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Tag Archive for ‘service’

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 […]

Wednesday 9 January

1 John 4:11-18; Psalm 71 (72):1-2, 10-13; Mark 6:45-52 Fear How often do we come across the words: ‘Do not be afraid’? Fear is not a sin but it certainly distracts us from loving service. We can be so concerned about our safety or comfort or wellbeing that we do not remember our mission to […]

Remembering the New Zealand Marist Chaplains of World War One

Fr Segrief was the first NZ Catholic Chaplain to serve in World War One and saw service throughout the whole war.

An All Souls’ Day Mass: Selle, France, 1917

At the request of the Bishop of Arras, Monsignor Julien, Fr Adolphe Roger described events and activities within the parish of Selle during World War One. In his report, mention was made of the presence of New Zealand troops and an All Souls’ Day Mass in November 1917. 1 Fr Jean Barra SM described the service […]

Wednesday 30 May

1 Peter1:18-25; Psalm 147B; Mark 10:32-45 Slave to all Our minds can so easily skip over the bad bits and focus on the ‘happy ending’. The apostles didn’t or couldn’t understand what Jesus was talking about when he told them of his coming death. Ever since then, right up to the present, very many Christians […]

Tuesday 7 November

Romans 12:5-16; Psalm 131; Luke 14:15-24. Rejoice in being different In a team, different positions require different skills. In the team of my family, or community, or neighbourhood, our skills or gifts vary. My gifts (God given, of course!) will make me different but valuable. The important thing is to use that gift or skill […]

Saturday 2 September

1 Thessalonians 4:9-11, Psalm 98, Matthew 25:14-30 Spiritual investment St. Paul urges Christians to make progress in love. Most progress is made by loving those who are closest to me, and to some extent minding my own business. The latter simply means giving priority to sorting out my own love with regard to God. Loving […]