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Pope St John XXIII Mystic Pope

Believing that the position as Cardinal of Venice would be his final service to the church, no one was more surprised than Roncalli when he was elected Pope five years later in October, 1958. In fact, he even arrived at the Vatican for the consistory having purchased a return train ticket to Venice.   Upon […]

God’s Gift of Flowers

Flowers are used for many occasions. Gold and white flowers and complementary greenery were used in an Easter floral arrangement in our St Patrick’s Te Awamutu church, celebrating the glory of the risen Lord, Jesus. The flowers were a glorious display radiating light, colour and beauty. The arrangement was symmetrical, balanced, yet free-flowing, a credit […]

Tuesday 12 November

St Josaphat [M] Wisdom 2:23-3:9; Psalm 34; Luke 17:7-10 Serving others brings life The Christian faith is built upon a paradox: die and you will live; give and you will receive. Our culture no longer sees the truth in that apparent contradiction. The emphasis is more on the individual: my rights, my personal development, my […]

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October Crossword

Solution for September Across: 7 Cavern, 8 Isobar, 9 Gain, 10 Amorally, 11 Minster, 13 Stilt, 15 Latin, 17 Sarcasm, 20 Basilica, 21 Sext, 22 Repent, 23 Taoist.  Down: 1 Salami, 2 Dean, 3 Unsaved, 4 Minor, 5 Monastic, 6 Hallel, 12 Spirited, 14 Canasta, 16 Awaken, 18 Sexism, 19 Pieta, 21 Show.   The […]

Saturday 31 August

1 Thessalonians 4:9-12; Psalm 98; Matthew 25:14-30 Have a go Everyone is gifted, and we are not asked to compare ourselves with others but to use our natural and spiritual gifts, generously, even extravagantly, in love. Whether we have visible gifts which the world affirms, gifts of practical support and hospitality, or hidden gifts like […]

Saturday 10 August

St Lawrence, Deacon, Martyr (f) 2 Corinthians 9:6-10; Psalm 112; John 12:24-26 Where I am, my servant will be there too Are we servant disciples? St Paul makes it clear that giving is a matter of freedom, and we are not to give grudgingly. He assures the Corinthians that God never forgets our efforts. Jesus […]

May Crossword

Down 1 A Syrian Catholic wears an untidy Roman tie! (8) 2 Give permission for 50 involved in disorderly AWOL! (5) 4 Not nice in ice rink, just to annoy! (3) 5 Lack of moderation creates cretin ape-men! (12) 6 Eats nut by mistake resulting in serious infection of the central nervous system! (7) 7 […]

Monday 18 March

1 Peter 4:7-11; Psalm 96; Luke 5:1-11 Feast of St Patrick The feast of St Patrick is transferred from yesterday to today. We can communicate our faith in a variety of ways. For some it is by quiet example and faithfulness, for others it is through words and acts of service. St Patrick was a […]

Friday 8 March

Isaiah 58:1-9; Psalm 51; Matthew 9:14-15 Break every yoke Fasting and acts of kindness are important, but Jesus asks us to think more deeply about what we are doing. Acts of generosity need to go hand in hand with acts of justice. Feeding the poor makes no sense if they are oppressed and cannot improve […]