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ADVENT Service 2016: Advent with Mary. Advent Increases our Hope.

Advent Blessings to you all from the team at Marist Laity NZ. A new Church year has begun and 2016 is winding up towards the Joy and Hope filled gift and promise of Christmas. May your Advent be blessed with the grace to keep your flame of Hope alive for yourself and all those you hold in your heart. We pray that whatever your year has been like, your Advent longing will bring a renewed encounter with Jesus and His gift of Hope and salvation.

To view an easy to print PDF of our Advent Service Click here to download the document.

You are welcome to share this material and we simply ask that it be acknowledged as from Marist Laity. God bless, Bev Vanessa and Fr Chris

An earthquake update

A brief update on the Kaikoura Earthquake is available at here at Marist News.

Please pray for all those impacted.

Beatification of Fr Colin SM
A significant step closer

We encourage you to spread devotion and prayer to Fr Colin.

Read more here

Jean Claude Colin website

or those who want to consecrate a new born to the care of Our Mother Mary

One of the strong traditions of Marist Laity since its beginnings has been to pray for pregnant mothers, unborn children and babies, consecrating them to Mary's care.

Your Invitation to Explore

To be Marist is to want to encounter Jesus, to love, serve and follow him in Marys way and to share his love with others. We encourage the spiritual growth of families, lay groups and individuals wishing to grow in their Christian journey. Mary wants to gather everyone into Gods family and all are welcome.

Mother Teresa
Please pray for us

Year of Mercy
All this liturgical year

The Pope has declared a 'Year of Mercy'
echoing much in Marist spirituality.

For Vatican resources page on the Year of Mercy

Introductory Letter from Pope Francis

Year of Mercy Jubilee Logo

Would you like to read a logo explanation ?

Today is a time of great change

The conditions that apply to doing Mary's work are not conditions set by Marist's but by Mary herself. It is work done on her terms.

Fr David Kennerley sm - NZ Provincial

shares about God's dream for each of us.

Fr Jean-Claude Colin: Founder, pray for us.
Novena for the Intercession of Jean-Claude Colin

Fr Colin's spiritual and practical legacy was immense.

The Novena through the Intercession of Jean Claude Colin is:

God our Father, in your servant Jean-Claude Colin you gave your people a zealous priest and religious founder dedicated to serving the Church in the spirit of Mary.
We ask for the glorification of your faithful servant in the midst of the Church and pray that you grant us the favour which we ask through his intercession.
(mention Request)
This we ask through Christ Our Lord and in the name of Mary
If you receive any graces through the intercession of Venerable Jean-Claude Colin, please advise:
R.P Carlo-Maria Schianchi SM,
Postulator, Padri Maristi
Via Alessandro Poeria 63,
001552 Rome, Italy.

Here is a YouTube video of excerpts of final mass in Rome for the end of the Colin Year.

We ask Fr Colin to pray that religious and Lay men and women will again catch the vision to be instruments of Gods mercy in Mary's name. May we work to build a Marian church of mercy for the greater glory of God and the honour of his mother and we pray for the full flowering of Fr Colin's vision for Laity. Jean Claude Colin website
A site has been created to give information about Fr Colin, provide weekly extracts of his words for reflection and promote his Cause.

Check it out!

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