Posts Tagged ‘Works of mercy’

The power of the corporal works of mercy at this time

Thursday, July 9th, 2020

I’ve been reflecting on Matthew 25: 31-40 — this is the story where the fallen ask Jesus, “When did we see you hungry?” and he replies that they ignored his presence in the least of their brethren. This new time of social distancing has made it difficult to see practically anyone — we don’t go Read more

Students helping to keep people warm this winter

Monday, May 6th, 2019

The winter chill is coming on fast and it can be the toughest season for people struggling to keep their families warm and healthy. But a group of high school students are determined to make a difference with their very own winter project. Continue reading

Papal Medal for Brendan Gilmore

Monday, December 4th, 2017

Wellington South Parishioner Brendan Gilmore was presented with a Benemerenti medal by Cardinal John Dew in St Gerard’s Church, Mt Victoria, on Sunday 5 November. Numerous testimonies were received in support of this award from Pope Francis. Read more in WelCom

What depression has taught me

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

As regular readers may remember, I have been suffering with depression since the summer. My last blog on the topic, I’m told, came across more “worryingly bleak” than “winningly chipper in the face of adversity”. That wasn’t really the intention at all. But hey, I’m mentally ill – so what do I know? As I Read more

Neighbours angry at church plans to house ex-prisoners in suburban Otaki

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

A plan to rehabilitate ex-prisoners in a church house in Otaki has angered neighbours, some of whom have gone as far as threatening to torch buildings. Te Whare O Te Redeemed Fellowship has gained the lease for a building in suburban Waerenga Rd, near a kindergarten and a retirement village, and is planning to make Read more