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September Reflection by Fr Thige O'Leary SM
The Real Mary ~ Mother of Mercy

Marian Mothers discussion guide is here.

And the Marist discussion guide here.

St Mary Star of the Sea - Gisborne

Bev is visiting groups in Gisborne and offering a Living Mercy Retreat open to anyone from the parish or community.

Saturday 24th September 2016 - Gisborne Parish Centre
Starts with a cuppa after 9 am Mass. Ends 3:30pm

Encounter God's mercy, be encouraged and affirmed in your faith.

Please bring:

paper & pen


Your Own lunch

Hot drinks and biscuits provided. A Koha to cover costs is appreciated.

Bev is in Gisborne from Thursday evening to visit Lay Marist groups so feel free to contact her.

Please RSVP

Parish Office: (06 867 7224)
Marist Laity: (09) 307 2712
Bev: 021 41 9728

Please pray for the day.

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

Monday 12th September 7:15 pm

Marist Laity are hosting a celebration of Mass, led by Fr Thige O'Leary SM at the Marist Laity Office, 25 Virginia Ave East, Eden Terrace followed by a light supper.

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.

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 ?

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.

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 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!

Bev Shares Her Vision

Bev McDonald began her new appointment with a commitment ceremony at Pa Maria


A tree with many branches

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