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WEBSITE OF OTARI PARISH, WELLINGTON NEW ZEALAND WHICH COMPRISES TWO CHURCHES , ST TERESAS KARORI (ALSO PRO-CATHEDRAL)  AND ST THOMAS MORE WILTON. 

St Teresa 301 Karori Rd. Karori and St Thomas More 30 Worcester St, Wilton

Mass times: Saturday Vigil: 5.30pm Karori Sunday: 8.30am Wilton and 10.00am Karori Weekdays Chapel: Tue-Fri 9.30am, Saturday 9.00am Reconciliation: Saturday 9.30—10.00am



 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. 

On Friday 7 August 2020 Cardinal John will lead a Blessing of the Site and Workers at 10.00am outside the Sacred Heart Cathedral Chapel, or inside the Cathedral foyer if wet. Morning tea will be served in the foyer after the blessing. On Sunday 16 August 2020 Cardinal John Dew will preside at a joint parish Mass praying for the successful completion of work on Sacred Heart Cathedral. This Mass will be celebrated at St. Teresa’s Pro-Cathedral in Karori at 10.00am. Following Mass, Fr James Lyons, Chair of the Cathedral Fundraising Campaign will provide an update on fundraising activities. There will be morning tea in the church foyer afterwards

OTARI PARISH NEWSLETTER AVAILABLE ONLINE CLICK

(also available as pdf on newsletter page) 

LECTIO DIVINA MEETING - CATHOLIC CENTRE - TUESDAY AUGUST 18

You may be interested in this Lectio Divina evening organised by the Archdiocesan Pastoral Leadership about Lectio Divina. 

we invite your parish to join us for an evening “Lectio Divina Experience” on Tuesday 18th August at the Catholic Centre from 6pm – 8pm, starting with Soup and Rolls. The evening will include an opportunity for you to share some of your parish responses during lockdown. We would like you to identify six people from your parish who are available to attend this evening and send us their names by 12th August (for catering purposes). The intention is for these people to then facilitate small prayer groups in your parish. Ongoing support will be made available.  Please contact the parish office office@otariparish.co.nz to go to this event, or use the form above.  Thanks 

As Pope Francis says, “Prayer is powerful because it attracts the power of God and the power of God always gives life: always. He is the God of life and he causes rebirth.” (from Missio June 5th 2020) 

DAILY READINGS FOR LECTIO DIVINA   UNIVERSALIS READINGS OF THE DAY LINK (CLICK)

A LECTIO DIVINA GROUP IN THE PARISH?

Interested in starting  a Lectio Divina group in the parish.  The daily bible readings along with the Eucharist are the two main ways we participate in our Catholic faith.  The Liturgy of the Word along with the liturgy of the Eucharist are structured each week to benefit our faith and confidence in God.  There are many ways a person can develop faith confidence through Lectio Dvina (Divine Reading).  Through study (exegesis) or prayer (contemplation) or both.  Please let us know what you think through the multiline text box form below.


FOOD FOR FAITH (Fr John O'Connor) LINK (CLICK

ARCHDIOCESE OF WELLINGTON -COMMUNITY PAGE.   Click here for the Archdiocesan web page of statements, resources and programmes.

IN REVERSE - PRAYER IN A TIME OF ISOLATION FROM FR. JAMES LYONS   PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR FR JAMES PRAYER REFLECTIONS  (Archdiocesan website)

LIVESTREAM MASSES    The church's National Liturgy Office maintains a list of livestream masses for New Zealand and overseas.   Please Click Here for their webpage

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