Posts From the monthly archives: "December 2019"

Carmelite Sister turns 90

She was six years old when she made up her mind. She entered at 17, and now, as she has turned 90 in November, she’s going stronger, in some ways, more than ever. “Not everyone gets to 90 years,” Sr Teresa explained with a soft laugh. In fact it has come as a surprise…(Read More)

Bishop Paul Martin has announced this morning that a new cathedral will be built in the centre of the city adjacent to Victoria Square. As well as the new cathedral, a pastoral centre / community hub, a primary school for a relocated St Mary’s Primary School, offices for the diocese and residential accommodation for clergy…(Read More)

Nearly at the halfway point of construction, Catholic Cathedral College’s new $5.6 million office, administration and classroom building will be constructed using industry leading resilient and sustainable systems, with timber at its core. Cross Laminated Timber, known as CLT, forms the three-storey building’s structural framework and this is just the beginning…(Read More)

After an extensive process of seeking feedback, Bishop Paul has confirmed the establishment of five new parishes in Christchurch by amalgamating 12 existing parishes as well as changes in the Selwyn district. Bishop Paul announced this to parish congregations on Sunday throughout the Diocese. The video can be found on the Our Faith Our Future…(Read More)

Clergy Appointments 2020

From 26 January 2020 until 31 May 2020 (Pentecost) After Pentecost the appointments below are expected to remain the same; however, they will relate to the new North, South, East, West, Central and Selwyn parishes. North Christchurch area consisting of Bryndwr, Burnside and Papanui parishes:Parish Priest of the three parishes: Fr Rick LoughnanAssistant Priests…(Read More)