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Ko te Wā o te Aweneti | The Season of Advent

Ko te Wā o te Aweneti | The Season of Advent

The four-week Season of Advent is a time of prayerful and practical ways to prepare for the celebration of Our Lord’s birth on Christmas Day. Christ was born to bring hope to a darkened world. The Season of Advent offers us a new beginning and a promise of hope for...

For Your Sakes Christ Became Poor | World Day of the Poor 2022

For Your Sakes Christ Became Poor | World Day of the Poor 2022

UNITED IN PRAYER A PRAYER RESOURCE FOR FAMILIES, INDIVIDUALS AND HOUSEHOLDS.33rd Sunday in 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 moment. Opening Prayer Grant us, we pray, O...

Celebrating World Youth Day 2022

Celebrating World Youth Day 2022

Parishes may wish to consider including petitions within the Prayer of the Faithful that connect to young people and raise the assembly's awareness of the importance and contribution of youth and young adults to the parish and world.   Prayers of the Faithful for...

Support Life Sunday | Tautokona te Rātapu Whakaora 2022

Support Life Sunday | Tautokona te Rātapu Whakaora 2022

Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary time: 9 October 2022 This year the theme chosen by the New Zealand Catholic Bishops for Support Life Sunday is Mental Illness, with the focus on accompanying and caring for people living with mental illness. It is fitting that New...

Te Wiki o te Reo Māori | 2022 Resources

Te Wiki o te Reo Māori | 2022 Resources

Māori Language Week – Te Wiki o te Reo Māori in 2022 runs from Monday 12 to Sunday 18 September. The NZ Catholic Bishops Conference Te Huinga o ngā Pīhopa Katorika o Aotearoa and the Diocese of Palmerston North Te Rohe Pīhopa o te Papaioea are both very keen to...

Social Justice Week | 2022 Resources

Social Justice Week | 2022 Resources

Social Justice Week 2022 runs from September 4-10 and focuses on the topic of racism. The title of the Caritas resources is WHAKAKĀHORETIA TE KAIKIRI. KOTAHI ANŌ TĀTOU I ROTO I TE KARAITI / SAY NO TO RACISM. WE ARE ONE IN CHRIST. As we journey through this Social...

The Fundamental Question | Synod 2021-23

The Fundamental Question | Synod 2021-23

THE FUNDAMENTAL QUESTION The Synod poses the following fundamental question: A synodal Church, in announcing the Gospel, “journeys together.” How is this “journeying together” happening today in your particular Church? What steps does the Spirit invite us to take in...

Scripture for Reflection | Synod 2021-23

Scripture for Reflection | Synod 2021-23

The Preparatory Document explores two "images" from Scripture to inspire our journey of building a synodal church. The first image is Jesus, the Crowd, the Apostles. The second is A Double Dynamic of Conversion, looking at the story of Peter and Cornelius (Acts 10)....

Exploring the Preparatory Document

Exploring the Preparatory Document

Join Bishop Steve Lowe (Diocese of Hamilton as) he explores the preparatory document for the Synod 2021-23: Communion, Participation & Mission in this five part video series.  Click here to access a copy of the Preparatory Document.

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...

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