Passionist Family Movement

Roopu Whanau Passionist

Click on the LINKS to view reflections by Brian Gleeson CP.

2nd Sunday of Lent

3rd Sunday of Lent

4th Sunday of Lent

For more information go to the Passionist Family Group Movement website

Word on Fire - Bishop Barron

Te Kupu Ahi - Pihopa Barron

Bishop Robert Barron is an author, speaker, theologian, and founder of Word on Fire, a global media ministry. Word on Fire reaches millions of people by utilizing the tools of new media to draw people into or back to the Catholic Faith.

Click on the LINK to register for daily reflections



Tūmanako is a pastoral initiative from the Diocese of Palmerston North.

That means it’s more than a website, collection of articles, or online presence. Tūmanako is a hub for all pastoral work (ie prayer, ministry, formation, evangelisation – the good stuff) across the diocese. As resources are developed and this initiative is expanded, you’ll see the Tūmanako brand reaching out to our parishes, schools and other communities.

Food for Faith - John O'Connor

Kai mo te Whakapono

This is a very popular blog, by Fr John
O’Connor, a priest of the Christchurch Diocese, Fr John offers a daily reflection that is well worth reading, reflecting upon and praying with.
You can sign up at: Food For Faith - John O'Connor

Titipounamu Study & Joy

Titipounamu - Akoranga me te Hakoa

Online Sessions (Evening): The Resurrection of Jesus Christ with Br Kieran Fenn.
Monday 03, 10, 17, 24 May, 7-8.30pm. Fee: $25/session. ZOOM.
All sessions are connected but also stand alone. 

Onsite Event: Ancient rock-hewn churches in Ethiopia. A presentation by Nic Birt in St Mark's Coptic Orthodox church, Birkdale. Saturday, 29 May, 7-9pm. Free. (only if Auckland is in Level 1).

For more information and registration: [email protected]

Interviews on Muffin Talk with Br Kieran Fenn, Prof Thomas O'Loughlin and others are available at:

Parish Resources

NZ Bishops statement re. Covid vaccine: The bishops have issued a strong statement in support of all people getting a Covid-19 vaccine when they become eligible. Their statement addresses both the moral and health issues involved including from where the vaccines are derived, and the dangers of people rejecting vaccinations (the “anti-vax” movement).  Click here to view statement


 Parishioner Registration for School Families

Prayer opportunities

1. Prayer of the Church - (the Office or Breviary).  Look it up on Universalis - there are 6 specific prayer times & Office of Readings.  Join with those who are praying for the world.  

2. Try the Rosary again.  Remember to look up the "Mysteries of Light"

3. Get ahead of the priests - they use resources from these websites to prepare homilies:

4. "Food for Faith" - Fr John O'Connor has really good insights into the Daily Mass Readings

5. USCCB - United States Conference of Catholic Bishops - reflections video

6. Vatican News. word of the day

7. "You can pray for lots of others - one I enjoy is: "Give us this Day"" - Tom Lawn