Welcome to the multicultural Catholic parish of Our Lady of Lourdes
Glen Eden, Auckland, New Zealand!
Founded in 1958, we are a vibrant, thriving and diverse parish.
This website provides one public face of our parish, and contains, most importantly, contact information, a mass schedule and parish news letter.
Parish Priest – Fr Mario Dorado, OFM Cap
Assistant Priest – Fr Valerian D’Souza, OFM Cap
Priest in Residence – Fr Matthew Clerkin, OFM Cap
Deacon: Robert Mitchell
A Prayer for the Married couples
Lord Jesus, we thank you for the joy of all married couplesThrough all the years of their lifeyou have watched over themto bring them together in holy Christian marriage.Now Lord, bless them,for they are united in love of you and of each other.Redeemed by your Precious Blood and strengthened by your grace, may they live in kindness and fidelity,in unfailing trust and love so that their whole life may be pleasing to you.Mary, who with Joseph made a happy home at Nazareth for Jesus,take these dear friends into your motherly care.You who showed concern for a newly married couple at Cana,help and guide all these childern of youMay their union on earth lead to that eternal unionin which all the blessed will be joined together,praising the Redeeming Blood of Jesus, the Lord.Amen.
The Greeks used to tell how Xenophon first met Socrates. Socrates met him in a narrow lane and barred his path with his walking stick. First of all, Socrates asked him if he knew where he could buy this or that, and if he knew where this and that were made. Xenophon gave the desired information. Then Socrates asked him, “Do you know where men are made good and virtuous?”
“No,” said the young Xenophon.
“Then,” said Socrates, “follow me and learn!”
How akin to Jesus’ “Come, follow me.”
Updated 18 June 2016