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Upper Hutt Leader : November 2nd 2011
3 UPPER HUTT LEADER, NOVEMBER 2, 2011 NEWS Fast Approval CASH NOW 245 High Street 24 Queen Street Lower Hutt Wainuiomata Phone: 566 0989 Phone: 564 1596 *All Loans Subject to Normal Lending Criteria Loans for all reasons ADELPHI FINANCE LTD The Established Company HN105346/wh Amounts $500 to $5000 Providing Cash Solutions 40 Years of Financial Service !" $%&'" $"()*" +, -./( 0) 122"* 34)) 5! ,678778 !"#$%$&' )&*+",$*- 0"" 49 :;* .'' %;4* <&&"99;*/"9= 5.*)9= 0"*>/&" ? @"2./*9 !"#$$$ !"# %&'( #(&#)* 3838064AJ Jubilee celebration of parish Saint's story: Pupils act a rap version of the story of missionary St Brendan at the children's mass at Our Lady of Grace Church on Friday. Here St Brendan (Zoe Hussey) is about to be taken to heaven by angels Ella Banks, left, and Isobel Jones after his life's work is finished. Joshua Samuely, left, and Connor Sinclair narrate the story. Photos: ROSEMARY McLENNAN Welcome home: St Brendan's kapa haka group welcomes adults with a powhiri on Friday. A day to remember: St Brendan's youngest pupil, Liam Van Der Linde, who started school on his fifth birthday on Friday, cuts the children's anniversary cake with Caleb Healy, student council chairman. These and other photos can be viewed and ordered at pix.ccn.co.nz. By ROSEMARY McLENNAN School and church link CONTINUED Page 4 A weekend of celebrations marked 60 years of a standalone Catholic parish in Heretaunga, and 50 years of St Brendan's School. About 200 registered for the weekend's events. Celebrations began on Friday with a children's mass, powhiri, cake cutting and lunch. An old time capsule was revealed at Friday evening's get- together, attended by about 130. A new capsule was buried in the grounds over the weekend and included a jubilee teddy bear (see story on next page), newspapers and class and staff photos. About 100 attended a formal dinner and dance on Saturday at Trentham Racecourse. Special guest Archbishop John Dew attended the jubilee dinner and Sunday mass. Former principals were acknowledged at the children's mass, which included a rap ver- sion of the story of missionary St Brendan, written by the school's director of religious studies, Kate Hey. Foundation pupil Father Kevin Connors talked about his memor- ies of the school. He remembered chasing a ball and falling into a puddle so deep the water covered him and he was sent home to get changed. He remembered the school fondly for its family atmosphere. Principal Libby Hainsworth and parish priest Father David Dowling presented each other with framed drawings of Our Lady and St Brendan to acknowledge the special relationship between the school and church. More than 500 packed the church on Sunday for the jubilee mass led by Archbishop Dew. Flags from the 35 nations rep- resented in the parish decorated the church. Andrew Kim, a seminarian from Korea, was accepted by the Arch- bishop as a candidate for ordi- nation to the diaconate and priest- hood. Long-serving parishioners Tony Packer and John McDiarmid were presented with papal awards for their services to the parish. After mass Mrs Hainsworth and Father Dowling cut the main jubilee cake. Heretaunga was once part of St Joseph's parish, which covered all Upper Hutt. Parishioners in the south walked, biked or caught the train to Upper Hutt for mass. Later a corrugated iron shed in Islington St was used for Sunday mass by those in the Trentham area, and locals further south often attended Sunday mass at St Patrick's College. In 1951, the southern part of Upper Hutt became the separate parish of Heretaunga. A property in Fergusson Dr became available and with the help of volunteer labour, Our Lady of Grace Church was built. It was blessed and opened by Archbishop McKeefry on Sept- ember 11, 1960.
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