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WELCOME to the website for the Catholic Parish of Otari which covers the areas of Karori, Wilton and Northland.  The parish has two churches, St Teresas in Karori and St Thomas More in Wilton 

St Teresa’s Church, 301 Karori Rd, Karori.   Mass Times: Saturday 5.30pm, Sunday 10.00am.  Weekdays: Tuesday - Friday 9.30am;  Saturday 9am. Exposition: 1st Friday of the month.   St Thomas More Church, 30a Worcester St, Wilton. Mass Times: Sunday 8.30am

MASS TIMES AT ST THOMAS MORE CHURCH, WILTON FOR SACRED HEART CATHEDRAL PARISH 5.30pm (Sat. Vigil)   Sunday 10:30am 

Exposition and Adoration: Is held on the first  Friday of the month in St Teresa’s chapel after 9.30am Mass and will begin again in February. Divine Mercy Devotion: Divine Mercy Devotion is every Saturday night at 5pm.  Reconciliation and Baptism: by appointment.  

STEWARDSHIP REPORT - FROM PETONE MEETING SATURDAY 21.  

PETONE STEWARDSHIP MEETING RESULTS
A summary of recommendations
Summary Petone Network Meeting September 21st 2019 (1).pdf (114.95KB)
PETONE STEWARDSHIP MEETING RESULTS
A summary of recommendations
Summary Petone Network Meeting September 21st 2019 (1).pdf (114.95KB)

Speakers were Cardinal John and Hamish Sutherland (Otari Parish), and about sixty parishioners from around the Archdiocese attended.  They broke into groups and considered several stewardship questions.  To read their conclusions download the attached PDF.  Thanks

  

SUNDAY REFLECTION
Respect Life Sunday
 
In the times and places of Scripture, leprosy was a feared and dreaded disease Not only did it disable and disfigure and shorten life, it also isolated and marginalised.  
 
However, the hopelessness and fear with which Jesus’s society regarded leprosy, parallels the perception of many people today regarding the future of our planet.  
 
This year, young people in particular have shown that they are  familiar with the urgency of scientific predictions - that unless we act promptly and radically to address the climate crisis and other forms of environmental pollution and degradation, our future is at risk. 
 
The human and the habitat are in need of healing and restoration. Pope Francis recognised four years ago, in his encyclical on the care of our common home ‘Laudato Si’, that climate change is one of the most significant challenges facing humanity. He said even doomsday predictions cannot any longer be met with irony or disdain, as the likelihood grows that we will leave to future  generations debris, desolation and filth, along with the increased likelihood of catastrophic events. 
 
But all is not lost. Human beings, while capable of the worst, are also capable of rising above  themselves, choosing again what is good, and making a new start, despite their mental and social conditioning. We are able to take an honest look at ourselves, to acknowledge our deep  dissatisfaction, and to embark on new paths to authentic freedom. 
 
Traditionally, Respect Life Sunday has focused on issues at the beginning and end of life, and we need to continue to focus on these questions. But our Catholic tradition has long recognised that there are many other threats to human life. People die in wars and as a result of poverty. People die also because of environmental disasters and loss of food and water supplies. In the past we may have referred to this as a consistent ethic of life. Pope Francis calls it integral ecology, and asks us to work together for a hopeful future for our children and grandchildren. 
 
Fr Ron
Parish

IN THE NEWSLETTER THIS WEEK (available here for download) 

Pope Francis has designated October as the Extraordinary Missionary month. The Parish  Leadership Team is hoping to offer a  six session programme Developing a  Spirituality of Service in every parish in  October. We need to gauge the interest level so please register now with Chris Walkerdine at  c.walkerdine@wn.catholic.org.nz  



 

URGENT - ABORTION LAW REFORM

TO MAKE A SUBMISSION TO THE ABORTION LAW ADVISORY COMMITTEE PLEASE CLICK HERE.  TO READ WHAT THE BISHOPS SAY ABOUT THIS BILL PLEASE CLICK HERE. 

TWO PASTORAL EVENTS 

Eucharistic Ministry workshop with Fr Pat Bridgman
October 24 @ Sts Peter Paul Lower Hutt
Liturgy of the Word with Communion 5 (1).pdf (173.43KB)
Eucharistic Ministry workshop with Fr Pat Bridgman
October 24 @ Sts Peter Paul Lower Hutt
Liturgy of the Word with Communion 5 (1).pdf (173.43KB)
Sr Laurie Brink OPProfessor of New Testament Studies Catholic Theological Union, Chicago
Did Jesus really mean “ love your enemies, pray for those who persecute you ”? How are we to proclaim the gospel message in a world fractured by violence, hatred, and natural disasters? Oct 15 at St Bernards Hall NaeNae
Mission for a Fractured World (1).pdf (349.15KB)
Sr Laurie Brink OPProfessor of New Testament Studies Catholic Theological Union, Chicago
Did Jesus really mean “ love your enemies, pray for those who persecute you ”? How are we to proclaim the gospel message in a world fractured by violence, hatred, and natural disasters? Oct 15 at St Bernards Hall NaeNae
Mission for a Fractured World (1).pdf (349.15KB)


 Fundraising Food Stall Sunday 13th October at 11am (after the 10.00am Mass) To raise funds for the Mary Potter  Hospice—40 years celebration. Food will be packaged in small convenient sizes.
Stewardship Retreat Day.  Treat yourself to a quiet reflective day before the busyness of Christmas hits you. Be  inspired by three young pilgrims who attended the World Youth Day in Panama. Where: St Joseph’s Church Upper Hutt.  When: November 2nd Bring your lunch. Please register by October 25th with Ann Williams at a.williams@wn.catholic.org.nz 
Catholic Womens League Annual General Meeting Wednesday 16th October 6pm Pizza/Wine Social Formal Yearly Report followed by a TED talk on the overhead. ALL WELCOME
Religious Diversity: Encountering other  religions. A workshop, interactive, fun, and challenging for Jewish, Christian and Muslim young adults. Thursday 31 October 2019  4-9pm, at Wellington Islamic Centre,  7 Queen’s Drive, Kilbirnie. Limited space, tickets from Eventbrite.

 St Ninian’s Uniting Parish  ‘A List in Time’ Proactive Planning  for the Ageing Process How health and community services can help  What legal decisions are helpful in senior years How to prepare for our celebration of life Wednesday 16 October 7.30pm – 9.30pm or  Sunday 20 October 2pm – 4pm with Diana Minnee - Clinical Nurse Specialist with CCDHB Community Older Persons Service. Eoin Cameron - Lawyer  Rev Ross Scott  - Wellington Hospital Chaplain Keith Newell - Funeral Celebrant Steve Haddock - Lychgate Funeral Care Refreshments will be served. A donation will be gladly received to help cover costs. Please RSVP before Wednesday 9 October 2019 St Ninian’s Uniting Parish Corner Newcombe Crescent and Karori Road stnup@xtra.co.nz  04 476 7137 

 REFUGEE FAMILY REUNIFICATION TRUST 

MOVIE FUNDRAISER 2019

 


‘Jojo Rabbit’     
Hosted by Ōtari Parish Justice Peace and Development Group
Sunday 3rd November 5.00pm arrival time for 5.30pm film
Penthouse Cinema Brooklyn
Tickets $20 can be purchased and paid for online below
Raffles will be sold prior to the Movie $5 for one, $10 for three

CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS NOW

Called and Chosen to GO! Jesus Calls us where we are, Chooses us as we are and we Go, near and far! For God nothing is  impossible.  Everything is HIMpossible! Don’t  believe it?  Come and see… Frank & Ruth Doherty share about their journey responding to the call to become voluntary lay missionaries. What does it mean, what it can cost and what are the rewards? Saturday 19th October 4.00pm to 4.45pm at St Thomas More Church. All welcome. 

Seasons for Growth teaches that change and loss are part of life, and grief is a normal  response to this. Based on scientific research, it assists people in managing grief and stress around life changing  situations.  There will be a 4 session-programme for adults on  Sundays: 10th, 17th 24th November and Sunday, 1st December  2-5pm.  Catholic Centre, Thorndon.  Registrations close on Monday, 4th November.  Cost is $30, covering workbooks and other materials.  Katrin Eickhorst Catholic Social Services T: (04) 385 8642   M: 021 374 405 seasons@wn.catholic.org.nz


 

 


Maori in the Mass: Recently Deacon Danny Karatea Goddard, Vicar for Maori in the Archdiocese, has been talking after Masses in both Churches about the importance of Maori in the Liturgy.  We would like to introduce Maori at the beginning and end of Masses at St Teresa’s (St Thomas More parishioners have done this for some time). It will simply be the Sign of the Cross and the Greeting at the beginning of Mass, and the Final Blessing and the Sending Forth at the end of Mass. It will begin next week. For a time, these will be printed in the newsletter, and will always be on the Overhead at  Masses.
  
Introductory Rite  Priest: 

Ki te ingoa o te Matua,    In the name of the Father
o te Tamaiti,                      of the Son
o te Wairua Tapu.             of the Holy Spirit
 
People: Āmene                Amen
 
Priest:     Kia noho te Ariki ki a koutou.                                   The Lord be with you

People:    Ki tōu wairua anō hoki.                                             And with your spirit 

Concluding Rite  Priest: Kia noho te Ariki ki a koutou.        The Lord be with you

People: Ki tōu wairua anō hoki.                                              And with your spirit
Priest:  Kia whakapaingia koutou  e te Atua kaha rawa,     May Almighty God bless you
e te Matua, e te Tamaiti                                                            The Father and the Son
e te Wairua Tapu.                                                                        and the Holy Spirit
 
People
: Āmene     Amen
 
Priest: Haere koutou i runga i  te rangimārie                      Go in peace
People: Whakamoemiti ki te Atua                                         Thanks be to God

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