Sunday 4th June 2017 | Pentecost Sunday

posted Jun 3, 2017, 5:34 PM by Parish of The Holy Family

Last Sunday, I baptised two newborn babies in Morrinsville—Holland Bibby and Veronica van Leeuwen.  In the Gospel reading last Sunday, the Lord Jesus 

commanded the Eleven to “Go and make disciples of all nations, baptise them…” [Mt 28, 19].  We pray for Holland and Veronica that they will grow into faithful disciples of Jesus Christ and that their respective parents will be good examples to their children.

Our prayerful sympathy to the family of the late Monica Storey.  A funeral Service was held for Monica in Te Aroha on Saturday,       3 June.  May the risen Lord grant her eternal rest.

Bishop Steve would like us to familiarise ourselves with the Miha Maori or the Mass in Te Reo Maori.  Beginning in July, the Sign of the Cross and Final Blessing will be said in Maori.  Then later on, we can learn some waiata or hymns in Maori.  We’ll do this gradually.

The Diocese has asked all those involved in the care of children and vulnerable adults to be police vetted—both priests and lay.  So those who are involved in 

Children’s Liturgy, Sacramental program and those that do home Communion, please ring the office and ask for a police vetting form, if you haven't yet done so.  This is to show our commitment to the protection and care of children and the    vulnerable.

In his letter to the clergy, Bishop Steve mentioned that Fr Fernando Alombro, MSP (who will be Parocial Vicor for Kaimai Collegial Area) is still awaiting his visa.

“Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful and kindle in them the fire of your love.  Send forth your Spirit and they shall be created.  And You shall renew the face of the earth”.


Fr JeLo