On Sunday the 24tH March, 15 children will receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Please remember them in your family prayer. God wants you to live a life full of loving, healthy, merciful and supportive relationships. Reconciliation gives us the ability to reflect on our weaknesses and receive the strength and encouragement for our lives through the Holy Spirit. This is an opportunity for us to physically experience the love and forgiveness God offers us, and to allow it to change our lives.
The New Zealand Church celebrates the Feast of St Patrick on March 18th this year as March 17th is a Sunday. St Patrick is a pivotal character in the history of the Irish Catholic Church, and where the Irish have gone, they’ve taken Patrick with them! Several churches are called "St Patrick's" including our parish church.
“Scripture reveals the relationship between God and his people as a dialogue of prayer.
He constantly searched for us. Our restless hearts seek him, though sin often masks and
frustrates this desire. God always begins the process. The point where his call and our
response intersect is prayer. The event is always grace filled and a gift.”
Washington, D.C, USCCB, p. 464