Next Mass - Saturday, December 7 at 5pm
The Beachlands Catholic Community celebrates Mass at 5pm each Saturday at the Function Room, Te Puru Community Centre, 954 Whitford-Maraetai Rd., Beachlands, Manukau (follow driveway to left and use car park and entrance at rear of building). All welcome.
Roster for Saturday, December 7
Co-ordinator - J O'Neill
Hall set up - O'Neills and Locke
Word - R Locke and J O'Neill
Eucharist - B Tutty
Roster for Saturday, December 14
Co-ordinator - R Locke
Hall set up - Stanaways and R Locke
Word - R Locke and K Stanaway
Eucharist - T Stanaway
Roster November - January click below
2nd Sunday of Advent
Get in the Christmas mood
Get in the Christmas mood with Christmas Carols at Maraetai, this Sunday 5.30-7.30pm.
Help Raise Awareness - World NET Cancer Day
Sunday, November 10 was World NET Cancer Day. The focus this year is to highlight the challenges patients and clinicians face around ACCESS – access to information, access to care & treatment, access to research and access to support.
How can you help to raise awareness?
Follow the link below to find out.
Caring Group to help our community
They'll know we are Christians by our love. And one way we can show our Christian love is to care for one another, especially in times of need or distress.
Several people have already volunteered their services to start the Group but we need more. We also need to know if there is anyone who needs help from the Caring Group. So, if you would like to be a volunteer who may be called upon from time to time please contact Glenis Clapham (ph: 09 536 6305) or Kathie McNabney (ph: 09 530 8130). If you need some help or know of someone from our community who needs help please let Glenis or Kathie know.
Have you considered joining the parish planned giving programme? No more searching through your purse or wallet at collection time. You will be provided with a set of envelopes which need only be placed in the basket with your donation inside. And best of all at the end of each tax year you will receive a statement of your contributions so you can make a claim on your tax return.
Why not join up now. Contact the parish office for further information. Ph 5348710
How giving a little can mean a lot
‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’ (Matthew 25:40)
There are always people in need, sometimes long term, sometimes short term, sometimes in an emergency. The parish Food Bank, run by the Howick branch of the SVDP society, helps many families who find themselves in need of basic food items. Through supporting this we are putting into action the Church's principles of Social Justice: Human Dignity, Preferential Option for the Poor, the Common Good, Solidarity, Subsidiarity, Stewardship and Participation.
When you come to Mass at Beachlands try to bring one food item, a packet or can that can be added to the Food Bank, and place it in the basket on the table when you come in.
Giving a little can mean such a lot.
Please continue to keep Eileen Gallagher, John Clapham, Allan Saunders, Francis McNabney and other members of our community in your prayers.
John also asks us to pray for a breakthrough for treatment within New Zealand for neuroendocrine cancer.
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