Sunday, 31st May 2020

PENTECOST SUNDAY – Year A   “RECEIVE THE POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT”   EVERY PENTECOST SUNDAY, we as a parish also celebrates our own feast day. Six years ago, before the amalgamation of our 4 parishes, we decided to name our one new parish as; THE PARISH OF THE HOLY SPIRIT. Today we all join together with the Universal Church in celebrating the anniversary of our foundation.   Pentecost means the 50th day. The 50th day from what? From the event that changed the world!! CHRIST’S RESURRECTION!! Here we find ourselves 50 days after the understanding of humanity concerning
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Good Shepherd Sunday/Vocations Sunday – 3rd May 2020

Good Shepherd Sunday (3rd May 2020) is a special day of World Prayer for Vocations to the Priesthood. In speaking of the Gospel passage that recounts the remarkable experience of Jesus and Peter during a stormy night on the Sea of Galilee (cf. Mt 14:22-33) Pope Francis says, “Every vocation is born of that gaze of love with which the Lord came to meet us, perhaps even at a time when our boat was being battered by the storm. We will succeed in discovering and embracing our vocation once we open our hearts in gratitude and perceive the passage of
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Saturday, 25th August 2020

ANZAC Day, Saturday 25th April 2020 We especially remember the courageous actions undertaken by the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps during the First World War. On this national day of commemoration for Australians and New Zealanders, we pray for the airmen, sailors and soldiers who died in battle, sacrificing their lives while on duty. We commemorate their bravery and pray for the families who lost loved ones. As we strive for peace in our countries and world, help us to become instruments of your peace.
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Divine Mercy Sunday – 2nd Sunday of Easter – 19th April 2020

Divine Mercy Sunday In the Jubilee Year 2000, Pope John Paul II proclaimed that from that year forward the Second Sunday of Easter would be celebrated as Divine Mercy Sunday. This was proclaimed at the Canonization Mass of St. Faustina Kawalska, who worked throughout her life to make all aware of the merciful love of God. St. Faustina (1905–1938) was born and raised in Poland. Following a vocation to religious life, she was accepted by the Congregation of the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy. As a member of the Congregation, she worked as a cook, gardener, and porter. In
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Sunday, 29th March 2020

Kia ora friends Greetings and solidarity to you all at this rapidly changing time of the Covid-19 virus. The Archdiocesan Ecology, Justice and Peace Commission usually sends out weekly emails with suggestions for parish newsletters. This is one contribution from our Commission to maintaining connection and the closeness that Pope Francis invites us to in the following excerpt from his Angelus address on Sunday: To the pandemic caused by the virus, we want to respond with the universality of prayer, of compassion, of tenderness. Let us remain united. Let us make our closeness felt toward those persons who are the
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Sunday, 22nd March 2020

4th Sunday of Lent – Year A  LIGHT  Through Lent this year, the Sunday Readings are closely related to our preparation for Easter, especially so for those who will be baptised and/or confirmed at the Easter Vigil.  The Vigil itself, while it is a celebration of the Resurrection, is also very much a baptismal or initiation liturgy, dominated by the three symbols of water, light and life. Last Sunday, water had a centrality in the Readings, with the Gospel of Our Lord and the Samaritan woman at Jacob’s well.  This Sunday centres on light with Our Lord giving sight to
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