Fr. Graeme Blackburn
Month’s Mind

Month’s Mind

One of the many beautiful traditions in our Catholic funeral rites is the celebration of the Month's Mind Mass, about a month after the death of the one we love. We...

always hope

always hope

Graeme, May the angels lead you into paradise; may the martyrs come to welcome you and take you into the holy city, the new and eternal Jerusalem. Note the audio of...

deep sadness

deep sadness

Last evening we received the tragic news of the death of one of our youngest priests in a road accident. Graeme Blackburn was ordained on 1 July last year. Our prayers...

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John on sabbatical

John on sabbatical

a podcast conversation with Triona Doocey asking some challenging questions about my sabbatical weeks.

sabbatical update

sabbatical update

I’m like Thomas. I need to experience Christ. Happy Feast Day to all of us who seek greater maturity of faith

growing up

growing up

Thomas was not doubting as much as seeking; he was expressing the desire of one who truly yearns for adult faith.

another way

another way

Surely the real mortality in our sin is not any particular action or omission itself, but what we do after we realise our sin

matariki

matariki

I have no doubt that God used the stars to shift my focus from my own failures and successes to the God I was seeking to follow.