The Cathedral Connection 19 February 2017

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There is a time for…

This weekend the Parish is promoting its own book. As already publicised, There is a time for… is a book of prayers written and illustrated by New Zealanders, flowing out of the 2015 Synod on Family Life and the writings of Pope Francis. A parishioner will be speaking about the book at each Mass. Proceeds from sales will benefit the organ refurbishment, cathedral maintenance and our commitment to Downtown Community Ministry.

Over 40 people contributed original prayers and photographs for the publication.  Printed here are two that were not included but are very worthy of being published.  They come from two Year 8 students, Bella and Khushi.

Dear Lord
Thank you for giving me the life I have
For my friends and family,
Thank you for the shining sun and the faint blue sky,
For the twinkling stars and big bright moon,
Thank you for making a good living environment
For my education
I`m lucky to be me!
And I pray for those that are less fortunate than me
Once again I say thanks for all the little things in life!

Amen.

Dear God
I pray that one day we live in a world
Where people,
Forgive and forget,
Move forward,
Enjoy the future,
Forget the past,
And love one another.

Amen.

There is a time for… is for everyone.  I hope you will enjoy praying with it as much as I have enjoyed piecing it together.

Fr James Lyons

(Further information and purchasing options for “There is a time for…” are availabe here.)

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