Oct 222017
Prayer for Church Rebuild - Friday 3rd November

How about making the effort to join in a devotional half hour of Word, Prayer and Music on Friday 3rd November at 5:30pm to pray for the success of our fundraising endeavours, for the rebuilding project of St Francis of Assisi Parish. The devotional evening will be led by the O’Malley choir and they warmly [more…]

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Oct 222017
A Radical Transformation

“The more I meditate on heaven, the more I dislike the world”, St. Theresa of Avila As true Christians, we have to be transformed through the Word of God, through the sacraments and certainly through our daily living of our faith. We are born of flesh and so we are the children of this world. [more…]

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Oct 222017
In the Parish this week...

  Wednesday 25th – 6:30am Early Mass  & Parish Council at 7pm Thursday 26th –  Reconciliation every Thursday at 5pm &  Finance Committee at 7pm        

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Oct 202017
Planned Giving Automatic Payers & Envelope Givers

Next weekend please pick up your 6 monthly accounts and letter from Father Simon, along with new envelopes. The more picked up at Mass, the less we will have to pay to post them out!

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Oct 202017
Confirmation - Parish Sacramental Programme

Sign up on the clipboard in the church today. Commences on Tuesday 31st October 6pm – 7pm in the church.  This Programme is for all Year 8s, their parents and sponsors and any Catholic adults who have not made this sacrament and wish to.  Dates are as follow: Initial meeting –  Tuesday 31 October 2ND Meeting –  Monday [more…]

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Oct 132017
Mission Sunday - Sunday 22nd October

 Mission Sunday is Sunday 22nd October This year we are invited to participate in Jesus’ life-giving mission, supporting women and children’s health in Uganda. In Uganda bringing life into the world is often fraught with danger, with many women taking great risks to reach health facilities. Despite the tireless work of Sister Mary Goretti and [more…]

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Oct 062017
Mission Circle - Tuesday 10th October

Tuesday 10th October at 1:30pm in the Edgeware Tennis Club Rooms, 416 Innes Road. All parishioners are warmly welcomed to this fun-filled afternoon for games of Housie, raffles and afternoon tea. All profits are used to support various Catholic Missions.  Queries to Diana on 942 1705

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Oct 062017

The Diocese is organising a conference on parish renewal.  Keynote speakers include Bishop Nicholas Hudson (Westminster Diocese, UK), Daniel Ang and Jan Heath (Australia). With over 20 high quality workshops this event is not to be missed! We want participants to be inspired and given the tools and resources to help parishes in their mission [more…]

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Oct 062017
Golden Catholics - Wednesday 8th November

For those over 65. The next luncheon is on Wednesday 8th November from 11:30am – 1:30pm at St Joseph’s Pastoral Centre, Vagues Road, Papanui. Speakers are Tony Sewell, Diocesan Property Manager on the rebuild in the Diocese and Peter Kennedy on the role of a Prison Chaplain. RSVP to your parish secretary by Tuesday 31st [more…]

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