Jul 192019

Our Faith Our Future – Bishop’s Proposed Plan

Area Meetings Bishop Paul continues with his area meetings around the greater Christchurch area.  These meetings are an opportunity to hear from Bishop Paul about his vision and the opportunity for people to ask questions.

The dates and venues for the remaining meetings with Bishop Paul are below. 

Central – Tuesday 23rd July 7:30pm Cathedral College Hall, 62 Ferry Road

Selwyn – Sunday 28th July 2:00pm at Lincoln Event Centre, 15 Meijer Dr, Lincoln

Waimakariri/Hurunui – Tuesday 30th July 7:30pm at Chervier Centre, Rangiora

Frequently Asked Questions on the Bishop’s Planned Proposal are available in the church foyer (or online at www.ourfaith.chchcatholic.nz).  We encourage you to read these, as questions you have may already have been addressed.

Feedback Deadline for the Bishop’s Plan is 30th August 2019.  For ease of collation, feedback online is encouraged and will take approximately 10 minutes.  The feedback questionnaire comprises specific questions as well as space for people to give general feedback.  The process allows for individual or group feedback.  Hardcopies of the evaluation form are available in the church foyer.  To date over 200 submissions have been received online and a good number of hard copy submissions as well.

Group Feedback Training Session TODAY (21st July) The Bishop’s Pastoral Office would like to assist group leaders in facilitating group feedback sessions on the Bishops proposed plan “Our Faith, Our Future”.   This afternoon at 3:30pm they will run an information and support session in the Assisi LoungeAt this session information will be given on the online forms and how to fill them out, as well as tools and suggestions for engaging groups in the feedback process. These sessions are open to anyone who will be facilitating (or supporting) the group feedback process. Contact Matt on 366 9869 for more information.

 19/07/2019  Categories: Diocesan News, News
Sep 152019
Building Unity in and through Faith

All Christians are one Body in Christ, and all people are children of God. God has given us a family that is the Church. Families that pray together stay together. On Sunday 6th October 2019, our parish is celebrating our patronal Feast Day in honour of Saint Francis of Assisi. This feast day aims at [more…]

 15/09/2019  Categories: Editorial
Sep 132019
Prayer Army - we need your help

Calling all those in our Rest-homes and those somewhat housebound! WE NEED YOU to serve in our parish as part of our Prayer Army. We know that God is very much at work here and we need people to pray that we have ears to hear God’s leading and that He enables us to respond [more…]

 13/09/2019  Categories: News
Sep 132019
Parish Feast Day Preparations

Parish Feast Day 2019 Sharing and Celebrating Cultures Our Parish Feast Day will take place on Sunday 6th October after the 10:30am Mass.  It will run from 11:30am to 2:30pm.  In order for this day to be a success we need your involvement. 1: The Feast Day is for you! Mark it in your diary [more…]

 13/09/2019  Categories: Event, News
Sep 132019
Email Scams

Please be aware of scam emails purporting to come from people you know, asking for money. Some have been circulating around our parish saying Fr Simon needs financial assistance. This is the work of fraudsters. Simply delete these messages.

 13/09/2019  Categories: News
Sep 082019
Following Jesus

There is so much going on in our lives, and we have so many opportunities.  Many of these are good for us, but some can stop us following the plan Jesus has for us. Many times, I have heard ‘We didn’t come to Mass this weekend because we had sport, or we had a big [more…]

 08/09/2019  Categories: Editorial
Sep 062019
Children of Hope: Adoration for kids

Come and spend half an hour with Jesus. Prayers, songs and short periods of silence. Sunday 15th September at 2:30pm in the Church.   Afternoon tea and play for the kids afterwards. All welcome. Queries to Debra 027 717 5616.

 06/09/2019  Categories: Event
Sep 062019
Parish Feast Day 2019

Sharing and Celebrating Cultures We will soon be celebrating the feast day of our patron, St Francis of Assisi. This will be on Sunday 6th October 2019, 11:30am – 2:30pm in the school hall. Our aim is to bring all parishioners together as one family to celebrate our diversity of cultures.    Please talk to [more…]

 06/09/2019  Categories: Event
Sep 062019
Welcome to Tung Tran

Last weekend Tung Tran, a younger brother of Father Thanh, arrived in Christchurch to begin studies with a view to offering himself for service as a priest in Christchurch Diocese. He is now attending Ara Language School, and when he has reached the requisite level of English proficiency, he will apply to Bishop Paul to [more…]

 06/09/2019  Categories: News
Sep 062019
Pilgrimage for Life

In response to the government Abortion Law Reform Bill, for which submissions close on September 19, a pilgrimage, beginning simultaneously at Cape Reinga in the north and Bluff in the south, will travel throughout NZ stopping at many parishes with a Sacred Heart statue for prayer and petition. Both legs of the pilgrimage will converge [more…]

 06/09/2019  Categories: Event
Sep 062019
Mission Circle

Mairehau Mission Circle Tuesday 10 September at 1:30pm in the Assisi Lounge (beside the Church).    An invitation is extended to all parishioners to join with us for an afternoon of fun, including games of housie, raffles and afternoon tea.  Queries to Diana 942 1705.

 06/09/2019  Categories: Event