the first Mass

January 9, 2019

181 years ago this weekend, 13 January 1838, the first Catholic Mass was celebrated on Aotearoa New Zealand soil. Bishop Pompallier had arrived in the country a couple of days earlier. Here is the account of the event in from his diary: “On Wednesday, the 10th of January, 1838, we…

a big family

December 17, 2018

We understand this in our own experience when we know our need to be with…

in giving we receive

December 16, 2018

From today’s gospel for the Third Sunday of Advent: When all the people asked…

where there is love

December 15, 2018

Consider the family and friends you will spend time with at Christmas. In this group…

a better way

December 14, 2018

Jesus reminds us that His kingdom is not of this world warning that his followers…