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News from parish council.

Our parish council members are 

David Ross, Liz Bergin, Lydia Marshall, Des Tiller, Falakiko Tu’amoheloa,  Myrna Umali, Pat Gee, Kevin Carr, Chris Orsman, Kathryn Flynn, Fr Ron Bennett. 

The next meeting will be held on Thursday 11 July at 7pm at St Thomas More Lounge. 


 

 LETTER OF CONCOLENCE SENT TO THE WELLINGTON ISLAMIC CENTRE ON FRIDAY MAR 22 REGARDING THE TRAGEDY IN CHRISTCHURCH ONE WEEK AGO.

 

Catholic Parish of Otari

P O Box 17011

301 Karori Road

Wellington 

New Zealand 

 

The Imam

Wellington Islamic Centre

11 Queens Drive

Kilbirnie

 

Friday March 22 2019 

Dear Imam

The Catholic Otari Parish of Wellington expresses it’s deepest condolences to the Muslims of New Zealand following the tragic events in Christchurch.  The parish is shocked by this act of extremism to murder and maim fellow believers of God in their place of worship.

It has galvanized New Zealanders to come to the support of our New Zealand Islamic family and hold them in prayer and shared grief.  We reiterate the words of Prime Minister Jacinda Adern, “"They were New Zealanders, they were us. Because they were us, we mourn them," she said. "We cannot know your grief but we can walk with you at every stage."

Our faith enjoins us to prayer of Imam Nizam ul haq Thanvi in Parliament this week,  “Oh Lord we ask you to accept those who lost their lives as martyrs and give them the highest position in paradise. Oh Lord, we ask you to give full recovery to all those who were injured.”

Prayers of reparation and healing will be offered at our Sunday Masses to the God of our faiths in the hope that, tragic as these events are, they will help lead all New Zealanders to a deeper understanding of God’s presence in the life of our nation.  

In the peace of God, As-Salaam-Alaikum

 Fr Ron Bennett, Parish priest

Fr Sanele Finau, Assistant parish priest, Tongan Chaplain

Fr Tikoura, Assistant parish priest, chaplain Niue and Kiribati

Erwin Palado, Chair Parish Council

David Ross, Parish Councillor

Pat Gee, Parish Councillor

Kevin Carr, Parish Councillor

Sarah Mayo, Parish Councillor

Rachel Roth, Parish Councillor

Benny Taulupe. Parish Councillor

Lagi Tuimavave, Parish Councillor

 

 

 

 

 

 The parish council meets once a month, usually every third Wednesday of the month.  The Parish council minutes are available to read on a sub page here. 

Currently council members are reading and reflecting on the Synod outcomes, which are available to all parishioners (see Synod page), and on the four pillars of stewardship (see stewardship page)  

 

LETTER FROM THE CARDINAL ABOUT PARISH REVIEWS.

A pastoral letter (dated February 15, 2019) from Cardinal John Dew to all parishioners about his Directive requiring parishes to review the number of churches and presbyteries taking into account their mass count and the availability of priests and lay leaders. The Directive requires parish pastoral teams and leadership to meet in the near future and to look at how they might carry out this process, and to consult parishioners about the review. The reviews with developed proposals must be submitted to the Cardinal’s office by the end of October 2019.

The full letter in PDF format is available below.  

 

 

 

 

Otari Parish Manifesto
Otari Parish Manifesto.pdf (716.38KB)
Otari Parish Manifesto
Otari Parish Manifesto.pdf (716.38KB)
Otari Parish Health & Safety Plan
Otari Health and Safety Plan for web .pdf (352.05KB)
Otari Parish Health & Safety Plan
Otari Health and Safety Plan for web .pdf (352.05KB)