Posts From the monthly archives: "February 2016"

Rite of Election 2016

Candidates, after presenting a copy of their baptismal certificate to Fr. Rick Loughnan are called to be faithful to their baptismal covenant as they prepare to join the Catholic Church.                     &nbsp…(Read More)

Hundreds gathered at St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral for the funeral Mass following several days of prayer, tributes, Masses paying respects to Bishop Barry Jones who passed away last Saturday aged 74.Faith leaders, civic leaders and the Catholic community joined with his family for the Requiem Mass led by Cardinal John Dew yesterday. Cardinal…(Read More)

With the passing of B ishop Barry the Diocese follows the procedure prescribed by the Church in this circumstance. The College of Consultors is required to meet soon after a Bishop’s death and elect from their number, or from other priests in the diocese, an administrator to lead the diocese. The College of Consultors…(Read More)

Click here for a PDF/ Printable version Tuesday 16th February Carmelite Monastery 52 Halswell Road, Hoon Hay From 2.00pm and overnight At 2.15pm afternoon Prayer of the Church.  The church will remain open for those who wish to come and pay their respects and pray. At 7.00pm there will be a Vigil…(Read More)

It is with great sadness that I have to announce to the Christchurch Diocesan Family and to the wider community that our dear Bishop Barry passed away peacefully at 3.30am this morning (Saturday 13th February 2016).  Bishop Barry was 74 years of age. Bishop Barry was readmitted to Christchurch Hospital on Friday 29th January…(Read More)