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We write to you with love, compassion and hope during this strange and unprecedented time in our country and church.
Although Parish life is now very different be assured as far as possible, the Leadership Formation Team, Fr Peter, Fr Des and our Marist Priests are available for pastoral, spiritual, general advice and support, via phone and other forms of technology.
Your phonecalls and emails will be answered, newsletters will continue to be sent out or delivered for those who do not have email facilities. We have teams from the Parish who may call you to update your contact information.
At times the office will be staffed and necessary maintenance or essential pastoral work will take place.
Our priests continue to celebrate Mass on a daily basis in private, so it you have intentions that you would like prayed for at Mass please mail these intentions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Letters and parish messages can be placed for the next month in the letter box in the Parish House at 37 Dr Taylor Terrace, or email the Parish office email@example.com
Although not physically able to connect at public Masses we are united together in the Spirit who loves us, cares for us, embraces us and who is the source of nourishment,comfort and inspiration.
We will keep you updated with regular postings via the Parish Website and Facebook Page
With every blessing, be kind we are all in this together.
From the Leadership Formation Team
Ministry in a time of Covid 19 - Call Fr Des
Fr Des Darby is well into his retirement years.He has many years’ experience teaching and in administration of colleges, as Provincial Bursar of the Society of Mary and lately as assistant priest in a number of parishes, here and overseas. Lately Des has been part of the Marist team assisting with Masses and other pastoral and sacramental care in Saint Francis of Assisi Ohariu Parish.
With the declaration of the Covid 19 lockdown Fr Des realised his ministry would change. He was moved especially by the plight of many people who would assist at local Masses. A valuable time of spiritual and social gathering would be lost to these people and all those others who might just need to chat with someone.
Now that everyone is shut in, Des offered the Leadership Formation Team and the parish to make himself available from 9 to 12 each morning for anyone who wanted to call for a chat. This initiative is not to request sacramental services, such as anointing of the sick, or a house Mass, or Communion to the Sick as they are no longer permitted as we work together to stop Covid 19.
Calling Father Des is simply a way of keeping in touch, of chatting with someone who has a sympathetic ear, perhaps of praying together. He can be reached on (04) 213 8148 from 9 to 12 each day. If the phone line is busy, you can text him on 021 754750 and he’ll text you back when he’s available.
So from tomorrow Saturday March 28th if you would like to chat with Father Des simply call him on 042138148 from 9-12. We are grateful for Des' offer of support during this time.
Sunday Mass Live Streaming – 5th Sunday of Lent
Date and Time: 28 March 10:00 AMhttps://www.oneroomstreaming.com/view/