...
We pray for all the sick in our
community. We pray for the recently deceased including Ray Kearney and for those whose anniversaries occur at this time including Trevor Murfitt.
To be collected:
Sunday morning tea rosters for St John’s are in the foyer for collection.
Congratulations to ....
Elizabeth Gregory and Monica Twentyman on becoming
New Zealand citizens.
Operation Christmas Child:
A unique opportunity to brighten Christmas for many children living in desperate situations.
Please pick up a gift box and instruction leaflet from the foyer today, chose an age-group and fill the box with appropriate gifts, love and prayers. Kindly include a $10 donation towards the delivery costs. We have a
limited number of boxes but you may also use a shoe box and wrap the box and lid separately with Christmas paper. Please return the gift boxes to the church foyer
by no later than Sunday 28 October.
If any Ministers on the 5.30pm and 10.15am Mass
rosters will be away in Jan/Feb 2019 please let us know:
Theresa - 426 5599 (5.30pm roster)
Tina - 426 8070 (10. 5am roster)
Thank you to those who have donated wool. If anyone has spare wool (including 8 ply) to donate to the knitting group for the poor, please leave it in a bag in either church foyer or hand it in at the parish office.
Books on Sale:
Sr Helen Bergin OP will be selling books on different Catholic themes in the foyer after the 8.30am and 10.15am Masses.
Thank you ....
To those who offered their help at the working bees at both churches. A good tidy up makes such a difference!
The NZ Community for
Christian meditation ...
Invites you all to attend the following:
- Silent Retreat: Light and Shade led by Laurence Freeman OSB.
To be held at the University
of Waikato, Hamilton from
13-16 January 2019. For more info and to register visit website:
- Seminar led by Laurence Freemen with New Zealand healthcare
professionals titled ‘Contemplative Care: Healthcare and Meditation’ on 17 & 18 January at the Clinical Education Centre, Auckland City Hospital. For more info and to
register visit www.mediatio.org.nz
To have Eucharistic Adoration in our parish
is a blessing for everyone. Please consider joining those who come for one hour per week, by coming on a
regular basis on a week day to pray. Anyone who would like to make this a weekly commitment please contact Leonie, 0272223591.
We would love to hear from you.
Jesus says "Could you not watch one hour with me" (Matt 26:40-41).
St Leo's Catholic School ....
celebrating their 125th Jubilee on Sunday 11 November 2018,
beginning with a celebration of Mass at 11am and followed by lunch,
entertainment and a mix and
mingle. All past pupils, families or staff are invited to the celebration.
Bookings can be made online at
www.trybooking.co.nz/LN and more information is available on the
Facebook page St Leo's Catholic 125th School Jubilee.
Volunteers needed for the
Only two volunteers have come
forward to assist with the
programme. We urgently need more volunteers for the following roles:
Please give this some prayerful
consideration. We as a parish are
responsible for providing guidance and support to our young people
on their path to receiving the
Sacraments. To find out more or to put your name forward please phone Claire Buckley, (09) 420 4045.
- Programme Coordinator
- Catechists for the children and a
- Catechists for the parents and a
Dove Catholic fellowship ...
Invites all women to a meeting on Wednesday
17 October, 7.30pm-9.30pm at St Thomas More Church Hall, 336 Wairau Rd, Glenfield.
Loren O’Sullivan will be speaking on ‘Self-Control’.
Contact Sylvia (09) 443 7477.
Job Vacancy - Catholic Discipleship College:
Do you have strong leadership qualities, a desire to live in community, and a passion for your faith?
CDC provides a nine-month experience of Catholic formation for young adults, based in Pukekohe. We are looking to employ a full time,
residential Household Leader for 2019. For more information please contact email@example.com
All Souls Day -
Friday 2 November:
All parishioners are invited to attend the 9.30am
Mass at St John’s church where we will pray for and
remember all our deceased loved ones, especially those parishioners who have gone to their rest in the past year. A special morning tea will be held in the hall afterwards.
Please note there will be no Mass at St Francis church on that Friday.
Please turn off your cell phone
when you enter the church.
On Sale after Mass today:
Columban calendars - $12
Daily Mass calendars - $3 and
Latest edition of the NZ Catholic - $4.
Hibiscus Coast Parish Pastoral Care
The Sacrament of Anointing:
The Catholic Church offers the sacrament of Anointing to its members who are seriously sick or frail, undergoing surgery or approaching death. Please don’t hesitate to request anointing for yourself or a family member at these times.
Please contact Fr John, (09) 426 5599 Ext 2.
If Fr John is unavailable please contact Deacon Murray, (09) 424 7465, or Deacon Greg, 027 603 5132.
Hospital Visits and Chaplaincy:
If you or any of your family are a patient at North Shore Hospital or other hospital and wish us to know,
please contact Deacon Murray, (09) 424 7465 or
021 994 703.
If you would like a visit from a hospital chaplain please let the staff know or phone (09) 358 0825 Ext 1019.
Care and Share:
A caring network in the parish catering to the requirements of the sick, lonely and people in need.
Contact Truus Tinsel - 426 9548.
Ministry to the Sick & Infirm:
Those who are sick or infirm, and who wish to receive Holy Communion in their home or place of residence,
please contact our Communion to the Sick coordinator, Deacon Greg Murphy, 02. 6035132 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Fr Peter Gray, a retired priest of Auckland diocese, living in the parish, enjoys visiting parishioners in their homes.
If you would like a visit from him, phone (09) 428 5376.
Please phone any of the members listed on the noticeboard in the foyer, if you require prayers for a special intention.
TELEPHONE PRAYER CHAIN
Is anyone sick?
Call upon the church community to pray for you (James5:14).
Please telephone any of the parishioners listed below.
We would love to pray for your intentions in our daily prayers.
Norma McGrath (Coordinator); 424-8460
Maureen Nancarrow; 426 7921
Ursula Taylor; 426 7970
Janet Dimbleby; 427 5850
Kerry Johnson; 424 2854
Raewyn Taylor; 424 1414
Judy Gooding; 424 1008