On Sunday 25 September 2022 the St Mary of the Angels Charitable Trust will hold its Annual General meeting.
The Trust receives donations and bequests to provide a fund for supporting work that needs to be done for the Church and the Presbytery/Parish Hall buildings.
The Trust was a major contributor to the recent strengthening and modernisation work done on the Parish Centre.
The AGM will be held in the Hall immediately after the 11.00am Mass. These AGMs are brief. All Parishioners are most welcome to attend.
The Trust Annual Report and audited financial statements are available on the SMOA website.
There will be no 5.15pm Mass held on Tuesday 27 September.
Due to Monday 26 September being a public holiday there will only be one Mass held at 9am.
Please join the Parish of St Mary of the Angels in celebrating the centenary of the consecration and opening of the Church this weekend!
The celebration will focus on the connections between the church and the various communities, both catholic and civic, that have come to know and love its presence in the very heart of Wellington City. A church, under the name of Mary, that has always been open and welcoming to all as they experience the various seasons of their lives. Our celebrations will begin on Friday the 12th of August 2022, and conclude on Sunday the 14th of August 2022. The programme of events for this celebration is as follows:
Friday August 12
5.30PM: Mass of St. Peter Chanel with Society of Mary Provincial, Fr. Timothy Duckworth sm presiding to welcome the icon of St Peter Chanel, proto-martyr of the Pacific. With Occasional Preacher Fr Mervyn Duffy sm.
7.00PM: Talk by Jessie Munro on Mother Mary Aubert, held in the Parish Hall.
Saturday August 13
11.00AM: Mass of Healing with Fr John Rea sm preaching.
7.30PM: Concert honouring musical tradition of St Mary of the Angels. Including performances by SMoA choirs, schools and soloists including Fr. Chris Skinner sm. Entrance is by koha. A history on the musical tradition of the Church will be on display in the back of the Church throughout the day.
Sunday August 14
9.00AM: Centenary Mass, with Archbishop Paul Martin sm
2:00PM: Mass of Dedication of St Mary of the Angels as the National Shrine of New Zealand, with Cardinal John Dew and the New Zealand Bishops.
For more information about the weekend’s events please visit our website www.smoa.org.nz/100years or email the Parish Office at email@example.com
We hope that you will be able to share some time with us during these days of celebration. We look forward to seeing you in August.
We continue to welcome RCIA graduates Drew Barnett, Ryan Olsen, Hannah Kim, Julia Scarf, Samantha Reid, Ruby Grey, Steve Hart, Jools Munn, Shane Munn and Felicity Kaiuea into our Catholic community. Many thanks to our parish community for your prayerful support during their RCIA journey.
We also join in thanking and acknowledging in appreciation the wonderful contribution and dedication Jane Ellis has made over the last nine years as part of the RCIA team of catechists, the last four years as lead catechist.
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) program will commence again on 20 October for anyone who is interested in joining our Catholic Community. This program runs for around 7 months (October to May) and involves weekly group meetings to learn about and discuss our Catholic Faith. If anyone is interested in joining this program, or would like to support as a leader or sponsor in this program, please make contact with Fr Frank on firstname.lastname@example.org or Fr Joe Savesi on email@example.com
St Joseph’s Tuesday Mass has Resumed
The 8.30am Mass held weekly on Tuesday has resumed.
Change of Sunday Mass Time at St Joseph’s From 28 November, the 1st Sunday of Advent, the Sunday Mass time at St Joseph’s will change to 9.30am.
The carpark at St Mary of the Angels is now closed to Parishioners from Monday to Friday. The Church carpark will be available to Parishioners during the day on Saturdays and Sundays.