Way of the Cross

As we enter into Holy Week here is an opportunity to explore the Stations of the Cross in St Anne’s church, which are a reflection of the many ethnic communities in Newtown.
A Reflection Booklet was produced by Caritas relating to these Stations of the Cross

Our Parish Secretary  has put together some resources for our younger parishioners to enjoy during the coming days
Some pages are taken from the Magnifikids publication which is currently being offered online free of charge. Check out that link HERE

Danny Karatea-Goddard, Tūranga Māori and Vicar Māori  for the Archdiocese of Wellington, shared the following post on FaceBook:
E te whānau whakapono ngā mihi o te Wiki Tapu ki a koutou, ki a tātou. Kei te whai wāhi ai tātou i te matenga rawa me te Aranga ake o Hēhu Karaiti. I have put this bilingual Miha on YouTube for this, te Rātapu o te Manga, te Rātapu o te Mamaetanga o Hēhu (Palm Sunday, the Sunday of the suffering and death of Jesus).  Not the ideal way to be together with you but perhaps a way to reflect on the start of this Holy Week.
Here is the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wcMPA0mFh80&feature=youtu.be 
My suggestion would be that anyone and any whanau watching pause the watching at any times when there are the congregation’s chants (He tapu, E te Reme, etc) and do their own and perhaps add a himene or two.
Any feedback welcome, aroha mai for any pronunciation or production failings.
Mā te wā
Pā Gerard Burns

Suggestions for Prayer at Home over Holy Week

Fr Patrick Bridgman, Liturgy Adviser Archdiocese of Wellington

Cardinal John’s Palm Sunday Mass will be online at 9am.

This link is to a digital edition of the latest NZ Catholic, produced by the paper’s staff from their homes during the lockdown because of the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic: 

This issue is being made available free because NZ Catholic apparently does not qualify as an essential media service at this time.
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Pages can be turned by hitting arrows at the side of the screen. The paper can also be downloaded as a whole pdf by hitting the download icon at the bottom of your screen.

Welcom is the monthly paper of the Archdiocese of Wellington and the Diocese of Palmerston North.
It is free in all parishes and schools in the two dioceses.
Due to Covid-19 WelCom April 2020, Issue 381 is available online.


Pastoral letter to the Catholic people from the Bishops of Aotearoa New Zealand regarding Covid-19

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.