Kia Ora Lay Marists, Marian Mothers and friends,
This is the month of our office shift to 20 Ponsonby Rd, Grey Lynn, and we pray it will be our last! From the week of the 18th July, you are welcome to pop in to visit and view our new premises on Tuesdays or Thursdays between 10am and 3 pm.
A new facilitator for Marist Laity hasn’t yet been appointed, so in the meantime we will endeavour to keep things ticking along as best we can. Please pray for a suitable candidate to fill this role.
We have only had feedback from one person from our last newsletter, so please take some time to consider whether your group would like a visit from Fr Chris Skinner and Fr Pat Brophy or whether you have any other thoughts/ideas for Marist Laity/Marian Mothers going forward. You can email me here at the office firstname.lastname@example.org
God bless, Margaret
For an easy-to-read PDF version of the Marist Laity news, click HERE
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We pray for protection for families around the world as gun violence is on the increase.
We remember all those impacted by Covid in New Zealand and abroad.
We also pray for all Marist seminarians as they continue their studies.
Congratulations also to Fr David Kennerley SM
who has celebrated his 40th Anniversary of Ordination.
We appreciate his commitment and service to Marist Laity
and ask that you keep him in your prayers.
From the NZ Catholic: The Catholic bishops of Aotearoa New Zealand are looking forward to meeting as wide a group of people as possible in Wellington on Saturday, July 2, where representatives from dioceses, parishes, schools, priests and religious orders will attend a hui, to discuss the feedback syntheses from the recent diocesan contributions to the synod process.
The hui was one of many items discussed by the bishops in Christchurch last month at one of their regular conference meetings.
Pope’s July Prayer Intention:
We pray for the elderly, who represent the roots and memory of a people; may their experience and wisdom help young people to look towards the future with hope and responsibility.
Some key feasts celebrated during the month of July are:
3rd Thomas the Apostle Feast
16th Our Lady of Mount Carmel Optional Memorial
22nd Mary Magdalene Feast
26th Joachim and Anne Memorial ( Special day for all grandparents)
29th Martha, Mary and Lazarus Memorial
31st Ignatius of Loyola Memorial
It is in a deep experience of God, personal and communal,
and by trying to live daily the Gospel values of communion and reconciliation,
that we become witness to God’s love and instruments of mercy,
sharing with Him in the transformation of society and its total liberation in Christ.
SMSM Constitutions N. 26
Silence bears fruit in prayer.
Prayer bears fruit in faith.
Faith bears fruit in love.
Love bears fruit in service.
Service bears fruit in joy.
~ Mother Teresa
Marian Mothers Charter No. 7
A Christian mother nurtures a love for Christ in her children
and encourages them to live a Christ-like life.
“And Jesus increased in wisdom, in stature and in favour with God and people.” Luke 2:52
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.