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pope to priests

pope to priests

I am deeply grateful to those who support me in my desire to live fully as a priest.

high ideals

high ideals

If you took all the events recorded in the gospels and allocated hours to them (eg. wedding feast at Cana one day, Sermon on the Mount half a day, Jesus' encounter with...

pray for priests

pray for priests

Each month Pope Francis invites the people of the world to join him in praying for a particular intention presenting a brief video to extend his invitation. This month,...

a day in the life

a day in the life

It has been a full and satisfying day of priestly ministry for me here in the Hurunui. Early this morning I drove the hour north to Cheviot for Mass with the locals....

priests@prayer

priests@prayer

A few times each year priests of the regions of the Christchurch diocese meet to reflect, discuss and pray together. These regional meetings hear from and report to the...

priests are sinners

priests are sinners

In 1984 as a seminarian I spent three months on pastoral placement in the parish of Pukekohe, South Auckland. It was a very good experience for me. I recall attending a...

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follow

follow

Take a moment to imagine Jesus pointing you out in the crowd, calling you by name, and inviting you to follow.

feasting the cross

feasting the cross

The cross is not just a difficulty or an obstacle, but when carried through suffering to death, IS the pathway to life.

maturation

maturation

only by recognising one is loved do we at last enter into a truly mature, familial and free relationship with God.

Fathers’ Day

Fathers’ Day

It’s Fathers’ Day today in New Zealand and Australia

to be wise

to be wise

In my unloveliness I plunged into the lovely things which you created. You were with me, but I was not with you