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Stories of transformation. #tryalpha

Stories of transformation. #tryalpha

Alpha is a opportunity to explore life, faith and God in a friendly, open and informal environment. The programme is run all over New Zealand and has done so for many years.  Parishes around the world are finding Alpha to be a integral part of renewal, evangelisation...

Valuing the Vulnerable – Respect Life Sunday

Valuing the Vulnerable – Respect Life Sunday

In the Gospel for Respect Life Sunday, 11 October 2020, some who are invited to a feast prioritise their farm or business work over the invitation, and refuse to come. The King instead fills his hall with all he can find, regardless of their status, worth and...

Celebrating Venerable Suzanne Aubert

Celebrating Venerable Suzanne Aubert

The annual Suzanne Aubert Celebration day is celebrated on the first Sunday in October closest to the anniversary of her death (October 1st 1926). In 2020 this will be held on Sunday 4th October. This video from the Suzanne Aubert Website gives a short...

Equipping your parish in its mission (a tool)

Equipping your parish in its mission (a tool)

Alpha is a parish tool for evangelisation where everyone is welcome. The same Alpha content is run all over the world, by Christians of all traditions, sharing the good news of Jesus. Each session has three key ingredients: hospitality, talk &...

Surprised & Confused by Generosity

Surprised & Confused by Generosity

Gospel Reflection From the 25th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year A Matthew 20:1-16 Jesus said to his disciples: ‘The kingdom of heaven is like a landowner going out at daybreak to hire workers for his vineyard. He made an agreement with the workers for one denarius a...

In the Footsteps of Aubert

In the Footsteps of Aubert

Suzanne Aubert travelled the length and breadth of New Zealand and spent time with local Iwi and new migrants, in some cases staying for many years in local places.  In all, Suzanne visited more than 24 towns and villages throughout Aotearoa New Zealand and some of...

Hope Does Not Disappoint – Series by Pope Francis

Hope Does Not Disappoint – Series by Pope Francis

POPE FRANCIS GENERAL AUDIENCE Paul VI Audience Hall Wednesday, 7 December 2016 Christian hope - 1. Isaiah 40: “Comfort, comfort my people…” Dear Brothers and Sisters, Good morning! Today we shall begin a new series of catecheses, on the theme of Christian hope. It is...

Flashes of Insight – Let’s Talk Liturgy

Flashes of Insight – Let’s Talk Liturgy

A collection of online, international conversations for everyone who has experienced liturgical disruption through Covid-19 and is seeking to “understand” their experience and harness its value for future growth. With Professor Thomas O’Loughlin, Emeritus Professor of...

Humility in the Face of Our Shortcomings

Humility in the Face of Our Shortcomings

Gospel Reflection From the 23rd Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year A   Matthew 18:15-20 Jesus said to his disciples: ‘If your brother does something wrong, go and have it out with him alone, between your two selves. If he listens to you, you have won back your brother. If...

Caritas Social Justice Week 2020

Caritas Social Justice Week 2020

Social Justice Week 2020 runs from September 6-12 and focuses on Catholic social teaching principles. The title of the Caritas resources for 2020 is As Easy as CST: Unlocking the Church’s Potential. These resources are perfect to use during Social Justice...

Catholic Social Teaching in Three Minutes

Catholic Social Teaching in Three Minutes

A fast-paced animation from CAFOD introducing CST for young people. It can be used as an introduction to this important part of our faith. Catholic Social Teaching is the theme for Social Justice Week 2020, there are many great resources that have been prepared by...

To Young People & the Entire People of God | Pope Francis

To Young People & the Entire People of God | Pope Francis

The Diocese of Parramatta in Western Sydney have launched the Catholic Youth Parramatta’s Christus Vivit podcast series. Each chapter of Christus Vivit has been recorded by a young person from across the Diocese of Parramatta. We invite you to follow along with the...

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