Oct 112019
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.

 11/10/2019  Categories: Diocesan News, Event
Oct 042019
Suzanne Aubert Celebration Day - 6th October

6 October 2019 Dear Father, On behalf of the Sisters of Compassion, thank you for supporting the Suzanne Aubert Celebration Sunday. I am unsure if your parish is able to play the video that has been prepared for this special day. If not, then as an alternative, I am writing to ask if you could [more…]

 04/10/2019  Categories: Diocesan News, News
Oct 042019
Christchurch: a diocese on mission

Pope Francis has asked the church to mark this month of October as an Extraordinary Month of Mission Dear Brothers and Sisters In the Pentecost Our Faith Our Future proposal for restructuring of Christchurch city parishes I emphasised that we must ensure that our parish structures serve the primary mission of the church. Too often [more…]

 04/10/2019  Categories: Diocesan News, News Tagged with:
Oct 042019
Diocesan Notices

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 [more…]

Sep 272019
St Therese Rose Petal Evening

Friday 4th October 7pm, St Teresa’s Church, Riccarton. Join the Beatitudes Community and the Brothers of St John for an evening in honour of St Therese of Lisieux, with the theme “No, I’m not dying, I’m entering into life!”   The evening will include vespers, music, teaching, testimonies, and concludes with supper in the hall.   Inquiries contact beatitudesnz@gmail.com All are [more…]

 27/09/2019  Categories: Diocesan News, Event
Sep 202019
Our Faith - Our Future update

Thank you for feedback provided for the Bishop’s proposal.    There have been over 800 submissions of feedback received, which includes individual and group submissions. You are invited to keep this process in your prayers.

 20/09/2019  Categories: Diocesan News, News Tagged with:
Sep 202019
The Carmelite Sisters...

The Carmelite Sisters warmly invite you to the Solemn Profession of Religious Vows of Sr Catherine of Christ ocd. To be held at the Carmelite Monastery on Tuesday 1st October at 2pm. Principal Celebrant Bishop Paul Martin SM. Refreshments to follow. All Welcome.

 20/09/2019  Categories: Diocesan News, Event, News
Sep 062019
Diocesan Notices 8th September

PILGRIMAGE FOR LIFE In response to the government Abortion Law Reform Bill, for which submissions close on Sept 19, a pilgrimage, beginning simultaneously at Cape Reinga in the north and Bluff in the south, will travel throughout NZ stopping at many parishes with a Sacred Heart statue for prayer and petition. Both legs of the [more…]

 06/09/2019  Categories: Diocesan News
Aug 232019
Diocesan Notices - 25th August 2019

ABORTION LAW REFORM:  You will be aware that the current Labour-led Government has proposed an ALTERNATIVE ABORTION LAW to our parliament.That Bill, being promoted by the Justice Minister, Andrew Little, has passed its first reading and has now been referred to a Special Select Committee for further consideration and to give the public of New [more…]

 23/08/2019  Categories: Diocesan News