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

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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
 
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
Feb 012019
 
Prayer and Reflection Group

Prayer & Reflection Group All are welcome to a time of prayer and reflection on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month, commencing Tuesday February 5th, at 7pm in the school staff room. Simply bring a pen and paper/journal for gathering your thoughts.

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Feb 012019
 
Parish Office Hours 2019

The Parish Office has reopened for 2019. Opening hours are as follows; Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 8am – 5pm, Wednesday 8am – 12:30pm. The Pastoral Workers are in the office on Tuesdays and Thursdays as noted on the back of the parish newsletter.

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Jan 272019
 
The scripture is being fulfilled today even as you listen

Today, with a lot of distractions from modern technological devices, there is a temptation in our somewhat busy way of life. We are living at a very fast pace, rushing ourselves each day to do one thing after another. While one task is unfinished, we are tempted to move on to do the next thing. [more…]

 27/01/2019  Categories: News