27th St Monica
28th St Augustin
29th The Passion of John the Baptist
1st September Father’s Day
Father’s Day Prayer
Lord, thank you for all fathers.
For the new ones, who endure sleepless nights with infants in arms.
For the busy ones, who juggle the pressures of home and family life.
For the steadfast ones, who nurture and care for our special vulnerable children.
For the patient ones, who always seek to forgive and engage with their pre-teens.
For the persistent ones, who cleverly find new ways to connect with their mini-adults.
For the father uncles, who step in to cradle and care for nieces and nephews.
For all granddads, who love and support their precious grandchildren.
For the foster dads that are called to gather and cover the fragile ones.
For the Sunday dads who care for our children and lead them in faith.
For the dads who give far beyond their own resources, who overcome disability to cherish and love.
Thank you Lord for all our beautiful fathers. Help us to support them and keep them in our prayers. May you bless them now on this their special day.
(a Father's Day prayer from www.lords-prayer-words.com)
CARING FOR OUR COMMON HOME – Living our Lives with Love
TREES – The Lungs of the Earth – More Facts:
Trees are the longest living organisms on Earth.
Trees communicate with one another via their roots and defend themselves against attacking insects
Trees absorb as much as 21.5 Kgs of carbon dioxide each year
Trees lower air temperature by evaporating water in their leaves
Trees improve water quality by slowing and filtering rainwater and protecting aquifers and watersheds.
In a single day a large tree can consume 455 Litres of water and discharge it into the air as oxygen and water vapor.
After oceans, forests are the most efficient source of precipitation (rain).
NZ Government plans to plant one billion trees by 2028 to help meet our commitment, and fulfill the goals, of the Paris Agreement.
Virtues are formed by prayer. Prayer preserves temperance.
Prayer suppresses anger. Prayer prevents emotions of pride and envy.
Prayer draws into the soul the Holy Spirit, and raises man to Heaven. --Saint Ephraem of Syria
Congratulations to these 16 children who received their First Holy Communion last Sunday 25th August 2019. Thank you to their families also thank you Fr Wayne, Adrienne Wylie and Mark Wylie.
Tua Misiloi Co DRS