"Pour out upon us the power of your love.." LS 246
"For all things speak of you..." Laudato Si 246
“The world is a joyful mystery." Laudato Si 12
“We journey through this land seeking God" LS 244
Photo of the ADW Thinking Stone - carved in Oamaru stone by Master Carver, Lou Kereopa, it is rich in Christian Māori symbolism

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Cardinal John Dew

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Bishop Bob Leamy SM died yesterday in Auckland, aged 87. He spent most of his life as a priest in the Pacific, where he served in Samoa and Fiji and later in the Cook Islands as Bishop of Rarotonga. When he returned to New Zealand in 1997 he assisted Bishop Pat Dunn in Auckland until his retirement in 2009. Bishop Bob called his autobiography “Truly Blessed” and that was how he saw his life, and it was the source of his optimism and hope. He grew up in Wellington and he and his family will be well known to many people in the Archdiocese. May he rest in peace. ... See MoreSee Less
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Christmas in a time of pandemic

WelCom December 2021 Fr Neil Vaney sm Luke’s gospel presents a touching picture of Jesus’ birth, humble, hidden, surrounded, perhaps, by sheep and cattle. We can easily overlook what brought…