From the Parish Council Chair:

 

Hello my fellow Christian friends.

 

Firstly, I would like to take the opportunity to thank the many wonderful people in our church community who actively contribute to our parish in all sorts of mighty ways;

usually without  much acknowledgement – well done and thank you.

 

By our baptism, we have a duty to be proactive in the faith – Read the parable of the talents in Matthew 25: 14-30.

Too many of us today see our salvation as simply a bus ticket to heaven and we believe it doesn’t matter too much in what we do while we wait for the bus.

St. Paul writes in Ephesians 2: 10 – “For we are Gods handiwork Created in Christ Jesus to do good works which God prepared in advance for us to do”.

God is not dead nor is he stagnant and his holy revelations to us are continuous. He works through his people for the advancement of humanity and in his third millennium there are many issues that need our discernment.

 

To name a few, married and women priests, same sex relationships and marriage, bioethics, ecumenicalism, human sexuality and morality, and political secularism.

Ignoring these topics are not going to make them go away. We must have the courage to face them, but at the same time, remain true to the gospel.

Church reform is not just the responsibility of the clergy and church bureaucrats.

 

We are together one body in Christ and collectively we will advance Gods holy kingdom.

If you have anything you would like to be brought to the attention of the parish team, and if you are able to offer your talents or services, please email me at bennik@xtra.co.nz.

 

Blessing to you all,

Harry Bennik

Parish Council Chair.

 

MEMBERS OF THE PARISH PASTORAL TEAM:

Fr Dennis Nacorda           022 040 6399

Harry Bennik                      027 454 8927

Makisi Finau                       021 0288 1653

Kerry Gaffaney                 027 358 6108

Rasella Fuauli                     022 595 5428

Gladys Fermo                    020 4147 1301

Anna Tate-Smith              027 866 2388

Maria Lyne                          022 120 7377

Hilary Sheeran                   022 091 9299

Parish Pastoral Council Meeting Minutes