One of the delightful surprises of life is that the sacred is always with us. Beneath conversations, lectures, arrivals, flats, meals, fun, tears and everything else, lurks the sacred.
I am Mark Chamberlain. I have been a priest in the Diocese of Dunedin for more than 20 years. I love this ministry. It has been a rich time of parish and school ministry, lecturing and spiritual direction, postgraduate studies and psychotherapy training, pastoral care and living life fully. A consistent companion has been a sense of the sacred.
One of my own lecturers, Fr Gerry Fitzgerald, frequently remarked that "Life is too brief to drink bad wine!" - Gerry was right. Life is a precious gift and we are all invited to appreciate it. I am pleased to be the Catholic University Chaplain. I look forward to meeting you, either around campus or at Holy Name Mass on a Sunday evening (7 pm). I want to offer thanks to our former Chaplain, Br Vincent Ives cfc. Thanks Vince for your dedication.