Posts From the monthly archives: "May 2016"

Good Christchurch representation at the national Catholic Marriage educators’ conference On the weekend of 20th – 22nd May, 23 enthusiastic parishioners involved in marriage ministry from Christchurch made their way to Auckland for the biennial training weekend entitled ‘The Art of Marriage: Crafting Strong Marriages and Families for Life’. This treasured weekend began with Cardinal…(Read More)

Catholic Schools Day was marked in a special way in the Diocese this year, as we celebrated 150 years since the first Catholic school on the Diocese opened on Barbadoes St in 1866. Mr Edward O’Connor started this first school, and had up to 400 boys and girls before Bishop Viard invited the Sisters…(Read More)

Father Rick Loughnan as Diocesan Adminstrator has made the following clergy appointments. The changes take effect the weekend of 9th / 10th July 2016. Fr Rick has said to his priests that as Diocesan Administrator he is unable to appoint priests as parish priests, but he can appoint assistant priests.   Administrator of the Parish…(Read More)

On Sunday May 1, in Christchurch NZ at 3.00pm, the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament Music Centre was officially opened replacing resources severely damaged or destroyed by the recent earthquakes in the region. The Catholic Diocese inspirationally commissioned the building, with vital support from Keith Beal (Property Manager) Father John Adams (CBS President), and…(Read More)

On Mother’s day, Sunday 8th May 2016, the fifth annual Maryfest and Grand Procession was celebrated in honour of Our Lady of Christchurch. The first  procession took place in 2011, after the earthquake of that year, when the statue which was standing in the Cathedral tower was seen to have turned to face out…(Read More)