Feb 172019
 

Join us next Sunday for the School and Parish Picnic. As we move forward and wait on the Bishop’s plans for our Church; it is important to get together and enjoy one another’s company.  If you are new to the Parish or do not know many people, we would really love for you to join us.

This week I ask you to invite a family to join us at the Picnic. People are more likely to attend if they receive a personal invitation. 

When I was a child life seemed much simpler. All our friends were from school and church. We didn’t have lots of after school activities and in fact we did these activities with the same families. After Mass were would go to each other’s house for morning tea. Today people fly in and out of Mass and our Parish with often little consideration of building up of the community. If can feel like we are a drive through service. 

Of course, the Sacraments are the source and summit of our faith. But our community needs each of our gifts to complete Jesus’ great mission: to go and make disciples of all nations. Our Parish needs you. No matter what culture you are from or how long you have been in the Parish or what stage of life you are in – we need you. We need you at Mass. We need you to speak to those around you. We just need you.

So, let’s all re-evaluate.

Let’s slow down.

Let’s have a picnic!

So much can be achieved over a cuppa and sandwich.

Clare Bell

Parish Pastoral Worker

 17/02/2019  Categories: Editorial
Feb 152019
 
Catholic Health Care Mass

All involved in health care are invited to join together to celebrate this healing ministry and pray for the challenges faced. Refreshments provided afterwards so you can enjoy the company of others who work in this field.   Sunday 24th February, 5:30pm at St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral

 15/02/2019  Categories: Event, News
Feb 152019
 
Men's Luncheon

The Men’s Luncheon group is on Tuesday February 19th at midday, Garden Bar Café (GBC), Marshland Road.  A warm welcome is extended to all men, they do not need to belong to the parish.

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Feb 152019
 
Parish First Holy Communion Programme

Those with children in Year 4 and above, who are wanting their children to make their First Holy Communion this year, please contact Louise Mackay before March 12th, preferably by email: louise.mackay@stfrancischch.school.nz or on 021 179 8274 to express interest.  The programme will begin April 9th and First Holy Communion Day will be Sunday June [more…]

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Feb 152019
 
Liturgy of the Word with Children

We require more parishioners to serve in this area of helping our young parishioners to come to know God. All those serving in this ministry and anyone interested in finding out more about serving in this area, are invited to attend a meeting after 10:30am Mass TODAY Sunday 17th February in the school staffroom.  For [more…]

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Feb 152019
 
Is your relative in hospital?

Please remember that hospitals no longer provide names of Catholic Patients to the hospital chaplains.  If your family member is in hospital for any reason and you know they would like to be visited by the Catholic Chaplain, please contact your parish office.  If you wish to contact the chaplain directly, there is a list [more…]

 15/02/2019  Categories: News
Feb 102019
 
Will you be the 5th Gospel this week?

Following the Christmas and New Year break, I have been mindful of those parishioners returning to work environments where their faith is continually challenged or tested and also those who face another year managing difficult relationships.  It is not easy to hold onto our Christian principles amidst environments that are counter-Christian or even toxic. Many [more…]

 10/02/2019  Categories: Editorial, News
Feb 082019
 
Men's Luncheon Group

Tuesday 19th February at midday The Men’s Luncheon group is on Tuesday February 19th at midday, Garden Bar Café (GBC), Marshland Road.  A warm welcome is extended to all men, they do not need to belong to the parish.

 08/02/2019  Categories: Event
Feb 082019
 
Mission Circle

Tuesday 12th February at 1:30pm The first meeting of the Mission Circle for 2019 will be on Tuesday 12 Februaryat 1:30pm at the Edgeware Tennis Club, 416 Innes Road.  Thanks to the generosity of those attending these monthly gatherings last year, the following amounts were donated to the following charities:  Mission Sunday Collection ($500); St [more…]

 08/02/2019  Categories: Event
Feb 082019
 
Liturgy of the Word with Children

We require more parishioners to serve in the Liturgy of the Word with Children Ministry. All those serving in this ministry and anyone interested in finding out more about serving in this area, are invited to attend a meeting after 10:30am Mass next Sunday 17th February in the school staffroom.  For any further information contact [more…]

 08/02/2019  Categories: News