Youth Mass

A big thank you to everyone who helped out  at the special Jville  Youth Mass to farewell Sr Josepha from  Ss Peter and Paul’s parish Johnsonville. People came from all over the Wellington region (and Whanganui!) to honour Sr Josepha who has served the parish and community whole heartedly for so many years. Her work within and beyond our parish is inspiring! Sr Josepha has always supported Challenge 2000 and has done so much behind the scenes that made all the difference. At the Mass it was commonly mentioned that her home was always open to whoever, whenever and that she was always willing to garden or bake!

Sister Josepha (far right) with family

It was Challenge’s privilege to be able to put on the farewell Mass. The singing, reading, drama, hospitality and haka came together to make an incredible tribute for an incredible woman. The occasion brought people from all over together to give generously back to Sr Josepha; whether that was through baking for morning tea, singing and playing music, acting or giving a helping hand where needed. It definitely proved that many hands make light work! A special thank you to Fr Peter and to all who made this so special. We had some wonderful feedback from those who enjoyed the occasion.

Hawkes Bay Challenge 2000

 Challenge 2000 in the Hawkes Bay has been very busy… some of the things that they have been up to this month include:
  • Youth Mass  – was held on 15 July at 5pm. It was followed by a supper at 6pm at St Thomas More’s Parish. The theme was SAY YES! Thanks to those that did SAY YES and came along.
  • Confirmation Leaders Retreat in Kuratau happened during the school holidays on 12 – 14 July. This was to help prepare our young leaders to lead and journey with the confirmation group towards making the commitment of Confirmation. 
  • School holiday programme in Napier and Hastings (one day each) happened on Monday and Tuesday 9 & 10 July. Lots of fun was had by the young people and leaders!
Coming up in the Hawkes Bay:

  • Confirmation programme is about to get under way – people need to contact their Parish Office for a registration form.
  • Confirmation 2012 promises to be a journey of faith, new challenges and some fun thrown in! 
If you would like any further information about any of these events please contact Luke or Manisha on 021 657 115.