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Monday 8 August

St Mary of the Cross McKillop Colossians 3: 12-17; Psalm 32:2-8; Matthew 6: 25-34 Your Father Knows Fear is not a sin, but it is a situation in which we are very vulnerable to temptation. The opposite of fear is trust and today’s Saint had this in spades. But her trust and confidence were not […]


Christchurch Pro-Cathedral Work has started on new facilities and music centre at St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral in Manchester Street, Christchurch.The new parish complex includes offices for use by the parish, an expanded space that will include the former Catholic Shop, which was in Chancery Arcade, and facilities for the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament Choir, other […]

St Mary of the Angels: Resurrecting an Icon

It’s tucked away in the heart of the city, an architectural treasure people pass daily: St Mary of the Angels Catholic church. Its garden is an urban oasis, especially during the summer, although many haven’t even peered through the building’s front door. They’ll have to wait. Wellington’s heritage Catholic church, in Boulcott Street, is now […]

Fr Barry Scannell sm – PP of St Mary of the Angels

MM: How have the parishioners coped with the closure of their church? Fr Scannell: The parishioners have been overwhelmingly supportive. It’s inconvenient because they now have to go to four different venues for Mass on Sunday, and we have Mass in the hall during the week, but overwhelmingly they support our decision to strengthen the […]

What my Faith means to me

To speak at Mass is a privilege and a slightly unsettling challenge, because articulating the elements of a Faith has been something I’ve tended to shy away from. The very word Faith suggests confidence, conviction, steady belief. I really don’t feel I can claim that – indeed I’m more familiar with the Doubting Thomas of […]

Saturday 25 February

Isaiah 58: 9-14; Psalm 86; Luke 5: 27-32 The Lord’s Day each week. With the prophet Isaiah I pray to delight in the Lord. I will keep his Sunday holy. I will put aside my interests to worship him in his temple, St Mary’s church. I derive strength from the faithful, prayerful people around me […]

Fr Peter Blake sm

18 May 1937 – 14 Jan 2011   In the final Act of Shakespeare’s Julius Ceasar Mark Antony reflects on the life of the slain hero: “His life was gentle, and elements So mixed in him that Nature might stand up and say to all the world ‘This was a man’” This hero was not […]