Kia Ora Lay Marists, Marian Mothers & friends,

    As we journey towards the feast of Pentecost, let us remember that we are Easter People and ALLELUIA! is our song! May is traditionally the month of Mary. It also has several special memorials/feasts.

     Fr. David Kennerley sm, presents the reflection this month, entitled ‘Mary, Our Help.’


 We continue to wish you all Easter Joy and Blessings! from Fr Chris, and Margaret




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Blessing of the Sacred Image of Antoine Marie GARIN s.m.

The parish priest of Panmure, Fr. Iosefa Euese blessed this Sacred Image of Antoine Marie Garin sm during Mass on the 14th April, 2023 – the 175th year, to the day, of the last Masses Antoine prayed at Panmure and Howick. The icon was written by Michael Pervan, from the Studio of St John the Baptist.

       Antoine Garin sm, was appointed to the pensioner soldier settlements in Howick, Panmure and Otahuhu in 1847, and he founded the parishes in Howick and Panmure. In 1850 he was assigned to Nelson where he remained for the next 40 years .

     The cause of his sainthood was promoted in Remuera, in 2016.




Some key dates during the month of May are:

3rd     Sts Philip & James, Apostles      Feast

21st   The Ascension of the Lord          Solemnity

24th   Our Lady, Help of Christians      Memorial

28th   Pentecost Sunday                     Solemnity

29th   Mary, Mother of the Church      Memorial

31st   The Visitation of the BVM         Feast




Pope Francis’s Prayer Intention for May

For Church movements and groups

We pray that Church movements and groups may rediscover their mission of evangelization each day, placing their own charisms at the service of needs in the world.  



Our new postal address:

Please take note of our new address and phone number:  



P.O. Box 78083

Grey Lynn, 

Auckland 1245     

Our new phone number is+64 21 793 854


Mary, Mother of Good Hope.

A reminder to dedicate pregnant mothers and babies to Mary Mother of Good Hope.


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. Follow this link to see more on this website. 




Living the Word Sunday Mass reading reflections are at

and are suitable of small groups or individual reflection.