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Issue 6: October 2018

Read the latest news and work of Marist Laity around the world and keep up to date with plans moving forward including the Ireland Gathering in 2019 HERE

Advent Prayer Service

Blessings for the Feast of Christ the King. Advent begins on Sunday 2nd December and brings in the new Liturgical Year.

It is likely to be a busy time for you but we hope and pray this Prayer Reflection service can help you focus either on your own or with others on the true meaning of Christmas. It has been said that our deepest human desire is our Advent longing for Christ.

Click HERE to go the Advent Prayer service Guide.

Merry Christmas

Living The Word
Marist Sunday Scripture Reflections

These Reflections by Fr Frank Bird SM or Bev McDonald,(Marist Laity) on each Sundays Mass readings help us grow in Living the Word. You can sign up to receive them HERE They are ideal for either individuals or groups and can be used equally well before or after each Sunday. Check it out and share it in your parish. While targeted to younger adults it is ideal for all age groups. Marist Laity has accepted responsibility for ensuring this scripture resource continues to be available. Let's stay in the Word and Live the Word as Mary did.

Our Lay Calling
That Laity may fulfill their specific mission, by responding with creativity to the challenges that face the world today.

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

Father Jean Claude Colin, Founder; Pray for Us.
Fr Colin's spiritual and practical legacy was immense.

"Keep well in mind that you must direct your house by prayer. That is very important. Everything by prayer...When something new comes along, something to be said or done, pray to the blessed Virgin." FS.39:19,20,

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!

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.

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