Presbytery StPatrick’s 59QueenStreet TePuke3119 St Thomas More & St Patrick’s Newsletter Parish Priest: Fr Darren McFarlane Deacons: Henk Gielen & Vince Shaw Ph:075735377 ParishOf ice 17GloucesterRoad MtMaunganui3116 ph:075754807 [email protected] www.mtmaunganuicatholic.org.nz 7 & 8 March 2015 3rd Sunday of Lent (Year B) RITE II SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION: Mt Maunganui: St Mary’s Tauranga: St Patrick’s Te Puke: Wed, 18 March 3pm; Wed, 18 March 6.30pm. Fri, 27 March 5.30pm PALM SUNDAY & EASTER SERVICES TIMES: STM NEW MINISTRIES ROSTER Available in church foyer for 15 March to 12 April . PLUS NEW INSTRUCTIONS FOR CO-ORDINATORS, EMCS & READERS are a ached to roster. St Thomas More, Mt Maunganui & St Patrick’s Te Puke PALM SUNDAY 29 March—normal Mass times HOLY THURSDAY 2 April STM 7pm GOOD FRIDAY 3 April Stations of Cross 10am at Te Puke; 3pm at STM EASTER VIGIL 7.30pm at Te Puke. BYO candles. EASTER SUNDAY 9.30am & 5pm at STM. SUNDAY MASS TIMES Mt Maunganui 9.30am & 5pm & Maori Mass 2nd Sunday of month 11am. All welcome. St Thomas Aquinas Parish, Tauranga: HOLY THURSDAY 7pm (St Mary Immaculate) GOOD FRIDAY 3pm (St Mary Immaculate & St Joseph’s, Te Puna) EASTER VIGIL 7pm (St Mary Immaculate) EASTER SUNDAY 8am & 10.30am (St Mary Immaculate) and 9am (St Joseph’s) PLEASE NOTE: There will be NO 5pm Vigil on Saturday, 4 April. Te Puke Saturday Vigil 5pm RCIA - SCRUTINIES: Today at the 9.30am Mass we have the first of three 'scutinies'.These simple rites help the elect to deepen their resolve to hold fast to Christ and to carry out their to love God above all. Please pray for Lance and for his sponsor & catechists. decision WEEKDAY MASS TIMES Monday 9am Te Puke MEMORIAL WALL FOR SERVICE MEN AND WOMEN: We would like to create a (one-off/ Tuesday temporary*) memorial in honour of those New Zealanders who served in all wars and conflicts. Pa9am Te Puke rishioners who have family members who have served (or currently are serving) are invited to bring a (No Mass 10 March) photo/s of their loved one in service uniform. These will be displayed in the church foyer (STM & Te Puke). Please place COPIES (NO originals/ & maximum size A5 (21cm x 15cm) i.e. half an A4 size Wednesday - in the box in the foyer. *These will be displayed during the month of April. 9am Mt Maunganui STM School is also participating in commemorations. More details to follow. PARISH MAGAZINE: Would parishioners please note that the cut-off date for the Easter 2015 issue of "Catholic Coast & Countryside" will be Mon, 9 March. Articles, committee reports, photos etc. may be placed in the receptacle provided in the church foyer, or preferably emailed to the Editor at [email protected] SVDP SOCIETY DEE STREET SHOP: We urgently need volunteer staff. If you can possibly spare 3 hours (morning or afternoon) for permanent once a week or on an “on call” basis (again, am or pm) when needed (3 hours) please ph Eileen 572 0470. BAPTISM PREPARATION: There will be two sessions for school children in year 4 and up who are unbaptised and seeking Baptism in the Catholic Church. These sessions will be held in the St. Thomas More complex on Monday 16 March and 23 March from 3:30 until 4:30 pm. Once the children have completed these sessions they will be able to join the First Holy Communion programme later in May and be Baptised during a school Mass before this special Sacrament takes place. Please give this some thought and contact Margaret at the St. Thomas More Parish 575 4807 ext 3 if you would like your child/children to join in this programme. Blessings, Margaret STATIONS OF THE CROSS: Are held at STM every Friday during Lent, starting at 5.30pm. Thursday 9am Mt Maunganui Friday 9am Mt Maunganui RECONCILIATION Before Mass Tues & Sat (Te Puke) & Wed to Friday (Mt) from 8.30am to 8.45am. Please note: Liturgy of Word & Holy Communion Mon & Tues (Mt) 9am EASTER VIGIL Saturday, 4 April 2015 will be held at St Patrick’s Te Puke If you require transport please complete the form in the church foyer with your name and phone number and we will endeavor to arrange transport for you. Vigil will be held at 7.30pm. LOOKING FOR MINISTERS FROM STM FOR EASTER VIGIL (held at Te Puke): One EMC to assist (from St Thomas More) would be helpful. Please contact Jan at Parish Office if you can assist. 575 4807 ext 2. Thank you. Maketu Maori Mass 2nd Sunday of month 9am 3rd Sunday of month Liturgy service 11am CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR NEIGHBOURS…. Aquinas Parish (St Mary’s church Tauranga) who this weekend celebrate 175 years since the arrival of Bishop Pompallier who established the Mission Station at Otumoetai. LECTIO DIVINA: The Lectio Divina process encourages us to listen in a more focused way and to “tune in” to God’s presence within the Scriptures. Not too late to join - held on Tues, at 7.25pm and runs for another 7 weeks, held at STM in Frassati Room. For info ph Mary Parker on 577 1200. MEDITATION FOR PEACE in STM Church complex every Wednesday from 7.30pm to 8.30pm. LENTEN DISCUSSION: Meeting at STM every Thurs 7.30-8.45pm. CHILDREN’S LITURGY ROSTER: There is a new roster to be picked up in the foyer. Blessings, Margaret BOP DOVE warmly invites all women to come and join us on Tuesday 10 March "To Be Empowered in Your Lenten Journey" 7 - 9:30 pm at Aquinas College Chapel, Pyes Pa Road, Tauranga. What is Dove? Come along and find out. For More info Contact Maree 578 3752 YOUTH GROUPS: Tahu (years 7 to 9) Is held at the church complex on Friday evenings from 7pm to 8.30pm. Lighthouse (years 10 to 13) is held in the church complex on Sunday evenings from 6.30pm to 8.30pm. All youth welcome. PASSIONIST FAMILY GROUP NEWS: Martin Family Group: March activities: Wednesday 18 March 2015; 10am Guest speaker at the Church complex. Please bring a small plate for morning tea. Details to be advised when we confirm the availability of the speaker(s)? Family on the Edge: Tuesday 17 March at 7pm, you are invited to celebrate St Patricks Day at 239 Range Road. There will be a classic movie starring John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara and Ice-cream and popcorn will be served. So wear the green and come and enjoy. Advance Notice: 2015 PFG FORMATION DAY BOP: Members and co-ordinators along with anyone in the parish community are all welcome and should not miss this exciting opportunity. Presented by Fr Brian Traynor CP on Sat, 16 May from 9.30am to 3.45pm at the Parish Centre, St Piux X Catholic Church, Beach Rd, Katikati. Topic: “God”. Further details to follow. TE PUKE NEWS: *See Reconciliation Rite II info on front page (now finalised). FEAST OF ST PATRICK: Tuesday, 17 March, Mass at 9am followed by a shared (green) morning tea! Please bring a plate to share. MASS TIME CHANGE: No 9am Mass this Tuesday, 10 March. There will be Liturgy of Word with Holy Communion. READINGS for 15 March: 4th Sun of Lent: 1. 2 Chron 36:14-16,19-23 2. Eph 2:4-10 Gospel: John 3:14-21 New roster available in church foyer on bench by statue And INSTRUCTIONS /CHANGES FOR ALL EMCS, READERS & CO-ORDINATORS ROSTERS FOR SUNDAY 15 March 2015 9.30AM Co-ordinator: Peter Mourits Greeters: Stephen Cha & Lena Seol Readers: Kath Joblin & Pauline Lloyd EMCs: Mike & Jenni Kuipers Power point: Evelyn Knights Altar Assistants: J Abrau, S Blennerhasse & NS ROSTERS FOR SUNDAY 5PM Greeters: Marcel & Tonny Authier Readers: Peter & Heather Archer EMCs: Rose Palmer & Doreen Spackman Power point: Primila D Mello Altar Assistants: J Vergeest, B Black NS CHILDREN’S LITURGY for 15 March: Chris Phayer & Premila D’Mello COUNTERS for 15 March: Wood & Steiner CHURCH CLEANING for week star ng 9 March 2015: Barbara Jansen, Trish Sinkinson, Kerry Duncan MASS INTENTIONS FOR THIS WEEK: Mon Peter Glubb Tues Wed Rachel & family Thurs Eucharist Ministers of Communion to Sick Fri Sun St Thomas More & St Patrick’s Parishes If you wish to have a Mass intention please either complete the small card in the STM church foyer and hand into the parish office or alternatively phone the parish office 575 4807 ext 2 and arrange. There are donation envelopes in the church foyer & these can be handed into the parish office also. NEW PARISHIONER? If you are a new to the parish, we extend a warm welcome to you. Please complete the New Parishioner form in the church foyer and place in the box. DONATIONS TO ST PATRICK’S & ST THOMAS MORE: Please phone parish office 575 4807 ext 2 to arrange for planned giving envelopes or donations by automatic payments. You will then be allocated a Planned Giving Number and a receipt will be issued in April/May each year to enable you to claim a tax rebate for your gifting.
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