Kia Ora Lay Marists, Marian Mothers & friends,


      Auckland Marist Laity hosted a Marist family Mass and shared lunch in our new premises in

Ponsonby at the beginning of October. (See pictures below) Fr Chris Skinner SM was our

celebrant and he used the chalice that once belonged to St Peter Chanel – a beautiful taonga to

have in our midst on the day. It was wonderful to have the space to enjoy with those who

attended, and we plan to host more activities in 2023.       

Prayer & Blessings from Fr Chris, and Margaret










    At the end of September, eight of the Marian Mothers in the Tawa-Titahi Bay group

enjoyed a weekend retreat at El Rancho Waikanae, that they themselves organised.

The group appreciated the opportunity and enjoyed their shared time together.

These photos below were taken at Our Lady of Kapiti Church where the group attended

Mass and reconciliation, and at the cafe on the final day. Ka pai!






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


 Our new postal address: 

We’ve used the same post office box number for many years, but that has now been changed. Please take note of our new address which is:  

P.O. Box 78083

Grey Lynn, 

Auckland 1245     

Our new phone number is+64 21 793 854



On 11 October Jen Martinez celebrated 18 years of service

and 4 years in leadership with the Logos Project.

We also want to thank Jen for everything she has done

and continues to do for the community .


Council of the Society Rome 2022    

During the month of October the leaders of the districts and provinces have been gathered for the General Council of the Society of Mary in Rome, Italy. The meeting takes place in a    synodal spirit of common discernment on the past and the present developments in the Society, and the imagination of its future with the sights set clearly on the 2025 General Chapter.










Pope Francis’s Prayer Intention for November

Children Who Suffer

We pray for children who are suffering,

especially those who are homeless, orphans,

and victims of war; may they be guaranteed

access to education and the

opportunity to experience family affection.


















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 a help when we cannot attend Mass in person.