Kia Ora Lay Marists, Marian Mothers & friends,
As we enter the month of the Holy Rosary, it is a timely reminder that we can commit our hopes and consolations, difficulties and sorrows, life and death to Mary our Queen, for her special care and protection.
I’m sure many of us have been moved by the passing of Queen Elizabeth ll, a faithful, Christian woman who gave so much in her loving service as Monarch, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. We pray for the happy repose of her soul and for healing of the sorrow in her family.
It’s been a busy month, and many Marist groups around NZ and the world have celebrated the Holy Name of Mary in their own special way. In Auckland, our Marist Lay community found it difficult to get together in September so are having a special Mass and shared lunch on Sat. October 8th, in our new centre in Ponsonby Road.
If you are interested in attending, please contact Margaret in the office either by email – firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone 021 793 854 before October 6th.
Prayer & Blessings from Fr Chris, and Margaret
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October 7th – Our Lady of the Rosary
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
(Please note, the post code on the newsletter is incorrect)
Our new phone number is: +64 21 793 854
Ordination in Suva
Father Iosefo Amuri was ordained to the priesthood in the Cathedral in Suva by Archbishop Peter Loy Chong on September 11. Fr. Iosefo undertook his formation in Suva, Davao and Rome. Presently he is appointed to the community at St. Mary’s in Nadi, Fiji. After consultation, the Superior General has appointed him to international mission within the District of Mexico by mid-2023.
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.
Pope’s October Prayer Intention
A Church Open to Everyone
We pray for the Church; ever faithful to, and courageous in preaching the Gospel, may the Church be a community of solidarity, fraternity and welcome, always living in an atmosphere of synodality .