Wednesday 15 April 2020 – Good afternoon all

From Lucienne Hensel, Office Support Team, Catholic Parish of Wellington South

We hope that you are all keeping safe and warm on this chilly autumn day.  Our thoughts are especially with those living along the South Coast who are experiencing wild seas today.
As we continue to communicate via email, App and Facebook, a reminder that our Pastoral Leadership Team are also available to take phone calls.  You can contact Joe Green on 021 121 3875, while both Fr Doug and Fr Cirilo are at the presbytery on 383 8625 or Fr Doug on 027 248 3562.  Our office answerphone is checked regularly and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

The Daily Examen is a way of prayerful reflection on the events of the day in order to detect God’s presence and discern his direction for us. The Examen is an ancient practice in the Church that can help us see God’s hand at work in our whole experience.  It is a simple exercise that can easily be made a daily habit.  St Ignatius suggests five steps to the Daily Examen.
1. Become aware of God’s presence.
2. Review the day with gratitude.
3. Pay attention to your emotions.
4. Choose one feature of the day and pray from it.
5. Look toward tomorrow.
More about the Daily Examen can be found at

The Pray As You Go App has introduced a very helpful Special Examen for Children.  You and your children can listen to this on the App, at or follow the questions below.

Examen for children
We make the sign of the cross: In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

  • Can you think of five to ten things that happened today? . . .
  • What did you most enjoy about today? . . . Tell God about what you enjoyed . . .
  • Did anything make you feel sad? . . .
  • Are you finding it difficult not being able to play out with friends?
  • What friends do you want God to bless today?. . .
  • Who else needs your prayers?
  • Think of someone who might be lonely or unwell . . .
  • Pray for them in your own words . . .
  • And ask God for what you and your family need . . .
  • Thank God for your day.

We make the sign of the cross: In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.  Amen.

Have a wonderful day and may God bless you.
Lucienne Hensel
Office Support Team
Catholic Parish of Wellington South