Invitation to Anniversary Mass for Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand,
the Catholic Agency for Justice, Peace & Development

We invite you to a ‘Jubilee Year’ celebration of Caritas’ work of justice, peace and integral human development. Fifty years ago, the New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference/He Huinga o ngā Pīhopa Katorika o Aotearoa established national bodies for Catholic overseas aid, justice and peace, and provision of lay volunteers overseas. Today, these works are found in Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand. Together with our partners, associates and supporters, we work for a world free of poverty and injustice.

We are delighted to invite you to join us and the Archdiocese of Wellington at a Mass presided over by Cardinal John Dew to celebrate the 50th year of Caritas and its predecessors. This is part of a series of Masses being held in 2019 to acknowledge and honour all those at national and diocesan level working and praying for justice, peace and development. Thank you for your support.

Thursday 27 June,
7pm at St Joseph’s Church,
Mt Victoria.

Prayer for our Wellington South Parish

Loving God, as we follow Cardinal John’s directive to review our
church buildings we ask you to fill us with the knowledge of your will,
with all the wisdom and understanding that your Spirit gives. [cf Col. 1:9]
Please keep us open and receptive to the voices and
circumstances that beckon us in new directions.

Grant us the courage to let go of that which is more familiar and
comfortable in order to embrace the common good,
remembering always the pastoral needs of all and
especially the most vulnerable among us.
Mary our mother, pray for us and be with us
as we venture on this journey.

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.