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Saturday 26 October

Romans 8:1-11; Psalm 24; Luke 13:1-9 God makes his home in you The interior conflict between our unspiritual self and our spiritual self continues in today’s first reading. While we are saddened by our unspiritual self asserting itself over our spiritual self, Paul reminds us that our true self in Christ will be victorious ultimately […]

Sunday 6 October

27th Sunday in Ordinary Time Day of Celebration forVenerable Suzanne Aubert Habakkuk 1:2-3, 2:2-4; Psalm 95; 2Timothy 1:6-8, 13-14; Luke 17:5-10 The upright live through faithfulness Suzanne Aubert’s profound faith and love for Jesus, plus the encouragement of St John Vianney, her spiritual director, brought her from France to New Zealand. Her dedication to Jesus […]

World Mission Day

20 October 2019 The title of this Message is Baptised and Sent: The Church of Christ on Mission in the World. Celebrating this month will help us first to rediscover the missionary dimension of our faith in Jesus Christ, a faith graciously bestowed on us in baptism. Our filial relationship with God is not something […]

A School for Prayer (26) (Final)

The Way of Darkness God in “The Cloud of Unknowing” Part 2 of 2 By Fr Craig  Larkin SM, 1943 – 2015 “The Cloud of Unknowing” A classic work of English spirituality in the apophatic tradition Written in the 14th century by an unknown author, probably a Carthusian monk, “The Cloud of Unknowing” was addressed […]


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Saturday 14 September

EXALTATION OF THE HOLY CROSS (F) Numbers 21:4-9; Psalm 78; Philippians 2:6-11; John 3:13-17 Jesus’ cross and ours Six months after celebrating the death and resurrection of Jesus we are again reminded of the cross of Jesus. By believing in Jesus, the crucified one who rose again, we can experience that all our suffering and […]

Thursday 12 September

The Holy Name of Mary (OM) Colossians 3:12-17; Psalm 150; Luke 6:27-38 Loving our enemies Today’s Gospel could not be clearer! At the same time, it is certainly one of the most difficult commandments of Jesus for all of us. Stop and think: who has truly hurt me? Who am I withholding my affection from […]

Brother Joseph Lamb SM

Born in Wellington, 27 June 1934 Professed at Highden on 15 August 1954 Died in Napier, 15 June 2019 John Lamb, known to most of us as Brother Joe, had an identical twin, David. Joe’s mother came from Limerick, Ireland, and his father from Glasgow, Scotland. Brother Joe was very proud of his Celtic heritage. […]

Friday 30 August

1 Thessalonians 4:1-8; Psalm 97; Matthew 25:1-13 Stay awake and listen God wants us to be holy. Holy persons try to love others as God loves, yet know they will never succeed perfectly. They take ordinary tasks and do them in freedom with generous love. They know they need God and call on the Holy […]

Sunday 11 August

19th Sunday in Ordinary Time Wisdom 18:6-9; Psalm33; Hebrews 11:1-2, 8-19; Luke 12:32-48 Move freely with God Abraham and Sarah are inspirational models of faith, leaving home and not knowing their destination, actively searching for land, and trusting God for a child. Staying home and waiting on God’s promises would have been simpler. Their faith […]