Dec 152017
Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration - Holiday Substitutes needed

Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration: Substitute Adorers urgently required for the coming holiday period (until the end of January) It is a real challenge for organisers to ensure there are no gaps in the roster for the Perpetual Adoration Chapel at St Gregory’s Church, Bishopdale. We have urgent need for substitute adorers for: 1-2am Mondays; 1-2pm Wednesdays; [more…]

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Dec 082017
Youth Ministry - Become World Changers

We are looking at youth ministry next year. You may have seen the Facebook page called St Francis of Assisi World Changers.  Young people are full of passion and have so many gifts. As a Parish we would like to explore ways for them to change the world through love and service. Anyone in the [more…]

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Dec 082017
2nd Spiritual Renewal Programme for the Diocese - Advent

Parish Times are: – Wednesday 13th December at 7pm or Tuesday 19th December after the morning Mass. During Advent, Fr Rick Loughnan is inviting every group in our Parish to take part in a further programme of spiritual renewal based on the prayer of intercession. This programme consists of one 30-minute session of prayer, praying [more…]

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Oct 272017
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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Sep 222017
Parish Feast Day Weekend - Friday 29th September to Sunday 1st October

Next Sunday (1st October) we will celebrate our patronal feast day for St Francis of Assisi – anticipating the actual day on 4th October. In preparation for this event, there will be a Communal Reconciliation Service in the church. This is a powerful way to prepare our hearts for a worthy celebration of Mass in [more…]

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Sep 012017
Adoration Volunteers Required

Our perpetual adoration chapel in Bishopdale is a precious place of sanctuary, life and healing. Why not give an hour to the Lord in Adoration and see the difference it makes in your life. Currently the following spaces need to be filled: Monday 12am – 3am:            These hours are currently open. Thursday 12am – 2am:          [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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