Dec 142018
Bishop's Care Appeal - Week 3

During Advent, we continue the Bishop’s Care Appeal in support of the caring ministries within the Diocese of Christchurch. “I was hungry, and you gave Me something to eat…” Your gifts will feed the hungry. Last year the Church distributed 4,458 food parcels and made 4,478 home visits across our Diocese. Pick up an envelope [more…]

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Dec 142018
St Vincent de Paul - Mairehau

Mairehau St Vincent de Paul has responded to 43 requests for food and assistance over the last fortnight. With the Christmas season approaching, many people around our area struggle to provide extras for themselves and their families. Many thanks for your ongoing support that makes this work possible. Christmas Angels are available on the tree [more…]

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Nov 302018
Bishop's Care Appeal - Advent 2018

“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…]

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Nov 092018
Baking Needed

If you are able to provide baking for families in the parish or school who are in difficult circumstances, please drop it off to the parish office on either a Tuesday or a Thursday. We do have one gluten free need now if anyone has the ability to fill that.

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Jun 292018
St Vincent de Paul

St Vincent de Paul Mairehau There have been over 50 people given assistance with food and heating in the last two weeks from Mairehau St Vincent de Paul. There have been over 17 household visits by our visiting team for food issues and six visits for heating assistance.  We continue to call on your support [more…]

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Meals for Others – A big Thank You

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Mar 232018
Meals for Others - A big Thank You

Thank you!  A big thank you to those who helped on Thursday morning, to make meals to store for our parishioners as they need them. Thanks also to those who have and still are making meals in their own homes and delivering them to the office, for parishioners. These are such a welcome gift to [more…]

Dec 012017
Supporting our School Parents

Two options we offer this week. You can pick up a foil tray from the Parish Office and fill it with a meal and drop it back to the office; or join with others on Thursday at 1pm to make Shepherd Pies for families. Contact Kirsten Challies for more details.

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Sep 152017
Caring for our own through providing a meal

If you feel inclined to cook for extras when you are cooking at home, we are looking to have a few meals stored in a freezer, to give to parishioners when the need arises.  You can drop meal/soup into the parish office during office hours.  Please label it with the dish name, date and serving number.  Your efforts [more…]

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Jul 282017
Catholic Women's League

Meeting Wednesday 9th August at 1:30pm at St Albans Uniting Parish (cnr Knowles St and Nancy Avenue). Guest speaker on Alzheimer’s & Dementia. All welcome – queries to Mary Caldwell on 385 3366

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