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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Jul 022017
My beloved is mine and I am His....

I can still remember the excitement within the former Our Lady of Fatima parish community when I announced I was entering Good Shepherd House (the pre-seminary formation house) in 2010.  Leading up to the ordinations this weekend, I have felt this level of excitement and more—both from our end, and from the wider Catholic community [more…]

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Mar 312017
Diocesan Perpetual Adoration

Are there any parishioners able to commit to a weekly hour of Adoration in this beautiful little chapel? There is always back-up available if you cannot make a particular week, so don’t fear being trapped. Many people visit the chapel casually and this is encouraged, but unless people commit to the roster, the chapel is going [more…]

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Mar 172017
Our Turn: Our Future - Information Sessions

After Mass Saturday and Sunday What: Information Session to learn about the campaign and plans for our new church and pastoral centre and pick up an information and request packet When: After Mass Saturday 5:30pm, & Sunday 7:30am, 9am, 10:30am, 5pm Where: Portacom, next to our church Who: All parishioners, especially those who have not [more…]

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Mar 102017
A Message from Father Rick

“I wish to inform the Diocese that we have no further news of the appointment of a new Bishop.  Because it might help people to understand the process of appointment I have asked Parish Secretaries to make available to people a copy of the procedure for the appointment of a Bishop.  This may help you [more…]

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