St Francis of Assisi Parish
Feb 082019
Bible Study - The Gospel of Luke

“The Gospel of St. Luke” is being read throughout 2019, liturgical Year C.  Fr John Jolliffe will lead two presentations to help us to know Jesus Christ, full of love and mercy, through the eyes of St. Luke and so grow into a deeper love and intimacy with Jesus in prayer and life.  Presentation 1 [more…]

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Feb 032019
Humble Jesus seeks our response  of faith and friendship

St Luke beautifully describes the person and life of Jesus, often through dramatic contrasts. These contrasts make Jesus even more accessible to us. They prove Jesus is committed to forming a very close and intimate relationship with us, sustainable in our prayer and daily lives, however lowly we feel. In his nativity story read on [more…]

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Feb 012019
Prayer and Reflection Group

Prayer & Reflection Group All are welcome to a time of prayer and reflection on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month, commencing Tuesday February 5th, at 7pm in the school staff room. Simply bring a pen and paper/journal for gathering your thoughts.

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Feb 012019
Calling All Young People - Youth Sports Day

The Catholic Youth Team Sports Day will be held on Sunday 17th February in the grounds of Catholic Cathedral College. The day will start with Mass at 10am followed by a BBQ and Sports Day. The cost is $5 per person. Contact Clare Bell on 021 213 5620 to register.

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Feb 012019
Parish Office Hours 2019

The Parish Office has reopened for 2019. Opening hours are as follows; Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 8am – 5pm, Wednesday 8am – 12:30pm. The Pastoral Workers are in the office on Tuesdays and Thursdays as noted on the back of the parish newsletter.

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Dec 232018
God So Loved You

While commercialism can act like a smoke-screen, distracting from the real meaning of Christmas, it is important that we push through to take hold of the true wonder of Jesus’ birth. “For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but have [more…]

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Dec 232018
Message from Father Paul

I WILL MISS YOU…My dear parishioners, thank you very much for your love, concern and support. You looked after me very well and always made me feel at home.  I would like to say a special thanks to Fr Simon who has been helping me to become a man of the soil. Also, I would [more…]

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Dec 232018
Message from Father Simon

For All that’s Been, Thanks be to God Thank you to all who have contributed to the life and mission of the parish through 2018. It has been a tumultuous but blessed year as we’ve learned to let go of everything that is passing, that we may cleave more closely to Christ. I leave on [more…]

 23/12/2018  Categories: News Tagged with: ,
Dec 212018
Message from Trisha Wilkins

Trisha has completed her year at Catholic Discipleship College – she writes “My year at CDC in Auckland provided me with a number of opportunities, including the study of scripture and philosophy.  I look back on the year and know that through some of the challenges I faced, I truly received God’s grace.  Prayer was [more…]

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