Monthly Archives October 2018

Have Pity on me….

30th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B Last Sunday’s Gospel passage (which precedes this Sunday’s) gave us the account of the two brothers, James and John seeking places of honour.  In contrast, in this Sunday’s passage (Mark 10:46-52), we have a blind beggar asking our Lord in humility: “Son of David, Jesus, have pity on me”.  Although Bartimaeus, the blind beggar could not see, the passage shows us that he understood the nature of Jesus’ mission and identity.  He knew the prophecy that the Messiah would be of the Davidic line.  The rest of the people knew too but chose
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Totara Passionist Family Group indoor bowling

On the 20th October the Totara family group organized an indoor bowling game followed by a pot luck dinner. As they were a few people short they invited members of other family groups. Everyone who attended had a great time and the food was wonderful. A huge thanks to the members of the Totara group for organizing this event.   
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Come Follow Me..

28th SUnday in Ordinary Time Recently it was reported in the Christchurch Press that a letter written by of one of the greatest scientists, Albert Einstein, was sold for millions of dollars.  The letter made headlines not so much because it contained interesting scientific discoveries or theories, but because it was a letter denying the existence of God.  Einstein was raised a Jew, and atheists like to include him as being “their own” that they may claim that the greatest geniuses in the world is on their side.  It justifies their position, and it also portrays people who believe in
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