Special Announcements

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Thank you to the TOI Foundation for the $10,000 Capital Grantto install hot water in the St Joseph's Community hall toilets - now we can keep the users safe when washing hands.

AND the $600 Annual Grant!!  Thank you!  Thank you!  Thank you!!!

MASS TIMETABLE - 2 August - 8 August 2021

Te Pārihi Katorika Ki Ngāmotu Mass Times

Click on any mass time to find out more information.

Monday

08:00 AM

St Joseph's Church

Tuesday

08:00 AM

St Joseph's Church

12:05 PM

St Joseph's Church

09:10 AM

Our Lady Help of Christians

Wednesday

08:00 AM

St Joseph's Church

09:10 AM

Our Lady Help of Christians

02:25 PM

Francis Douglas Memorial College

Thursday

08:00 AM

St Joseph's Church

10:00 AM

Mary's Chapel

Sacred Heart Girls College

Friday

08:00 AM

St Joseph's Church

12:05 PM

Our Lady Help of Christians

09:00 AM

St Pius X School

Saturday

08:30 AM

St Joseph's Church

05:30 PM

Vigil

Our Lady Help of Christians

05:00 PM

Vigil

Church of Our Lady of the Wayside - Mokau

11:00 AM

TDHB Chapel

Sunday

09:00 AM

St Joseph's Church

05:30 PM

St Joseph's Church

10:30 AM

Our Lady Help of Christians

08:30 AM

St Martins Parish - Pungarehu

10:30 AM

Nga Pekanga Māori Mission

10:00 AM

Our Lady Star of the Sea - Opunake

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
St Joseph's Church

08:00 AM

08:00 AM

12:05 PM

08:00 AM

08:00 AM

08:00 AM

08:30 AM

09:00 AM

05:30 PM

Our Lady Help of Christians

09:10 AM

09:10 AM

12:05 PM

05:30 PM

Vigil

10:30 AM

St Martins Parish - Pungarehu

08:30 AM

Francis Douglas Memorial College

02:25 PM

Sacred Heart Girls College

10:00 AM

Mary's Chapel

St Pius X School

09:00 AM

Nga Pekanga Māori Mission

10:30 AM

Church of Our Lady of the Wayside - Mokau

05:00 PM

Vigil

TDHB Chapel

11:00 AM

Our Lady Star of the Sea - Opunake

10:00 AM

Upcoming Events

Parish AGM - To view Minutes/Chairman's report - click on the LINK

 

SMARTLOVING FERTILITY: An online course for learning how to manage fertility naturally in context of the Catholic faith. Based on the Sympto-Thermal method, the course incorporates a unique blend of scientific insights, relationship frameworks and Catholic Theology. From 16 July - 31 August you can register for the course at 50% off to celebrate Natural Fertility Awareness Week. www.smartloving.org/fertility

Respect Life Sunday will be renamed Support Life Sunday from this year, to better reflect the active work Catholics must do to help people facing significant life decisions. Bishop Steve Lowe, Secretary of the NZ Catholic Bishops Conference, says the term “respect life” can seem passive. “Support Life reminds us that we are all called to both uphold the dignity of all life and be active in the practical work needed to support people facing significant life decisions.”

Support Life Sunday is Sunday 10 October, with the theme "Honouring and Supporting Health Carers." Full details:  www.catholic.org.nz/news/media-releases/respect-life-sunday-now-support-life-sunday/

Novena in Preparation for Rededication of New Zealand to Mary Assumed into Heaven

On Sunday August 15 our land will be solemnly rededicated by all our bishops to Our Lady at St Mary of the Angels church in Wellington. In preparation for this,  the Catholic Enquiry Centre will post a short reflection and prayer each day beginning Saturday 7 August on the Catholic Discovery Facebook page. We invite all to take part in praying for our nation each day. https://www.facebook.com/catholicdiscovery.nz

 

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 The vision of a parish centre for the CPoNP

 (Presented to parishioners February 2021)

We need a new building that represents the vision and functioning of a missional parish for the 2020’s and beyond. It would have the capacity to give priests and parish staff; offices; meeting rooms for RCIA; Children’s Liturgy; St Vincent de Paul; Liturgy/Finance, Health & Safety Committees, and the multitude of groups that meet within the parish. It would contain a welcoming and hospitable reception with private, friendly, accessible places to meet. Possibly with a chapel for winter weekday Masses/ prayer and a connection to the church foyer. With the St Joseph’s Church and hall, it would serve as the Catholic mission centre for the city.

Our two-storey parish office and presbytery has served us well for 63 years. However, it is designed as a residence for 4/5 priests and has been turned predominantly into offices and meeting rooms. This is an awkward combination to live with. It was not designed for this purpose and can be a maze for people to navigate. The decision was made 3 years ago, to build a new presbytery which is now completed, at the former St Philomena’s site. This was intended to be stage 1. Stage 2 was for a parish centre. When the priests move into their new presbytery, the St Joseph’s presbytery/parish office will effectively become a temporary parish centre.

The challenge we face with the St Joseph’s presbytery/parish office is that it has passed its economic life: It requires earthquake strengthening, does not meet fire safety code, the electric wiring is no longer serviceable by electricians. The plumbing burst on a Sunday morning last year. Internet facility requires some management. Built in 1958 it represents the vision and functioning needs of a parish from the 1950’s.  I do not think this is healthy for the parish or its visitors.   -  Father Simon Story

 

View the plans here

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Mass in Te Reo Māori

Nga mapi i Te Reo Māori

On the 2nd Sunday of each month, Nga Pekanga in Waitara, o Nau mai haere mai.

Or the 5th Sunday of each month, the 9am Mass at St Joseph's Church, New Plymouth is held in Te Reo Māori.

Reconciliation

Hohou

11.30am - 12 noon each Saturday at St Joseph's Church OR 4.45pm (before the Vigil Mass) at Our Lady Help of Christians Church

Hospital Mass

Papatipu Hōhipera

Anointing is held at the Chapel of the Good Shepherd, Taranaki Base Hospital at 11am on the first Saturday of each month. All are welcome to these Masses.

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Changing consumer patterns have reduced the amounts of cash carried by people in today’s world, and we now offer a modern electronic method for receiving donations, and regular support for our Church and Parish.

A direct giving link to our Push Pay option is available here.

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