Posts From the monthly archives: "March 2021"

Homily – Palm Sunday

This Lent we have been sharing the homilies from various priests within our Diocese. This week we hear from Fr Simon Eccleton. Deep in the heart of human beings is the desire to be truly free. No one wants to be a prisoner, or worse, a slave. Freedom is a precious state which is worth…(Read More)

Updated 26th March 2021 The Catholic Church is participating in the Royal Commission of Inquiry into Abuse in Care. This week the representatives of the Church are participating in the Redress Hearings Phase 2. The final representative of the Catholic Church in Aotearoa New Zealand was Cardinal John Dew, who has made a formal apology…(Read More)

The latest Inform – issue 126, March 2021 is now available. This issue includes: Archbishop Paul shares about his appointment as Coadjutor Archbishop of Wellington ArchdioceseInformation on the Royal Commission26 teachers receive a diocesan certificateParishes share what is happening in Our Faith – Our FutureSecondary Colleges head students are profileAnd much more! Download Inform in…(Read More)

Archbishop Paul Martin said that he was delighted to see the plans for Marian College coming to fruition which reflected the desire of the diocese to create a hub in the north of the city with two secondary schools, a primary school and the North Parish church and facilities. Tenders will be called shortly and…(Read More)

Archbishop Paul celebrated the Rite of Election & Call to Continuing Conversion on Saturday 20 March. Pictured left: Candidates, those already one with us in Baptism, who are preparing to be received into the Catholic Church, and celebrate Confirmation and Eucharist. Pictured right: Elect, those called to Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist. Those coming into the…(Read More)

In December 2020, Bishop Paul wrote in Inform about the three diocesan priorities. The purpose of having these is to focus our priorities and help prioritise our efforts and energies. Growing in Holiness If you and I are to reach our God given potential, then we are called to become holy. Our Church communities will…(Read More)

Employment Vacancies

Prison Chaplaincy – Christchurch Women’s Prison The Catholic Diocese of Christchurch has a vacancy for a part-time prison chaplain at Christchurch Women’s Prison, 32 hours per fortnight, including some Sundays. The role requires a special combination of experience, skill, formation and personal qualities. Applicants will come from a committed Catholic ministry background, should…(Read More)

This Lent we have been sharing the homilies from various priests within our Diocese. This week we hear from Fr Edwin Calaco SBD. Unless a Grain of Wheat Dies Many people see death as an interruption in their life and mission. But Jesus saw death as a fulfilment of his life and mission. Many times…(Read More)

This Lent we have been sharing the homilies from various priests within our Diocese. This week we hear from Fr John Adams. There are some beautiful words for each one of us in our second reading this week from St Paul writing to the people at Ephesus. “You were in darkness once – now you…(Read More)

This Lent we have been sharing the homilies from various priests within our Diocese. This week we hear from Fr Michael Scheerger. https://soundcloud.com/st-teresa-riccarton/cleansing-the-temple-homily-3rd-sunday-of-lent…(Read More)

The Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace (CCJP) would like to congratulate the winners of the 2020 Annual CCJP Essay and Multimedia competition. Topic: Catholic Social Teaching Principles The winning entries were the ones that best demonstrated an understanding of the principles of Catholic Social Teaching (CST), such as Human Dignity, the Common Good, Solidarity…(Read More)