#LittlePilgrimage 33. Cathedral of Saint Patrick and Saint Joseph, Auckland

Sunday, 11th August 2019.

The day wasn’t went according to our plan; our skydive itinerary was canceled due to bad weather. Both me and my friend weren’t so sure if we must sad because we can’t fly above the Auckland city or must we be happy because apparently God still care about our careless decision – as again! But anyway, we were still stick with our plan to attend 4:30PM Mass at Cathedral of Saint Patrick and Saint Joseph, just walking distance from our hotel in Wyndham street.

The Cathedral of St Patrick and St Joseph (usually known as St Patrick’s Cathedral) is a Catholic church in Auckland CBD, situated on the corner of Federal Street and Wyndham St. It is the mother church of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Auckland and the cathedral of the Bishop of Auckland. It was founded by Bishop Jean Baptiste Pompallier, the first Catholic bishop in New Zealand.

#LittlePilgrimage 33. Cathedral of Saint Patrick and Saint Joseph, 43 Wyndham St, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New ZealandRead More »

Never Shrinking Back

“Never did I shrink from telling you what was for your own good…. I take the blame for no one’s conscience, for I have never shrunk from announcing to you God’s design in its entirety” – the words of St. Paul to his spiritual children in Ephesus as he neared the end of his life (from today’s first reading, Acts 20:17-27).

“I have made your name known to those you gave me out of the world…. I entrusted to them the message you entrusted to me.” – the words of Jesus to the Father as he neared the end of his life (from the Gospel reading, John 17:1-11a).

Will you be able to say the same thing at the end of your life?

We live in a very “polite” society. We hide the truth for the sake of being “nice”. In many cultures, being “politically correct” means “if you don’t agree with the trends in our society, you’re bad.” But Jesus gave us the Holy Spirit so that we could be his witnesses to the ends of the earth, sometimes by words, always by the holy way that we live – boldly, visibly, confidently – even if it gets us into trouble. Jesus was not always polite, and he was certainly not politically correct.

Do we really want him to be our Lord and teacher? Do we really want to follow him and imitate him?Read More »