Passionist Family Movement

Roopu Whanau Passionist

Click on the LINKS to view last weeks and this weeks reflections by Brian Gleeson CP.

Link to 2nd Sunday of Lent 

Link to 3rd 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 Lenten 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. This website is just the beginning. Tūmanako is envisioned as 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 Lenten reflection
that is well worth reading, reflecting upon
and praying with.
You can sign up at: Food For Faith - John O'Connor

Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand

Caritas Aotearoa

CARITAS LENTEN REFLECTION PROGRAMME 2021: Each year Caritas Aotearoa NZ prepares a Lenten Study Reflection booklet plus other material and encourages parishes to use the material as the basis of a Lenten Study Group for the season of Lent.  

This year the focus is “A New Way Forward - He Ara Whakamua, He Ara Hou”.   The theme is from Pope Francis’ “Laudato Si’”.  The Caritas Lenten reflection programme provides six weeks’ reflection based on the Lenten Sunday gospels. It assists sharing and discussion by small groups, families and communities during the Lenten season. It can also be simply adapted for personal use.  Full details can be found on the Caritas web page or resource books at the Parish Office.

Titipounamu Study & Joy

Titipounamu - Akoranga me te Hakoa

The Passion of Jesus Christ with Br Kieran Fenn.
Monday 08, 15, 22 March, 7-8.30pm. Fee: $25/session. ZOOM.
All sessions are connected but also stand alone. 

For more information and registration: [email protected]

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

  • Evaluation of your Parish:  Fr Simon invites you to analyse how your parish is maintaining a Missional focus with the following link:

    Ten Values Analysis


 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