Kiaora koutou katoa/Welcome
Kia ora e te Hato Hohepa whanau tumanako kei te pai katoa to koutou - Helo
St Joseph's family and hope you all well.
Wiki o Te Reo Maori- Maori Language Week
E te Ariki whakarongo mai ra ki a matou- Lord Hear Us
14th - 20th Te Wiki o te Reo Māori
14th Feast of the Holy Cross
15th Our Lady of Sorrows
16th St Cornelius and Cyprian
19th NZ General Election-moved to October
Loving God, creator of this world who is the source of our wisdom and understanding, watch over this nation during this time of coming election. Help us to see how our faith informs our principles and actions. God, our creator, People: Guide us in truth and love.
We give thanks for the right to vote. Help us to hold this privilege and responsibility with the care and awareness it merits, realizing that our vote matters and that it is an act of faith. God, our creator, People: Guide us in truth and love.
Daily Prayer-Matthew 20:1-16
This week, we can be conscious of the invitation of Sunday's gospel to be less judgmental and more aware of how generously and undeservedly we are loved by God. In a very brief moment, we might ask our Lord to give us the grace to share the light, the gifts we've been given, generously.
On another day, we might find ourselves doing what the Lord has asked us to do, but tempted out of our fear and anxiety to "take too much with us," in the sense of not really trusting that our Lord will give us what we need for the journey. This would be a great day for some "friend to friend" conversation with our Lord, before the challenge, in moments during it, and after it is completed, expressing our gratitude.
We can grow in freedom by not being afraid to ask our Lord about anything. The answer surprisingly comes in our own inner peace and trust. By Sunday, we can find ourselves judging others less, and more freely and consciously choosing to turn away from occasions of sin.