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Te Kaupapa kawe mahi mo Hato Werahiko Kawerio

Ko matou te iwi whanui i roto ite Hahi Katorika o Hato Werahiko Kawerio, he whanau e koropiko atu ane ki te tinana me nga toto o Hehu. Ma te whanaungatanga me te piri pono, ka kotahi ai te whanau. Te hiahia kia rite tatou kia Hehu te Ariki nui me te whakapuaki ite rongopai. Kia:

  • Aumihia kia tiria
  • Manaakitia te katoa
  • Whakamanawa kia u ki te tapu o te iwi Maori, Pakeha me nga matawaka maha.
  • Tautoko ite tokomaha ki te whakatu roopu karakia, kia piri pono ai kia Hehu Karaiti.
  • Orite kia rangimarie.
  • Kia mahi tahi ki nga hahi o nga whakapono katoa.

St Francis Xavier Parish Mission Statement

St Francis Xavier Catholic Parish is a worshipping and Eucharistic community which strives to bring all the parish family to a personal relationship with Jesus. We aim to promote a loving Christ-like community that reflects and proclaims the good news of the Gospel. We do this by:

  • Welcoming and sharing.
  • Caring for one another.
  • Encouraging and respecting Maori, Pakeha and all ethnic groups.
  • Providing ongoing formation and prayer opportunities for all groups so that by living our faith, we grow closer to Jesus Christ.
  • Pursuing fairness, equality and peace.
  • Interacting with other denominations.
     
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Welcome to St Francis Xavier Parish

A Welcoming Catholic Christ Centred Community
 Te Whanau Maioha Katorika o Hehu Karaiti

Scroll down the Home page to view Christmas and Holiday Timetable 2014-2015.

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Please check our Upcoming Events.

You can also access our calendar of events, and our weekly notices from the menu at the top.  Our staff directory is also available up there and if you'd like to contact us, you can do so by clicking on the Contact button in the navigation bar.

Blessings

Parish Website Team 

 

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"Fit for Mission"

St Francis Xavier Parish launched Fit for Mission Sunday 1st June on the celebration of the Ascension of the Lord. At homily time the priests explained that Fit for Mission is the Pastoral Plan for Catholics of Auckland Diocese including Northland for the next five years. There was an important symbolism in that the plan was given to families and individuals as part of the homliy.

On the following Sunday Sr Sian Owen rsj came from Auckland to lead workshops over three Sundays about Exploring and Sharing Faith. The third workshop had the participants discussing and putting on paper ways groups and individuals might put into action Fit for Mission. The key emphasis of the Pastoral Plan Fit for Mission is about reaching out. At the end of every Mass the priest prays a blessing over the people and then sends them out. One of the statements he uses is "Go and announce the Gospel of the Lord" and the people say "Thanks be to God".

A Leader Committee made up of members of our Parish family met for the first time on August 23rd. They have the job of determining how everyone, individuals, families and groups, might put the plan into practice. Applying Fit for Mission to Whangarei, they are wanting to clearly define what direction it leads members of the Parish and then identify what people could do to make progress. At the October meeting ideas continued to flow on a range of ways of reaching out, so many that members realise that work will be required to name key focus points. Committee members are very clear that they are engaged in a work of the Holy Spirit!

As well people report they have read and prayed about the Fit for Mission document. Pray that they and all of us know the gracious power of God made known in Christ Jesus as we put the plan into action.

To find out more about Fit for Mission go to the Catholic Diocese of Auckland website www.aucklandcatholic.org.nz

 

Fr Thige sm

 

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Christmas and Holiday Timetable 2014-2015

CHRISTMAS EVE 24th

             (Wednesday)

5:00pm

6:00pm

VIGIL MASS

FAMILY MASS

Ngunguru

} St Francis Xavier

 

11:00pm

CAROLS

} St Francis Xavier

 

 

 

 

CHRISTMAS DAY

12:00am

MIDNIGHT MASS

} St Francis Xavier

        (Thursday)

8.00am

MASS

} St Francis Xavier

 

10.00am

MASS

} St Francis Xavier

 

7:30am

MASS

Whangarei Heads

 

9:00am

MASS

Maungakaramea

 

10:30am

MASS

Ruakaka

 

10:30am

MASS

Hikurangi

SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION AT ST FRANCIS XAVIER  CHURCH.

WEDNESDAY 17 DECEMBER – RITE II 7:30pm.

FRIDAY 19 DECEMBER 11:30am - 12 noon.

SATURDAY 20 DECEMBER 11:30am - 12 noon

TUESDAY 23 DECEMBER 4pm – 5pm, 7pm - 8pm

WEDNESDAY 24 DECEMBER 11.30am – 12 noon.

SUNDAYS AFTER CHRISTMAS  

ST FRANCIS XAVIER: (From Sunday 28 December)

Mass 6:00pm, (Saturday Vigil),

8:00am, 10:00am. (Sunday)   

RUAKAKA: 10:30am Mass 28 December & 4, 11, 25 January.

10:30 Liturgy of the Word with Holy Communion, 18 January.

HIKURANGI: 8:00am Mass 4 January.

10:00am Mass 18 January.

8:00am Liturgy of the Word with Holy Communion 28 December, 11, 25 January.

WHANGAREI HEADS: 6:00pm Saturday Vigil Mass 3 January.

8:30am Liturgy of the Word with Holy Communion 28 December, 11 & 25 January.

NGUNGURU: 5:00pm Mass Sunday 28 December & 4, 11 January.

         MAUNGATAPERE & MAUNGAKARAMEA

No Mass or Liturgy of the Word with Holy Communion until February 2015.

MAORI MIHA: No Maori Miha until February 2015.

WEEKDAY MASS AFTER CHRISTMAS

Week day Mass, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8:00am to Saturday 10 January.

Last Midday Mass Tuesday 23 December 2014

Midday Mass resumes Tuesday 13 January 2015

The usual weekday Mass programme will resume on

Monday 12 January 2015.

From after Christmas until normal programme resumes,

Sacrament of Reconciliation will be by appointment.

(You may like to contact one of the priests after weekday Mass)

The Parish office will be closed from

1pm Tuesday 23 December and reopens 8:30am on Tuesday 20 January 2015.

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