Celebrating Suzanne Aubert’s Birthday, Sunday 19 June 2016


Events Planned in the Parish

Sunday 19 June is a special day for our Parish.
Wellington South is the Parish of New Zealand’s first saint in the making and we will take Suzanne Aubert’s name upon her beatification. Suzanne Aubert did much of her work in our Parish and she is buried here.
Today the Sisters of Compassion and their coworkers continue the work at Our Lady’s Home of Compassion and the Compassion Soup Kitchen. To mark the occasion, a team of parishioners, together with the Sisters and primary schools, are planning some special events:

Make a Birthday Card for Suzanne Aubert’s 181st Birthday
All primary school aged children in the Parish are invited to make a birthday card for Suzanne Aubert.
The birthday cards will be displayed at Our Lady’s Home of Compassion on 19 June. Activity sheets and a card are available in Church foyers this weekend. Collection boxes will be in church foyers until Sunday 19th. Our three Parish schools will also be making birthday cards.

Celebration at morning Masses on 19 June
We will celebrate Suzanne Aubert’s birthday at morning Masses in our four Churches.
We will have the same Prayer’s of the Faithful, a specially prepared Children’s Liturgy and at morning tea there will be cake!

Parish Pilgrimage from the Suzanne Aubert Chapel to the Soup Kitchen, starting at 11.30am
All parishioners are invited to gather in the Suzanne Aubert Chapel at St Joseph’s AT 11:30am after morning Masses.
There will be a short time of prayer in the Chapel and we will then walk through Pukeahu, stopping at the historic crèche and continuing on to the Soup Kitchen in Tory Street for the Open Day.
Soup will be available for $5. Final details will be in next week’s newsletter.

Soup Kitchen Open Day
To celebrate Suzanne Aubert’s birthday the Soup Kitchen is hosting an Open Day on Sunday 19th June between 11am – 2pm.
You’re invited to sample soup, learn about the history of the 115 year old organisation and find out about opportunities to get involved. Please bring cash.

Mass to celebrate Suzanne Aubert’s Birthday: 5pm, 19 June
The Sisters of Compassion invite parishioners of Wellington South to a special celebration of Suzanne Aubert’s birthday.  Mass is at 5pm in the Chapel of Our Lady of Compassion, 2 Rhine Street, Island Bay and Cardinal John Dew will preside.

Support St Anne’s School Soup Kitchen for a Day
St Anne’s school is fundraising for the Soup Kitchen on 1 July with a Soup Kitchen for a Day. We will be making and selling soup for a donation, to the businesses and community in Newtown. We need cups and lids to serve the soup in. If you have a wholesale source or could donate these, it would help our cause–please get in touch at dee@st-annes.school.nz or 389 3705.