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29th Sunday in Ordinary Time

21st October 2018

This Sunday:  
Is 53:10-11 : Psalm 33 : Heb 4:14-16 : Mark 10:35-45
Next Sunday:   Jer 31:7-9 : Psalm 126 : Heb. 5:1-6 : Mark 10:46-52

This week in the parish....

Sun 21 3.00pm Secular Franciscans’ Meeting, hall
Tues 23 7.00pm St Francis Prayer Group, ph 424 1130 for venue 
  7.00pm Parent-only meeting, St John’s, Hall
Wed 24 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 25 4.00pm Meditation, St John’s
Fri 26 9.00am Rosary prayers, St Francis

No meditation on Monday 22 October

Life is a Mission, Pope Francis

    Every man and woman is a mission; that is the reason for our life on this earth.
To be attracted and to be sent are two movements that our hearts, especially when we are young, feel as interior forces of love; they hold out promise for our future and they give direction to our lives. More than anyone else, young people feel the power of life breaking in upon us and attracting us. To live out joyfully our responsibility for the world is a great challenge.

I am well aware of the lights and shadows of youth; when I think back to my youth and my family, I remember the strength of my hope for a better future. The fact that we are not in this world by our own choice makes us sense that there is an initiative that precedes us and makes us exist. Each one of us is called to reflect on this fact:

“I am a mission on this Earth;
that is the reason why I am here in this world.”

Mission Sunday Appeal:
The second collection today is for the work of the Pontifical Mission Societies which is directed especially towards the care of children, immediate relief for the poor, and the support of Missionary Seminaries and Religious Institutions. For those who are not on the planned giving system, there are donation leaflets in the foyer if you wish to receive a receipt.
Alternatively you may make a direct credit to ANZ Account 06 0411 0021447 00 with your details and ref. or make an online donation at Please give generously.

Catechist Mass:

    All catechists involved in RCIA, Baptism preparation, Children’s Liturgy and the Sacramental programme are invited to celebrate and give thanks for their ministry with Bishop Pat on Saturday 27 October, 5.30pm at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Auckland. Validated parking.

Requiem Mass for Henryk Wolk ...
On Wednesday 24 October, 11am at St John’s Church.
There will be no 9.30am Mass or Eucharistic Adoration this Wednesday.

Pope Francis.
We are overwhelmed by words, by superficial places and by an increasing din, filled not with joy but rather by the discontent of those whose lives have lost meaning.

We pray ...
We pray for all the sick in our community. We pray for the recently deceased including Henryk Wolk and David Hooi and for those whose anniversaries occur at this time including Sydney Fleming, Alan Atfield and Patricia Bond.

Operation Christmas Child:
There is still time to fill a gift box to demonstrate God’s love in a tangible way to children living in desperate situations this Christmas.
Please pick up an instruction leaflet in the foyer, choose an age-group and use a shoe box and fill it with gifts. Please wrap the box and lid separately with Christmas paper. Kindly include a $10 donation towards the delivery costs.
Please return the gift boxes to the church foyer by no later than Sunday 28 October.

Church Keys:
If you have a key for St Francis church or St John’s church, and no longer need it, please return it to Theresa in the parish office.

Annual Seniors’ Christmas Lunch
Friday 23 November, Parish Hall, Noon.
Admission free, entertainment provided, limited to 80 people.
To book please add your name to the list in the foyer.

Serving Spoons:
Our next free community lunch will be on Monday 29 October in the parish hall at 12.30pm. Donations of fresh veggies & fruit will be greatly appreciated next week.
These may be placed in the Serving Spoons fridge opposite the kitchen at St John’s or in the bin in the foyer at St Francis’.
Donations of cash will be welcomed too. An invitation is extended to all who may be in need of a hearty meal and friendly company.

Congratulations to ....
Terry & Irene Clarkson
on their 50th Wedding Anniversary - 20 October

Eucharistic Adoration:
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, 027 2223591.
We would love to hear from you.
Jesus says "Could you not watch one hour with me" (Matt 26:40-41).

Parish Ladies Coffee Group:
Due to unforeseen circumstances the date of our next gathering has changed to Tuesday 30 October.
Come along for a coffee, chat and a few games of bingo. Great prizes. Newcomers are most welcome.
Entry donation - $3.

St Mary’s Past Pupils Association AGM
Sunday 28 October commencing with Mass at 11.30am in St Mary’s Old Chapel, followed by light lunch. 
All welcome. Enquiries to Barbara Drum, 021 250 3667.

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.

Sacramental Programme:
Thank you to the volunteers who have come forward to lead the programme.
Enrolments have now closed.
A parent-only meeting will be held in the parish hall on Tuesday 23 October at 7pm. It is important that a parent from each of the registered families attend this meeting.
The children preparing for the Sacraments will be presented to the parish on Sunday 28 October at the 10.15am Mass. The first children’s session will be on Sunday 4 November in the parish hall at 9am.
For further information please contact Claire Buckley, (09) 420 4045 or email:

Stella Stars Playgroup:
Meets in the school hall on Friday mornings 8.45-11am during school term.
All children and parents welcome! Newborn - 4 years.
Relaxing morning spent doing a craft, free play, mat time and morning tea. Gold coin entry.
For more info please contact Kelly on 021 500786 or email:

Happy Birthday ...
To Xavier Wilson - 16 October

Thank you ....
For continuing to donate aluminum tabs off your beer & cold drink tins and lids of wine bottles for the ‘Kan Tabs for Kidney Kids Project’. (Beer bottle lids are not accepted).
This is a wonderful way to help children with kidney disorders.

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.

Cell Phones
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 6035132.

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, 027 6035132 or

Home Visits:
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. Prayer Chain:
Please phone any of the members listed on the noticeboard in the foyer, if you require prayers for a special intention.

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

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