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Newsletter 14 April 2019

Palm Sunday With today’s celebration of Palm Sunday we enter a week that we call Holy Week. While every week is holy, in this Holy Week we face death. While some will simply look back two thousand years and recall the historic events of Jesus’ suffering and death, we Christians today make a decision to…
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Newsletter 7th April

A few years ago I was asked to prepare a year 13 group to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation. I began by asking how many considered themselves to be sinners. A couple of hands went up including my own. I then asked again, explaining that my question was a serious one adding that all my…
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Newsletter 31st March 2019

HUI ARANGA  This year, Hoani Papita and Nga Pekanga (Waitara) will be hosting the national Hui Aranga or Easter Gathering of Catholic Maori from right throughout the country.  We as a parish will be joining them for some of the Easter Liturgies.  Past participants all talk about the wonderful faith filled experience of celebrating Easter…
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Newsletter 24 March 2019

KEEP THE LOVE ALIVE During this past week, we have been confronted by the terrible violence committed in Christchurch.  Thankfully, we have been saved from some of the most terrible images which could have been shown on our screens, on public television.  If feel for all the emergency service people who did see and experience…
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