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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 

THE PARISH CHURCH OF ST TERESAS IS THE PROCATHEDRAL OF THE ARCHDIOCESE WHILE THE THORNDON CATHEDRAL BUILDING IS BEING EARTHQUAKE STRENGTHENED. 

Normal parish office hours resumed on 7th January. 

Weekday Masses will only be held on Wednesdays and Fridays in the chapel at St Teresas from 26 Dec through to 2 February.

New Additional mass times for St Thomas More Church. 

There will be two new masses for STM church (in addition to the Sunday 8:30AM)

 from February 2. 

Saturdays Vigil 5;30PM  - Sundays 8:30AM and 10:30AM.  

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. (New additional masses as above)

Exposition and Adoration: Is held on the first Friday of the month in the chapel after 9.30am Mass. Divine Mercy Devotion:   Divine Mercy Devotion is every Saturday night at 5pm.   Reconciliation and Baptism: by appointment.   St. Mary's Kerala Catholic Community Wellington of the Syro-Malabar rite, have Mass, Catechism and Holy Hour services at St Thomas More Church in Wilton.  WEB LINK

SUNDAY REFLECTION

The Wedding At Cana  January 20th,  20th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Excerpts from Pope Francis General audience: the wedding at Cana, first sign of Christ's mercy in , 08.06.2016

By initiating his public ministry in the wedding at Cana, Jesus reveals Himself as the spouse of the people of God, foretold by the prophets, and uncovers the depth of the relationship that unites us to Him: that of a new covenant of love.

Mary's phrase, "They have no wine", is also to be understood in the light of the covenant, as it is impossible to celebrate a wedding without what the prophets indicating as a fundamental element of the Messianic banquet. "Water is necessary to live, but wine expresses the abundance of the banquet and the joy of celebration.

Mary's words to the servants, "Do whatever He tells you", complete the spousal image of Cana and are her last two words in the Gospel: they are the legacy that she leaves to all of us. "It is an expression that recalls the formula of faith used by the people of Israel to Sinai in response to the promises of the Covenant: 'All that the Lord has spoken we will do'", observed Francis. "Indeed, at Cana, the servants obey. Jesus said to them, 'fill the jars with water.' And they filled them up to the brim … 'Now draw some out and take it to the master of the feast'. During this wedding, a new Covenant is truly stipulated and to the servants of the Lord – that is, all the Church – a new mission is entrusted: 'Do whatever He tells you'. Serving the Lord means listening to His Word and putting it into practice.

For each one of us, drawing from the jar is equivalent to entrusting oneself to the Word of God, to experience its efficacy in life. So, along with the master of the banquet, who tasted the water that had become wine, we too can exclaim, 'You have kept the good wine until now'. Indeed, the Lord continues to reserve the best wine for our salvation, just as it continues to flow from the pierced side of the Lord."

 

A file of links from the Archdiocesan Pastoral Office with information about parish and ministry leadership.
Leadership Links December 2018_1.pdf (2.1MB)
A file of links from the Archdiocesan Pastoral Office with information about parish and ministry leadership.
Leadership Links December 2018_1.pdf (2.1MB)


 NEW...Latest parish council minutes in the PPC minutes page here


WHAT DO YOU THINK?    Read the Sunday Lectionary texts and ask yourself if they have an application to our parish and to New Zealand today?  Discuss it with your fellow parishioners.

Read the today's Mass readings. Today’s Reading: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/index.cfm   For more information about our church liturgical calendar check out the national liturgy website HERE 



 

 



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