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.

Passionist Family Groups

The Wellington South Passionist Family Groups gathered for a combined luncheon on a recent Saturday to celebrate our 1st year of PFG’s in the Parish.
We had people attend from all 4 Mass centres and it was awesome to see people introducing themselves to others they did not know.

The children had a great time with a lolly scramble organised by Susan from St Frances de Sales and the birthday cake was a hit!

The Parish Leadership Team see Family groups as a great way of continuing to build community and developing a sense of belonging within our Parish.
If you wish to know more, please give Mary Ellen a call on 027 333 6440.

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.