Community Notices

CHURCH SPRING CLEAN

Posted on December 13, 2017

Friday 15th Dec at 5:30 pm.  A good attendance required.

Bring energy, cleaning and gardening equipment.

From St Joseph Queenstown School:

Posted on December 6, 2017

Parishioners are warmly welcomed to our school’s end of year Mass at 9.30am on Friday 15th December.

We hope you will be able to join us for this celebration

Combined Church Christmas service

Posted on December 6, 2017

The combined Church Christmas service is at the Presbyterian Church in Arrowtown is now Changed to Friday the 15th Dec at 2.00pm
All welcome.

Advent Reconciliation in the region:

Posted on December 6, 2017

Queenstown – 12th Dec 7pm  at St. Patrick’s Arrowtown, Wanaka – 13 Dec. 7pm at Holy Family Church, Wanaka and Alexandra – 14th Dec. 7pm at St. John Church, Alexandra.

Queenstown

 St Joseph’s Parish (41 Melbourne St, Queenstown)
Vigil Mass at 8pm, Saturday 24th December 2017
Midnight Mass, with Carols from 11.30pm, Sunday midnight 24th December 2017
Christmas Day at 10am, Monday 25th December 2017
December, 31st: Holy Family at 9am Mass 2017
New Years Day: 1st January, Monday Mass at 9.30am
January 7th Sunday 9am Mass
Every Saturday: Vigil Mass at 6.30pm

 Arrowtown

  St Patrick’s – (7 Hertford St, Arrowtown)
Vigil Mass at 10pm
Christmas Day at 10am
December, 31st:  Holy Family , 11am Mass
January 1st, 11am Mass
January 7th, 11am Mass
Sunday Mass at 11am

 Garston

Church of St Thomas the Apostle
Christmas: Sunday 24th Dec – 11:15am Mass

 Glenorchy

 St John’s (62 Bowden St, Glenorchy)
Sunday 14th January: 11.15am

History of NZ Catholic Charismatic Renewal:

Posted on November 22, 2017

“The  New Day that Dawned” – a history of Catholic Charismatic Renewal in New Zealand has been compiled to commemorate the 50th anniversary Jubilee and is now available for purchase.  $20 per copy plus $6.50 p&p.  Contact “ccrnz.org” or Margaret Paton email margaretpaton@xtra.co.nz or phone (09).298.4409

Advent Reconciliation in the region

Posted on November 22, 2017

Advent Reconciliation in the region: Queenstown – 12th Dec 7pm

St. Patrick’s Arrowtown, Wanaka – 13 Dec. 7pm at Holy Family Church, Wanaka and Alexandra – 14th Dec. 7pm at St. John Church, Alexandra.

 

Extensive pilgrimage to the Holy Land and Jordan planned for 29 April – 19  May 2018.  For full brochure and itinerary, contact Pukekohe Travel P: 09 237 0013 or toll free: 0800 785 386. E: tours@pukekohetravel.co.nz.

Dawn Andrews Books for sale

Posted on November 16, 2017

Dawn Andrews Books for sale -for your copy contact Dawn on 0274 735 682 or 03 4423353 a great read for Christmas.  From Highways to the High Country is the story of a woman from humble beginnings who, in the face of tragedy, went on to own and manage two businesses that were very much a male domain.  A story of bringing up a family and facing challenges head on.  It also documents a family’s history; ensuring future generations will know and understand their past.

Advent Reconciliation

Posted on November 16, 2017

Advent Reconciliation in the region: Queenstown – 12th Dec. 7pm at St. Patrick’s Arrowtown, Wanaka – 13 Dec. 7pm at Holy Family Church, Wanaka and Alexandra – 14th Dec. 7pm at St. John Church, Alexandra.

Father Martin Flannery is celebrating the 25th Anniversary of his ordination on Monday 13th November. Mass at 5pm at the Omakau Church with lunch to follow at the Omakau Hotel, $30 lunch.

Replies and numbers attending necessary to Carole 442 6227

Children’s Liturgy

Posted on November 8, 2017

 

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12th November

St Joseph – Queenstown

The Church Choir

Posted on November 8, 2017

 

The Church Choir practises regularly on a Thursday evening, 6.30pm to 7.30pm.   We gladly welcome new members so if you are interested in joining us, please contact Jeanette, 027 414 8288

St Joseph’s Church, Queenstown & St Patrick’s Church, Arrowtown

Both churches are Category One historic buildings. Because of this, maintenance costs of these buildings are especially high, and any assistance you can provide in helping us meet this ongoing costs would be greatly appreciated. In the future, we are hoping to do some Engineered structural strengthening to the Queenstown church once funds allow.

After the end of mass your maintenance donation can be given to the collector or place in the black donations container at the back of the Church. If you would like to donate directly to the maintenance fund, the collector has our bank account details. Thank you for your generosity and support.

Bank Account : 06 0901 0054874 25 (Reference #131, Maintenance QTN ATN )

All Saints Day

Posted on October 27, 2017

Nov 1st All Saints Day: 9.30am- Communion Service & 7pm Mass. @St Joseph’s Queenstown.

Nov 2nd All Souls Day 9.30am Mass @St Joseph’s Queenstown.

Note: Please put in the box the names of the souls of your love ones you want to offer during All Souls Day mass. Please use the paper and pens provided at the side of the box.

The New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference (NZCBC) is seeking applications for Director of the National Liturgy Office. This is a unique, part-time role supporting liturgical practice within the Catholic Church in Aotearoa New Zealand which: promotes sound and appropriate liturgical practice within the bicultural environment of  Aotearoa New Zealand; provides advice and recommendations to NZCBC on liturgical matters; ensures effective liaison with international liturgical bodies, including the Holy See ; liaises with dioceses throughout New Zealand on all aspects of liturgical practice. In addition to a background in liturgical studies/ministry, the successful applicant will have excellent interpersonal skills, strong administrative and managerial experience.  Familiarity with liturgical practice in New Zealand would be an advantage.  The role is 30 hours a week (negotiable) and while currently based in Auckland there is flexibility on location of the role.

For enquiries or a job description contact James van Schie, Executive Officer, NZCBC – jvanschie@nzcbc.org.nz  – including a current CV and an outline of your motivation for the role.  Final date for acceptance of applications is Monday, 20 November 2017

JOB VACANCY:

Posted on October 19, 2017

The Catholic Discipleship College is looking for a faithful and energetic person to join our staff team in February/March 2018. They will be responsible for both administration and fundraising. Good written and administration skills are essential and we would prefer someone who wants to be an active member of the CDC community. Please send enquiries to cameron@cdc.ac.nz

TCI’s last course for 2017 is – TH604 The Liturgical Year (NB. Lee-Ann – The new code is 604 not 204). Presented by Colin MacLeod – 13-14 October & evening of 31 October 2017, St Bernadette’s School. As the title suggests, this course will look at the Church’s annual liturgical cycle with special focus on the liturgical seasons.

It will explore the enriching theological and liturgical implications the cycle brings with it which will, hopefully, increase the appreciation for the importance of liturgy in the pastoral-spiritual formation of all the baptised. Contact Lee-Ann Henry at dunedin@tci.ac.nz, to register and receive enrolment forms for The Catholic Institute. (Students will need to enrol with TCI prior to the course and there is a fee of $100.20 Registrations close at the end of September.

Both churches are Category One historic buildings. Because of this, maintenance costs of these buildings are especially high, and any assistance you can provide in helping us meet this ongoing costs would be greatly appreciated. In the future, we are hoping to do some Engineered structural strengthening to the Queenstown church once funds allow.

After the end of mass your maintenance donation can be given to the collector or place in the black donations container at the back of the Church. If you would like to donate directly to the maintenance fund, the collector has our bank account details. Thank you for your generosity and support.

Catholic  Women’s League study

Posted on October 4, 2017

Catholic  Women’s League study theme is Mercy  in The Face Of Creation  What plastics can be recycled : Courier packs, News paper wrap, Chocolate and muesli bar wrappers, Biscuit wrapping, Silver lined chip and cracker packets, Squeeze pouches, Sturdy pet food bags, Ice Cream wrappoers, Cereal box liners, Bubble wrap and large sheers of plastic that furniture comes in ( cut in pieces the sizes of A3 sheet of Paper), Soft plastic can go in the recycled containers at New World/ Pack N Save /Countdown/Fresh Choice/The Warehouse.

Catholic  Women’s League study theme is Mercy  in The Face Of Creation  and we looked at  what we can do in  a small  way to save  our planet and show a little  mercy. Over  the  next  two Sundays we will list tips on what  we can recycle such as Carrier Bags, Bread, pasta and rice bags; Fresh produce bags and citrus netting; Frozen food bags(Veg. checken, nuggets); Confectionery wrap and  lolly bags; Dairy wrappers; Plastic around toilet paper, nappies  etc.

 

“Current of Grace’ Conference“

Posted on September 14, 2017

 

“Current of Grace’ Conference“: Celebrating the diverse fruits and family of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal in New Zealand”. When:  Friday 22 – Sunday 24 September 2017-06-23 Where:      Distinction Hotel and the Cathedral of the Holy Spirit, Palmerston North. Guest presenters include Bishop Denis Browne, Fr John Rea, Diana Ingle CCRNZ. Chairperson.  Ann Brereton from ICCRS will share on 2017 Vatican report Pope Francis’s exciting new plans for us all! For further information and to register on-line visitwww.ccrnz.org/register2017 For further information please contact Val Morrison Tel: 07 542 5537

Retreats

Posted on September 14, 2017

David Haas, internationally acclaimed American Catholic author and composer of contemporary Catholic liturgical music, will be in Dunedin on the 11th October at Holy Name Church, Dunedin North.  David is offering two session (cost: $15 each).  Session I:  Afternoon retreat session 1:30-3:30pm “That You Might Have Life: Spirituality and the Call to Holiness”.  Session II: Evening workshop “Music and the Mass:  Step by Step”.  For more information email: amya@cdd.org.nz or see our Diocesan website:  www.cdd.org.nz.  This could be a once in a lifetime opportunity to see and hear David Haas live, so don’t miss out!

TCI’s last course for 2017 is – TH604 The Liturgical Year (NB. Lee-Ann – The new code is 604 not 204). Presented by Colin MacLeod – 13-14 October & evening of 31 October 2017, St Bernadette’s School. As the title suggests, this course will look at the Church’s annual liturgical cycle with special focus on the liturgical seasons.

It will explore the enriching theological and liturgical implications the cycle brings with it which will, hopefully, increase the appreciation for the importance of liturgy in the pastoral-spiritual formation of all the baptised. Contact Lee-Ann Henry at dunedin@tci.ac.nz, to register and receive enrolment forms for The Catholic Institute. (Students will need to enrol with TCI prior to the course and there is a fee of $100.20 Registrations close at the end of September

Retreats

Posted on September 7, 2017

During September Dominicans Brian Pierce OP and Mary Ellen Green OP will be offering retreats in NZ in the Dominican tradition of contemplation and reflection in an environment of silence and prayer.

Two opportunities:

A week long retreat: Friday evening 15 – 22nd Sept, Holy Cross, Church St Mosgiel.

CROMWELL Thursday 28 Sept.  12pm shared lunch.  Presentation: 1pm – 4pm

Catholic Church Hall, Sligo St

 

See details on flyers in Church foyer or  contact

Sue O’Connor   03 4421919 or  Jill Baird  03 4451219

*****     A warm welcome to people of all faiths.*****

 

School Production

Posted on September 7, 2017

St Joseph’s School ProductionOur Place, Our Taonga Tuesday, 12th and Wednesday 13th September, 6.30pm at Memorial Centre – ticket sales from our St Joseph’s School office $10 for adults, $5 for children over 5 and $25 for families.

 

A synopsis of the story is as follows:

Francis (based on the qualities of Pope Francis), Maui and Dom, (based on the qualities of St Dominic) seeker of truth, meet in a bleak landscape beneath the tree beloved by many throughout time – children have come to this place and played on this tree for many generations and now it is dying as a result of the impact of pollution created through huge growth, lack of forward thinking to create necessary infrastructure, busy lives pushing people to make easy and cheaper choices and lack of people’s care of the environment.  Francis knows that we must find the 3 Rs (respect self, others, environment and therefore take responsibility for our actions) if we are to survive and the answer is to go back and look at our past to help us find a way to improve our future.  Each class will take an aspect of our past to explore what life is like with the 3 Rs in place and what happens when we lose touch with these. 

Olive Leaf Centre Trust

Posted on August 23, 2017

The Olive Leaf Centre Trust wish to inform fellow parishioners that, on the Feast of The Assumption, application for Resource Consent to build the Olive Leaf Centre at St. Patrick’s, Arrowtown, was lodged with QLDC.

See TV clip about the project :

Copy and paste this url

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=-5BgQHgeRk8

(Olive Leaf Project piece is about 17mins into the half hour program).

This is a community project for the benefit of the wider (and growing) Community of Arrowtown/Queenstown Lakes District.
Your support is crucial.
Please Pray for the success of our project.

First Eucharist and Confirmation,  St Joseph Parish- Queenstown

On Sunday, 20th August, at 9am Mass, the children from our local school and others in our parish family will celebrate the sacraments of First Eucharist and Confirmation. We invite you in supporting these children and their families on their Sacramental journey by keeping them in your prayers. The children have been preparing with Father Jaime and their families. After 9am mass on Sunday there will be a celebration up in the classrooms at school and you are all welcome to join us.

 

”Communion Prayer

Dear God, I know that You give us many gifts.

The gift of Your Son, Jesus Christ in Holy Communion

is the greatest of all.  How can I ever thank You

enough for this special gift?

At Mass we are called to be like Jesus, by loving

and serving one another in the world.

As I become more like Him, please continue to

help me.  Show me the places and ways that

I can bring Your love, kindness, and peace

to others….

in my family,

in my neighborhood,

in my community,

with my friends.

I ask this in Jesus’ name.  Amen.”

 

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Olive Leaf Centre Trust

Posted on August 18, 2017

The Olive Leaf Centre Trust wish to inform fellow parishioners that, on the Feast of The Assumption, application for Resource Consent to build the Olive Leaf Centre at St. Patrick’s, Arrowtown, was lodged with QLDC.  Please Pray for the success of our project.

Catholic Women’s League Meeting

Posted on August 18, 2017

Catholic Women;’s League Meeting at Patricia Burdon’s 31 Sylvan St Lake Hayes Estate, 2pm Sun 20th August. All parish Ladies most welcome. If anyone needs a ride,  please phone Fae 4428610 or Eileen Arrowtown  4098806

 

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