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…]

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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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Jul 272018
Rebuild Prayer - August

This coming Friday (3rd August)  we gather at 6:30pm to pray for the rebuild of our Church. Please come along and join us in putting our requests before the Lord, that our building project will run smoothly, that costs will be met and that there will be no delays.

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Jul 012018
AGM & Property Update

Parish AGM There was a good turnout last Sunday to our annual parish meeting. Reports were presented, and discussion followed. Parts of the meeting were streamed live on Facebook. The General Manager of the diocese, Andy Doherty, gave an interesting overview of the work he and his team does for the bishop and for our [more…]

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May 252018
Monthly Rebuild Prayer - Friday 8th June

Monthly Rebuild Prayer Please note that this will not be held on the first week of this month as that falls on a long weekend. Monthly Rebuild Prayer will be held at 6.30pm on Friday June 8th. Please come along and pray that the Lord guide and bless all the efforts towards our Church rebuild.

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Mar 092018
Fundraising Payments - Our Rebuild

We are making good progress on fundraising for our new church and facilities. Thank you to everyone who has committed to ongoing payments to help us achieve our goal. Please note that this month completes the current financial year. You may be able to claim a charitable donation rebate from IRD for donations made up [more…]

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Feb 252018
Looking Ahead

As the New Year gets underway, our plans for the next two years are starting to take shape. We hope to start building the presbytery in April, and later in the year begin preparing our site for the construction of the new church and pastoral centre. Options are being considered for where we will go [more…]

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