St Francis of Assisi Parish
Oct 042019

Maryfest and a grand Procession will be held at Our Lady of Victories Church at 2pm on Sunday 13th October.  All are most welcome to come and honour Our Blessed Mother.  See the poster in the church foyer for details.   

Interfaith Prayers for World Peace Sunday October 13th Botanic Gardens Peace Bell at 2pm.  The Canterbury Interfaith Society invites you to join us for our annual ‘Prayer for World Peace’ event where representatives from a wide range of faiths offer prayers for peace on behalf of their own tradition. Fr Tien Cao will offer a prayer on behalf of the Catholic Church

Remembering Parihaka Thursday 10th & 17th October at 7:30pm Sessions led by Sr Kathleen Rushton at Te Manawa Atawhai Catherine McAuley Centre, Villa Maria College.  Parihaka, a place of non-violent resistance to colonial encroachment on Maori land, continues to inspire discussion and a collective response to injustice. These two sessions draw on a booklet produced by Caritas.   

Golden Catholics Wednesday 23rd October 11:30am – 1:30pm St Gregory’s Church, Bishopdale.  Speakers are Fr Simon Eccleton (Vicar for Marriage) and Ms Elizabeth Ong (Director) from the Marriage Tribunal Office.  RSVP to the parish office by Wednesday 16th October