Community in the Eucharist – Molly Florence

As humans we have a need to be a part of a community in order for us to become fully alive and live our best lives. Chris Hazell reminds us that “all aspects of our life – emotional, physical, spiritual etc – call for deep relationships in order to foster healthy living”. This is also something that we see right from the beginning of scripture; “The Lord God said, ‘It is not good that man should be alone, I will …

The Eucharist is the bomb g. – Mary Tabaco

I struggle with two things- humility and surrender, but to simply know that I lack in these is not enough. It took me a long time to realise that my ache can only be healed by spiritual food and not fast food. This is what the Eucharist is all about. We are increasingly renewed because Jesus is literally in us through the bread and wine. We have an active responsibility to perfect ourselves because mama always said, “whom more is …

On Writing and the Resurrection – Cameron Surrey, PhD

As the newest member of the chaplaincy team I wanted to take this opportunity to introduce myself. Originally from Pukekohe, I studied Philosophy at Waikato, then spent 5 and a half years studying theology and discerning the priesthood at Holy Cross Seminary in Auckland. When, after a major epiphany, I decided to leave the seminary, the adventure of discernment continued, taking me to the UK, where I got married to Cheryl and then started my PhD in theology just before …

ACTC 2019 Holy Week and Easter Report – Gary J.L.X

We have an awesome and imaginative report from our very own Gary, who is a regular at the Chaplaincy! He is a massive Marvel fan (who is looking to take a break from this to focus on his studies) and has combined this passion with his experiences of Holy Week and Easter. Hope you enjoy it! Overall, April was a great time for someone who’s passionate and willing to become a changed man. His long-term Marvel superhero journey ended, and …