7 September Raglan

14 September Te Mata

21 September Raglan

28 September Te Mata

HOLY HOUR IN TE MATA - Every 1st and 3rd

Sunday of every Month from 10.30 am – 12 pm.


Every 1st Saturday of the Month at 4.30 pm.

RETREAT IN EVERYDAY LIFE - 7 September -2 October

SOCIAL JUSTICE WEEK- 8 - 14 September

PARISH TEAM MEETING - Friday 20 September

Mass at 10 am if Fr Alfonso is available or meet at the flat at 10.30 am.

LADIES GROUP – Friday 27 September

Liturgy at 10 am in Raglan. Morning Tea to be announced closer to the day.


Fr Alfonso Dujali, MSP 07 8475688

Marvie Dekker 8255004 Wayne O’Halloran 8257137

Joanne Finlay 2820849 Helen Palmer 8256895

Vin Glynn 8250235 Caroline Swann 8256777

Trix MacEwen 8258193 Leonard Swann 8256772

Parish Website: www.raglancatholic.org.nz


Just a reminder to contribute actively to the Food bank through the weekly basket collection. Thank you for your donations in kind or in cash.


During the week thirteen parishioners began this three-week long directed retreat with Fr Richard Shortall SJ. Each day participants undertake to spend twenty to thirty minutes praying with a Scripture passage which has been suggested to them. They then take a few minutes to look back over this time of prayer and review the experience. Towards the end of each day they stop and look back prayerfully over the day noticing the ways God has been a part of their activities, conversations and thoughts. Twice during the week participants have met individually with Fr Shortall to talk about what has happened during their times of daily prayer. Being a directed retreat means that the Scripture passages suggested are tailor-made for each participant. Slowly each participant is settling into the rhythm of this retreat which is made at home rather than in a retreat house. Please remember the retreatants in your praying.


Anyone interested in Piano Lessons? Please contact one of our Parishioner, Jacqueline Barry. 45 Government Road. Contact # 825 7427. $25 per lesson


To access the Diocesan Newsletter please follow this link http://newsletter.cdh.nz/

Miha Māori (Mass in Te Reo)

Haere mai koutou to Miha Māori at CBVM, Hamilton

Miha Māori (Mass in Te Reo) is celebrated at the Cathedral of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Hamilton East, on Sunday the 15th of September, 2019 at 10:30 am.

All are Welcome.

Interfaith Relations Speaker Series

Monday 16 September, 7:00-9:00 pm at The Lady Goodfellow Chapel on Waikato University campus: Speaker Series - “Pure Abstract Pictorial Art for Theology Across

Religious Borders,” with Dr. Christopher Longhurst, Lecturer in Theology, The Catholic Institute of Aotearoa New Zealand, Wellington.

Abortion Law Reform

Be the voice for life. Submissions on the proposed bill end 19-September, 2019. Track the progress of the bill on this link: https://tinyurl.com/y3z9qyez

Please visit our website: https://www.proudtobecatholic.org.nz/news-and-events

“Have a duty to make courageous choices in support of life, especially through legislative measures.” - Pope John Paul II

Spirit of Art / Art of Spirit Festival

Organised by Waikato University Ecumenical Chaplaincy, Earthdiverse, WIFCO (Waikato Interfaith Council) and Artmakers. It is about the Arts and Religion or Spirituality. It runs from August 24th to September 30th. The venue is mostly at the Lady Goodfellow Chapel on the Waikato University campus. Details of the programme for the festival can be found in this link:

www.earthdiverse.org.nz/events/upcoming/spirit-of-art/ or on the Hamilton Diocesan website "proudtobecatholic".

A Catholic theologian is coming up from Wellington to speak on September 16th evening: “Pure Abstract Pictorial Art for Theology Across Religious Borders,” Dr. Christopher Longhurst, Lecturer in Theology, The Catholic Institute of Aotearoa New Zealand, Wellington.

St. Mary’s 75th - School Reunion

Please share this ad to family and friends who may wish to join St. Mary’s Jubilee celebrations. Details - http://bit.ly/StMarys75th

Family Weekend 2019 - 15-17 November - MT MAUNGANUI - Registrations are Open!

This November we invite you to step away from the challenges of life and experience the freedom, joy, and unity, of family life re-focused on Christ. Big families, small families, single parent families, all welcome! Featuring Keynote speakers Bob & Lisa Perron and Paulo & Malu Garcia.

Head to familyweekend.cdh.nz for full details to register!

Unplanned - The Movie

The movie features an inspiring true story of one woman’s journey from working at Planned Parenthood to becoming a staunch advocate for life. Watch the trailer http://bit.ly/2lGGFII. This movie is shown in different times and dates. Follow this link for viewing info in your area - https://fan-force.com/screenings/. This film is for mature audiences.