Diocesan Notices 27/07/17

EXALT CONFERENCE: 20 – 22 October 2017. For all musical and creative people age 14+. www.exalt.cyt.org.nz


FIRST FRIDAY MASS: You are invited to join with those in the Renewal on the first Friday of each month as we come together to celebrate Mass at 7.30pm, Christ the King Church, 90 Greers Rd, Burnside, followed by supper in the Parish Centre. Next Mass: Friday 4th August. For more information about the Catholic Charismatic Renewal go to: www.ccrnz.org


CATHOLICS RETURNING HOME STARTING SOON:  Do you have friends and family members who have drifted away from the faith? Encourage them to come along to our easy going sessions to reconnect with the Lord and the Catholic faith. Four week course starting Tuesday 29th August 2017 at 7pm-9pm St Joseph’s Parish Centre, Papanui. catholicshomenow.co.nz or phone 0508 HOME NOW (0508 466 366)


HOSPITAL CONTACTS: Most hospitals no longer provide names of Catholic patients to our chaplains.
If there is someone from your family going to hospital please advise the chaplain:
Burwood Hospital: Kirsten Challies 027 437 6737
Christchurch Hospital: Angela McCormick 364 0640 (x89554)
Hillmorton Hospital: c/- Mike Stopforth 366 9869
Princess Margaret Hospital: Lyn Haines 022 021 0594
St George’s Hospital: Fr Chris Orr 351 9502


PRO LIFE FACTS:  Please pray for the defeat of the culture of death represented by David Seymour’s End of Life Choice bill which may be debated on August 9.Ensure that your local Members of Parliament are aware of your opposition to this bill. The bill seeks to have the law changed to allow doctors to terminate the lives of their patients or assist in their suicide. For more pro life information refer to www.righttolife.org.nz


JPII CENTRE FOR LIFE FUNDRAISER VARIETY CONCERT: Free Admission.  Bring your family and friends along to enjoy an evening  of LIVE MUSIC  featuring Joyce family, Mark Gregory and guest artists. All age groups will enjoy this night. 7:00pm Holy Trinity Parish Hall, Jeffreys Road, Bryndwr on Saturday 19 August 2017. Supper break midway, and an opportunity to purchase arts and crafts and edible items on the night. All proceeds will go to the Christchurch John Paul II Centre for Life. www.jp2.org.nz  Any enquiries, please ring Maria 3513 225.


A PLIGRIMAGE DAY WITH OUR LADY OF FATIMA: A Day with Our Lady of Fatima will be held at the Sacred Heart Basilica in Timaru on Saturday 19th  August 2017 (the Centenary of 4th Apparition at Fatima). The day will commence at 11. 00am with Mass and conclude at 3 30pm. The day will include Adoration, Confession, talks and more. Please bring something to share for Lunch. A bus will leave Christchurch at 8am from Our Lady of Victories Parish, Main South Road and arrive back in Christchurch at 6pm. Fare is a donation. Please ring Janet on 960 5294 for more details and to confirm your attendance / reserve your spot on the bus.


DOVE IS A CATHOLIC FELLOWSHIP: Women of all ages welcome. Teaching – fellowship – prayer ministry. Develop your personal relationship with Jesus Christ in a caring loving and supportive environment. Dove National President, Anna Watson will be speaking. Saturday 12th August 1:00-3:30pm . Christ the King parish centre Greers Road. More info contact Diane Findlay 03-312 8672.


MARRIAGE NULLITY (ANNULMENTS) AND THE MARRIAGE TRIBUNAL TALK: Join Monsignor Brendan Daly for a talk around Annulment conditions and the Marriage Tribunal.
What does Jesus and the the Church teach about divorce and remarriage?
What are the grounds for declaration of Nullity? What is the process for declarations of Nullity?
There is no financial cost. Is there any effect on children? How do I start a case or find out more?
How long does it take? St Gregory’s Parish Centre Sunday 30th July 1.30pm-3pm


PRAYER SERIES – IN GOD’S PRESENCE.   Experience Imaginative Contemplation in scriptural prayer – using one’s senses to enter into presence with Jesus. Tuesdays 1, 8, 22 August,  10.30 – 11.30am  at Mary Potter Community Centre, 442 Durham Street North. Facilitator: Sister Mary Catherwood RSM


GUIDED RETREAT IN DAILY LIFE:  Are you hungry for more in your faith journey?  Wanting to go deeper? Join in with the 5 week guided retreat in daily life called Inner Peace in Darkness and Light, meeting each Tuesday in August (1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th) at 7-9pm, St Francis of Assisi parish.  Contact Kirsten Challies at kirsten.challies@mairehauparish.org.nz.


DOVE, JOSHUA and CCR:  Register Now for the ‘Current of Grace’ Conference 2017

WHAT: The 50th Jubilee Celebration of the diverse fruits of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal, past, present, and future in New Zealand.
SPEAKERS: Bishop Denis Browne (National Chaplain of Joshua), Fr John Rea (Miracles and Healing) Ann Brereton (International CCR), Anna-Marie Barrett (youth) Diana Ingle (NZ CCR Chairperson)
WHERE: Distinction Hotel, and the Cathedral of the Holy Spirit | Palmerston North
WHEN: Friday 22nd – Sunday 24th September,2017
WHO: Every individual or group who has experienced the release of the power of the Holy Spirit and the charismatic gifts in their lives, and those who would like to!
COST: $100pp for the whole Conference, or $125pp for the Conference + ‘The History of the CCR in NZ’ book. (includes non-refundable deposit of $50)
NOTE: This is a non- residential conference and no meals are included, apart from the celebration dinner on Friday night. Please make your own arrangements. See our website at nzccr.org for more information email Val at val.morrison@xtra.co.nz or text 027 245 3130
Co-hosted by DOVE, JOSHUA and CCR NZ.


THINKING DIOCESAN PRIESTHOOD?  Speak to any priest or contact Vocations Director Fr. John O’Connor vocations.chch@gmail.com


PROMOTING VOCATIONS:  The New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference has endorsed the promotion of vocations and asks that you regularly promote vocations with the following (with or without the logo as space is always at a premium).
Holy Cross Seminary