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Father Kevin Bates - RIP Holy Name of Mary Parish
31 January 2024
Our dear brother Kevin Bates died peacefully this morning, January 31, at RNSH.

His funeral mass will take place at Holy Name of Mary Church, Hunters Hill, on Wednesday, February 7, at 10.30am.
Rewiring Negative Self Talk Therapy in a nutshell - Emma McAdama
18 January 2024
The presentation starts by illustrating how the mind is a natural storyteller, making connections and creating narratives to understand the world. This is demonstrated through a quirky exercise where the audience is asked to consider how a desk could be the mother of a chair, highlighting the mind's tendency to form stories even in the absence of logical connections.
Prayer - Invitation to Pray for Peace - A Rosary Marist Laity Australia
18 October 2023
Prayer - Invitation to Pray for Peace - A Rosary
Prayer - Entering Gods Kingdom Marist Laity Australia
15 October 2023
Share this prayer with your family, community or class exploring the Gospel from Matthew 22:1-14 through song, gospel, reflection, discussion and common prayer.
1,000 Rosaries in October St Patricks Church Hill
01 October 2023
We invite you to join the St Patrick’s community in praying the rosary for the Pope’s intention which is: praying for the Church, that she may adopt listening and dialogue as a lifestyle at every level, and allow herself to be guided by the Holy Spirit towards the peripheries of the world. As a community, we aim for 1,000 Rosaries for the entire month of October. We invite you to pray with us and log in your pledge in our website as a visible sign of the power of prayer and an encouragement to others to participate in this Marian crusade.
Prayer - The Birth of Mary Marist Laity Australia
08 September 2023
Share this prayer with your family, community or class exploring the Gospel from John 3 through song, gospel, reflection, discussion and common prayer.Allocate readers before you start. Opening Prayer. Gospel. Gospel Reflection. -Common Prayer. Final Prayer - 2 people .
Prayer for the Voice to Parliament Marist Laity Australia
14 August 2023
This prayer seeks guidance and strength to embrace the Aboriginal voice in the journey of our nation. It calls for recognizing the Aboriginal story and Spirituality as integral to the wider Australian story, acknowledging their contributions and deep connection to the land. The prayer asks for the creation of spaces for local communities to have an Aboriginal voice committee, where their voices are heard and valued in decision-making processes. It emphasizes the importance of listening to Aboriginal people, understanding their struggles, and standing alongside them with empathy and compassion. The prayer advocates for giving Aboriginal people self-determination, empowering them to make choices that reflect their unique needs and aspirations. It highlights the significance of honoring Aboriginal culture and spirituality, appreciating the interconnectedness of all life and fostering respect for all cultures.
Page Prayer - Journey with Saint James Marist Laity Australia
25 July 2023
Share this prayer with your family, community or class exploring a story of pilgrimage with Saiint James through song, gospel, reflection, discussion and common prayer.
A healing prayer Marist Laity Australia
20 July 2023
Please pray this healing prayer both individually, as a family or as a community.
Pray for Father Michael Mullins Marist Laity Australia
13 July 2023
With great sadness, we pray for Marist Father Michael Mullins suddenly passed away near the day of his 58th Ordination Anniversary a few days prior.
Prayer for Marist Educators Unknown
17 June 2023
Recently I have been preparing the vegetable garden for thespring planting, great plans are a foot! Removing the weeds,spreading compost and fertiliser, digging over the ground inexcited anticipation of the abundance of produce that will beharvested throughout the summer and beyond.
John Norris Marist Laity Australia
21 May 2023
We pray for John Norris who passed away during the week. John was the husband of our long-standing member Val Norris. Please pray for John and his family in your communities. We pray and thank God for the life of John.
Bearers of Hope Prayer for the Marist Sisters Marist Laity Australia
12 February 2023
Marist Laity Australia invites you to pray the following prayer between April 24 to May 15, 2022 for the Marist Sisters and their Marist Sisters General Chapter in Rome.
Prayer - Against Human Trafficking School Sisters of Notre Dame (SSND), Canadian Province,
07 February 2023
O God of every family on earth, Loving and compassionate God,We come before you in prayer, Unable to fully comprehend the horror of women and men and children, Transported to unknown places, To be exploited and abused, Because of greed and profit.
My Guardian Angel Marist Laity Australia
04 January 2023
I call upon my guardian angel, to be more active in my life. In moments of doubt and concern, encourage me to step out of my comfort zone. Challenge me Guardian Angel, to be more motivated in my life To get off the couch of laziness.
December Prayer Intention Marist Laity Australia
02 December 2022
Could you please share a “December Prayer Intention” for Marists and other Christians can pray for?
November Prayer Intention Marist Laity Australia
20 November 2022
Could you please share a “November Prayer Intention” for Marists and other Christians can pray for?
Prayer of the Tax Collector Marist Laity Australia
23 October 2022
This Prayer focuses on the story of prayer of the tax collector and Pharisee by Jesus (Luke 18:9-14). It shows us not to judge others but also reminds us in how we approach God in our own lives. Watch the reflection. Discuss key questions. Share common prayer. Listen to music. This is a great prayer for your family or community around the theme of 'humility'.
Prayer - Wonder and Stress Marist Laity Australia
09 October 2022
This Prayer contains 3 scenes from the film Wonder. Watch Auggie Pullman as he deals with the stress of transitioning to high school. Also listen to Gospel reading where the disciples get caught in a storm and are very stressed. Read the reflection. Discuss key questions. Share common prayer. Listen to music. This is a great prayer for your family or community around the theme of 'Acceptance'.
Prayer - Bethany Hamilton and Acceptance Andrew Dumas
07 October 2022
This Prayer contains 2 scenes from the film Soul Surfer. Watch Bethany Hamilton come to terms with the reality of loosing her arm. Also listen to Gospel reading where Mary is asked to bear a son, even though she is only 14 years old and not married. Discuss key questions. Share common prayer. Listen to music. This is a great prayer for your family or community around the theme of Acceptance.
The Prodigal Son Prayer Andrew Dumas
12 September 2022
Please share this prayer with your communities, families and schools. Prayer is a powerful tool which we are called to use more and more through scripture reading, pondering, questions reflection, sharing, common prayer, music and a very powerful homily by Father Jim from Carlingford.
Prayer - House of Hope Marist Laity Australia
16 June 2022
Please commit to pray each day in your communities and families.Before or after your family meal.
Marist Sisters General Chapter begins in Rome Sister Sheila Manalo
24 April 2022
The Marist Sisters General Chapter will be held in Rome starting on Sunday April 24. The main goal of the General Chapter is to preserve and foster the spiritual patrimony of the Marist Sisters’ Congregation. It examines carefully what the Lord expects of us, by taking into account the directives of the church, developments in contemporary society and the aspirations of each Units (or region).
Please pray for Polina and Ukraine Isabella Ross
05 March 2022
Please pray for Polina and Ukraine for peace. Polina was shot and killed in Ukraine's capital city of Kyiv. She was travelling via the family car in her neighbourhood with her mum and dad, and two siblings. Her parents were also killed as a result of the shots fired by the Russians, and her two siblings are being treated for gunshot wounds.
Francis called for March 2 to be a day of fasting Gerard OConnell
02 March 2022
Pope Francis made a heartfelt appeal for peace in Ukraine at his public audience in the Vatican on Feb. 23 as the situation continued to deteriorate between Russia and Ukraine. He appealed to the consciences of “those with political responsibility” and “all the parties involved” to “refrain from any action that would cause even more suffering to the people, destabilizing coexistence between nations and bringing international law into disrepute.”
Pray for Myanmar Marist Laity Australia
14 February 2022
We pray for the people of Myanmar.God please bring peace.God please stop the violence.
Please pray for the people in Tonga 9 News Australia
19 January 2022
Please pray for the people in Tonga . This is the story of many people in Tonga and their families. There are reports Tonga is struggling with toxic air and contaminated water, after an underwater volcanic eruption triggered a tsunami, wiping out communications.
Liturgy - Second Week of Advent Marist Laity Australia
30 November 2021
Advent is a time of preparation. Please run this prayer in your class, your community or family.
Mass of The Assumption St Patricks Church Hill
15 August 2021
St Patricks Church Hill Mass - The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Pray for peace in Myanmar The World is One News
14 June 2021
We pray for peace in the country of Myanmar in Asia. We pray that greatly needed food arrive to the people who are hungry. We pray for medical supplies comes for those who are sick. We pray for the people who wish to stir up violence. May they stop. We pray that that there is an immediate halt to violence that they stop. We pray that peace may enter the hearts for the people of myanmar. We pray that the UN special envoy should be aloud in Myanmar.
Marist Gathering Manziana Marist Fathers
16 May 2021
Yesterday the leadership teams of the 4 religious branches of the Marist Family gathered in Manziana, in the outskirts of Rome. The meeting was originally planned to take place last year at the Marist Brothers house, L’Hermitage, near Lyons, but because of the pandemic the meeting was postponed.
Pray for the people of Yemen Vatican News
17 April 2021
More than 200 people were killed or injured in Yemen in March, the deadliest so far this year. The world’s biggest humanitarian crisis has exacerbated with a second wave of Covid-19 infections. The UN is urging for a ceasefire and eventual end to the war
Pray for Myanmar GMA News Online
20 March 2021
Kneeling before them in the dust of a northern Myanmar city, Sister Ann Rose Nu Tawng begged a group of heavily armed police officers to spare the children and take her life instead
Father Bob Barber Marist Fathers
20 February 2021
Please pray for Father Bob Barber and for the Marist Fathers, Brothers and communities who will miss Bob. The Society of Mary in Australia and worldwide mourns the passing of Fr Robert (Bob) Barber SM on Feb 13 at Lismore Base Hospital, NSW. In announcing his passing, Marist Provincial, Fr Anthony Corcoran, adds 'We have unexpectedly lost a dear confrere and friend, a good and kind Christian man, a generous Marist and faithful priest. May he rest in peace.'
A Prayer for Christmas Marist Laity Australia
25 December 2020
The Angels were sign posts who gave directions for the Shepherds to find the baby God. God appeared as a fragile baby, not like the Greek or Roman God’s Thor or Odin who came with power and bolts of lightning. God appears in the unexpected simple child. For most people the child would have looked and acted like any other baby. Yet, the Angels were given a direction which revealed to them the deeper understanding of who the child was.
Cyclone Yasa in Fiji Tracey Shelton – ABC
22 December 2020
Up to 93,000 others were affected by the cyclone, the Disaster Office said — adding that those numbers may rise as communications are restored with affected areas.

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