Pentecost fire

Pentecost fire

Bishop Michael Curry's sermon at the royal wedding was inspiring and makes an ideal reflection for today's great feast of Pentecost. I especially enjoyed when the bishop's passion even caused the candlesticks to vibrate - but many of the hearers seemed to remain...

Pentecost fire

Pentecost fire

Bishop Michael Curry's sermon at the royal wedding was inspiring and makes an ideal reflection for today's great feast of Pentecost. I especially enjoyed when the bishop's passion even caused the candlesticks to vibrate - but many of the hearers seemed to remain...

snow

A snow day in Christchurch is usually welcomed. Snow in the city usually gives a rest and play day. This morning it is different.I think of the people who do not have sufficient heating. A large number of businesses are in desperate need of the business they will lose...

Cathedral update

This Morning Mike Stopforth of the Catholic Diocese emailed these links to parishes. The link below will take you to a short video of the Cathedral dome from an aerial view at close viewhttp://www.chch.catholic.org.nz/?sid=2857Also at the bottom of this webpage you...

what I really really want

What a wonderful encounter between Solomon and God in today’s first reading. Solomon was the King of Israel 1000 years before the birth of Jesus. God invites Solomon: “Ask something of me and I will give it to you”.  Solomon responds seeking “an understanding heart to...

sabbatical

Last year I began a time of sabbatical leave with just over three months of study and rest. I complete this time beginning on August 1 when I travel to Europe then the United States for the remaining ten weeks of the sabbatical.In my absence there will be several...