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32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

10th November 2019

This Sunday:  
2Macc 7:1-2,9-14 : Psalm 17 : 2Thess 2:16-3:5 : Luke 27-38
Next Sunday:   Mal. 3:19-20 : Ps. 98 : 2Thess. 3:7-12 : Luke 21:5-19

This week in the parish....

Mon 11 1.00pm Care & Share Meeting, St John’s meeting room
  7.30pm Meditation Group, St John’s
Tues 12 6.30pm Prayer Group, St Francis’ Chapel
Wed 13 1.00pm Indoor bowls, Hall
  2.00pm Rosary prayers in Korean, St John’s chapel
  5.30pm Meditation, St Francis
Thurs 14 4.00pm Meditation, St John’s
  7.30pm Meditation Course, Hall

There will be no Prayer Group in the parish hall on Wednesday 13 November.


When we get to heaven, we will realise that the Creed is true.
We will be conscious of God as our Father; we will recognise that everything which happened on earth was part of God’s plan. 
Our faith in God, faith in the resurrection, and our love for Jesus, help us to live with any pain there may be in the present.
We believe that all wrongs will be righted in the next life.
We sometimes wonder what heaven will be like. It will be completely different to what we experience now. In the Gospel today, Jesus said there is no marriage in heaven. Marriage is for this life only. So heaven is completely different to this life. That is why John says in his first letter, “we are already children of God, but what we are to be in the future has not yet been revealed; all we know is that when it is revealed we shall be like him because we shall see him as he really is.” (1 John 3:2).
Looking forward to heaven helps give us the strength to endure present trials. And so, as we continue our missionary journey, we hear the call of Jesus to make Him the centre of who we are and all that we do, so that together, our Community will grow and live the Christ life daily.

God's Blessings on you all. Fr. Emile

Christmas Hamper Appeal 2019:
The Hamper Appeal this year as well as helping families in need will also be supporting Women’s Refuge and Grandparents Raising Grandchildren, Orewa. The Care & Share team will make a short presentation at each Mass on the weekend of 16 &17 November and profile sheets describing the make up of each family will be on display in the church at St. John’s and St. Francis’ before each Mass.
Parishioners can then consider participating in the appeal by selecting and taking home a profile sheet that suits their budget. Profile sheets for Women’s Refuge and Grandparents Raising Grandchildren will be highlighted in particular so parishioners can prepare a hamper specifically for them if they wish.
If you know of any families in difficult circumstances in the parish, then please let us know so we can try to provide assistance.
Contact Ken 427-9106. Care & Share Team.

Euthanasia [End of Life Choice] Bill:
MP Mark Mitchell is asking Rodney constituents to let his office know whether they want the Bill to become law. On 13 November he intends to vote according to the view expressed by the majority of communications received in this new survey. Please email your views to Mark Mitchell at - if you have expressed your view to him before or made a submission, please contact him again by Monday 11 November latest.

Please pray ...
We pray for all the sick in our community including Audrey Vitali and Adriana Bovelander.
We pray for the recently deceased including Patrick Higgins, Keita Murray & Peter Cyprian, and for all those whose anniversaries occur at this time.

Prayer for healing and miracles:
Everyone is invited to a healing service with Father John Rea SM on Saturday 16 November, 9.30am to around 12pm at Sacred Heart Church, 16 Vermont St, Ponsonby. Praise and worship, teaching and Healing Prayer. Tel. Deidre Broome,(09) 410 8899.

Christmas Masses:
If you are available to be a Minister of the Word, Minister of Communion, Sacristan, Mass Coordinator, Collector or Altar Server for the Christmas 5.30pm, Midnight, 8.30am or 10.15am Masses, please add your name to the list in the foyer.

North Shore Dove Catholic Fellowship
Invites all the ladies to the last meeting of the year on 20 November, 7.30pm at St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 336 Wairau Road, Glenfield. Listen to a talk by Rita and Roger Peterson on ’Fullness of Life in Christ” and enjoy a time of prayer, praise and worship and fellowship.

Pro-Life Rosary Crusade
A nation-wide Pro-Life Rosary Crusade (for Life and Faith) will be held on Saturday 7 December at 3pm.
All parishioners are invited to come together in St John’s church to pray the rosary. This is being offered to coincide with the March for Life in Wellington at 3pm. New Zealand is at a cross-road. We must as a nation defend life, from conception to natural death.

On sale after Mass today:
Columban calendars - $12
Christmas cards - $5 per pack.
The daily Mass calendars will be on sale when the order is delivered.

Our Parish’s contribution to the Mission Sunday appeal totalled $2,255.00

An Introduction to Meditation in the Christian Tradition:
This course of four evening talks will introduce you to Christianity’s long tradition of contemplative prayer using a simple prayer word. It is a prayer of silence, stillness and attention, and is often referred to as the prayer of the heart or the practice of the Presence of God. It doesn’t replace other forms of prayer but can help deepen your experience of other ways of praying. The course will be held at St John’s hall, Orewa, and starts 7.30pm, Thursday 31 October through to 21 November.
Each session will last just over an hour and include a talk, a DVD and a period of meditation. The course is led by Vincent Maire. No need to book, just turn up.

To Richard and Jeanette Freemanon 60 blessed years together.

Eucharistic Adoration:
To have Eucharistic Adoration in our parish is a blessing for everyone. If you would like to join those who come for one hour per week on a rostered basis to pray, please contact Leonie, 027 2223591.
Jesus says "Could you not watch one hour with me" (Matt 26:40-41).

2020 Pilgrimage to Europe:
Prague, Budapest, Vienna, Salzburg – Oberammergau (Passion Play), Munich and Lucerne from 26 Aug to 16 Sept 2020. Pilgrimage optional extension— Barcelona, Padua, Venice, Assisi and Rome from 15 Sept to 26 Sept 2020.
Chaplain: Monsignor David Tonks
Inquiries to Laura, (09) 921 5106 or email:

Annual Seniors’ Christmas Lunch
Monday 18 November, Parish Hall, Noon.
Admission free, entertainment provided, limited to 80 people.
To book please add your name to the list in the foyer.

Calling all children ...
Who would like to be involved in this year’s Christmas eve nativity play at the 5.30pm Vigil Mass at St John’s Church, Orewa. If you are interested, please come out to Children's Liturgy over the next couple of weeks.
For more information please text Tania Hollier on 022 0368480 or Kathy Ellery on 021 0551144.

Hibiscus Coast Junior Choir:
There is still room for more people.
Do you like to sing? Do you play an instrument? Are you able to read?
Do you have support from your family? We are keen to hear from you. We meet on Saturdays 3pm - 4.30pm at St John’s.

Coast Stress Less week:
Helping you achieve your best results by providing a study environment that you can thrive in . Promoting self-care & effective stress management for students during this year’s exam period. Too much stress during exams actually inhibits our cognitive ability but also lack of study can affect our grades. The Coast Stress Less week provides a calm, stimulating & safe place to study, escape to the chill-out lounge, take part in great activities, win some prizes, talk to the right people when it all gets a bit much, eat & drink refreshments, and ultimately stress less & achieve your best results. A free support service hosted by Orewa Baptist Church, 18-22 Nov, 9am-7pm, in the hopes of seeing the Coast and it’s students thrive during this crazy study season! See notice board for more details.

Annual Mass of Thanksgiving for Volunteers
At St Patrick’s Cathedral, Saturday 9 November , 5.30pm Vigil Mass. Bishop Patrick Dunn and the Diocesan Faith Formation Team invite all parish volunteers to share in a Mass of Thanksgiving, celebrating all of the wonderful work you do in supporting the Body of Christ in our parish community. Validated parking will be available.

Auckland Hospital Chaplaincy
AHC is looking for people of Christian faith who feel called to hospital ministry to assist the chaplains. If you are interested, please contact the Chaplaincy Assistant Training administrator Robert Burley at email:

Parents are the first educators of faith:
A wonderful depository of family-friendly material for the domestic Church are available at
It comes from the Bishops’ Conference National Centre for Religious Studies.
New materials are continually being uploaded. 

New Parishioners:
if you are new to the parish, or joined in the past year and have not yet registered, please complete a green parish roll form, available in the foyer.

Morning tea
Please stay for morning tea after the 8.30am and 10.15am Masses today.

Parish to Parish B&B:
Has been providing Catholic hospitality for 16 years, with Catholic hosts opening their homes to fellow Catholics for a small charge of $35 for one person, or $30 each for 2 or more, this is per night and includes a continental breakfast.
To obtain a directory of the hosts throughout NZ and Australia contact Marie Anderson, email or phone (03) 359 5541 Christchurch.
The book including postage is $15.

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 oremail

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 Emile, (09) 426 5599 Ext 2.
If Fr Emile 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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