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 […]

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 […]

Head Students of 2022

Jamie McDermottCatholic Cathedral CollegeHead Student Kia ora, it is a privilege to serve our kura this year as a Head Student. After spending two years at a Catholic primary school […]

From Archbishop Paul

Greetings to you as we begin this time of Holy Week and Easter. I hope you had a graced time over these weeks of Lent and are now ready to […]

The Eye of the Storm

Considering the amount of change we have undergone in our Canterbury region over the past decade, one might expect that the nature of the “practice-makes-perfect” rule might have conditioned us […]