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Exposed to the Light

By Karen / September 10, 2021
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“For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light, for light produces every kind of goodness and righteousness and truth. Try to learn what is pleasing to the Lord. Take no part in the fruitless works of darkness; rather expose them, for it is shameful even to mention the things done by them in secret; but everything exposed by the light becomes visible,  for everything that becomes visible is light.”  Ephesians 5: 8-14 (NABRE) “You were darkness once, but now you are light in the Lord; behave as children of light, for the effects of the light are seen in complete goodness and uprightness and truth. Try to discover what the Lord wants of you, take no part in the futile works of darkness but, on the contrary, show them up for what they are. The things which are done in secret are shameful even to speak of; but anything shown up by the light will be illuminated and anything illuminated …
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Coronavirus & Liturgy

By Karen / February 4, 2020
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    National Liturgy Office NZCBC, Wellington 30 January 2020   With New Zealand health officials saying that it is highly likely that the Wuhan Coronavirus will arrive in our country, every institution and gathering place needs to take appropriate precautions to ensure the safety of all people. This affects our celebrations of the Mass and other parish gatherings, and especially the reception of Holy Communion. Should outbreaks of the virus be recorded in New Zealand, up to date information and clear procedures will be implemented, but at this time it is sufficient to remind parishioners that: the reception of the Body and Blood of Jesus in communion from the chalice as well as in the host, while a more complete sign of communion, is not necessary in order to receive all the fruit of Eucharistic grace, since each form alone is the complete reality of Jesus Christ. Therefore it …
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