Charism is a gift of the Holy Spirit given to a person for the common good. It is the Spirit’s way of being present in our world.
Catherine McAuley lived in Ireland in the 1800s. She loved God very much, and she prayed every day. Catherine McAuley was sad to see so many young women with no place to live. She saw children with no clothes or shoes to wear and some children did not have enough food to eat. She also saw young women with no jobs, and young children too poor to go to school.
How can Catherine McAuley inspire us?
Catherine McAuley was special because she loved God so much. She prayed and spent all her time helping others and leading others to God. Throughout her whole life, Catherine kept listening to God and doing what God was asking her to do.
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Mercy Charism alive at St Joseph’s
Catherine McAuley chose certain Gospel values that were important to her and that guided her decision-making, she asked the Sisters of Mercy also to follow those values to bring them closer to Christ.
Panekiritanga – Excellence
Aroha – Compassion
Manaakitanga – Hospitality
Te Tapu o Te Tangata – Respect
Rato/Awhina – Service
Tika – Social Justice
At St Joseph’s we strive to bring these values alive in our thoughts, words, actions and prayers.
History 100 Years Centenary
SUNDAY MASS TIMES
WHANGAMATA: Saturday 5.30 pm
Saint Patrick’s Church
201 Port Road
WAIHI: Sunday 9.00 am
Saint Joseph’s Church
18 Mueller Street
KATIKATI: Sundays 5.00 pm
St Pius X Church
89 Beach Road
WEEKDAY MASS TIMES
Mondays: St Joseph’s Church, Waihi, 9.00 am
Tuesdays: St Pius X Church, Katikati, 9.00 am
Wednesdays: St Patrick’s Church, Whangamata, 9.00 am
Thursdays: St Joseph’s Church, Waihi, 9.00 am
Fridays: St Joseph’s Church, Waihi, 9.00 am
Saturdays: St Joseph’s Church, Waihi, 9.00 am