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
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 www.livingtheword.org.nz
and are a help when we cannot attend Mass in person.