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:
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: , ,
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…]

 11/06/2017  Categories: News, Property Updates Tagged with:
May 262017
Prayer for our Rebuild  - Friday 2nd June

Prayer for our Rebuild “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God” (Phil 4:6). On the first Friday of every month, we will be having a time of prayer for half an hour, from 5:30pm and hope that all parishioners are able to [more…]

 26/05/2017  Categories: News Tagged with: ,
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…]

 19/05/2017  Categories: News, Property Updates Tagged with:
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: