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…]
As the New Year gets underway, our plans for the next two years are starting to take shape. We hope to start building the presbytery in April, and later in the year begin preparing our site for the construction of the new church and pastoral centre. Options are being considered for where we will go [more…]
Due to Stations of the Cross beginning at 7pm on Fridays during Lent, Monthly Rebuild Prayer will begin at 6.30pm this Friday, March 2nd. Please consider joining us for this corporate prayer, where we bring our need before the Lord and remember our dependency on Him for our rebuild project to run smoothly.
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…]
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…]
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…]
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…]