Over the years we hear various predictions about the end of the world. Prophets of doom! Today’s readings are not predictions of the end. They are apocalyptic writings describing the present – what is happening at the time of writing. It is symbolic and therefore needs some understanding of the times.
End of Life Care meeting will be held on Sunday 15 November from 11am-1pm in the Diocesan Centre Conference Room. The meeting will begin with 2 speakers (Simon O’Connor MP Tamaki and Martin Sullivan Social Work Lecturer Massey University) outlining some of the main arguments against Euthanasia.
On these first days of November, we celebrate two feasts—All Saints and All Souls—which draw us into one of the most consoling doctrines of the Roman Catholic faith, the communion of saints. Our tradition has learned to speak of three “states of the church”: pilgrimage, purification, and glory.
Last Sunday 30 of our children received the Blessed Eucharist for the first time. A very BIG thank you to the catechists – Sophie Mitchell, Andrea Cawood, Kerryn O’Brien, Belinda Blackler, Bronwyn Bateman, Trish Bates and Teresa Edwards who led the children