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July 2010

preparation for new Missal

Fr Paul Turner has been touring New Zealand to help clergy and laity prepare for the new Mass translation. The intention is that this commence Advent Sunday this year in New Zealand. I am not sure that this timeline will be realised. As I understand it currently, only the Mass text has received the Vatican’s

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Week starting August 1

The readings textweek resources collect/opening prayer reflection August 1 and week following [NZPB] Proper 13 BCP (TEC) Let your continual mercy, O Lord, cleanse and defend your Church; and, because it cannot continue in safety without your help, protect and govern it always by your goodness; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns

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Nagging God

A couple of days ago I asked the question in relation to Sunday’s readings: Does the gospel really imply that nagging God works? I just want to briefly spend time with part of the readings, Luke 11:5-8. I translate this, pretty literally, but trying to keep some English sense: 5 And he said to them,

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Good without God?

“One million kiwis are good without God”. This is one of the new billboards seen around New Zealand. One of the intentions of the more than $22,000 raised for these billboards is to start discussion. I suspect that there is an intended double-meaning: (a) those on the census who registered “no religion” are fine (“good”);

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Week starting July 25

collect/opening prayer reflection July 25 and week following [NZPB] collect/opening prayer reflection July 25 and week following [BCP TEC] Common Worship (CofE) – The Eighth Sunday after Trinity Almighty Lord and everlasting God, we beseech you to direct, sanctify and govern both our hearts and bodies in the ways of your laws and the works

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make a website

Having a website, say for your parish or community, is no longer as difficult as it might look, or as you might think. Rev. Andrew Hedge took the ideas I presented on how to make a free website simply and has produced a most admirable, attractive, and useful website, easy to keep up to date,

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