Jubilee: Carey Haines (MC)

December 16, 2010

Bishop Barry, Bishop Basil, Reverend Fathers, Reverend Sisters and Brothers of religious communities, members of the O”Connor family, friends and parishioners’ of Our Lady of Victories. It is my pleasure to welcome you here this evening as we begin…

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Jubilee: Kathryn Jenner

December 16, 2010

Kathryn (John’s sister) shared this reflection on behalf of John’s family. John’s Silver Jubilee Celebration11 December 2010 For those of you who haven’t met me, I am Kathryn, John’s little sister. It is great to…

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Jubilee: Mike Doolan

December 16, 2010

Mike Doolan presented this speech on behalf of parishioners of Our Lady of Victories Parish. Tribute to Fr John O’Connor on the occasion of his 25th Jubilee of Ordination on behalf of the Parishioners of Our Lady Of Victories…

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Jubilee

December 14, 2010

It is Tuesday evening: three days since the wonderful gathering of friends and family to give thanks to God for sustaining and using me as His priest for 25 years.I am still quite overwhelmed by the beauty of the…

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25 Years of Priesthood

December 10, 2010

He is the OneIt was a joy this week to spend time with the group who were ordained priests in 1985. We are a diverse bunch of eight. We have aged and matured. Hopefully our “vintaging” is more good wine…

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Advent

November 27, 2010

I remember as a small boy helping my father to build a garage. I’m not sure I was much help as I mixed some cement in a saucer with a knife and poured it onto a concrete block. Dad…

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Catholics Welcome New Mass Texts

November 27, 2010

(Published in Christchurch Press 26 November 2010) http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/opinion/perspective/4391672/New-translationCatholic Welcome New Mass Texts New Zealand Catholics are the first to welcome new English translations of the two thousand year old…

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Bishop John Cunneen DD RIP

November 18, 2010

Below find the homily delivered by Bishop Basil Meeking at the Funeral Mass for Bishop John Cunneen. Over 78 years ago John Jerome Cunneen was baptised, in the old church, in this parish of St Mary, North Christchurch. Now he…

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Christ the King

November 18, 2010

It has been a bit hard to escape the royal family this week. Media reports are saturated with news of the engagement of William and Kate. When I consider ‘royalty’, I find it hard to think beyond the trappings of…

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shaking foundations: voice of God?

November 14, 2010

There will be powerful earthquakes, famines, and plagues from place to place;
 and awesome sights and mighty signs will come from the sky… …By your perseverance you will secure your lives.” Luke 21 You will notice in the Gospel today…

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