Kia Ora Lay Marists, Marian Mothers & friends
Please read the letter/email about Bev leaving this role on 11th February 2022. Bev says’ “It
has been a joy and privilege to serve you and I hope we can stay in touch in some capacity.
My contact details are in the letter.”
Covid 19 may have restricted our movements, but we know nothing can stop us bearing the presence of Christ to those around us everyday, in the spirit of Mary.
We walk in courage with Mary,
Farewell from Bev
and blessings from Margaret & Fr Chris
Read Bev’s farewell letter HERE.
We pray for families, children and grandchildren as they head to new schools, universities & workplaces.
We remember all those impacted by Covid in New Zealand and abroad.
We particularly pray for the people of Tonga coping with volcanic eruptions and all those in New Zealand with loved ones there.
For an easy-to-read PDF version of the Marist Laity news, click HERE
For an easy-to-read PDF version of the Marian Mothers news, click HERE
Please pray for the souls of Robin Leamy (DD) and Fr Stuart Cuttance SM
Please continue to pray for Vocations to all branches of the Marist family, including Laity.
On Jan. 5th, five made their first profession in Africa.
Anatole & Jean Paul from Senegal, Joseph, Lewis and Robert from Cameroon. The English speaking Novitiate has begun in Italy with 11 men discerning Mary’s call.
Synod 2021-23: Pope Francis Wants to
Hear from YOU!
‘Toward a Synodal Church: communion, participation and mission,’ is the title of the global Catholic Synod running for 2 years (2021-23). ‘Synodal’ means to ‘journey together’ so a synod asks us to walk together, with the Holy Spirit while listening to each other, to God and the great needs of the world we are called to serve as the missionary People of God.
This global synod asks everyone to listen creatively to the Holy Spirit as we envision the Church of the future where all are welcome and nobody is left behind. YOUR VOICE MATTERS! Individual responses are welcome. But ideally, your response will be from a group who have prayed and reflected together.
All the details are available here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/AotearoaSynod1 or go to your diocesan website and look for the ‘Synod’ link. If you need extra help you could contact your parish.
Pope’s February Prayer Intention:
Religious Sisters and Consecrated Women
We pray for religious sisters and consecrated women; thanking them for their mission and their courage; may they continue to find new responses to the challenges of our times.
Living the Word Sunday Mass reading reflections are at www.livingtheword.org.nz
and are a help when we cannot attend Mass in person.
Mary, Mother of Good Hope.
A reminder to dedicate pregnant mothers and babies to Mary Mother of Good Hope.(maristlaitynz.org)
The Marist Family, dedicate mother, family and baby to the care of Mary. They receive ongoing prayer for a safe delivery, a life of grace and the gift of belonging in the family of God. Also a prayer to join with.
All are welcome – please share the invite widely.