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22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

28th August 2016

This Sunday:  
Eccles 3:17-20,28-29 : Psalm 68 : Heb. 12:18-19, 22-24 : Luke 14:1,7-14
Next Sunday:   Wis 9:13-18 : Psalm 90 : Phil 9-10,12-17 : Luke 14: 25-33

This week in the parish....

Mon 29 7.30pm Meditation, St Francis
  7.30pm Meditation, St John’s
Tues 30 7.00pm St Francis Prayer Group
  7.30pm Catholic Enquiry Evening, St John’s meeting room
Wed 31 9.00am Rosary Prayers, St John’s
  9.45am Mainly Music, Hall
  1.00pm Indoor Bowls, Hall
  5.30pm Meditation, St Francis
  7.00pm Discipleship School, Hall
Thurs 1 4.00pm Meditation, St John’s

Special Collection today for Maori Pastoral Care.

Jesus went for a meal to the house of one of the leading Pharisees
and he noticed the guests were fighting for the places of honour.
Here Jesus invites us to his supper. He is the host, we are the guests.
Here every place is a place of honour.

The Gift of Music 

Almost every time we gather for Sunday Mass the musicians are there, finalising their preparation, attuning us to what lies ahead.
In Catholic liturgy, music ministers have tended to be less prominent than in some other churches, mainly exercising a supportive rather than a central role. One thinks of parish organists of the past, faithful servants week after week, year after year.
Some things have changed. For one thing, few music ministers these days are as constantly available as organists once were. But it is still possible to presume a lot about music ministers: not only that they are there, but also that they can be expected to fulfil our needs and desires.
Music in liturgy can be very subjective, especially these days when, since the explosion of music for worship in the 60s and 70s, so much variation in style has developed that there is no one single style which satisfies everyone. As we know from supermarket shopping, the more choice we have, the more selective we become.
The range of possible successes and failures with liturgical music arises not just because of the variety of the musicians themselves, with their different skills, ages and backgrounds, but also because of the variety of religious leanings and musical preferences of the worshipers. Some welcome new music; others prefer the tried and true.
Some favour a more contemplative style; others long for energy and rhythm.
We are fortunate to have the services of a range of music ministers, all of whom are simply parishioners like everybody else, and all of whom offer their time and talent on a completely voluntary basis, like all our other ministers.
Irrespective of the choice of music serving our worship on any particular occasion, we do well to enter into the words and spirit of the music, lend our voices in prayer to God, grateful for the efforts our musicians make, and open to the promptings of the Holy Spirit working through them.

God bless you all.
Fr Pat

The new Memorial Garden at St Francis Church...
Will be dedicated in a brief on-site ceremony after 8.30am Mass today. All are invited and to stay for morning tea afterwards.

We welcome the members ....
Of the Regional Pastoral Council to St John’s church today. They will be meeting in the chapel after 10.15am Mass.

News Flash! Important!
"Laudato Si" study group begins this week. Come along and share in the discussion about Care for our Common Home on Thursday nights in St John's hall at 7.30pm.
If you would like to begin reading this document in advance, please contact Helen Reinen - 424 7245 or Catherine Birt - 424 0134 to obtain a copy.

Pope Francis

That is the purpose of our mission: to identify the material and immaterial needs of the people and try to meet them as we can. Do you know what agape is? It is love of others, as our Lord preached. It is not proselytizing, it is love. Love for one's neighbour, that leavening that serves the common good.   Pope Francis (10/1/13)

What needs are your parish supporting?
To whom are you as a parish reaching out?

We pray ...
We pray for all the sick in our community including Terry Gooding, Ray Cearney and Tracey Campbell.
We pray for all the deceased, including Michael Perkin, Frank Martinovich and Don McIver (Fr Pat’s brother-in-law).
We pray for those whose anniversaries occur at this time, including Peter Bates and Molly Sarasin.

Thinking of Becoming Catholic?

    The second session of the Enquiry Evenings for people interested in becoming Catholic will be held on Tuesday 23 August at 7.30pm in St John’s meeting room, Orewa.
    Interested folk who are not Catholic are most welcome to contact Fr Pat or the parish office by phone (09 426 5599) or email ( or for more information, or to express interest.
    Parishioners are encouraged to let family or friends know about these evenings.

Married Couples:
Revitalise and enrich your intimacy, love and romance in your marriage. Attend the Marriage Encounter weekend, 23-25 September at Allenby Park Hotel, Manukau. Book now!
Phone (0800 362 686) or Christine & David Sloan, (09)372-3581 or

New Parishioners:
If you are new to the parish, or joined in the past year and have not yet registered, please complete a green parish roll form, available in the foyer.

Care of Creation Season:
In designating 1 September a World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, Pope Francis asks us all to reaffirm our “personal vocation to be stewards of creation, to thank God for the wonderful handiwork which he has entrusted to our care, and to implore his help for the protection of creation as well as his pardon for the sins committed against the world in which we live.”

Spiritual Retreat:
9-11 September at Mary McKillop Centre, Mission Bay. The two most important days in your life are the day you are born, and the day you find out why!
Give yourself some time in your life to expand your understanding and your heart. A weekend you will never regret.
To register or more info please phone Juliana, 02041137277 or email
Early bird prices, please enquire.

Meet for a fun sing-along on Thursday 1 September at 1.30pm at Hibiscus Coast Village, 101 Red Beach Road, in the theatre. All welcome.
Ring Jocelyn, 426 0941.

Men of Prayer of the Hibiscus Coast Churches ...
Meet on Monday 5 September at Mission North Church, 9 Waiunui Rd, Silverdale at 7pm. All men welcome.
Prayer, praise and worship and a shared meal.
Contact Graeme, 428 7424.

Congratulations ...
To Benjamin and Brodie Perry who were baptised last Saturday.

Family Life International ....
Is hosting an important workshop on Natural Fertility Regulation at the Bruce Mason Centre in Takapuna on Friday 23 Sept, 1.30-3.30pm.
Please phone Pauline, (09) 629 4360 for more information or to book.

Headlines from the latest
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  • Jesuit ordained at St Pat’s.
  • Catholic schools need to take some calculated risks.
  • Bishop and pupils share migration stories.
  • Pope picks women deacons commission

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Auckland Youth Ministry:
To find out about all the events and activities that are happening in our region visit

Position Available:
Part-time bookkeeper to prepare the Hibiscus Coast Parish and House accounts.
The time involved is approx. 20 to 30 hours per month. There is additional time every 6 months loading budgets, reconciling GST returns etc.
If you are interested please contact the Parish Office, (or if it is closed, contact Douglas Birt at (09) 424 0134 or email for an itemised job description).
Then please submit your CV by Friday 2 September 2016 to Fr Pat Brady via the parish office, or email

Working Bee, St John’s:
We need your help again and do hope you can join our working bee on Saturday 17 September, 9am-midday to tidy up the gardens at St Johns, particularly the area at the back of the church buildings.
If possible could you bring some gardening tools. Your help is very much appreciated and we look forward to seeing you there.

Alone Again?

If you are widowed, separated or divorced, the Beginning Experience retreat will help you work through your painful loss. Friday eve to Sunday 9-11 September.
Cost $245 (includes meals, accommodation and materials). Please contact Ruth, (09) 537-3675 (evenings) or email:
For more information visit

Sacramental Programme:
Are you thinking of enrolling your son or daughter in the Sacramental Programme this year? We are currently looking for people to be leaders both for the children and for the parent groups.
Full training and material provided as well as a lot of support from the team.
The programme is well regarded and we would like to be able to maintain its format, for that we need your help. 
If you can assist please contact Claire Buckley (09) 420 4045 or

Hibiscus Coast Parish Pastoral Care

The Sacrament of Anointing:
The Catholic Church offers the sacrament of Anointing to its members who are seriously sick or frail, undergoing surgery or approaching death. Please don’t hesitate to request anointing for yourself or a family member at these times. 
Please contact Fr Pat, (09) 426 5599 Ext 2, or
If Fr Pat is unavailable please contact Deacon Murray, (09) 424 7465, or Deacon Greg, 027 603 5132.

Hospital Visits and Chaplaincy:
If you or any of your family are a patient at North Shore Hospital or other hospital and wish us to know,
please contact Deacon Murray, (09) 424 7465 or 021 994 703. 
If you would like a visit from a hospital chaplain please let the staff know or phone (09) 358 0825 Ext 1019.

Care and Share:
A caring network in the parish catering to the requirements of the sick, lonely and people in need.
Contact Truus Tinsel - 426 9548.

Ministry to the Sick & Infirm:
Those who are sick or infirm, and who wish to receive Holy Communion in their home or place of residence,
please contact our Communion to the Sick coordinator, Deacon Greg Murphy, 02. 6035132 or

Home Visits:
Fr Peter Gray, a retired priest of Auckland diocese, living in the parish, enjoys visiting parishioners in their homes.
If you would like a visit from him, phone (09) 428 5376.

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Is anyone sick?
Call upon the church community to pray for you (James 5:14).
Please telephone any of the parishioners listed below.
We would love to pray for your intentions in our daily prayers.

Norma McGrath (Coordinator); 424-8460
Maureen Nancarrow; 426 7921
Ursula Taylor; 426 7970
Janet Dimbleby; 427 5850
Kerry Johnson; 424 2854
Raewyn Taylor; 424 1414
Judy Gooding; 424 1008

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