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Our Lady’s Procession...

This Sunday past was the annual procession of Our Lady of Christchurch, New Zealand.  The Bishop of Christchurch, His Lordship Bishop Barry Jones, has put the Sons of the Most Holy Redeemer in charge of this annual event, and our confrères have been working hard during the preceding weeks and months to make it a success.  Thanks be to God and Mary it was a great success with over 500 people turning out to honour their Heavenly Mother despite the blustery weather!
Fr Yousef Marie addresses the morning assembly of teachers and pupils at Mary Immaculate Catholic School, New Brighton, in preparation for the procession.
 Entering the church prior to the procession.
 Being lifted by her father, Sarah Green has the honour of crowning our Blessed Mother.
 Procedamus in Pace! The procession begins!
 The bier prepares to set out carrying the official replica of the statue of Our Lady of Christchurch.
Our Lady leads born aloft upon the shoulders of twelve men.
The Faithful follow behind praying the rosary and singing hymns in honour of their Queen.
Upon return to the church, His Lordship Bishop Jones gives the benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament.
 Our Lady’s Ribboniers and Flower Girls.
Members of the Kerelite Catholic community in Christchurch pose for a photo with Our Lady’s statue.
Fr Magdala Maria with some of the Faithful.
Your can find plenty more photos by following Our Lady of Christchurch’s  Facebook page!

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"And now let us begin this journey, the Bishop and people, this journey of the Church of Rome, which presides in charity over all the Churches, a journey of brotherhood in love, of mutual trust. Let us always pray for one another. Let us pray for the whole world that there might be a great sense of brotherhood.

I will now give my blessing to you and to the whole world, to all men and women of good will."

-Papa Francis quote

He does not know you, yet he prays for you.
He will most likely never meet you, yet he loves you.

This is your chance to show your love, for as the Bible teaches, "Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven. But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven."