St Francis of Assisi Parish


Dec 222017
Help for Marriages under Stress

We all struggle at times in our marriage but it’s not always easy to find good advice or practical help. SmartLoving BreakThrough is an online course and is currently being offered for FREE till the end of January. BreakThrough Online gives you 3 hours of training with world leaders in marriage education, Dr Byron & Francine Pirola [more…]

 22/12/2017  Categories: External Tagged with:
Dec 092016
New Church Design - inviting feedback

The concept design for the new church and pastoral centre is now available for review on our building website. You are invited to have a look at the drawings and give us your feedback. Does the design answer our needs as captured in the architect’s brief and the late Bishop Barry’s God’s Dwelling Place? Plans [more…]

 09/12/2016  Categories: Property Updates
Sep 232016
Parish Feast Day Weekend, Friday 30th ~ Sunday 2nd October

Our Parish Feast Day Weekend  Friday 30 Sept to Sunday 2 October There are three events underpinning our Parish Feast Day weekend celebrations: 40 Hours Adoration starting with Midnight Mass at 12am Friday 30 Sept. Food Drive organised by the St Vincent de Paul Mairehau Conference on Saturday morning 1st Talk from Sr Eleanor Capper [more…]

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Aug 052016
First Spiritual Exercises Retreat

‘Inner Peace in Divine Love’ Beginning August 16th and running for 5 weeks, with weekly meetings on Tuesday mornings or evenings. This is a guided retreat where participants pray individually at home and meet weekly in small groups that are guided by trained spiritual conversation guides. Run for us by Arrupe New Zealand. Cost is $30 [more…]

 05/08/2016  Categories: Event Tagged with: , ,
Feb 142016
Bishop Barry's Funeral Arrangements

The following information is from our diocesan website… Tuesday 16th February Carmelite Monastery, 52 Halswell Road, Hoon Hay From 2.00pm and overnight Wednesday 17th February Carmelite Monastery, 52 Halswell Road, Hoon Hay – regular weekday Mass at 8.30am Te Rangimarie, 360 Gloucester Street, Linwood, 1.00pm till 7.00pm At 7.30pm Bishop Barry will arrive at St [more…]

 14/02/2016  Categories: Diocesan News, Event
Oct 162015
40 Days for Life Christchurch

The Parish will be praying as part of the  the 40 Days for Life is on Thursday 22nd October at 2pm. 40 Days for Life is an International prayer project praying for the end of abortion and for those involved in abortion. 40 Days for Life involves prayer, fasting and community awareness. The next internationally coordinated 40 [more…]

 16/10/2015  Categories: Event
Sep 252015
Why Not Euthanasia?

At the beginning of September we promoted a panel discussion that was held in Christchurch looking at important questions that need to be asked about how legalised physician assisted suicide would affect all New Zealanders. Click the image below to see video from the Auckland Why Not? – making sense of the case against assisted suicide [more…]

 25/09/2015  Categories: External, News
Apr 292015
Caritas Nepal Disaster Fund Appeal

Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand has launched an emergency appeal for the Caritas response to this major emergency in Nepal. *If donating online, select Nepal Disaster Fund OR Text NEPAL to 833 to donate $3 to Caritas’ relief work in Nepal  Call 0900 4 11 11 to make an automatic $20 donation to Caritas’s work (a debit [more…]

 29/04/2015  Categories: News