Prayer for our Wellington South Parish
Loving God, as we follow Cardinal John’s directive to review our
church buildings we ask you to fill us with the knowledge of your will,
with all the wisdom and understanding that your Spirit gives. [cf Col. 1:9]
Please keep us open and receptive to the voices and
circumstances that beckon us in new directions.
Grant us the courage to let go of that which is more familiar and
comfortable in order to embrace the common good,
remembering always the pastoral needs of all and
especially the most vulnerable among us.
Mary our mother, pray for us and be with us
as we venture on this journey.
Pope Francis has convoked an Extraordinary Missionary Month to remind us that we live in a permanent state of mission.
Every baptized person is a mission. A Mission that doesn’t consist in proselytism, but in offering Christian salvation while respecting each person’s freedom.
“Today, a new impulse to the Church’s missionary activity is needed to face the challenge of proclaiming Jesus and his death and resurrection. Reaching the peripheries—the human, cultural, and religious settings still foreign to the Gospel: this is what we call the missio ad gentes. We must also remember that the soul of the Church’s mission is prayer. In this extraordinary missionary month, let us pray that the Holy Spirit may engender a new missionary spring for all those baptized and sent by Christ’s Church.”
He Īnoi mō te Hātotanga o te Kahurangi nei a Meri Hōhepa
E te Ariki e Hēhu Karaiti, nāu mātou i whakaako mēnā ka puaki atu mātou i te pūaroha mō te iti, arā, ngā tēina, ngā tuākana, ngā tuāhine me ngā tungāne, kātahi ka whakaatu mātou i te pūaroha ki ā koe.
Whakarongo mai ki ā mātou īnoinga ki a Meri Hōhepa te Wahine Kahurangi nāna i te aroha te iwi Māori. Nāna i awhi ngā tāngata pōhara, ngā tūroro, me ngā tāngata rawakore. Meatia tēna, kua karanga rawa atu te Hāhi i tētahi tāngata o āu pononga tapu, o āu tāngata māhaki hoki. Ā te wā tonu, mā te katoa e mōhio mai tōna Hātotanga.
Prayer for the beatification of Suzanne Aubert
Lord Jesus Christ, you taught us that as often as we show compassion to the least of your brothers and sisters, we show it to you.
Hear our prayers that Venerable Suzanne Aubert, who loved the Māori people and devoted her life to the poor, the sick and the underprivileged, and whom the Church has declared to be one of your true and humble followers, may soon be recognised as a saint.