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21st Sunday of Ordinary Time

Christ The King Sunday Reflection

Door of Opportunity The real question posed to Jesus, in today’s Gospel, is: “Will only a few be saved?” Jesus answers by saying that the initiation is open but the way into the Kingdom is narrow and demands a more than casual interest. The “door of opportunity” will not remain forever open. This door will certainly not be reopened for …

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20th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Christ The King Sunday Reflection

Disturbing Love and the Warmth of Love Jesus tells his disciples that he has come to set the earth on fire. Fire is frightening; it can burn up a city. And it also warms the heart. His is the warmth of love and companionship: when we know we can go to him just as we are, and enjoy the intimacy …

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19th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Christ The King Sunday Reflection

Setting Priorities in our Lives Today’s Gospel passage reflects questions that arose from the early Christian belief that Jesus would soon return in his glory and the delay that had already occurred. Written more than half a century after Jesus’ death, this Gospel needed to address concerns regarding laxity on the part of the members of the community who had …

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18th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Christ The King Sunday Reflection

Possessions, Hoarding and Greed Today’s readings suggest that the greedy acquisition of wealth and power is futile, because everything and everyone is “here today and gone tomorrow.” So the meaning of life cannot be found in selfishly hoarding wealth and possessions, but only in sharing these with the needy. The subject of coveting or hoarding arises because of a request …

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Monsignor Ray Green

Christ The King News and Announcements

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Monsignor Ray Green, our former Parish Priest for 28 years, who has passed away. Monsignor Raymond Thomas Green Ordained Priest for the Diocese of Auckland at the Cathedral of St Patrick & St Joseph, by Archbishop James Michael Liston on 22 July 1956 Served as Assistant Priest at Epsom, Whakatane, Kawerau, …

Baptism

Baptism Class and Baptism

Christ The King News and Announcements

Our next Baptism class will be held on Friday August 16th at 7pm. If you wish to attend this class please book with the Parish Office. Parents/guardians are required to attend this preparation course. Baptisms will take place at 11am on Saturday 24th July.