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Pope Francis on Hope & Courage During Covid-19

Pope Francis on Hope & Courage During Covid-19

During the Covid-19 Pandemic Pope Francis has been offering encouragement to the world. He has spoken to us powerful words about keeping hope and courage alive. This video provides a summary of some of these messages that we have received over the past few months as...

Faith, trust & the Canaanite woman

Faith, trust & the Canaanite woman

Prayer Reflection for the 20th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year A Isaiah 56:1,6-7 Psalm 67 - O God, let all the nations praise you. Romans 11:13-15, 29-33 Matthew 15:21-28 Get full readings here After reading the Gospel, is there anything in particular that stands out...

Your Faith is Great. | Prayer for Sunday, 16th August

Your Faith is Great. | Prayer for Sunday, 16th August

UNITED IN PRAYER A PRAYER RESOURCE FOR FAMILIES, INDIVIDUALS AND HOUSEHOLDS.20th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year ALearn more about Ordinary Time > Pause Take a moment to still yourself. Take a deep breath and ask God for a renewed sense of presence with you in this...

The Assumption of Our Lady – Prayer Reflection’s

The Assumption of Our Lady – Prayer Reflection’s

In New Zealand, outside of Sunday's each week we have two of additional holy days of obligation, Christmas Day and the feast of the Assumption, August 15. Mary’s assumption into heaven is also the patronal feast of the Catholic people in New Zealand.  In 2020,...

Hopes for the Church after Lockdown

Hopes for the Church after Lockdown

Those in early adulthood in the United Kingdom share their hopes for the Church after lockdown, recognising Pope Francis’ call to contribute their gifts and energies to the Church. This video has been produced by a group of young adults who are working on various...

Hope is a Journey

Hope is a Journey

In December 2016, Pope Francis delivered the third part of his series of teachings on the theme of Christian Hope. During this General Audience he gave us a good foundation upon which to explore more deeply what we understand Christian hope to be saying the following,...

Venturing onto the Water

Venturing onto the Water

Gospel Reflection From the 19th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year A Matthew 14:22-33 Jesus made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead to the other side while he would send the crowds away. After sending the crowds away he went up into the hills by himself to...

Invoking the Holy Spirit

Invoking the Holy Spirit

This is a simple prayer resource based on Richard Rohr's Litany of the Holy Spirit. You may like to pray with each image slowly in silence or choose one of the below songs to accompany your time of prayer. You can click right for the next prayer and click on the image...

What is Hope and Why Do I Need It?

What is Hope and Why Do I Need It?

Hope, in the Christian sense, is often misunderstood. It is not the same as optimism or presumption. It is not the blind faith that we will go to heaven or the escapist way to avoid the troubles of this world. It’s not the virtue we need to see the present moment with...

Leading a Missionary Parish

Leading a Missionary Parish

From the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne, The Leading a Missionary Parish series offers interactive sessions with global leaders in missionary parish renewal. Missionary parishes transform lives and grow disciples for whom worship and sacraments come to life and...

Diocesan Prayer of Consecration to the Holy Spirit

Diocesan Prayer of Consecration to the Holy Spirit

This prayer is adapted from the 1993 Prayer for Consecration to the Holy Spirit that was prayed across the Diocese of Palmerston North. We invite you to continue to unite with us in prayer. Holy Spirit of God, we, the Diocese of Palmerston North,different peoples, one...

Fr Trung’s Vocation Story

Fr Trung’s Vocation Story

Fr Trung is our newest priest in the Diocese. Earlier this year, before his ordination, he shared his story of vocation and discernment. He is now the 'Vocations Director' for the diocese, helping people discern their calling in life and consider whether priesthood or...

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