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The Mind of Christ, the Mass and You – Part 1 of 2

An approach to deepen our participation Let this mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus Philippians 2:5 In that scripture text we find expressed the drive towards the fullness of life of the Christian; what growth in the Christian life seeks to achieve. In this article I want to look at our challenge […]

Wednesday 29 May

Acts 17:15, 22-18:1; Psalm 148; John 16:12-15 Understanding Jesus comforts his listeners, assuring us of the genuine gifts of the Holy Spirit. He will speak God's words and truths. This is similar to a conference when sign language is used. The translator signs the exact message being spoken to listeners. He signs the words of […]

In My Prison Ministry There Are No Criminals

I have not been more passionate about any other ministry in my many years working in five countries than this walking with unaccompanied minors, aged 11 to 17, from Guatemala, Honduras, Salvador and now, Nicaragua. I am surprised what swirls up from deep within me and only recently have I gained a clue as to […]

Friday 2 November

All Souls’ Day Psalms and Readings for each Mass are selected from the Lectionary. Day of intercession This is a powerful day of intercession for the Church. We, the living, have the duty to remember that those who died are placed firmly in the hands of God. Those gentle hands of Mercy are enough to […]

A Note on Fr François Delachienne

Fr Christopher Martin’s article on Fr Delach in the June Marist Messenger was most interesting, as he is not well enough known in New Zealand. I knew him when I was a young schoolboy in France, and he knew my family, often talking about his time in New Zealand, which he always remembered with fondness […]

‘My Lord and my God’

For the Israelites of the Old Testament, blood meant life. We can understand that easily enough — if our blood pours out, we die. So for the Israelites, blood was more than a symbol of life, it actually meant life. And the same blood splashed on two people joined them together in the same life.

Monday 11 July

St Benedict Isaiah 1:11-17; Ps 50; Matthew 10:34-11:1 Giving my best Where does my loyalty lie? Sometimes we really are put to the test. It might be a simple choice between going to Mass or staying in bed for the morning. In big things and little, we are put to the test again and again. […]

Wednesday 30 March

Acts 3:1-10, Ps 105, Luke 24:13-35 Men of faith With Eucharistic hindsight these men remembered how their hearts burned on the road. This personal, memorial love for Christ is a slow burning form of urgency I need when my evangelising outreach loses its initial fire. Unless my heart burns within me and this burning love […]

Sunday 7 June

The Body and Blood of Christ. Exodus 24:3-8, Ps 116B, Hebrews 9:11-15, Mark 14:12-16, 22-26. In the Eucharist we do not have the Jesus of history, but have Christ with us here and now, truly, fully, completely. He gives to us the same graces and blessings as he gave to his disciples on earth. He […]

Sunday 22 June

The Body & Blood of Christ Deuteronomy 8: 2-3,14-16, Ps. 147B, 1 Corinthians 10: 16-17, John 6: 51-58 Eating the living Person Am I a Eucharistic person? Sometimes it is hard to love the mystery of Jesus being bodily present in Holy Communion. Loving the Mass that we wrap around the Eucharist is easier and […]