Oct 302018
 
Rebuild Plans Cancelled

Building Plans Cancelled – September 2018 In September, Bishop Paul Martin wrote to the parish to announce that he is halting all planning and building of churches, pastoral centres and presbyteries across Christchurch city (link to his letter below). Of all our communities, St Francis of Assisi Parish is most profoundly affected by this decision. [more…]

 30/10/2018  Categories: Diocesan News, News, Property Updates Tagged with:
Sep 262018
 
Father Simon's Reflection on our rebuild news

Reflection from Father Simon  – St Francis of Assisi Parish, Mairehau – 9th September 2018 Last weekend  (2nd September) St Francis of Assisi parishioners were surprised to learn that Bishop Paul Martin has announced a cessation of all church building and planning in Christchurch city while a major review is undertaken of the needs of the Catholic [more…]

 26/09/2018  Categories: Diocesan News, News, Property Updates Tagged with:
Sep 022018
 
Letter from Bishop Paul Martin - Bishop of Christchurch

Father Simon read the following letter from Bishop Paul at all Sunday Masses in our parish over the weekend of 1st/2nd September. Letter from Bishop Paul Martin – August 2018 We will continue to update you on what this means for us as parish, as we receive further information and as the Bishop’s vision for [more…]

 02/09/2018  Categories: Diocesan News, News, Property Updates Tagged with: , , ,
Jul 012018
 
AGM & Property Update

Parish AGM There was a good turnout last Sunday to our annual parish meeting. Reports were presented, and discussion followed. Parts of the meeting were streamed live on Facebook. The General Manager of the diocese, Andy Doherty, gave an interesting overview of the work he and his team does for the bishop and for our [more…]

 01/07/2018  Categories: News, Property Updates Tagged with: ,
Mar 092018
 
Fundraising Payments - Our Rebuild

We are making good progress on fundraising for our new church and facilities. Thank you to everyone who has committed to ongoing payments to help us achieve our goal. Please note that this month completes the current financial year. You may be able to claim a charitable donation rebate from IRD for donations made up [more…]

 09/03/2018  Categories: News, Property Updates Tagged with: , ,
Dec 012017
 
Property Update

 This week we received sign-off from the Diocese for the design of the presbytery at 63 Kensington Avenue. Detailed plans are now being drawn up for the City Council consent process. So as 2017 comes to a conclusion, we thank God (and St Francis for his intercession) that the Mairehau church, pastoral centre and presbytery [more…]

 01/12/2017  Categories: Event, News, Property Updates Tagged with:
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…]

 06/10/2017  Categories: Event, News, Property Updates Tagged with: , ,
Aug 202017
 
Reaching out to Former Parishioners

As part of our Church rebuild project, we want to reach out to those who were part of our former parish communities of Burwood, Dallington and Mairehau who might be happy to contribute to our fundraising programme. If you know past parishioners who might appreciate a letter from the parish priest inviting them to consider [more…]

 20/08/2017  Categories: Event, News, Property Updates Tagged with: , ,
Aug 132017
 
Building Plans

At our annual parish meeting in June, Tony Sewell (Diocesan Property Officer) gave a good overview of where we are at with the rebuild of our facilities. Though changes are still likely as we move through this process, here is where we stand as at today: In light of the feedback from parishioners, direction from [more…]

 13/08/2017  Categories: Editorial, News, Property Updates Tagged with: ,
Jul 072017
 
Church Fundraising - activating your pledge

Thank you to all those families who have indicated they would like to support Our Turn: Our Future of St Francis of Assisi with a pledge. Many of you have not yet begun your pledge payments, to do so please send your gifts to: Bank: WESTPAC Account Name: Catholic Diocese of Christchurch Diocesan Trust, Account [more…]

 07/07/2017  Categories: News, Property Updates Tagged with: , ,