Dec 062019

Rite II Reconciliation – Thursday 19th December at 7pm in the church

Time out with the Lord – Friday 20th December 6pm – 10pm – Adoration in the church.

Christmas Mass Times:

6pm Vigil MassIn the school hall
8pm Vigil MassIn the school hall
Midnight, preceded by Christmas CarolsIn the church
7:30am 25th DecemberIn the church
9am 25th DecemberIn the church
10:30am 25th DecemberIn the church
Midday – Vietnamese Community MassIn the church
NB: No Evening Mass on Christmas Day
 06/12/2019  Categories: Event, News
Dec 202019
The things that stop for Summer

Wednesday 18th December will be our final Wednesday 6:30am Mass. The usual 9:15am Mass will continue. Also, no Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament or Communion to the Sick for a month. Any sick or housebound person who needs Communion or anointing over this period is asked to contact one of the priests. No newsletter will [more…]

 20/12/2019  Categories: News
Dec 202019
Parish Office - Summer Hours

Please note that Parish Office will close on Friday 20th December for Christmas and reopen on Tuesday 21st January 2020. The Parish Team wish you all a safe and happy holiday and a holy and blessed Christmas.

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Dec 202019
Farewell to Father Tien Cao

Father Tien heads to Vietnam mid January for his annual holiday – upon his return he will make his home at Waimakariri Parish. Father Tien has only been with us since January 2019 however he has had a big impact on all areas of Parish Life especially the school. We are taking up a collection [more…]

 20/12/2019  Categories: News
Dec 152019
The Bomb Shell became the Peace Bell

I come from a small village in the middle part of Viet Nam where it received a lot of bombing during the wars. The toys of my childhood were bomb shells, war traps, war games, and collecting and selling them to scrap for pocket money. Among many war toys and items, there was a big [more…]

 15/12/2019  Categories: Editorial
Dec 132019

We still have 10 days to go until Christmas and already we are feeling the extra calls on our time and wallets.  Our children have extracurricular activity breakups that we are expected to attend;  we might be needing to separate as a family to make sure we get to everything, dad goes one way and [more…]

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Dec 132019
Rite II Reconciliation

There is no better way to prepare for Christmas than by making a thorough confession. Make our Reconciliation Service your top priority. It will bring you healing and peace. Thursday 19th December 7pm. Be a good friend and invite another person to come with you to this sacrament of God’s love.

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Dec 132019
Men's Luncheon Group

Final luncheon for the year on Tuesday 17th December 2019 at GBC, Marshland Road.  Meet at midday, feel free to invite others to join us be they visitors, friends from another Parish or your neighbour. A warm welcome is extended to all

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Dec 132019
Christmas Mass Roster

If you are available to carry out Ministry at one of our 6 Christmas Masses please put your name on the whiteboard in the church foyer this weekend or next.  We will need hospitality, Altar Servers and Ministers of Holy Communion.  Readers will be contacted separately.

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Dec 132019
Advent Rosary

The Virgin Mary is pregnant with the Word of God and she is walking along the road.  She has nowhere to go.  Should I welcome her into my home? Final Advent Rosary 7pm Wednesday 18th December at St Francis of Assisi Church.

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Dec 082019
Preparing for the New Year

Last weekend Bishop Paul announced his decision for the re-arrangement of the parishes in our city and south of Christchurch. In light of the feedback he received he decided that St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral Parish and Mairehau Parish should be amalgamated into a new Cathedral Parish. What does this mean for us at St Francis of [more…]

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