Click here to view the VOTING PROCEDURE

 

Below is the voting form, this vote relates to the future of the church building at 114 Elizabeth Street and the FOUR options previously presented to the parishioners.

As an enrolled parishioner (College Year 9 and upwards) you are entitled to vote for ONE option listed below. Voting for more than one option will deem the vote invalid and it will not be counted.

Should you wish to submit a postal vote please click here to download the voting form and send to:

P.O. Box 15-124, Tauranga 3144.

 

Online voting is available from 9am, Tuesday 11th December, to Saturday 9am, 15th December 2018.

 

The postal votes can be cast until post delivery on Monday 17th December 2018.

 

 


 College year 9 to age 17
 18 to 64
 65 and over
 Repair the existing defects in the church building as a minimalist approach. No upgrades, improvements or asset maintenance work have been allowed for.
 Repair the existing church as above and additionally undertake minor changes to address some, but not all of the current associated issues.
 Demolish the current building and rebuild at 114 Elizabeth Street (the current site).
 Sell 114 Elizabeth Street and build a new church at 205 Pyes Pa road adjacent to Aquinas College.
 

 

 

 

 

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* RITE II RECONCILIATION

Wednesday 12th December

  • 6.30pm at St Joseph's, Te Puna

 

 * ADVENT REFLECTIONS

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* LETTER TO DIOCESE FROM BISHOP STEVE (12th December 2018)

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 * HEARTS AFLAME 2019

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 * MISSION SUNDAY, 21st OCTOBER

"WITH THE YOUTH WE PROCLAIM THE GOSPEL"

Pope Francis has called every man and woman to be a part of mission.  In his World Mission Day message he speaks especially to the youth to take an active role in mission, however also reminds us that mission revitalises faith and that all Christians are called to mission as we are children of God.  The Pontifical Mission Societies (MISSIO) supports life-giving work in 160 countries around the world.  By supporting the MISSIO-NZ World Mission Sunday Appeal today, you can be a part of mission and support those in need all around the world.  Please give generously and keep missionaries and their communities in your prayers. 

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* RESPECT LIFE SUNDAY, 14th OCTOBER

Click here to view the Respect Life Sunday pastoral letter from the Bishops of New Zealand.

 

* THE MASS - VIDEO SERIES (Hamilton Diocese)

New video series 'The Mass' hosted by BISHOP STEVE LOWE.  Began on 5th September, weekly episodes every FRIDAY at 7pm.

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  * POPE FRANCIS

Click here to read the letter of His Holiness Pope Francis to the People of God on Sexual Abuse.

 

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  * NEW MASS SETTING

New Mass setting - composer, Ross Haigh, has kindly made these sound files available for those who would like to practise.

(Click on the respective Mass setting to open the sound file)

01 Mass St Brigid - Kyrie

02 Mass St Brigid - Gloria

03 Mass St Brigid - Dismissal Children & RCIA

04 Mass St Brigid - Lenten Acclamation

05 Mass St Brigid - Gospel Acclamation

06 Mass St Brigid - Holy Holy

07 Mass St Brigid - We Proclaim

08 Mass St Brigid - Save Us Saviour

09 Mass St Brigid - Amen

10 Mass St Brigid - Our Father

11 Mass St Brigid - Lamb of God

  

* WITH HEARTS BURNING

Bishop Steve recently launched the program called "With Hearts Burning".  This is an invitation to you to join with the Bishop as he reflects on the disciple's journey with Christ on the Road to Emmaus (Luke 24:13-35) 

Between now and the end of 2018 six modules will be issued. You may wish to use the reflection as part of your Parish group, home group, young adults group, or with your friends or family, or for personal prayer. At the end of each month those participating are invited to morning tea to share their thoughts with each other and offer suggestions for the Parish and the Bishop.

Click here for Bishop Steve's Pastoral letter on "With Hearts Burning" 

You can also participate in an online forum as well as obtaining further information by visiting the Diocesan website: http://whb.cdh.nz

 Click here to view Module ONE - "With Hearts Burning"

 Click here to view Module TWO - "A Ministry of Presence"

Click here to view Module THREE - "A Ministry of Listening"

Click here to view Module FOUR - "A Ministry of Accompaniment"

Click here to view Module FIVE - "The Eucharistic Encounter with the Risen Christ"

Click here to view Module Six - "Disciples with the Risen Christ on His Mission"

 

 

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PRAYER REQUESTS:

If you would like to make a prayer request please contact:

  • Phone 576 8570 or 578 8886 St Mary Immaculate 
  • Phone 552 5643 St Joseph's, Te Puna

 

ALPHA COURSE:

Starting in 2019 on Tuesday 12th February.

St Thomas More Church centre, 17 Gloucester Road, Mt Maunganui,

For more information please contact:

Heidi - 575 4807 Ext 6 or email: pastoral@allsaintsbythesea.nz

or Click here to read more.

 

DAILY READINGS:

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