The Tenacious Love God has for each of us. - Holy Spirit Parish, Te Wairua Tapu  During this last week the First Readings at Mass have been from the early chapters of the Book of Exodus.  As well as reminding us of the beginnings of our history, as a people of faith, these Readings have put before us two wondrous aspects of God’s love of His children.  Exodus tells us of the

The Tenacious Love God has for each of us. - Holy Spirit Parish, Te Wairua Tapu During this last week the First Readings at Mass have been from the early chapters of the Book of Exodus. As well as reminding us of the beginnings of our history, as a people of faith, these Readings have put before us two wondrous aspects of God’s love of His children. Exodus tells us of the

16th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Year A - 23 July 2017 - Holy Spirit Parish, Te Wairua Tapu

16th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Year A - 23 July 2017 - Holy Spirit Parish, Te Wairua Tapu

Water, Water everywhere, but only drops to drink. - Holy Spirit Parish, Te Wairua Tapu    Just over two years ago Pope Francis issued his Letter Laudato Si making a world-wide appeal for everyone to work together to save “our common home” --- the planet we share and live on. Most of us have been in study groups and discussed the responses we need to make to this appeal and world lead

Water, Water everywhere, but only drops to drink. - Holy Spirit Parish, Te Wairua Tapu Just over two years ago Pope Francis issued his Letter Laudato Si making a world-wide appeal for everyone to work together to save “our common home” --- the planet we share and live on. Most of us have been in study groups and discussed the responses we need to make to this appeal and world lead

15th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Year A - 16th July 2017 - Holy Spirit Parish, Te Wairua Tapu

15th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Year A - 16th July 2017 - Holy Spirit Parish, Te Wairua Tapu

The Scandal of the Human Church - Holy Spirit Parish, Te Wairua Tapu  Most of us were shocked and saddened when the news media made us aware Cardinal Pell is to be tried in an Australian Court of justice, charged with the historic sexual abuse of children. Such a turn of events could seem impossible, that a man chosen to be a Catholic priest and bishop, could even

The Scandal of the Human Church - Holy Spirit Parish, Te Wairua Tapu Most of us were shocked and saddened when the news media made us aware Cardinal Pell is to be tried in an Australian Court of justice, charged with the historic sexual abuse of children. Such a turn of events could seem impossible, that a man chosen to be a Catholic priest and bishop, could even

14th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Year A - 9th July 2017 - Holy Spirit Parish, Te Wairua Tapu

14th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Year A - 9th July 2017 - Holy Spirit Parish, Te Wairua Tapu

THE AMERICA'S CUP - A New Zealand Victory - Holy Spirit Parish, Te Wairua Tapu  For the third time our nation has won this coveted sporting trophy. All New Zealand can take pride in this success. Peter Burling, his young Team New Zealand, its supporting organisation, and the New Zealand boat-building industry deserve the plaudits being showered.     Financially, the

THE AMERICA'S CUP - A New Zealand Victory - Holy Spirit Parish, Te Wairua Tapu For the third time our nation has won this coveted sporting trophy. All New Zealand can take pride in this success. Peter Burling, his young Team New Zealand, its supporting organisation, and the New Zealand boat-building industry deserve the plaudits being showered. Financially, the

13th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A - 2 July 2017 - Holy Spirit Parish, Te Wairua Tapu

13th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A - 2 July 2017 - Holy Spirit Parish, Te Wairua Tapu

Jesus tell us, "Do not be afraid". Matthew 10:26-28 - Holy Spirit Parish, Te Wairua Tapu   I was recently reading about the “Mugwump”. There is, in Australia, a bird by the above name, well known for its ability to literally sit on the fence, his beak on one side of the fence, his tail on the other. For the Aussie, mugwump has another meaning. A mugwump is somebody who likes to be on ea

Jesus tell us, "Do not be afraid". Matthew 10:26-28 - Holy Spirit Parish, Te Wairua Tapu I was recently reading about the “Mugwump”. There is, in Australia, a bird by the above name, well known for its ability to literally sit on the fence, his beak on one side of the fence, his tail on the other. For the Aussie, mugwump has another meaning. A mugwump is somebody who likes to be on ea

12th Sunday in Ordinary Time - 25th June 2017 - Holy Spirit Parish, Te Wairua Tapu

12th Sunday in Ordinary Time - 25th June 2017 - Holy Spirit Parish, Te Wairua Tapu

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