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Towards the Jubilee | Year of Prayer 2024

Towards the Jubilee | Year of Prayer 2024

In preparation for the 2025 Jubilee, Pope Francis has declared 2024 as a Year of Prayer, urging the faithful “to intensify prayer to prepare us to live well this event of grace and to experience the power of God’s hope.” The Year of Prayer is focused on “rediscovering...

Peace be with you | Resources for Pentecost Sunday

Peace be with you | Resources for Pentecost Sunday

UNITED IN PRAYER A PRAYER RESOURCE FOR FAMILIES, INDIVIDUALS AND HOUSEHOLDS.Today, we celebrate the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost, often referred to as the birthday of the church. This feast holds particular significance for the Diocese of Palmerston North,...

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity | 12 – 19 May

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity | 12 – 19 May

The National Liturgy Office has provided the following resources for parishes to use to help aid their preparations for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. More resources are available on their website.Christian Unity must be rooted in Prayer  Praying, walking,...

Resources for ANZAC Day 2024

Resources for ANZAC Day 2024

Below you can read and download various prayers, articles and reflections from different sources in preparation for celebrating ANZAC Day on April 25.Prayer & LiturgyThe National Liturgy Office has prepared a number of resources to assist in your ANZAC Day...

Entering into Holy Week

Entering into Holy Week

Palm Sunday marks the beginning of Holy Week. On Palm Sunday we remember Jesus' triumphant entry into Jerusalem, with crowds waving palm branches and proclaiming "Hosanna" as he rode into the city on a donkey. Holy Week culminates in the celebration of Easter Sunday,...

For the land and its peoples

For the land and its peoples

These resources have been compiled from National Liturgy Office's resources Pause Take a moment to still yourself. Take a deep breath and ask God for a renewed sense of presence with you in this moment. Readings of the Day 1 Kg 8: 22-23, 27-30: You have said, my name...

Through the desert God leads us to freedom | Lent 2024

Through the desert God leads us to freedom | Lent 2024

This year, Pope Francis has chosen the Book of Exodus as the focal point for his Lenten message, highlighting the theme "Through the Desert God Leads Us to Freedom." Lent, traditionally a time of personal reflection and spiritual growth, becomes an opportune moment to...

The Epiphany of the Lord | Sunday, 7 Jan 2024

The Epiphany of the Lord | Sunday, 7 Jan 2024

UNITED IN PRAYER A PRAYER RESOURCE FOR FAMILIES, INDIVIDUALS AND HOUSEHOLDS.The Epiphany of the Lord Pause Take a moment to still yourself. Take a deep breath and ask God for a renewed sense of presence with you in this moment. Opening Prayer O God, who on this day...

Feast of the Holy Family | Sunday, 31 Dec 2023

Feast of the Holy Family | Sunday, 31 Dec 2023

UNITED IN PRAYER A PRAYER RESOURCE FOR FAMILIES, INDIVIDUALS AND HOUSEHOLDS.Feast of the Holy Family Pause Take a moment to still yourself. Take a deep breath and ask God for a renewed sense of presence with you in this moment. Opening Prayer O God, who were pleased...

And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us | Christmas Day 2023

And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us | Christmas Day 2023

UNITED IN PRAYER A PRAYER RESOURCE FOR FAMILIES, INDIVIDUALS AND HOUSEHOLDS.The Nativity of the Lord Pause Take a moment to still yourself. Take a deep breath and ask God for a renewed sense of presence with you in this moment. Opening Prayer O God, who wonderfully...

Celebrating Christmastide  |  The Season of Christmas

Celebrating Christmastide | The Season of Christmas

The twelve days of Christmas that follow the joyous celebration on December 25th hold special significance for Catholics, marking a continued period of reflection and celebration. The days from December 25th to January 6th, known as the Feast of the Epiphany or...

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