St Francis of Assisi Parish
Nov 182016
Earthquake News from the Diocese

Contributions towards Earthquake Relief If you wish to donate to the Diocese to help those suffering from the result of the earthquakes this week, then donations can be made to:  Catholic Diocese of Christchurch, account number: 03-0802-0948733-00 add reference “EQ Donation”. These funds will be used to help those within the affected area of the [more…]

 18/11/2016  Categories: News Tagged with: ,
Apr 012016
Diocesan/Parish Rebuild Update

Rebuild Update This week the Diocese held meetings for parish priests, Parish Council chairs and Finance committee chairs to update everyone on the plans for fundraising for the rebuild and repair of our parish facilities. The Diocese is engaging a Fundraising firm called AskRight to undertake a feasibility study for fundraising. In each parish 8-10 [more…]

 01/04/2016  Categories: News, Property Updates Tagged with:
Mar 182016
Earthquake support - Catholic Social Services

Accessing support for those affected by the recent earthquakes With the recent significant earthquakes in the Christchurch area, some people may be feeling anxious, stressed or upset. Catholic Social Services are happy to be a first port of call for people if you (or people you know) are having adverse feelings. Catholic Social Services can [more…]

 18/03/2016  Categories: News Tagged with:
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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Jan 182012

The Bishop is establishing a new parish, drawing the three previous parish communities into a new entity to be known as the New Mairehau parish. This is the second communication to bring parishioners of all three parishes up to date with the preparations for becoming one on 29th January 2012. (See Here for the  previous update [more…]

 18/01/2012  Categories: News Tagged with:
Dec 242011

  24 December 2011 With the earthquakes of Friday 23rd December, the Catholic Bishop of Christchurch, Bishop Barry Jones has sought advice from the Diocesan engineering consultants about the use of churches and associated buildings. Churches, halls and buildings can be used for public gatherings EXCEPT for any that show fresh signs of damage from these [more…]

 24/12/2011  Categories: News Tagged with:
Dec 232011

Our Lady of Fatima church has been inspected after today’s series of earthquakes and has been given the all clear. The Masses scheduled at Our Lady of Fatima will go ahead as planned. This includes 9am Mass on Saturday morning. The church continues to be closely monitored and as happened last weekend, if there is [more…]

 23/12/2011  Categories: News Tagged with:
Dec 182011

Amalgamation of Burwood, Dallington and Mairehau Parishes on 29th January 2012 The Bishop is establishing a new parish, drawing the three previous parish communities into a new entity to be known (for the sake of clarity) as the New Mairehau parish. We want to attend to all that we reasonably can in the seven weeks [more…]

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