Mar 292018
Divine Mercy - Sunday 8th April

All parishioners are invited to the annual celebration of Divine Mercy Sunday at the Pro-Cathedral on Sunday 8th April. Bishop Paul Martin will be the main celebrant. Reconciliation 1:30pm-3pm. Chaplet of Mercy 3 pm. Mass 3:15pm. Followed by veneration of the Divine Mercy Image and 1st Class relic of St Faustina. Queries to Pat on [more…]

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Mar 092018
Golden Catholics - Wednesday 21st March

 Wednesday, 21 March 11:30am – 1:30pm at St Joseph’s Parish Centre, Vagues Road, Papanui. All those receiving the Gold Card are most welcome.  Lunch provided.  We would love to see you. Our guest speaker is Father John O’Connor. His topic will cover the joys of being a Catholic in the third age and his very [more…]

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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…]

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Feb 232018
Ordination of Bishop-elect Paul Martin - Parish Bus

Episcopal Ordination Bishop-elect Paul Martin will be ordained Bishop on Saturday 3rd March, 11am at Christchurch Boys High School auditorium. Everyone is welcome to attend. Note there is no on-site parking available at all. Our parish has hired a bus to take parishioners from our church car park to the auditorium (leaving here at 9:30am) [more…]

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Feb 022018
An Invitation...

Dear Parishioners of our Diocese I am happy to invite you to the Episcopal Ordination of Bishop-Elect, Paul Martin SM, on Saturday 3rd March 11:00am at Christchurch Boys’ High School Auditorium, 71 Straven Road, Christchurch. Further details to follow on parking and transport. God bless, Fr Rick Loughnan

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Jan 282018
Cherishing Life

Last year in December, MP David Seymour’s ‘End of Life Choice’ Bill passed its first reading in Parliament. It is now before the Justice Select Committee who are asking New Zealanders to write in and let them know their views on the Bill. It is very important that Parliament hears from as many people as [more…]

 28/01/2018  Categories: Editorial, News Tagged with: , , , ,
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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