Jul 122019
Our Faith Our Future - Group Feedback Training

The Bishop’s Pastoral Office would like to assist group leaders in facilitating group feedback sessions on the Bishops proposed plan “Our Faith, Our Future”.   On Sunday 21st July at 3:30pm they will run an information and support session in the Assisi Lounge, Mairehau Parish at 380 Innes Rd.  At this session information will be given on [more…]

 12/07/2019  Categories: Diocesan News, News, Property Updates
Jul 052019
Our Faith Our Future - Area Meetings

Bishop Paul has recently released a pastoral letter on his vision for the diocese and a proposed plan for the future structure of parishes.  Area meetings are being held in each area for Bishop Paul to share his vision.  There will be an opportunity for questions and answers. The dates and venues for meetings with [more…]

 05/07/2019  Categories: Diocesan News, News, Property Updates
Jun 212019
Our Faith Our Future - Feedback

Feedback for the Bishop’s proposed plan has now opened (22nd June 2019). There is 2½ months for feedback to be submitted.  For ease of collation feedback online is encouraged and will take approximately 10 minutes though if you want to give fuller responses extra time may be required.  The feedback questionnaire comprises specific questions as [more…]

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May 172019
Marian College - Survey - New School

A very important phase of planning is involving community input on what the new school could look like. We are all responsible for ensuring the new school and grounds reflect and celebrate Marian’s Catholic special character, values, heritage and story. Marian College is currently reaching out to everyone with a connection to Marian, to have [more…]

 17/05/2019  Categories: Diocesan News, News, Property Updates
May 172019
Assisi Lounge

Any parish groups who currently meet offsite and would like to use the Assisi Lounge for your future meetings, please note that bookings can be made through the parish office

 17/05/2019  Categories: News, Property Updates
Mar 152019
Property Update

Building work has commenced on the portacom next to the church and we expect to have it up to compliance by the end of March or early April.

 15/03/2019  Categories: News, Property Updates
Mar 082019
Property Update

Following a recent parish council meeting I spoke with Andy Doherty, General Manager of the Diocese. He indicated that while things are slowly starting to come together, more work is still required before any announcements can be made by the Bishop about the Cathedral and parishes. In his view, an update could be possible in [more…]

 08/03/2019  Categories: News, Property Updates
Oct 302018
Rebuild Plans Cancelled

Building Plans Cancelled – September 2018 In September, Bishop Paul Martin wrote to the parish to announce that he is halting all planning and building of churches, pastoral centres and presbyteries across Christchurch city (link to his letter below). Of all our communities, St Francis of Assisi Parish is most profoundly affected by this decision. [more…]

 30/10/2018  Categories: Diocesan News, News, Property Updates Tagged with:
Sep 262018
Father Simon's Reflection on our rebuild news

Reflection from Father Simon  – St Francis of Assisi Parish, Mairehau – 9th September 2018 Last weekend  (2nd September) St Francis of Assisi parishioners were surprised to learn that Bishop Paul Martin has announced a cessation of all church building and planning in Christchurch city while a major review is undertaken of the needs of the Catholic [more…]

 26/09/2018  Categories: Diocesan News, News, Property Updates Tagged with:
Sep 022018
Letter from Bishop Paul Martin - Bishop of Christchurch

Father Simon read the following letter from Bishop Paul at all Sunday Masses in our parish over the weekend of 1st/2nd September. Letter from Bishop Paul Martin – August 2018 We will continue to update you on what this means for us as parish, as we receive further information and as the Bishop’s vision for [more…]

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