A very warm welcome to St Francis de Sales Church of the Catholic Parish of Wellington South, in Island Bay, Wellington. We pray that you will feel at home here and we invite you to introduce yourself to the Parish Priest.
St Francis de Sales was established as a parish in 1920, although the first St Francis de Sales church was built in 1906. Together with St Anne’s in Newtown, St Bernard’s in Brooklyn and St Joseph’s at the Basin Reserve, the Catholic Parish of Wellington South was created in February 2016.
God bless you and your family
The St Francis de Sales community celebrates the Golden Jubilee of the Church during the weekend of 16 & 17 April.
The blessing and opening by Archbishop McKeefry occurred on 17 April 1966. Fifty years later it’s good to thank God for the life of this faith community and also for the church building where the community has worshiped during the past fifty years.
Fr Paul Shannahan SM, whose first appointment was to St Francis de Sales in 1965, joined us from Akaroa to preside at a Memorial Mass to pray for deceased parishioners, benefactors, relative and friends. Parishioners gathered for morning tea in the hall after Mass.
PRAYER FOR THE CAUSE OF SUZANNE AUBERT
Lord Jesus Christ, you taught us that as often as we show compassion to the least of your brothers and sisters, we show it to you.
Hear our prayers and grant that Suzanne Aubert, who supported the Maori people and devoted her life to the care of the poor, the sick and the under-privileged, will be recognised by the Church as one of your true and humble followers.
He inoinga mó Mother Aubert
E te Kaiwhakaora, náu te kupu tohutohu iná whai aroha mátou ki te hunga iti rawa he tohu aroha téná ki a koe.
Whakarongo mai ki á mátou inoinga mó Meri Hohepa Aubert kia whakaaetia e te whakaminenga o te Hahi ko ia nei tétahi o áu ákonga pono, ákonga whakaiti i whakapaua e ia tóna kaha katoa ki te hunga póhara, ki te hunga máuiui me te ako anó i ngá whánau Máori.