Our
Fellowship

Our
Branch

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Association of

Hebrew Catholics

New Zealand Branch

Hebrew Catholic Restoration

Household of God Fellowship

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                 Isaiah 61: 1 — 2           St. Luke 4: 18 — 21

 We invite you to:—

•    Belong to a flourishing renewal of Hebrew Catholic Spirituality
     and fellowship emerging in the Church, encouraged by
     the Holy See.

•    Rediscover and restore the shared heritage of Israel and
     the Church.

•    Build and foster the spread of this unique cultural heritage
     throughout the Church and the world.

We are:—

Hebrew Catholic:         Jews and Gentiles,
                                     united in Jesus Christ.

Family:                   belonging, caring and sharing.

Messianic:       Scriptural – Eucharistic – Evangelistic.

 

Our Messianic Charism

Jesus said:

“Every scribe (Teacher) who has been instructed in the kingdom of heaven is like the head of a household who brings forth his storeroom both new and old.”  
(St. Matthew 13: 52)

•    In the Household of God Fellowship we seek to bring forth from
     His storeroom of Sacred Scripture — the Torah — “both the new
     and the old;” the whole seamless garment of His salvation
     presented in the Old and New Testaments.

•    We do this in the language and culture of those participating,
     never deviating from this principle.

 

 cel-1                   Young People celebrate Hanukkah

                                                                 

                                                  We Help One Another By:

●  Spiritual Renewal in the Biblical tradition;                

●  Restoration of our shared Hebrew Christian heritage;

●  Service in the Church.

                                             Our Messianic Charism In Brief

Bringing forth from the Father’s Household, treasures both
new and old —

By:       Renewal,     Restoration    and   Service

In:        Homes,        Parishes          and     Communities

 

 Renewal

In the Biblical understanding of performing our functions and conforming with God’s Will, we are always challenged to begin with renewal of our own relationship with God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

Being Christian members of the Household of God requires us to be purified and consecrated in His Name. Thus we are very committed to studying and implementing traditional Biblical spirituality.

 

Jesus

 Together                                  Sharing Together

                                                                            

Restoration

Our Fellowship seeks to embrace equally all who join us, on whatever basis, and help each person reconnect with our wonderful shared heritage. It includes:—

Reconnecting with our own spiritual patrimony.

Rediscovering the roots of our Faith.

Re-invigorating the love of Scripture Meditation.

Restoring an Israelite community in which we can all participate.

Rekindling the irrevocable calling and gifts of the People Israel.        
                                                                                                         (Romans 11: 28)

Recovering a Hebrew Catholic perspective.

 

Service

 Jesus, our Messiah, exhorted us to follow in His footsteps —

“Whoever wishes to be great among you will be your servant;
whoever wishes to be first among you will be the slave of all.”       
                                                                                                            (St. Mark 10: 43)

In this service, we are ourselves renewed and become part of His restoration of humanity, whereby we will fulfill the role God has given us:—

“I will make you a light to the nations, that my salvation may reach to the
ends of the earth.”                                                      (Isaiah 49: 6)

 

Our Seven-fold Model of Service

Welcoming and Nurturing

1.        Hospitality
2.        Caring
3.        Belonging

Learning and Sharing

4.        Education
5.        Discipleship
6.        Evangelisation

Celebrating and Worshipping

7.        Worship

 Further Reading

 

Household of God Fellowship

Available on our New Zealand web site:

www.hebrewcatholic.org.nz

Please feel welcome to visit our international web site:

www.hebrewcatholic.net

 

Who Are We?

We are a very diverse group of people, mainly Gentile Catholics, but also including, and welcoming, Jews and other Christians who choose to fellowship with us. We are the New Zealand Branch of the international Association of Hebrew Catholics.

 holy_family                                   The Holy Family

                                                                              

Are you interested in ….. ….. …..

●    Enjoying traditional Hebrew Catholic hospitality?
●    Learning about our shared Jewish Christian heritage?
●    Studying and meditating on exciting passages from
      the Gospels of the Sunday Eucharist?
●    Visiting other centres to invite new membership in our
      work and foster Hebrew Catholic spirituality?
●    Helping give seminars and other presentations to   
      explain our apostolate and how it serves the Church?
●    Participating in, leading, or organising Hebrew
      Catholic fellowship?
●    Blending traditional Jewish and Christian devotional
      practices in our daily prayer and worship?

 

All of these are open to all of our members.

Then —


Please visit our web site and contact us.

We would be very grateful to hear from you.

We are building the Household of God Fellowship.

Come and help us!

 

Pope St. John Paul II

“The Jewish religion is not ‘extrinsic’ to us, but in a certain way is ‘intrinsic’ to our own religion. With Judaism, therefore, we have a relationship which we do not have with any other religion. You are our dearly beloved brothers and, in a certain way, it could be said that you are our elder brothers.”  (At the Synagogue of Rome).

 

Cardinal Ratzinger: Now Pope Benedict XVI

“The faith witnessed in the Bible of the Jews, is for us not a different religion but the foundation of our own faith.”

  (The Heritage of Abraham — December 2000)

 

 

Western Wall                               Western Wall: Jerusalem

                                                                            

 

Our New Zealand Centre
Household of God Fellowship
P.O. Box 35 935
Auckland 0753

E-mail: hgf@hebrewcatholic.org.nz

Please visit our web site: www.hebrewcatholic.org.nz

 

 

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