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Advent Week 3 | Jesse Tree

Advent Week 3 | Jesse Tree

"This Advent let’s remind ourselves of God at work in our world, though the stories of his people in the Bible and their part in the whakapapa (lineage) of Jesus, God’s Big Story that we can be a part of as well. Jesse Trees are a very old Christmas tradition and...

The Jesse Tree | Advent Week 2

The Jesse Tree | Advent Week 2

"This Advent let’s remind ourselves of God at work in our world, though the stories of his people in the Bible and their part in the whakapapa (lineage) of Jesus, God’s Big Story that we can be a part of as well. Jesse Trees are a very old Christmas tradition and...

The Jesse Tree | Advent Week 1

The Jesse Tree | Advent Week 1

"This Advent let’s remind ourselves of God at work in our world, though the stories of his people in the Bible and their part in the whakapapa (lineage) of Jesus, God’s Big Story that we can be a part of as well. Jesse Trees are a very old Christmas tradition and...

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...

Prophecies + Prayers + Poems | Advent Reflection

Prophecies + Prayers + Poems | Advent Reflection

This reflection comes from a homily Bishop Peter gave in Taradale on the First Sunday in Advent in 2018.The beautiful season of Advent invites us to make our own the prophecies and prayers and poetry of the people of old in their longing for the promised Saviour. We...

The Season of Advent | Traditions for your whānau

The Season of Advent | Traditions for your whānau

Out of all the liturgical seasons in the Church's calendar, I enjoy Advent the most. Not only does it herald the approach of my favourite time of year (hello summer!), I also love the build-up to Christmas and the time spent preparing, planning and reflecting. In the...

Fourth week of Advent: Love

Fourth week of Advent: Love

This Sunday (December 20) is the fourth Sunday of Advent. Join Anne-Marie Rogers as she lights the final Advent candle and prays the prayer for this week. Dear Jesus, may the light of your love always shine in our hearts. As Christmas draws closer, we marvel at your...

Advent Part 4 | Prayer for Sunday, 20th December

Advent Part 4 | Prayer for Sunday, 20th December

UNITED IN PRAYER A PRAYER RESOURCE FOR FAMILIES, INDIVIDUALS AND HOUSEHOLDS.Fourth Sunday in AdventLearn more about Advent >Join Ann-Marie Rogers in our opening prayer for the final week of Advent in the video below. Pause Take a moment to still yourself. Take a...

Third week of Advent: Joy

Third week of Advent: Joy

This Sunday (December 13) is the third Sunday of Advent. Join Mons. David Bell as he lights the third Advent candle and prays the prayer for this week. Dear Jesus, help us focus on you during this busy season. May we stay aware of the joy you bring into our lives. We...

Advent Part 3 | Prayer for Sunday, 13th December

Advent Part 3 | Prayer for Sunday, 13th December

UNITED IN PRAYER A PRAYER RESOURCE FOR FAMILIES, INDIVIDUALS AND HOUSEHOLDS.Third Sunday in AdventLearn more about Advent >Join Monsignor Dave Bell in lighting this weeks candle representing joy.  Pause Take a moment to still yourself. Take a deep breath and ask...

Second week of Advent: Peace

Second week of Advent: Peace

This Sunday (December 6) is the second Sunday of Advent. Join Teresa Edwards as she lights the second Advent candle and prays the prayer for this week. Dear Jesus, you entered our world on Christmas as the Prince of Peace. This Advent, as we strive to become the...

Advent Part 2 | Prayer for Sunday, 6th December

Advent Part 2 | Prayer for Sunday, 6th December

UNITED IN PRAYER A PRAYER RESOURCE FOR FAMILIES, INDIVIDUALS AND HOUSEHOLDS.Second Sunday in AdventLearn more about Advent >This week Teresa Edwards leads us in prayer for the second week of Advent. Join in lighting the candle below. Pause Take a moment to still...

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