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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.            

MASS TIMES       St Teresa’s Church  -  299 Karori Rd, Wellington 6012     WEEKEND - Saturday Vigil : 5.30pm  Sunday : 10.00am    DURING WEEK - Monday : None.  Wednesday & Friday 6:30am. Tuesday : 9.30am,  Wednesday: 6.30am,9.30am  Thursday : 9.30am  Friday : 6.30am, 9.30am Saturday : 9.00am     St Thomas More Church - 30 Worcester Street, Wilton  Sunday: 8:30 am.   

 

Cathedral Car Parking change for this weekend:

Parking on Saturday night 1st July is now NOTavailable.

 SUNDAY READINGS

Sunday 25th June - 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time : Jer 20:10-13; Rom 5:12-15; Mt 10:26-33

Sunday 2nd July - 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time :  2 Kings 4:8-11, 14-16; Rom 6:3-4, 8-11; Mt 10:37-42

 Children's Mass Today, Sunday June 25

SUNDAY THOUGHT, POPE FRANCIS:   Indeed, God created us to be a source of hope for others, a true and attainable hope, in accordance with each person’s state of life.  In “asking” and “demanding” of each of us the fulfillment of the duties of our proper state (Letters of Sister Lucia, 28 February 1943), God effects a general mobilization against the indifference that chills the heart and worsens our myopia.  We do not want to be a stillborn hope!  Life can survive only because of the generosity of other lives.  “Unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains just a single grain; but if it dies, it bears much fruit” (Jn 12:24).  The Lord, who always goes before us, said this and did this.  Whenever we experience the cross, he has already experienced it before us.  We do not mount the cross to find Jesus.  Instead it was he who, in his self-abasement, descended even to the cross, in order to find us, to dispel the darkness of evil within us, and to bring us back to the light.

            With Mary’s protection, may we be for our world sentinels of the dawn, contemplating the true face of Jesus the Saviour, resplendent at Easter.  Thus may we rediscover the young and beautiful face of the Church, which shines forth when she is missionary, welcoming, free, faithful, poor in means and rich in love.  Pope Francis, Canonisation Mass, Sts Francisco and Jacinta, Fatima, Portugal, 13 May 2017.

 

Parish Council Elections  

Congratulations to the newly elected members of the Otari Parish Council :  Mary Callister, Kevin Carr, Pat Gee, Lagi Tuimavave,David Ross.We thank them for willingness to serve the parish and wish them well in their new ministry.

Cassie Devlin RIP  

"Fathers Pat and Rob would like to thank you all for your great support over the time of the death of our mother. She was a parishioner for more than 70 years and greatly appreciated the Saint Teresa's community.  God bless you all."

 

  

Good Companions for Senior Citizens  

Next get-together on June 27 (meet each month), in St Teresas Hall. Come along and enjoy the friendly company, entertainment and lunch from 11am 1pm. There is a koha of $5.

Click link here for photos from their 50th birthday celebrations

https://goo.gl/photos/8fDycTrJq1YYr2868

 

 

 


 

 

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