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Sunday 1 January

Mary, Mother of God Numbers 6:22-27; Psalm 67:2-3,5,6-8; Galatians 4:4-7; Luke 2: 16-21 New beginnings Today is a new day and a new year; yesterday is in the past. Today we can begin afresh. Mary ushered in a new age of peace and joy when she gave birth to her son, Jesus, our light and […]

Ko Hāta Maria, te Matua Wahine o te Atua – Holy Mary, Mother of God

To celebrate the rededication of Aotearoa New Zealand to Mary, Mother of God, Assumed into Heaven, the Bishops of New Zealand commissioned a new artwork. They wanted a depiction of Mary that connects her to our country. The piece challenges us to see her as a woman of incredible strength and the place she holds […]

“Love St Joseph”

The Year of St Joseph 8 December 2020 – 8 December 2021 Love St Joseph a lot. Love him with all your soul, because he, together with Jesus, is the person who has most loved our Blessed Lady and been closer to God. He is the person who has most loved God, after our Mother. […]

Tuesday 1 January

SOLEMNITY OF MARY MOTHER OF GOD Numbers 6:22-27; Psalm 66 (67):2-3, 5, 6 ,8; Galatians 4:4-7; Luke 2:16-21 New Year We begin our New Year honouring Mary, the Mother of God. We praise God for creating Mary and giving her her vocation. We thank Mary for her generous response to God. We ask Mary’s help […]

Thursday 13 September

St John Chrysostom 1 Corinthians 8:1-7, 11-13; Psalm 139; Luke 6:27-38 Generous mercy Even a great saint would be the first to say that God is a God of surprises and that we can never say that we know all there is to know about God. What our Gospel wants to make sure that we […]

Monday 1 January 2018

Mary, Mother of God Numbers 6:22-27; Psalm 67; Galatians 4:4-7; Luke 2:16-21 World day of peace We celebrate today Mary, Mother of God, who gave birth to Jesus, the author of life and Prince of Peace. This Jewish blessing is a wonderful prayer for us as we begin the New Year. “May the Lord bless […]

Mary for Today: The Annunciation – A Call to Vocation

It is easy to imagine Mary as a young woman, soon to be married to Joseph, dreaming of a loving marriage, a family, a home in the village among the people she knew.  There, she would lead a quiet life far from the gaze of the Roman occupation, protected from the bustle of the city […]

Wednesday 01 January

solemnity of Mary Mother of God I am chosen As 2014 dawns it is an opportunity to pause from frantic festivity. In a quiet place each day stop to pray and be open each day to the Word of God. Starting now I open myself to identify with an ancient blessing from Aaron still used […]

Mary for Today – Mary in the Year of Faith: Mother of God.

We need to capture again the meaning of the four Marian dogmas; they are more than statements of belief. They are four major affirmations about Mary. They can be, and must be, made relevant to people in their present circumstances if they are to have meaning today. They are not all from the same period; […]

Saturday 15 September

Our Lady of Sorrows Hebrews 5:7-9, Ps 31, John 19:25-27 or Luke 2:33-35 The image I have in my mind for this feast is that of Michelangelo’s Pieta which depicts the body of Jesus on the lap of his mother Mary after the crucifixion. Throughout her life, Mary carried many burdens. She carried them with […]