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Up Coming Dates

Monthly Prayer Intentions 2017 from Pope Francis

Term 3

August Friday 11 - Sunday 13
Bishop's Shield Kavanagh College

11th Sept - 15th Sept
Social Justice Week

22nd September
The Gathering

David Haas
11th October, Holy Name
Details see Liturgy Resource under What We Offer tab

DRS Term 4
Thursday 9th Nov 2:00
Burns Lodge @ Holy Cross, Grace Library
Thursday 16th Nov 2:00
Central Otago
Thursday 23rd Nov 2:00

Suzanne Aubert

Resources for schools

Also known as Mother Aubert, was born and raised in France into a middle class family. She developed a great love for the poor by taking food to them. Her grandmother taught her that the face of Christ can be seen in the faces of the poor, and that it was a privilege to serve them.

At the age of 19 Suzanne Aubert heard Bishop Pompallier speak in Lyon, and responded to his request for missionaries to go to New Zealand. Her father had not allowed her to become a religious in her late teens, and by leaving home she was breaking the promise she had made to her father to stay at home until she was 25.

Pompallier taught Aubert and the other missionaries Maori on the way to New Zealand. She became fluent and wrote a Maori dictionary and prayer book.

In France Aubert had learnt chemistry and botany from a relative. When she arrived in New Zealand she used this knowledge to make remedies for healing. She eventually won the respect of the Maori people, who shared their own knowledge with her.

This is just the start of the story.
Find much more online, both in NZ government and Catholic web serches. This is a good one http://suzanneaubert.co.nz/

"Set Apart" - a collection of fibre art quilts by New Zealand artist Merrilyn George. Inspired by the life of Suzanne Aubert - New Zealand's Saint in the making.

Bishop Colin speaks for  Suzanne Aubert


31st St Ignatius of Loyola
St Alphonsins Liguori
St Dominic
St John Vianney

Have a bit of fun singing this oldie.
It is a goody.

8th St Mary of The Cross – Mary MacKillop
10th St Lawrence
11th St Clare

This is a short narrated animation I have created of the remarkable story and life of St Mary of the Cross Mackillop. Created and narrated by FACE CANVAS - Marina Colagrossi, Sydney 2014.

14th St Maximilian Kolbe

15th The Assumption of Mary (Patronal day for New Zealand)

Children may like to create their own image on the important feast day for Aotearoa New Zealand.

The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary by  Catholic artist Michael O’Brien

The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary by  Catholic artist Michael O’Brien

21st St Pius X Pope
22nd The Queenship of Mary
24th Bartholomew apostle

Pope Francis prayer intention for August is for Artist. That artists of our time, through their ingenuity, may help everyone discover the beauty of creation.

8th St Augustine
29th Passion of John the Baptist
3rd Father’s Day

8th The Nativity of Mary
Ideas to celebrate the day

11th Sept - 15th Sept
Social Justice Week
13th St John of Chrysostom
14th Feast of the Holy Cross
15th Our Lady of Sorrows

20th Sts Andrew Kim Tea-gon and Paul Chong Ha-sang Martyrs
21st St Matthew apostle

27th St Vincent de Paul
Sts Michael, Gabriel, Raphael archangels