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Tuesday 10 January

First Week in Ordinary Time Anniversary of First Mass in Aotearoa Hebrews 2:5-12; Psalm 8: 2ab, 5-9; Mark 1:21-28 Human dignity When we are tempted to self-doubt and to feeling hopeless, praying with today‚Äôs psalm may restore us. As insignificant and tiny as we may feel we are compared to the magnificence and vastness of […]

MM 50 Years Ago

First Mass, and First Christian Service, in Aotearoa New Zealand In our issue for May, 1967, Professor John Dunmore, of Massey University, an authority on the French explorers of the Pacific, first proposed the view that the first Mass (and, ecumenically speaking, the first Christian service) in New Zealand, was said by the Dominican chaplain […]