Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Parish, Richmond, Wakefield, Waimea West, Takaka, Nelson, New Zealand
Garin College teacher David Dewhurst's Level 2 NCEA, Christian Service in Technology students developed multimedia websites again this year to support the refugee English Language classes based at a Nelson school. Their task was to identify an aspect of Kiwi life and a range of associated words, images and skills sets. These had to be put together in an original, interactive website built in code view. They launched their sites during this visit with the former refugees, in order to evaluate how well they functioned to gain authentic feedback so they can close their project for the year..
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30th Week in Ordinary Time:
23-29 October 2016

Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy

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We celebrate the 90th World Mission Sunday this weekend, first introduced by Pope Pius XI in 1926. It is a day to gratefully thank God for having us as partners in mission. God’s Mission is Our Mission, bringing out the best in us so that those in contact with us experience goodness.

St Irenaeus expressed it well: “The glory of God is the human person fully alive”, and our prayers highlight the mercy and compassion by which our finite being is enriched by God’s infinite goodness. Our Gospel reading this weekend exemplifies this reality - two men go to the Temple to pray, but their prayers are very different. The Pharisee considers himself perfect, prays to himself, and his invocation leaves him vain. The Tax Collector prays to God, becoming conscious of his poverty. He perceives God’s mercy, acknowledging that all goodness comes by the grace of God, as our steadfast partner in mission!

For nine decades, all collections on Mission Sunday have been given to the Universal Fund of the Church for its Missionary Activities, especially in the young and needy dioceses around the world. As we come together on World Mission Sunday, please give generously and from your heart. When each of our individual acts of giving is multiplied millions of times, our Missionary Church becomes the Witness of Mercy, through a simple but beautiful act of charity; one which Pope Francis proclaims in his Mission Sunday Message.

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Mass and reconciliation  ✝

Our Lady of Perpetual Help: Richmond
Tuesday: 11:30am
Wednesday: 9:30am
Friday: 9:30
Sunday: 9:30am
St Joseph's: Wakefield
Sunday: 8am
Thursday: 9:30am

St Peter Chanel, Motueka
Sunday: 11am
Saturday: 5pm(Vigil Mass)

Sacred Heart, Takaka
Sunday: 5pm

Sts Peter & Paul: Waimea West
4th Saturday of the month 5pm
    Next: (22 October and then) 26 November

Parish of the Holy Family: Nelson and Stoke
Mass times

By appointment with Fr Seph or Fr Pat

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