We are now at ORANGE
For all Masses
• No registrations as numbers are unlimited.
• Masks to be worn properly throughout the service.
• Sanitise on entry.
• Please do not come to Church if you are unwell.
If you are concerned about social distancing please choose a Mass at our bigger church in Island Bay where separation is easier to maintain.
The HOLY SPIRIT will lead us to the Truth
What a strange comment Jesus made to His disciples “If you love me you will obey my teachings-my Father and I will come to you and live with you.” This is a hard ask, loving and obeying Jesus is one thing, but having Him and His Father move in, now that’s something else. Wow brain explosion! There’s a big difference between a guest coming for a few days and someone moving in permanently to stay. Someone living inside of us?? The changes and adjustments, imagine.! It’s alright for us, we know the story but for the poor disciples, not so much.
We wonder again what went thru the minds of the disciples when Jesus suddenly speaking in riddles again tells them He’s leaving-going back to the Father-I will return-you’ll be glad I’m going. So, as not to let them become despondent He tells them the Father will send The Helper, Holy Spirit in my name to help and guide you. Jesus then gave them His Peace, His very own Peace unlike the one the world gives. A peace our world desperately needs today, the personal peace of Christ. This gift of peace is of profound importance in the lives of Jesus and the disciples at that very moment knowing full well the turmoil His departure would cause, but essential for the journey ahead.
Some say the Holy Spirit is the less ‘go to’ of the Trinity, yet He is relevant in Jesus’s plan for the continuation and success of His mission on earth through His apostles. Without the help and guidance of the Holy Spirit the apostles would fail and no Catholic Church today. Jesus did not give His apostles notebooks (like on The Chosen) to write down everything. They didn’t have bibles or pamphlets. They have The Holy Spirit which will lead them to the Truth. ‘The Spirit is the One who reveals the Truth about God’ (Jn.14:17)
In the first reading we see the Holy Spirit at work. A huge dispute in Antioch was whether to become a good Christian you had to obey the Mosaic law regarding circumcision or not. Paul and Barnabas took the case to the apostles in Jerusalem for confirmation. The apostles replied with authority “It has been decided by the Holy Spirit and us, not to put further burden on you other than what is absolutely necessary..” ‘O Holy Spirit touch my mind with Your wisdom, that my mouth may always proclaim your praise’
Reflection by Manuel Antonio
The Parishioners of the Catholic Parish of wellington south come together from Brooklyn, Newtown, Island Bay and surrounding suburbs.
Sunday Masses are held in, St Anne’s, Newtown and St Francis de Sales, Island Bay.
There are three primary schools within the Parish: St Anne’s in Newtown; St Bernard’s in Brooklyn and St Francis de Sales in Island Bay.
Keeping in Touch
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He Īnoi mō te Hātotanga o te Kahurangi nei a Meri Hōhepa
E te Ariki e Hēhu Karaiti, nāu mātou i whakaako mēnā ka puaki atu mātou i te pūaroha mō te iti, arā, ngā tēina, ngā tuākana, ngā tuāhine me ngā tungāne, kātahi ka whakaatu mātou i te pūaroha ki ā koe.
Whakarongo mai ki ā mātou īnoinga ki a Meri Hōhepa te Wahine Kahurangi nāna i te aroha te iwi Māori. Nāna i awhi ngā tāngata pōhara, ngā tūroro, me ngā tāngata rawakore. Meatia tēna, kua karanga rawa atu te Hāhi i tētahi tāngata o āu pononga tapu, o āu tāngata māhaki hoki. Ā te wā tonu, mā te katoa e mōhio mai tōna Hātotanga.
Prayer for the beatification of Suzanne Aubert
Lord Jesus Christ, you taught us that as often as we show compassion to the least of your brothers and sisters, we show it to you.
Hear our prayers that Venerable Suzanne Aubert, who loved the Māori people and devoted her life to the poor, the sick and the underprivileged, and whom the Church has declared to be one of your true and humble followers, may soon be recognised as a saint.