Turning to the Mystics

For many of us, the last two years may have seen the dismantling of the scaffolding of our ordinary lives. The pandemic has brought about so many changes: the inability […]

Changes at the John Paul II Centre for Life

The last six months have seen significant changes for the John Paul II Centre for Life. Our former premises at Idris Road, our ‘home’ for 15 years, has been demolished […]

Marralomeda – The Best Place on Earth

On a quiet street in North Christchurch, you will find a community where people with and without learning disabilities share life together. Set over three properties, with five houses, the […]

St Peter Chanel Honoured at Fourvière

St Peter Chanel is the first martyr of Oceania and his feast day is 28th April. Celebrations for his feast day began before dawn on 03 April. Volunteers at the […]


We thank God for His goodness and love. What a wonderful year it has been, journeying with these precious, open souls. In their own words, they share how they have […]

From Bishop Michael

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ,Peace be with you – Kia tau te rangimarie kia koutouI am deeply humbled to be called by Pope Francis to serve as your Shepherd […]

Upcoming Courses

Over the past three years some of our parishes have been offering courses made up of a series of interactive sessions that create a safe and honest space, online or in person, where people […]

Marriage is a Thing of Profound Beauty

While at Mass in our Pro-Cathedral on 13 February, I listened attentively to the homily and made a mental note to ask Fr Simon Eccleton if he would make it […]

Good Shepherd Sunday 2022

(NZ Vocations Awareness Week 8th – 14th May) The Good Shepherd and the Smell of the Sheep ‘Please pray for me, not against me,’ the universal shepherd – Pope Francis […]