St Francis of Assisi Parish
May 122020
Attendance Dues - Covid-19 Financial Support - Bishop's Financial Assistance Scheme.

As a result of the Covid-19 Lockdown on the country, the NZ Catholic Bishop’s have been looking at how they can assist families of children attending Catholic Schools with their Attendance Dues obligations. Bishop Paul has announced that in the Catholic Diocese of Christchurch a financial assistance scheme will be put in place to offer [more…]

 12/05/2020  Categories: Covid-19 Lockdown, External, News Tagged with: ,
May 082020
St Vincent de Paul need our help.

St Vincent de Paul Christchurch are still assisting people daily with meeting their basic needs during this unprecedented time of lockdown. They are in need of our financial assistance to support them in the work they do on our behalf serving those in need. Donations can be made through CHRISTCHURCH Givealittle Page – If [more…]

Nov 302018
Advent...preparing for Christmas...what you can do

Preparing for Christmas through Advent can follow many paths; here are some options around the Diocese this Advent. Perpetual Adoration Chapel – contact Matt on 366-9869 or Advent Rosary Let us invite the Blessed Virgin Mary, pregnant with the Word of God, into our hearts this Advent by praying the rosary each Tuesday of Advent [more…]

 30/11/2018  Categories: Diocesan News, External, News Tagged with: , ,
Aug 242018
Help for Kerala, India

Help for Kerala, India The home state of Father Paul and several of our parishioners, is experiencing unprecedented flooding, with 400 lives already lost and a death toll sure to rise. The latest we have heard is that more than a million people are in relief camps and thousands are stranded in their houses. Rescue operations are still in progress and we [more…]

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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…]

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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

Protect Marriage – Sign the Petition

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Aug 242012
Protect Marriage - Sign the Petition

We have added a link to the Protect Marriage Petition for you to have your voice heard. We have also included the letter to Kiwis of Generation Y for you. NZ Catholic Bishops Issue a Pastoral Letter to Young People on Marriage From the Beginning of Creation – A Pastoral Letter from the Catholic Bishops [more…]

Jul 122012
Start made on Diocese's Strategic Plan

An update on the future plans for our Diocese has been posted on the Diocesan website as part of their parish update. The introduction to the update, released on the 10th of July, reads: The Diocesan Strategic Planning Committee, which has the task of preparing a draft plan on the future location of Catholic churches [more…]

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