It is not too late to support the Bishop’s Care Appeal 2018. Pick up an envelope from the church foyer.
During Advent, we continue the Bishop’s Care Appeal in support of the caring ministries within the Diocese of Christchurch. “I was hungry, and you gave Me something to eat…” Your gifts will feed the hungry. Last year the Church distributed 4,458 food parcels and made 4,478 home visits across our Diocese. Pick up an envelope [more…]
Mairehau St Vincent de Paul has responded to 43 requests for food and assistance over the last fortnight. With the Christmas season approaching, many people around our area struggle to provide extras for themselves and their families. Many thanks for your ongoing support that makes this work possible. Christmas Angels are available on the tree [more…]
“Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of Mine, you did for Me” This weekend, the Catholic Diocese of Christchurch launches the 2018 Advent Bishop’s Care Appeal. The launch letter from Bishop Paul Martin SM can be read here Bishop’s Care Appeal Advent 2018 Care Appeal Envelopes can be picked up in [more…]
St Vincent de Paul Mairehau There have been over 50 people given assistance with food and heating in the last two weeks from Mairehau St Vincent de Paul. There have been over 17 household visits by our visiting team for food issues and six visits for heating assistance. We continue to call on your support [more…]
Thank you! A big thank you to those who helped on Thursday morning, to make meals to store for our parishioners as they need them. Thanks also to those who have and still are making meals in their own homes and delivering them to the office, for parishioners. These are such a welcome gift to [more…]
If you feel inclined to cook for extras when you are cooking at home, we are looking to have a few meals stored in a freezer, to give to parishioners when the need arises. You can drop meal/soup into the parish office during office hours. Please label it with the dish name, date and serving number. Your efforts [more…]