Newsletter for the Hibiscus Coast Catholic Parish, Orewa and Whangaparaoa, NZ - news

By: Hbc Parish  05-Apr-2012

Towards a Nonjudgmental life   One of the hardest spiritual tasks is to live without
prejudices.  Sometimes we aren't even aware how deeply rooted our prejudices are. 
We may think that we relate to people who are different from us in colour, religion,
sexual orientation, or lifestyle as equals,
but in concrete circumstances our spontaneous thoughts,
uncensored words, and knee-jerk reactions often reveal that our prejudices are still there.Strangers, people different than we are, stir up fear,
discomfort, suspicion, and hostility. 
They make us lose our sense of security just by being "other." 
Only when we fully claim that God loves us in an unconditional way
and look at "those other persons" as equally loved, can we begin to discover
that the great variety in being human is an expression of the immense richness of God's heart. 
Then the need to prejudge people can gradually disappear.


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Newsletter for the Hibiscus Coast Catholic Parish, Orewa and Whangaparaoa, NZ - mar

The scrutinies are rites that encourage the elect and candidates to self searching and repentance, and have above all a spiritual purpose. RCIA Events: Today, as another step in the journey of faith for our elect and candidates, we celebrate the first of three ‘scrutinies’.


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Newsletter for the Hibiscus Coast Catholic Parish, Orewa and Whangaparaoa, NZ - feb

In order to ensure that everyone has a chance to contribute and to be sure that we get the best logo possible, it has been decided to have a competition to find our new logo. Auckland Catholic Youth Ministry logo design competition: The search is on for a new and unique logo for Auckland Catholic Youth Ministry. February is a planning month for the Youth Council. Souljahz of Christ Youth Gatherings.