St Francis of Assisi Parish
May 242019


ECU-ACTION FORUM– Climate Change and a Faith Response 30 May, topic is Water.  Speaker: Kathleen Gallagher with Hugh Thorpe responding.  Knox Hall, 5.00pm for 5.30pm start.  Contact Marilyn (021 061 3940 for further details.

CBS CHOIR & ORCHESTRA present a concert in St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral at 3 pm on Sunday, 16 June, to mark Trinity Sunday. It includes Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 20 and his Trinitatus Mass, together with seasonal choral and organ items.

The NZ Catholic Bishop’s Committee for Interfaith Relations is currently launching a new resource titled “Promoting Interfaith relations in Aotearoa New Zealand”.  It is recognised that as a result of the recent terrorist attacks in Christchurch, there is a particularly increased need for interfaith work in New Zealand.  A workshop on the approach of the Catholic Church to Interfaith relations is being held in Christchurch on Tuesday the 4th June – 7pm at the St Josephs Parish Centre, 133 Main North Road, Papanui.  All are very welcome to come along to learn about the Church’s official teaching on interfaith relations and understand more about this important ministry.

Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration Chapel – “The best time on earth”

St Mother Teresa of Calcutta said “the time you spend with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament is the best time you will spend on earth … (it) will deepen your union with Him and … will help bring about everlasting peace on earth.” Visit anytime and contact Matt on or 366-9869 for more details.

SCHOOL REUNIONS:  Catholic school reunions in Whanganui: St Augustine’s College and Marist Brothers this Labour weekend. Contact Henry Newrick on 027 471 2242. Facebook:

ST PATRICK’S PARISH, LINCOLN – New Church Open Day: The Lincoln Parish invite all from the Diocese to their “Open Day” on Sunday 26 May between 1pm-4pm, to look through their beautiful new church. Parishioners will be there to meet and greet and refreshments will be available in the Parish Centre.

DOVE CATHOLIC FELLOWSHIP FOR WOMEN – next gathering Saturday 15 June at Christ the King from 1 – 3:30pm. Under the authority of the Bishop, we offer teachings, prayer ministry, reconciliation and fellowship.Dove is for women of all ages. No sign up required – simply come along. For more information contact: Diane 0274312026 or or DOVE Fellowship Christchurch Facebook page.

An invitation to all young adults for a deepening of their faith through nurturing their relationship with Christ and build community at the same time!

Who: Young Adults (18 – 40 year old)

When: Wednesday June 5th (starting date)
Where: St Peter’s Parish Hall (11 Fisher Ave)
Time: 6.30pm

Please contact: Chebie Pardo – 0279008353, Donna Labajo – 0223753529, Cyerene Tionko – 0275550551, Pia Tionko – 0212548955

THE FAMILY PRAYER VIGIL APOSTOLATE invites you to a Candlelit Family Prayer Vigil on Friday 31st May at Holy Trinity Parish, Bryndwr, cnr of Jeffreys and Idris Rds.  Opening Mass 7.30pm celebrating Faith in all the generations, midnight Mass for Marriage and Priesthood.  Adoration and Rosary throughout the night.  Reconciliation available after 7.30pm mass.  Enquiries:  phone Daphne 351-5435.

PRAISE & WORSHIP WORKSHOP   Saturday, 29th June  10am – 4pm at Christ the King, Burnside. All welcome to join for an experience of spirit-filled Praise & Worship with teaching and shared workshop.  BYO lunch; Tea/Coffee provided; no charge but collection 

to cover costs. Further info: Maureen on 0275688338 

ANTIOCH CAMP 2019 This an exciting weekend where young people are empowered to recognize the person God has created them to be. This weekend will prove an invaluable experience through the spreading of the gospel in a fun and dynamic way (small groups, activities, praise and worship, sessions, etc)
Who: Years 11-13
Where: Woodend Christian Camp
When: Fri 5 – 7 July 2019
Cost: $90 (Should you have any financial difficulties please don’t hesitate to contact Carmela on the email below!)
For more information contact Carmela:



Who: Years 7 – 13

Time: 7pm – 9pm

When: Friday June 7th 2019

Where: C3 South City Church (510 Colombo St)
FREE YOUTH EVENT! For more information contact Carmela at

CATHOLIC SHOP:  For the best range of Catholic gifts and resources in the South Island, visit us at 373 Manchester Street, Christchurch, next to St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral. Ph 03 366-2853, e-mail, or ‘like’ us on Facebook. Open Mon-Fri 9.30am-4.30pm, Sat 10am-1pm.

12 HOURS OF MERCY: Jesus Youth movement is initiating the 12 Hours of Eucharistic Adoration across all NZ dioceses.  In Christchurch every Thursday from Easter Monday to Pentecost 22 April – 8 June 8.00am – 7.00pm there will be Eucharistic Adoration at St Teresa’s Parish Riccarton 8 Puriri Street. Everyone is invited an encouraged to attend. For more details contact Albin 020 4098 1512.

THINKING DIOCESAN PRIESTHOOD?  Speak to any priest or contact Vocations Director Fr. John O’Connor

PROMOTING VOCATIONS:  The New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference has endorsed the promotion of vocations and asks that you regularly promote vocations with the following (with or without the logo as space is always at a premium).

Holy Cross Seminary

 24/05/2019  Categories: Diocesan News