Good Shepherd Parish
TGIF

TGIF

A day in the life of a diocesan priest. All over the country today students and workers have been rejoicing at the week's end: "Thank God it's Friday". It is just after...

a Saturday…

a Saturday…

The Catholic communities of the Hurunui district are small and spread around a large rural hinterland. Since my arrival in the parish just over three years ago the...

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to forgive

to forgive

We all struggle to forgive those who have hurt us and those we love.

here and now

here and now

In Jesus God is where we are, here and now. Speak to him. Listen for him.

not very Christian

not very Christian

Without this relationship we become for our world a reactive presence rather than an original presence.

call to maturity

call to maturity

The two sons represent two immature ways of relating to God: rebellion and childish obedience.

a-maze-ing

a-maze-ing

The crooked lines of our lives, when lived and walked and breathed in God, leads to the freedom of which we dream.