Posts Tagged ‘Pete Roe’

Love driven Church reform is beyond the documents

Thursday, May 2nd, 2024
Love driven synodal reform

The synodal process within the Catholic Church demands a profound call to love that resonates at the very heart of Synodal discussions and decisions. This period of reflection and dialogue, aimed at rejuvenating and reforming the Church, must fundamentally be rooted in love. Central to this journey is the challenge to embody the greatest commandment—love. Read more

Church blessing – all creatures great and small

Thursday, September 7th, 2023
blessing creatures

Blessing creatures, great and small, is a much loved tradition at St Mary’s Church in Timaru. Last Sunday, the church’s pews were filled with cats and dogs along with their human friends for the Blessing Of The Animals Service. The annual service – accompanied by a children’s choir – is a highlight for many says Read more

Francis of Assisi liturgy upstaged by goat

Monday, October 7th, 2019

The unpredictable mix of animals and church liturgy was on show for all but the priest at St Francis of Assisi Ohariu Parish, Friday 4 October, Wellington. Celebrating the patronal parish feast with a small creation liturgy, priest, Peter Roe was so intent on blessing all the animals he was oblivious to parishioners pointing out, Read more