WEEKLY NOTICES 16 October 2016


The Catholic Youth Team invites you to our annual Thanksgiving Mass and celebrations. Join us in thanking God for the ministry of CYT and its volunteers in 2016. Saturday 12 November 2pm – 4.30pm St Teresa’s Church 8 Puriri St Riccarton. RSVP to [email protected] by the 4th of November

FirePower Youth Rally:  The Catholic Youth Team 2016 invite you to the last FirePower Youth Rally of the year. Join us for a night of live music, praise, dynamic young speakers and plenty of fun! Friday 4th of November, 7pm – 9pm at Catholic Cathedral College School Hall. All young people (13-18 years) are welcome. Entry is Free!

GOLDEN CATHOLICS: For those over 65 who so enjoyed our last luncheon and a warm invite to those who would like to attend the next gathering, please note your diaries that the next luncheon will be held on Wednesday, 23 November 2016 from 11.30am – 1.30pm at St Joseph’s Parish Centre.  There will be further notices in parish newsletters soon with additional details. The initial luncheon was attended by over 80 people and a most enjoyable time was had by all with a warm endorsement for the luncheons to continue on a two – three monthly basis. We would love you to come!

Strong Marriages, Strong Families, Strong Nation

You are invited to come and hear Bob McCoskrie, Director of Family First who will give a presentation with an overview of current family issues such as: family breakdown and marriage, child poverty, child abuse & the anti-smacking law, sex education & ‘gender identity’ in schools, euthanasia, parental notification laws and more!  Sunday 6th November, 7.30pm, Catholic Cathedral College Hall, 62 Ferry Road.  Free off street parking.  For more information visit or Mike Stopforth, Bishop’s Pastoral Office [email protected] or Ken Orr, Right to Life 385 6111

Marralomeda Charitable Trust – Community Leader Required – Marralomeda is a Christian community where people with and without intellectual disabilities share life together. Nineteen people with intellectual disability live in four homes in Redwood. We seek a community leader to provide overall spiritual and organisational leadership. This role requires experience in leading a faith-based group; intellectual disability service provision experience is an advantage; a relevant qualification in health care; experience in leading a team and working with a Board of Trustees. For application details email:  [email protected].  Applications close 26 October 2016.

Closing of the Holy Door of Mercy

The Holy Door of Mercy at the Pro-Cathedral will be closed on Sunday November 13th during the 5.30pm Mass. You are invited to make a final pilgrimage to the Holy Door before Mass. The Chaplet of Divine Mercy will be recited at 3pm followed by Eucharistic Adoration starting at 3.15pm and Reconciliation commencing at 4pm. For more details check out the poster in your local parish. The Holy Door has been a Door of Mercy through which anyone who has entered has experienced the love of God who consoles, pardons, and instils hope.”

The Canterbury Interfaith Society warmly invites you to join us in our annual prayer for world peace service.  Come and join with people of all faiths and cultures with prayers and songs for peace.  Fr Clement from the Community of St John will be representing our Catholic faith.
Sunday 16th October, 2 – 3 pm at the Peace Bell in the Botanic gardens
The event will be on rain or shine.  Let us show the people of Christchurch that we are one global family wanting peace. We look forward to seeing you there!  All are welcome.

Vinnies are wanting to freshen up their Clothing Bins with new paint, new Logo’s  and some repairs.  We would like to know if their is someone in the Parish community who has the skills to do this?  We would also like to hear from anyone who can recommend a tradesman or business that could do this work, should we not find anyone from our Parish Community. All suggestions welcome. Please contact Ian Hunter on 358 2345 or 027 275 4342, or email,  [email protected]

Embroidery Treasures from Hidden Monastic Women (Beca Heritage Week ChCh 14-24 Oct)October 21st – 22nd, 9am – Midday, Carmelite Monastery, Guest Room, 52 Halswell Rd.You are invited to a free exhibition of exquisite embroidery and other crafts at Carmel. The Carmelite Sisters are very kindly putting these treasures on free display.The display will also feature beautiful works from the Sisters of the Community of the Sacred Name, Pontifical Regalia from St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral and a priest’s stole commissioned by the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy, Poland, commemorating St Faustina Kowalska. Further info at or please contact Barbara Te Miha, 027 297 6107.

On Sunday, 16 October, the French Carmelite, Blessed Elizabeth of the Trinity will be  canonised in Rome. To celebrate this great contemplative’s life there will a talk the same day at the Carmelite Monastery at 7.00pm, given by Bishop Emeritus Basil Meeking. This will be followed by Night Prayer of the Church. All welcome

An Evening on Praise & Worship: The Renewal invites you to join with others to hear the personal witness of Kim Walker-Smith share her testimony on the difference praise and worship has made in her Christian walk. Wednesday 19th October, 7.30pm, Christ the King Parish Centre, 90 Greers Rd, Burnside, followed by BYO supper. An offering will be taken for the work of the Renewal.See the flyer in the parish foyer or find more details on the Diocesan webpage:


It has always been a pastoral concern of our Diocese to care for those who are imprisoned and to offer them spiritual support. At present there is a need for volunteers to connect the Catholic chaplaincy team and their pastoral work. We seek an expression of interest of people to volunteer for occasional help with church services and prayer groups.  There is a particular need for musicians.  The Diocese will provide training and assistance to all those who volunteer for this gospel ministry.   An information evening will soon be held.   Please contact Mike Stopforth, email [email protected] or phone 366 9869

Annual Men’s Retreat:  28-30 October 2016 hosted by JOSHUA FELLOWSHIP.  Location: Mary Potter Community Centre, Christchurch. Speaker: Fr Michael Gielen. For more info and registration go to or contact Chris 027-646-4138

THINKING DIOCESAN PRIESTHOOD?  Speak to any priest or contact Vocations Director Fr. John O’Connor [email protected]


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