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Sunday 6 February

Waitangi Day 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time Isaiah 6:1-8; Psalm 138:1-5, 7-8; 1 Corinthians 15:1-11; Luke 5:1-11 A true encounter There are clear messages given in the readings from Isaiah and the Gospel of Luke today. Isaiah meets God in the sanctuary and is sent out as his messenger. The disciples meet Jesus and are […]

Wednesday 6 February

Waitangi Day Hebrews 12:4-7, 11-15; Psalm 103; Mark 6:1-6 Peace with all people On this Waitangi Day, may we take to heart and put into practice in our lives the prayer that we will pray at Mass: Almighty and ever-living God, to whom every human power is subject, and under whose governance the design for […]

Friday 6 February

Waitangi Day Hebrews 13:1-8; Psalm: 27; Mark 6:14-29 Herod and Christ There is no greater contrast than that between Herod and Christ. The worldly Herod symbolizes all that is death-dealing; Christ all that is life-giving. The choice between Herod and Christ is the choice between the death of the spirit and eternal life. To choose […]

Thursday 6 February

Waitangi Day 1 Kings 2:1-4,10-12; 1 Chron 29; Mark 6:7-13 Practical experience In the gospel, the apostles were sent out with nothing except the Lord’s blessing to put their training into practice. Just as trainee teachers, tradespeople, seminarians, etc are today. But modern-day trainees have mentors with them – the apostles did not. Put yourself […]

Wednesday 6 February

WAITANGI DAY 1 Kings 3:4-13, Ps 119B, Mark 6:30-34 Wisdom and discernment Solomon, whose choice we read about today, asked nothing for himself, but for wisdom and a discerning heart to serve his people. How badly we need leaders of this calibre in every sphere of government. Let us pray on this Waitangi Day that […]

Waitangi Day – 6 February

This day commemorates the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi on 6 February 1840 by representatives of the British Crown and a number of Maori Chiefs at the residence of the official British resident at Waitangi, James Busby, in the Bay of Islands. At this time there were about 2000 Europeans and 200,000 Maori residing […]