“..give back to Caesar what belongs to Caesar – and to God what belongs to God.” Matthew 22:15-21, Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary, Year A The challenge for men discerning their vocation is to make sure that their lives are totally focused on God and not on Caesar. Only then will they be Read more →
From the Director
- Let Caesar not be in our way.
- Where is your wedding garment?
If we are not careful it is easy to miss our vocation and not be open to God’s call for each one of us. We could become like the man without the wedding garment at the wedding feast, who was unable to answer the King’s questions. (Matthew 22:1-14 Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Read more →
- It was the stone rejected by the builders that became the keystone.
It is important that we keep our eyes fixed on the keystone, on Jesus Christ. The keystone is often not the easiest to see, but it is the most important stone of the building. (Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A, Matthew 21:33-43) Men discerning their vocation need to search for the Read more →
- Which of the two sons did the father’s will?
It is not always easy knowing what God’s will is. (Matthew 21:28-32, Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A) The first son must have thought good and hard about his decision before coming to the conclusion that he had made a poor choice. He was doing his own will rather than the Read more →
- A woman, who had a bad name in the town came in
The Gospel story of the woman who came to anoint Jesus’ feet, wash them with her tears and dry them with her hair is a particularly inspiring story. (Luke 7:36-50). It takes great courage to do things which we know will cause criticism from others. We should be less concerned about what others think and believe, and more concerned about Read more →
- The Sign of the Cross
Each time we make the Sign of the Cross, we recall Jesus’ suffering, death and resurrection. It is a short Profession of Faith, but it reminds us of how much God loves us, by giving us his Son. When we make the Sign of the Cross, it is powerful, visual and meaningful. Read more →
- Let us not have hardened hearts
“O that today you would listen to his voice! Harden not your hearts.” Psalm 94:8 It is difficult to hear the Lord’s voice if our hearts are hardened. How do we know what the Lord is saying, if we are not able to hear him properly? Let us pray today that our Read more →
- Vocations Retreat 2014 – Discerning your vocation.
Our annual Vocations Retreat for men aged 18 years and older, who are wishing to discern their vocation to Priesthood, will be held at Ngakuru, from the 12th to the 14th of December 2014. It will begin with dinner at 6.00 pm on the Friday night and conclude at lunchtime on Sunday. Read more →
- Most recently ordained Priest.
In this week’s NZ Catholic (24th August – 6th September 2014) we read about the most recently ordained Catholic Priest for the diocese of Auckland, Father Jeremy Palman. It is indeed news of great joy- the ordination of a man to the Priesthood. As Read more →
- You have great faith
The Canaanite woman had great faith. Three times Jesus tested her. Firstly he ignored her cries for help. Then he said his mission was for the lost sheep of the House of Israel and finally he referred to her as the House-dogs (Matthew 15:21-28). Seldom in the Scriptures do we hear of Read more →
- Let Caesar not be in our way.
12 December, 2014
Contact Fr. Eamon Kennedy
Phone: (07) 348 0289
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40-44 Seddon Street