St Francis of Assisi Parish
Oct 052018
Pedal to Prayer

As part of the Biketober events around Christchurch, church congregations are being encouraged to bike to their place of worship on Sunday 14th October. We appreciate that this is simply not possible for everyone; but if you can then please consider it. Remember to lock your bike. Check out

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Sep 282018
Seasons for Growth - commencing October 17th

Seasons for Growth is a 4-week programme to enable people to understand, express and work through their experience of change, loss and grief. Change and loss can result from the death of a loved one, the loss of a job, the loss of physical ability, Divorce, dislocation from culture, the change caused by retirement or any [more…]

 28/09/2018  Categories: Event, News Tagged with: , , ,
Sep 212018
Parish Feast Day Bus Pilgrimage

Thursday October 4th – all welcome.  Bus leaves at 10am from our Church and arrives home again at around 4:30pm. While journeying to Akaroa to hear from Fr Paul Shannahan of how faith came to the area, we will be mindful of our own journey of faith and hear of another’s faith story along the way. [more…]

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Sep 072018
Parish Confirmation Sacramental Programme

Parish Confirmation Sacramental Programme Confirmation is for Year 8 students and above. Sessions begin 16th September (note correction to month). Registration is online. Check out the Parish Facebook page for the link for registration. Dates for Confirmation are: Sunday 16th & 23rd September and Sunday 14th & 21st October at 6pm (after the 5pm Mass)

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Aug 312018
2018 Rochester Lecture - 19th September 2018

2018 Rochester Lecture Christianity; Challenges and Opportunities in the Twenty-first Century. This year’s speaker is Bishop Paul Martin SM.  Wednesday 19 September at 7 pm, Rochester and Rutherford Hall, 77 Ilam Road, Supper to follow.

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Aug 312018
Sports Night - Sunday 8th September

Calling all young people Year 7 and older for a fun night of sports and games. Sunday 8th September – 6m – 8pm. We are putting together several teams so gather your friends and register with Clare 0212135620 Cost $5 per person.

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Aug 242018
Sacramental Catchup Programme

On Sunday 9th September we will begin a catch-up programme for school age children who have not been baptised. If you know of any children who would like to receive baptism, please see Fr Simon or Clare Bell. In October we will begin a catch-up programme for Reconciliation and First Communion for children year 5 [more…]

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