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Jesus tells us, 'ask, and you will receive; seek, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened to you'. He preaches these words to the disciples soon after teaching them the Lord's Prayer.
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Prayer is the food of faith. The Hibiscus Coast Catholic Community provides many opportunities to share in this spiritual sustenance.

Prayer Link

This is a group of parishioners who pray for specific needs of anyone, whether Catholic or non-Catholic. Should your need be of an urgent or serious nature, you can either contact the office on 426 5599 or email us. The notice board in each of the two churches has the names of people in our Prayer Link.

Eucharistic Adoration

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament takes place at St Johnís 10am-3pm Mondays to Friday and at St Francis on Fridays, 9am-10am. A roster of volunteers is organized to ensure that there will always be someone present for this wonderful ministry of prayer and adoration. Contact person St John's: Leonie Taylor Ė 027 2223591.

Marian Mothers

Group of ladies who meet on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 4 Hiwi Crescent, Stanmore Bay at 7.30pm.
They listen to a talk prepared by the Marist Centre, pray the rosary and enjoy some social time together.
Contact Therese, 424 0732 or Yvonne, 428 3136.

Meditation Group

Three groups meet
Mondays - St Johnís at 7.30pm.
Wednesdays - St Francis at 5.30pm and
Thursdays - St Johnís at 4pm
It follows John Main's well-known method of using a mantra. Contact Jacqui Driscoll for St John's on 426 8968 and Vincent Maire for St Francis on 424 2293 or visit.

Prayer for Vocations

The Hibiscus Coast Catholic Community has a tradition of praying for vocations to the priesthood and religious life during the Wednesday Mass.

Recitation of the Rosary

The Rosary is recited at 9am at St Johnís on Wednesdays and at 9am at St Francis on Fridays.
Rosary prayers in Korean every Wednesday at 2pm at St Johnís Church - Contact: Stella Nam, 027 888 8848

Parish Prayer Meetings

Two prayer groups meet weekly in a welcoming and loving way for prayer, reflection on the Word, praise & worship, thanksgiving and fellowship. Through the power of the Holy Spirit members help each other to experience the presence and healing love of God:
  • Tuesdays: 6.00pm - St Francis - contact Barbara Jones, 424 1130
  • Wednesdays: 7.15pm - St John's - contact Barbara Hines, 427 8496
Rosary Prayers every Wednesday at 9am in Our Ladyís Chapel, St Johnís

Secular Franciscans

Secular Franciscans are part of the Franciscan Movement. They are ordinary people who study the life of St. Francis of Assisi, and using his example, try and live a good and useful life. The Secular Franciscans invite everyone to meet with them and discern whether you are called by the Spirit of God to become an expression of the Gospel in the manner of St. Francis. The group meet third Sunday of the month at 3pm at St John's, Orewa, for a meeting which includes a time of study followed by a time of fraternity. Contact Shirley McGinley - 426 5253.

So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; Seek and you will find; Knock and the door will be opened to you.
Luke 11:9

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