In support of the caring ministries within the Diocese. Appeal envelopes are available on your church pew this weekend, simply take it home and return it next week to the collection plate. “I was sick and you looked after me…Your gift helps support hospital chaplains and over 1675 volunteers who visit the sick and suffering.
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…]
Bishop Paul has recently released a pastoral letter on his vision for the diocese and a proposed plan for the future structure of parishes. A meeting for the proposed parish based in Christchurch North is to be held on Tuesday 9th July at 7:30pm at St Bede’s College gym. Bishop Paul will be at the [more…]
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…]
“Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of Mine, you did for Me” This weekend, the Catholic Diocese of Christchurch launches the 2018 Advent Bishop’s Care Appeal. The launch letter from Bishop Paul Martin SM can be read here Bishop’s Care Appeal Advent 2018 Care Appeal Envelopes can be picked up in [more…]