Community Notices

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

Come to the Events Centre (upstairs) on 12th August 2017 ~ from 5.30 pm → 8 pm

Dress in Chritsmas colours ~ Prizes for the children

Choir & Ukelele Groups to Perform

 

Families with surnames starting with A to O – please bring Main dishes 

Families with surnames starting with P to Z – please bring desserts.

Catholic Women’s League Meeting

Posted on August 9, 2017

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

Catholic Diocese of Dunedin:

Posted on August 9, 2017

As featured in this months tablet, December 2017 will see the hosting of the Aotearoa Catholic Youth Festival (headlined by Matt Maher!!) for Young People aged 15-29 in Auckland. The Diocese is looking to facilitate a pilgrimage to the Festival and we’d love to have you join us. We’re currently opening it up for expressions of interest. Please fill out the form at www.cdd.org.nz/young-people.  There is no commitment at this stage, this will just help with our planning process. For more information check out the website (www.cdd.org.nz), or contact Mark Currie: markcurrienz@gmail.com / 021 124 0497

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

– All members and ex-Pupils are invited to the 11:00 a.m. Mass at St Patrick’s Basilica, Macandrew Road, on Sunday 13th  August, followed by our 84th. Annual General Meeting at the Mercy Centre, next door to the Basilica. A light luncheon will be served after the meeting. We look forward to seeing you at our Annual Mass and/or Annual General Meeting.” 

“I wish to insist that love always proves more powerful. Many people… are able to weave bonds of belonging and togetherness which convert overcrowding into an experience of community in which the walls of the ego are torn down and the barriers of selfishness overcome.” – Pope Francis

Each year in September, the New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference promotes Social Justice Week. During this week we apply Catholic social teaching to one particular issue of social justice in New Zealand. This year the theme for parishes is Weaving bonds of belonging: Knowing our neighbours. Pope Francis highlights that many of the social issues we face today reflect a decline in social connectedness. This Social Justice Week, we invite everyone to take up the challenge to creatively reach out and weave deeper bonds of belonging in our whānau, our parish, and our wider community

Weekly Groups, join in!

Posted on July 27, 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 4148288

 

The Scripture Group takes place every Monday at 10.30am in the cottage at St Patrick’s Church Arrowtown.

 

Young New Zealanders are being called to share their views about life, faith, and their experience of Church through an online survey published today by the New Zealand Catholic Bishops.  The survey is part of an international effort by Pope Francis to better understand the lives, attitudes and concerns of young people around the world, in the lead up to the Synod on “Young people, faith and vocational discernment” in Rome, October 2018. New Zealanders aged 16 – 29 years old are encouraged to answer the survey and share the link with their friends. The survey will go live on 23 July and will run for five weeks, until midnight on Sunday, 27 August 2017.

Mid Winter Xmas

Posted on July 27, 2017

 

Invite to St Joseph’s Parish & School Mid-Winter Christmas

Come to the Events Centre (upstairs) on 12th August 2017 ~ from 5.30 pm → 8 pm

Dress in Chritsmas colours ~ Prizes for the children

Choir & Ukelele Groups to Perform

 

Families with surnames starting with A to O – please bring Main dishes 

Families with surnames starting with P to Z – please bring desserts.

Plastic-Free July – The Pledge

Posted on July 12, 2017

CARING FOR OUR COMMON HOME

Plastic-Free July – The Pledge: “Choose to refuse” (This week: plastic straws?)  . JANE GOODALL  (The Chimpaneze lady) on her NZ tour last week said : “The world is in such an environmental state of chaos …  (but) it is not too late to turn things around, if, but only if, we all get into the act and do our bit”. Interview:  www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/ninetonoon/audio/201848982/jane-goodall-what-we-are-doing-to-this-planet-is-deadly

 

DID YOU KNOW:  GOOD NEWS – NZ Forest & Bird won their case in the Supreme Court, to save conservation land in the Ruahine Forest Park (Hawkes Bay),from being flooded by the proposed Ruahine Dam. We thank God for this blessing.

Together!   ….   we make the difference!

Father Martin Flanery will celebrate his Silver Jubilee Mass on Monday 13th November at St Peter’s Church, Omakau at 5pm. This will be followed by a $30 Buffett Meal at the Omakau Commercial Hotel. If you wish to attend, please contact Carole on 442 6227 or Presbytery 442 8414 before 16th July.

Catholic Diocese of Dunedin

Posted on July 5, 2017

As featured in this months tablet, December 2017 will see the hosting of the Aotearoa Catholic Youth Festival (headlined by Matt Maher!!) for Young People aged 15-29 in Auckland. The Diocese is looking to facilitate a pilgrimage to the Festival and we’d love to have you join us. We’re currently opening it up for expressions of interest. Please fill out the form at www.cdd.org.nz/young-people.  There is no commitment at this stage, this will just help with our planning process. For more information check out the website (www.cdd.org.nz), or contact Mark Currie: markcurrienz@gmail.com / 021 124 0497

As part of Social Justice Week 2017, Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand is joining with Dunedin Diocese’s Faith & Service Council and Catholic Social Services Dunedin in facilitating a workshop to help people recognise disconnection in society and the local context, share ideas on how we can rebuild community, and discuss concrete actions we can take towards weaving bonds of belonging. The Mercy Parish, Dunedin South will host the workshop on Saturday 5th August, 9am – 2pm. It is free of charge, (lunch included) and it is open to all! Register at:  http://www.cdd.org.nz/social-justice/

The Scripture Group

Posted on July 5, 2017

The Scripture Group takes place every Monday at 10.30am in the cottage at St Patrick’s Church Arrowtown.

The Church Choir

Posted on July 5, 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 4148288

DID YOU KNOW: (some reasons to reduce unnecessary plastic items):· Plastic is made from a non-renewable resource – oil.· Oil reserves are depleting, which necessitates more destructive extraction methods.· Discarded plastic is harmful to our earth, and its creatures, during its ceaseless disintegrating process. · Plastic can be recycled only a limited number of times; it eventually becomes landfill.

Third of Turtles Found Dead on NZ Beaches had Ingested Plastic: Dan Godoy, Massey University, Marine research: “In the (dead) turtles that I’ve looked at, and (from) other studies around the world, it is soft, white, and translucent plastic items – so plastic bags particularly – that are consumed in a higher proportion than other items”. Ref: http://www.stuff.co.nz/environment/

Catholic Social Services has been operating in our diocese since 1968. Right from the beginning, the primary focus has been about providing support for families and assisting mums and dads to become great parents. CSS offer courses for parents and provide free Counselling and professional Social Support to parents and families. We know very well that positive parenting and appropriate support in the early years has long-term positive effects. Catholic Social Services receives some support from the government but most of their funding comes from grants and donations.

The only support the diocese can offer CSS comes from our Catholic Caring Foundation Collection. Please consider giving generously to our Caring Foundation Appeal on July 30.

Envelopes will soon be available and a second collection will be taken on July 30th. Alternatively, online donations can be deposited into: CDF Deposit Account 06 0901 116406 00 (ref. caring f). Please email your details to Pauline Lee <PaulineL@cdd.org.nz> so a receipt can be issued.

 

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