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Bread of Life

Jesus states clearly: “I am the bread of life” (John 6:48). What does bread of life mean? We need bread to live. Those who are hungry do not ask for refined and expensive food, they ask for bread. Those who are unemployed do not ask for enormous wages, but for the ‘bread’ of employment. Jesus […]

October Events

Day of Celebration for Venerable Suzanne Aubert Sunday 4 October The first Sunday in October is the closest to the anniversary of Suzanne Aubert’s death on 1 October 1926. Nationally observed, this celebration promotes and rejoices in the spirituality and good works of Venerable Suzanne Aubert. This remarkable woman arrived in Aotearoa New Zealand as a […]

World Mission Day

20 October 2019 The title of this Message is Baptised and Sent: The Church of Christ on Mission in the World. Celebrating this month will help us first to rediscover the missionary dimension of our faith in Jesus Christ, a faith graciously bestowed on us in baptism. Our filial relationship with God is not something […]

World Mission Day 21 October

A Summary of Pope Francis’ message Together with young people, let us bring the Gospel to all Dear young people, I would like to reflect with you on the mission that we have received from Christ. In speaking to you, I also address all Christians who live out in the Church the adventure of their […]

Mission at the heart of the Christian faith

A summary of Pope Francis’ message for World Mission Day World Mission Day gathers us around the person of Jesus, who continually sends us forth to proclaim the Gospel of the love of God the Father in the power of the Holy Spirit. The Church’s mission is based on the transformative power of the Gospel. […]

World Mission Day

Extracts from the Pope’s Message (19 May 2013) Faith is God’s precious gift, which opens our mind to know and love him. He wants to enter into relationship with us and allow us to participate in his own life in order to make our life more meaningful, better and more beautiful. God loves us! Faith, […]

Mission: A Life-Giving Prayer

October is Mission Month. Reason shows that among the factors that led to this is the fact that October is one month in a year that celebrates a list of saints and angels in the Liturgical Calendar who excel in missionary dedication. The month opens with the feast of St Therese of the Child Jesus, […]

Longing for God

St Therese of Lisieux and World Mission Day The quotation “any man who knocks on a brothel door is looking for God” is variously attributed to St Francis, St Augustine, Graham Greene and G K Chesterton. The American Chesterton Society says the quotation is in fact from The World, The Flesh and Father Smith by […]