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Photos from First Holy Communion 2017

posted Jul 15, 2017, 9:34 PM by Parishes of The Holy Family

Full size photos from this year's First Holy Communion ceremony can be found on the photos page here

Thanks to Jake O'Flaherty and Bradley Richardson for taking these for the families.

Easter Mass Times 2017

posted Apr 8, 2017, 7:51 PM by Parishes of The Holy Family

Daylight Saving finishes this weekend!

posted Mar 30, 2017, 9:48 PM by Parishes of The Holy Family

It's that time of year again- Daylight Saving finishes at 2:00am this Sunday, so you'll need to put your clock back by one hour- Mass Times will be an hour later than what your clock says! Daylight saving resumes again on the 24th of September.

Also, Mass in Paeroa on Saturdays will be at 7.00pm to reflect this change. Keep and eye on the Mass Times page for all the changes.

Our very own Mike and Marie on TV1's 'Good Sorts'

posted Feb 13, 2017, 9:10 PM by Parishes of The Holy Family   [ updated Feb 13, 2017, 9:15 PM ]

Source: TVNZ

2016 Christmas Mass Times for The Kaimai Colegial Area

posted Dec 10, 2016, 4:23 PM by Parishes of The Holy Family   [ updated Dec 10, 2016, 4:55 PM ]

PARISHES OF THE
 
HOLY
 
FAMILY
(Morrinsville, Paeroa and Te Aroha)
TUESDAY 20TH DECEMBER 
7.00PM TE AROHA|  Communal Rite of Reconciliation

SATURDAY 24TH
 DECEMBER | 
CHRISTMAS EVE
7.30PM PAEROA|  VIGIL MASS (CAROLS BEFORE MASS)
10.30PM TE AROHA| NIGHT MASS (CAROLS BEFORE MASS)

SUNDAY 25TH 
DECEMBER | CHRISTMAS DAY
10.00AM-
MORRINSVILLE
| 
CHRISTMAS DAY MASS
 
(CAROLS BEFORE MASS)

WAIHI, WAIHI BEACH, WHANGAMATA & KATIKATI
SATURDAY 24TH
 DECEMBER | CHRISTMAS EVE
6.00PM WHANGAMATA|  VIGIL MASS (CAROLS BEFORE MASS)
8.30PM KATIKATI| NIGHT MASS (CAROLS BEFORE MASS)

12.00AM WAIHI| MIDNIGHT MASS (CAROLS BEFORE MASS)

SUNDAY 25TH 
DECEMBER | CHRISTMAS DAY
9.00AM-WAIHI BEACH
| 
CHRISTMAS DAY MASS
 
(CAROLS BEFORE MASS)


Combined Parishes Christmas Picnic

posted Dec 3, 2016, 5:38 PM by Parishes of The Holy Family

Next Sunday’s Combined Parishes Picnic at 12.00pm(after 11.00am Mass ) will be at St Joseph’s School grounds in Morrinsville. This is NOT a shared luncheon. You will need to bring your own lunch. Pack your Picnic basket with Food & Drink and bring a Rug or Deck Chair and Sunhats. (Tea and Coffee only will be available) BBQ Sausages will be provided for the children.  See below for more info:

Hall/kitchen refurbishment update- Morrinsville

posted Dec 2, 2016, 8:53 PM by Parishes of The Holy Family

As you are aware we have started our refurbishment programme on the kitchen and work will continue on the hall in the new year. This include a significant modernisation of the facilities in the hall. Should you wish to make a donation towards the refurbishment you can put your donation in an envelope marked "New Build" and place this in the collection basket as usual.  Or you can transfer directly into the account number below:

BNZ 020342 0065656 00 
RC Bishop of Hamilton—New Church Building Fund. 

Over the years, we have accumulated various plates. Could you please check on the table in the parish hall to see if any belong to you. Also, cups and saucers for the taking. There is also a fridge freezer and oven all in good working order which we are selling on behalf of the Parish. All offers to Peter Farrelly 027 245 0006.

St Joseph pray for us.

November | Month of the Faithful Departed

posted Oct 27, 2016, 12:38 AM by Parishes of The Holy Family

November is known as the Month of Remembering the Faithful Departed. On 1st, 2nd and 3rd of November this year, Masses will be held at 5.30pm instead of the usual 10.00am Masses those days. 

The Mass will be followed by a Blessing at the local cemetery. Please bring a bottle of water, which will be blessed at the cemetery, and which you can then use to bless the graves of your departed loved ones. Also, write down the names of your departed loved ones on a piece of paper, and drop it in the wooden box in the foyer next weekend. Thank you

An update from the Parish Council

posted Oct 1, 2016, 3:31 PM by Parishes of The Holy Family   [ updated Oct 1, 2016, 3:42 PM ]

Working with Father JeLo we have set workable mass times for each Parishes weekend Masses. Prior to each liturgical 
season, i.e. Easter, Christmas, Feast Days. We work with Father to set Mass times, which in some cases brings all 3 Parishes together. 

When possible we work with each of the Parishes in planning individually or collectively Sacramental Programs, such as First Communion, R.C.I.A Programmes etc.

We participate in Social Justice Meetings and held a Social Justice week on 11-17 September.

We have representation on the Diocesan Pastoral Council. 
We have planned “YEAR OF MERCY” prayer days for 25-27th October. We have a combined Parishes Pilgrimage of Mercy to Te Puna on Saturday 29th October as part of the “Year of Mercy”

Working with all 3 Parishes we have had very enjoyable combined Parish Social gatherings, such as the Christmas Dinner that was held in Te Aroha.

With having a representative from each of our schools on the council, we receive reports from them each month which is invaluable in having the crossover of involvement between schools and Parishes.

We have gone through an S.W.O.T Analysis (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats). This has helped us to see where we have come and where we may grow in our Faith and Parish life.  This has highlighted to us the many strengths and qualities our Parishioner have. 

In terms of finances, We have combined the 3 House Accounts into one Account to cater for the needs and Living costs of our Priest. Each Parishes' Parish Account is still in the hands of each individual parish for their own requirements and for the purpose of repairs, and maintenance, and for paying day-to-day parish accounts.

The Parish Council have been supporting the Te Aroha Parish in their endeavours to build Residences next to the church. At each monthly meeting we receive reports on what has been happening in our individual Parishes, and discuss any issues. We are there to support Father JeLo in whatever way we can.

With the intention to have council members change every 3-4 years, we are at the point where we now need other Parishioners to step up and take a turn as a Council Member. We invite you to put your name forward to represent your Parish – please contact any current member, or Father JeLo.

Parish Council

Daylight Savings begin tommorow

posted Sep 23, 2016, 3:35 PM by Parishes of The Holy Family   [ updated Oct 1, 2016, 3:41 PM ]

It's that time of year again- Daylight Saving kicks in at 2:00am this Sunday, so you'll need to put your clock forward one hour- Mass Times will be an hour later than what your clock says!

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