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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. 

 Angels joyous over the birth of Jesus.  Children's Christmas Mass, 6PM, 24 Dec. St Teresas. 

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December and January Mass and Liturgies  

Christmas Calendar
December Xmas Calendar.pdf (352.14KB)
Christmas Calendar
December Xmas Calendar.pdf (352.14KB)


January Calendar
January 2018.pdf (338.41KB)
January Calendar
January 2018.pdf (338.41KB)


(Holiday Reading)

SYNOD OUTCOMES BOOKLET (Available as a PDF - Please click here) "I now ask parishes to start planning how they will implement the Synod outcomes in their particular situation."  Cardinal John Dew."  Otari Parish will definitely be integrating the Synod outcomes into parish planning so please include the Synod outcomes booklet in your reading. 

Follow Fr Ron's Camino pilgrimage walk in Spain and France.  Fr Ron will update his blog periodically.

Read the today's Mass readings.  There may be a word there today for you. 

Today’s Reading:  

Fr Ron's Letter to the Parish looking back over 2017 and looking forward to 2018


Christmas (by John Betjeman)  

No love that in a family dwells  

No caroling in frosty air,  

Nor all the steeple-shaking bells  

Can with this single Truth compare-  

That God was man in Palestine  

And lives today in Bread and Wine  

On behalf of the priests and staff in the Wellington Central Pastoral area, I wish you all a happy, holy and safe Christmas.  

Fr Ron

Martin Pretti - Nativity




 JANUARY TIMETABLE.  Note there will be chapel communion services 9:30am Wednesdays and Fridays.







Synod Recommendations.  

Recommendation 11.  

Support marriage and families:  

The Archdiocese engages with parents, including single parents, to determine how best to support them in educating and involving their children in the faith, and acts on the outcomes.  

The Archdiocese carry out a listening process with di-verse families, prioritising families on the peripheries ("preferential option for the peripheries") to build trust-ing relationships and to enable parishes to better re-spond to their needs.  

Parishes make their worship spaces and liturgies more family friendly, through a process of listening to their people.  

The Archdiocese provides a point of contact for those in a troubled marriage who are seeking professional help.  

Parishes review their support for those suffering grief and loss, including marriage breakdown, health deteri-oration/disability, with the review supported by Catho-lic Social Services.  

Addressing the needs of older people is a priority, with particular emphasis on their social, emotional and spir-itual needs (spirituality of ageing and death).  

That the Archdiocese commission a research project into the relevance, reach and effectiveness of mar-riage preparation programmes, with input from partici-pants married between 2 to 5 years and marriage edu-cators, and drawing on professional research.  

Recommendation 12. Build community:  

Priority is given in the context of implementing the Syn-od outcomes to building community and strengthening connectedness (including across the generations and cultures) in amalgamated parishes.  

Parishes revisit the Archbishop’s letters in the proposal and promulgation documents, "A Future Full of Hope", and align their vision and practices with the spirit of these letters.  

Parishes create opportunities for the development of relationships between parishioners, particularly in amalgamated parishes, through working together on projects and responding to needs  

Continuing to strengthen the relationship and practical cooperation between parish and schools is a priority.  

Seeking out and drawing "the missing" back into the parish community is a factor in all decision making in the implementation of the Synod outcomes.  

In being an inclusive and welcoming people, particular attention is given to those who are disabled and their families, including the mentally ill.





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