Feb 162020
The Road Ahead

This week I have been meeting with the Pro-Cathedral parish council and finance committee. Each group is helping me to get to know that parish better. They are assisting me to understand their unique history, being a merging of two important and distinct communities – the former Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament Parish and St [more…]

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Feb 142020
World Day of Prayer

World Day of Prayer will be celebrated on Friday 6 March at Uniting Church, Cnr Nancy Ave and Knowles Street.  Coffee 10am and Service commences 10.30 am.  If you are able to read at this service, please contact Maureen Williams on 960 2335.

 14/02/2020  Categories: Event, News
Feb 142020
ChristLife - Discovering Christ

Discovering Christ Programme – sign up now! Discovering Christ is a seven-week experience that invites every person to encounter the love of God the Father, renew a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, and be empowered by the Holy Spirit to live as God’s children. Each Discovering Christ evening consists of a meal, a short video, [more…]

 14/02/2020  Categories: News
Feb 142020
Diocesan Notices - 16th February 2020

INITIATION JOURNEY: God has been working in the lives of many, calling them to life in the Church. Many parishes have been working with these adults, some seeking initiation through Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist and others, already baptized, seeking communion in the Church. Bishop Paul joins bishops throughout the world in celebrating these rites, eliciting [more…]

 14/02/2020  Categories: Diocesan News, News
Feb 142020
First Reconciliation & Holy Communion Parish Sacramental Programme

Those with children in Year 4 and above, who are wanting their children to make their First Holy Communion this year, please contact Louise Mackay before Sunday February 23rd, preferably by email: or on 021 179 8274 to express interest. The programme will begin in the week beginning February 24th and First Holy Communion [more…]

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Feb 052020
Testimony Training

We have two training sessions running for an hour, for anyone who would like to share at a Sunday Mass, some of what God has done in their lives. Training will be in the Assisi Lounge on Wednesday 19th at 5.30pm and also on Sunday 23rd at 11.30am in the school staffroom. Attendance at either of [more…]

 05/02/2020  Categories: News
Feb 052020
40 Days for Life Prayer Campaign

Please join us in a powerful Lenten prayer effort. Just one hour a week praying opposite Christchurch Hospital will help to save the lives of unborn children scheduled for abortion and increase our nation’s reverence for life. Many volunteers needed from 8:00am to 6:00pm between 26th Feb and 5th April. You won’t stand alone. Visit [more…]

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Jan 312020
Baptismal Catchup Programme - 2020

We are running a baptism programme for school age children of Catholic families who have not yet been baptised. Sessions commence on the Sunday 16th February. Contact Clare Bell for more information on

 31/01/2020  Categories: News
Jan 252020

“He opened their minds to understand the Scriptures” Luke 24:45. Pope Francis asks us to devote the third Sunday of Ordinary Time to the celebration, study and dissemination of the Word of God.  In his Apostolic Letter 30 September 2019, Pope Francis outlines how salvation, faith, unity and mercy all depend on knowing Christ and [more…]

 25/01/2020  Categories: News