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Matariki  |  How to Celebrate

Matariki | How to Celebrate

Matariki is a celebration for all New Zealanders. It is a time to celebrate whānau and all the precious moments. A time to huddle together and stay warm. We share kai, we share stories, we farewell our loved ones that have gone before us and give thanks for the year...

Day of Prayer for Refugees and Migrants

Day of Prayer for Refugees and Migrants

"The Holy Family had to face concrete problems like every other family, like so many of our migrant brothers and sisters who, today too, risk their lies to escape misfortune and hunger." Pope Francis, Patris Corde, 2020   A Day of Prayer for Refugees and Migrants...

The Body and Blood of Christ | Feast of Corpus Christi

The Body and Blood of Christ | Feast of Corpus Christi

UNITED IN PRAYER A PRAYER RESOURCE FOR FAMILIES, INDIVIDUALS AND HOUSEHOLDS.The Most Holy Body and Blood of the Lord (Year B) 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...

Feast of the Most Holy Trinity

Feast of the Most Holy Trinity

UNITED IN PRAYER A PRAYER RESOURCE FOR FAMILIES, INDIVIDUALS AND HOUSEHOLDS.Holy Trinity (Year B) 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 God our Father, who by...

The Gift of the Spirit | Prayer for Pentecost Sunday

The Gift of the Spirit | Prayer 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. Pentecost is known as the birthday of the church. Pentecost is a particularly special feast for us as a Diocese, because of the...

Feast of Saint Joseph the Worker  |  Pray for Us

Feast of Saint Joseph the Worker | Pray for Us

On May 1st the Church remembers St Joseph, husband of Mary, under the title “St Joseph the Worker”. In 1955, Pope Pius XII instituted the Feast of St Joseph the Worker, adding to the age-old celebration of Joseph as the Spouse of Mary, on March 19. Communist leaders...

Abide in my love   |   Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

Abide in my love | Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity This week is celebrated in the Southern Hemisphere between Ascension Sunday and Pentecost Sunday, thus from 16 May to 23 May in Aotearoa New Zealand for 2021. In the Northern Hemisphere it is celebrated in January each year.  The...

Lest We Forget | ANZAC Day 2021

Lest We Forget | ANZAC Day 2021

This year, April 25 combines ANZAC Day, Good Shepherd Sunday, the beginning of National Vocations Awareness Week, and the Fourth Sunday of Easter, all on the same day! Below you can read and download various prayers, articles and reflections from different sources in...

He is Risen  |  Holy Week & The Season of Easter

He is Risen | Holy Week & The Season of Easter

Easter 2020 was unlike any other for many around the world. A year on, a lot has changed. We are excited that, in the Diocese of Palmerston North, hopefully we will be able to celebrate Easter 2021 face to face in our local communities. At the same time we remain...

Prayer for the Feast of St Joseph

Prayer for the Feast of St Joseph

UNITED IN PRAYER A PRAYER RESOURCE FOR FAMILIES, INDIVIDUALS AND HOUSEHOLDS.Feast of St JosephMore about the Year of St. Joseph >Introduction Today is the feast day of St Joseph, the spouse of Our Lady. Pope Francis has dedicated this year to the patronage of St...

Celebrating the Year of St Joseph

Celebrating the Year of St Joseph

Pope Francis has written an Apostolic Letter, Patris Corde - With a Father's Heart, to mark the 150th Anniversary of the Proclamation of Saint Joseph as Patron of the Universal Church. In this letter Pope Francis reminds us that the Covid-19 crisis has allowed us to...

Lent Part 4 | Prayer for Sunday, 14th March

Lent Part 4 | Prayer for Sunday, 14th March

UNITED IN PRAYER A PRAYER RESOURCE FOR FAMILIES, INDIVIDUALS AND HOUSEHOLDS.Fourth Sunday in LentLearn more about Lent > 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...

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