Jul 192019
 

Our Faith Our Future – Bishop’s Proposed Plan

Area Meetings Bishop Paul continues with his area meetings around the greater Christchurch area.  These meetings are an opportunity to hear from Bishop Paul about his vision and the opportunity for people to ask questions.

The dates and venues for the remaining meetings with Bishop Paul are below. 

Central – Tuesday 23rd July 7:30pm Cathedral College Hall, 62 Ferry Road

Selwyn – Sunday 28th July 2:00pm at Lincoln Event Centre, 15 Meijer Dr, Lincoln

Waimakariri/Hurunui – Tuesday 30th July 7:30pm at Chervier Centre, Rangiora

Frequently Asked Questions on the Bishop’s Planned Proposal are available in the church foyer (or online at www.ourfaith.chchcatholic.nz).  We encourage you to read these, as questions you have may already have been addressed.

Feedback Deadline for the Bishop’s Plan is 30th August 2019.  For ease of collation, feedback online is encouraged and will take approximately 10 minutes.  The feedback questionnaire comprises specific questions as well as space for people to give general feedback.  The process allows for individual or group feedback.  Hardcopies of the evaluation form are available in the church foyer.  To date over 200 submissions have been received online and a good number of hard copy submissions as well.

Group Feedback Training Session TODAY (21st July) The Bishop’s Pastoral Office would like to assist group leaders in facilitating group feedback sessions on the Bishops proposed plan “Our Faith, Our Future”.   This afternoon at 3:30pm they will run an information and support session in the Assisi LoungeAt this session information will be given on the online forms and how to fill them out, as well as tools and suggestions for engaging groups in the feedback process. These sessions are open to anyone who will be facilitating (or supporting) the group feedback process. Contact Matt on 366 9869 for more information.

 19/07/2019  Categories: Diocesan News, News
Aug 252019
 
Cherishing Life

We believe that one of the fundamental duties of the human person is to learn to embrace a spirit of awe at the wonder of life in all its manifestations. Already we are seeing early signs of the season of spring. The earth is slowly warming; blossom is breaking out and the yellow splash of [more…]

 25/08/2019  Categories: Editorial
Aug 232019
 
Parish Mission - John Pridmore

September 23rd, 24th and 25th – mark your diaries now….free up your time so you can attend all three sessions of the Parish Mission. Our Mission will be led by John Pridmore – ex gangster and best selling author of “From Gangland to Promised Land”. Run over three consecutive evenings with the themes God’s love, [more…]

 23/08/2019  Categories: Event, News
Aug 232019
 
Abortion Law Reform

ABORTION LAW REFORM You will be aware that the current Labour-led Government has proposed an ALTERNATIVE ABORTION LAW to our parliament. That Bill, being promoted by the Justice Minister, Andrew Little, has passed its first reading and has now been referred to a Special Select Committee for further consideration and to give the public of [more…]

 23/08/2019  Categories: News
Aug 232019
 
Diocesan Notices - 25th August 2019

ABORTION LAW REFORM:  You will be aware that the current Labour-led Government has proposed an ALTERNATIVE ABORTION LAW to our parliament.That Bill, being promoted by the Justice Minister, Andrew Little, has passed its first reading and has now been referred to a Special Select Committee for further consideration and to give the public of New [more…]

 23/08/2019  Categories: Diocesan News
Aug 182019
 
This invitation is for you.  Yes! You.

Do you allow this invitation to change your life? Many years ago, I made my Confirmation with about 30 others. I think there would only be a handful of these people involved in the Church today. Why am I different? Why am I involved in the life of the church and striving to live my [more…]

 18/08/2019  Categories: Editorial
Aug 162019
 
Catechesis of the Good Shepherd - Children's Atrium

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS)– Children’s Atrium for children 3-5 years old.  Fridays 9:30- 11am at St Joseph’s School Papanui.  Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is a beautiful method of religious formation based on the Montessori principles of education.  It gives children the opportunity to develop their relationship with Jesus using hands on materials [more…]

 16/08/2019  Categories: Diocesan News, News
Aug 162019
 
Men's Monthly Luncheon

Tuesday 20th August at midday at GBC Café on Marshland Road.  Contact Martin Clifford on 385 9947 with any queries.

 16/08/2019  Categories: Event
Aug 162019
 
Ignatian Reflection Group

All are welcome to join a time of prayer and reflection, beginning at 7pm in the Assisi Lounge. No preparation required but a journal/book to write in can be handy.  For more information contact Kirsten Challies at the office.

 16/08/2019  Categories: Event, News
Aug 162019
 
Maori Mission Appeal

Sunday 25th August is the annual Diocesan Maori Mission Collection.  Please use your Planned Giving envelope to support this appeal.  If you are on automatic payment you can make your donation directly into the parish account 03 1592 0602105 20 using your PG number and ‘Maori Mission’ as reference

 16/08/2019  Categories: News