Karori FoodBank stocks are running low in some key items:
Tinned fruit, Canned peas, corn or beetroot, Jars of jam, honey or peanut butter, Tea, coffee, Biscuits and crackers. Donations either in the basket in the church foyer or the donation bin at the Community Centre would be very much appreciated.
KAITIAKI AT OTARI WILTON BUSH
Prayers for protecting God's handiwork.
Ecumenical walk and service prepared by members of the Wadestown Presbyterian Church, St Luke’s Anglican, St Anne’s Anglican and Ōtari Catholic Parishes. Held Sunday 20th at 2PM
First Communion 2020 - Sunday 20th,The Otari First Communion Mass was held on Sunday under Level 2 guidelines for our 15 candidates and their families. Many thanks to Lei Encarnado and her team for preparing the children and making the Mass one to remember.
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DAILY READINGS FOR LECTIO DIVINA UNIVERSALIS READINGS OF THE DAY LINK (CLICK)
CKICK HERE FOR ON AN ONLINE, DAILY LECTIO DIVINA SITE. Order of the brothers of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary of Mt. Carmel
Scripture Study Group at Otari: We hope to begin a scripture study group (or groups) in the parish very soon. St Jerome famously said ‘ignorance of Scripture is ignorance of Christ.’ The ICPE (International Programme for Catholic Evangelisation), operating out of St Gerard’s Monastery, have been running a successful programme for many years, and are happy to come and run one in parish for us. It will be a 12 week programme, beginning approximately mid September and finishing mid-December, after which new programmes can begin in the New Year. If you are interested please let the Parish Office (476 6131 know or Fr Ron (021 065 8997.)
Calling all Mask-makers
The Friends of St Teresa's School are holding a bake sale and sausage sizzle on Election Day, Saturday 17 October. We would also like to sell reusable fabric face masks. If you think you could make 5-10 masks for us to sell at our stall on the day, please contact us at email@example.com for more
Our Bishops ask us to think about what kind of nation we want and speak to the referendum topics of Euthanasia and cannabis.
In both English and te Reo.
Letter from Cardinal John Regarding Otari Parish Property Review Cardinal John has responded to the parish property review submission asking the parish to retain St Teresas Church and Hall, and the flats at Cardinal McKeefrey school. However he has asked that the Parish sell St Thomas More Church once the Cathedral is reopened.
The Cathedral was to have re-opened in July 2021 but the new shovel ready grant from Government allowing for more earthquake strengthening work over three years has changed that timeline. St Teresas church will remain the pro-Cathedral during that time. It is expected that St Thomas More church will also remain open during that time. The full letter is available here in pdf format.
CATHEDRAL STRENGTHENING PROJECT GETS A BIG FUNDING BOOST
The Cathedral strengthening and restoration fund has been boosted by an $8.5M grant from the Shovel Ready Infrastructure Fund.The application for funding outlined a project scope that included the current works and base isolation. This funding now allows for the beginning of the design work for base isolation.The strengthening work on the Cathedral will take about three years meaning St Teresas church would remain the pro-cathedral during that time and St Thomas More church in Wilton would remain open.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE BLESSED SACRAMENT CHAPEL IN THORNDON AND SHIFT TO CONNOLLY HALL DURING CATHEDRAL WORK Blessed Sacrament Chapel
After discussions with the contractors we have made the decision to vacate the chapel permanently for the duration of the restoration. It was hoped that we would only need to vacate the chapel temporarily, but as the extent of the work and the disruption to the contractors in keeping the chapel open unfolded it became clear that moving to a temporary chapel is in the best interest of the parish and contractors. From Sunday 13th September all weekday, Saturday morning and Sunday evening Masses will be held in Connolly Hall. The hall will be set-up as a permanent Mass centre and prayer space and will not be available for hire or social events until the end of the restoration. It is envisaged that the Hall chapel will be open between 11.00am and 1.30pm Monday to Friday for prayer and adoration, with Guardians there to greet you. Access to the Hall chapel will be via Guildford Terrace and from Hill Street via the outside back staircase directly into the Hall. Notices will guide you to the Hall chapel.
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