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…]

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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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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…]

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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…]

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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…]

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Jun 112017
Parish Rebuild - Update

Great News We have been advised that the Diocese has given the green light to Mairehau Parish for its rebuild with the design of the facilities substantially as submitted. There are now many decisions to be made about the detail of how we move ahead with this project. We will keep you informed as those [more…]

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May 212017
Fundraising Update

We don’t much like to talk about money. But when the Church speaks of money, she comes with a fresh perspective. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also (Mt 6:21). The gospel teaches us that everything we have is a gift from God, and that we should be generous in sharing [more…]

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May 192017
Property Update

New church and facilities at St Francis of Assisi We are still awaiting news from the diocese regarding our request to begin the new build. There was broad support for our church and pastoral centre design when we presented it last month. Costings are now being reviewed and budgets set.    The late Bishop Barry [more…]

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Mar 242017
Building Update

Building Update Father Rick has received a positive response from the diocesan Building & Sites Committee regarding our new church design (see quote below). Our fundraising campaign is making good progress – please give prayerful consideration to how you might contribute to this fund, according to your circumstances. I know you will extend a warm [more…]

 24/03/2017  Categories: Event, News, Property Updates Tagged with:
Dec 162016
Parish Rebuild - Feedback upate

Parish Rebuild – Feedback A big thank-you to all the parishioners who provided feedback on the concept designs for our new parish church and pastoral centre. The opportunity to provide feedback closed last Sunday evening.  Well over 50 submissions were received from parishioners, while numerous comments were also made to Father Simon or to other [more…]

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