Initial Reflection “Go now, you are sent!” We wanted to respond generally to the three areas (Accompany one another, Peripheries and Marriage and Families) even though we felt our primary focus was Marriage and Families. Our starting point is that Passionist Family Groups have a call to community, a being for others and so, to […]

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Passionist Family Groups – St Mary’s Basilica Invercargill Recently the St Mary’s Parish celebrated a Passionist Family Group Mass with members from all groups taking part. Mary-Ellen and John Leen, part of the PFG National Directing team, along with the South Island Directors Murray and Aileen Straight were present at this celebration. Parish Coordinators Dot […]

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The weekend of 9-10 September was very cold and stormy in Auckland but inside Vaughan Park it was warm, gentle and calm as the Auckland Passionist Companions were holding their biennial retreat. This year it was led by Pat McIndoe CP, our very own Kiwi Passionist priest, kindly shared by his parishioners in Blenheim to […]

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During the last weekend of April we held our annual PFG day. As always on the Friday we had a session in Waikanae for our PFG members living on the Kapiti Coast. The topics presented by Fr Brian Traynor – Ageing, Modern Marriage, Conscience and Decision making – very relevant topics for today and they […]

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