Kia Ora Marist family,


    The year is racing to an end and the beautiful season of Advent is now upon us. As Marists it is a chance for us to recall that Mary was there at the beginning of that beautiful Christmas story – and is still with us today.

The year has no doubt been busy for all of you, and here in the Marist Laity office it has been busy too. I am still learning about this role so thank you for your patience – and for the lovely comments and emails many of you sent me after we sent out our November newsletter. It was particularly lovely to receive some photos and news of the various Marist groups you are involved with.  I have shared a couple here.

Wishing you all an Advent and Christmas season filled gentle wonder, awe and joy.


Go Gently with Mary, Hannah

For an easy-to-read PDF version of the Marist Laity and Marian Mothers newsletter, click HERE






Living the Word Sunday Mass reading reflections are at

and are suitable of small groups or individual reflection.





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Marist Laity NZ

P.O. Box 78083,  Grey Lynn, 

Auckland 1245     

Our new phone number is+64 21 793 854