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February 2019

Lenten Workshop

February 23 @ 9:30 am - 2:30 pm
Christchurch, New Zealand + Google Map

Learn the key aspects to liturgy preparation with the focus on Lent. Parish teams encouraged. Sat 23 Feb 9:30am – 2:30pm. Morning tea & resources provided, bring your lunch. Registration required by Feb 8th & 15th respectively, 03-353-0758 or mdaly@chch.catholic.org.nz

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Catholic Health Care Mass

February 24 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, 373 Manchester Street
Christchurch, 8013 New Zealand
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Bishop Paul warmly welcomes all those who work in health care in Canterbury. This is an opportunity for all those involved in health care; doctors, nurses, rest home staff, pharmacists, administrators etc. Afterwards please stay for a glass of wine/beer in the narthex at St Mary’s to enjoy the company of others who work in this field. For more information contact: Paula Avery, email averypaula@gmail.com Mike Stopforth, Bishop's Pastoral Office, mstopforth@chch.catholic.org.nz or 027 5398 542

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Reflection Day

February 26 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm

Prayer in a spirit of hope for the year. Bring own lunch. Cuppa available prior to start and during day. At Te Manawa Atawhai Catherine McAuley Centre, Villa Maria College. Facilitator Sr Mary Catherwood. Indication of attendance helpful to 03 379 1298; email: roho@xtra.co.nz  

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March 2019

Scripture – Sunday Gospels

March 7 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on June 20, 2019 at 7:30pm

One event on September 10, 2019 at 7:30pm

One event on November 13, 2019 at 7:30pm

Scripture Series - Gospel according to Luke Year C Dr Kathleen Rushton RSM Thursday 7 March (See also 20 June, 10 Sept and 13 Nov) 7.30pm – 9pm In the context of lectio divina, this session of the Sunday Gospels Series will focus on hearing both the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor in the Gospel Readings of Lent and Easter as proclaimed in the Roman and Revised Common Lectionaries for Year C. Venue: Te Manawa…

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Dove Catholic Women’s Fellowship

March 9 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Christ the King Parish Centre, 90 Greers Road, Burnside
Christchurch, New Zealand
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Needing reassurance of God’s love? Enjoy learning more about your faith? Feeling up to the challenge of Lent? Come along to our Dove Gathering. We are so blessed to have Fr. Rick Loughnan as our guest speaker who will help us through these questions and much more! Dove is for all women - all ages and all walks of life Friendship, Prayer Ministry, Teaching, Reconciliation and Healing Saturday 9 March 1pm – 3pm - Christ the King Parish Centre For…

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Concert for Refugees

March 10 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Christchurch, New Zealand + Google Map

Bach’s so-called Refugee Cantata will feature in a charity concert on Sunday, March 10, 2019 at 3.30 pm in St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral. Admission will be free, with a retiring collection for the Red Cross refugee programme. The concert will begin with a specially composed orchestral Song for Refugees by Ian Bolton, a local string tutor and viola player. Anatoliy Zelinsky will be the viola soloist. Bach’s Cantata 39 originally attracted the name “Refugee Cantata” as it was thought that he…

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Prayer Series

March 12 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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One event on July 11, 2019 at 10:30am

One event on July 18, 2019 at 10:30am

Noticing God’s Presence: Mary Catherwood RSM Tuesdays 12 and 19 March 10.30 - 11.30am (Cuppa available prior to 10.30) Reflection starters, scripture and sacred music invite participants to experience ways of settling into silent prayer. Prayer session ends with an opportunity for brief sharing or listening. Venue: Te Manawa Atawhai Catherine McAuley Centre at Villa Maria College.

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25th Anniversary of St Patrick’s, Greymouth

March 17 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Christchurch, New Zealand + Google Map

A Mass to commemorate the opening of the Church on 20 March 1994 will be held at 9.30am on Sunday 17 March 2019. The celebrant will be Bishop Paul Martin SM.. A morning tea will follow at the Marist Rugby League Rooms. Note Your Diaries.

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Reflection Day

March 30 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm

Mary Catherwood RSM Saturday 30 March 10.30am – 2.30pm (Cuppa available prior to 10.30) Prayer in a spirit of our Lenten Journey. Scripture, music and images will support silent private prayer. Te Manawa Atawhai Catherine McAuley Centre Villa Maria College, Peer Street, Upper Riccarton Bring own lunch; tea/coffee provided Koha/Donation

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April 2019

Lenten Retreat

April 12 - April 13
Mary Potter Community Centre, 442 Durham Street North
Christchurch, New Zealand
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Joy Ryan-Bloore, Jungian Analyst Friday 12 April 6.45pm - 9pm Saturday 13 April 9.30am - 4.30pm Living with the Mystery of the Crucified Christ -'For God's foolishness is wiser than human wisdom, and God's weakness is stronger than human strength.' 1 Cor 1:25 Mary Potter Community Centre 442 Durham Street North, Central City Bring own lunch; tea/coffee provided Suggested contribution $60 or donation according to means

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May 2019

Reflection Day

May 21 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm

Mary Catherwood RSM Tuesday 21 May 10.30am – 2.30pm (Cuppa available prior to 10.30) Prayer in the midst of daily life. Scripture, music and images will support awareness of God’s presence in our lives and silent prayer. Te Manawa Atawhai Catherine McAuley Centre Villa Maria College, Peer Street, Upper Riccarton Bring own lunch; tea/coffee provided Koha/Donation

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Cooking up Personal Worldview and Becoming Oneself More Deeply

May 25 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Rosary House, 22 Gracefield Avenue
Christchurch, New Zealand
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Allan Bloore, Jungian Analyst Saturday 25 May 10.30am – 3.00pm This seminar will explore the Jungian theme of personal worldview and assist participants to reflect on its application to their lives. Rosary House, 22 Gracefield Avenue, ChCh Bring your own lunch, tea and coffee provided Suggested contribution $60 or donation according to means

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June 2019

Exploring the Spirituality of Teilhard de Chardin ‘Rediscovering Fire’

June 14 - June 15

Kevin Gallagher Friday 14 June 7pm-9pm Saturday 15 June 9.30am – 4pm Pierre Teilhard de Chardin’s vision was one of consuming fire, kindled by the radiant powers of love. It was a mystical vision, deeply Christian in origin and Ignatian at its core. This seminar will explore some key concepts of Teilhard’s spirituality and vision and offer opportunities to taste and experience Christ at the heart of all things. Te Manawa Atawhai Catherine McAuley Centre Villa Maria College, Peer Street,…

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Scripture – Sunday Gospels

June 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on June 20, 2019 at 7:30pm

One event on September 10, 2019 at 7:30pm

One event on November 13, 2019 at 7:30pm

Scripture Series - Gospel according to Luke Year C Dr Kathleen Rushton RSM Thursday 7 March (See also 20 June, 10 Sept and 13 Nov) 7.30pm – 9pm In the context of lectio divina, this session of the Sunday Gospels Series will focus on hearing both the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor in the Gospel Readings of Lent and Easter as proclaimed in the Roman and Revised Common Lectionaries for Year C. Venue: Te Manawa…

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July 2019

Prayer Series

July 11 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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One event on July 11, 2019 at 10:30am

One event on July 18, 2019 at 10:30am

Noticing God’s Presence: Mary Catherwood RSM Tuesdays 12 and 19 March 10.30 - 11.30am (Cuppa available prior to 10.30) Reflection starters, scripture and sacred music invite participants to experience ways of settling into silent prayer. Prayer session ends with an opportunity for brief sharing or listening. Venue: Te Manawa Atawhai Catherine McAuley Centre at Villa Maria College.

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Prayer Series

July 18 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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One event on July 11, 2019 at 10:30am

One event on July 18, 2019 at 10:30am

Noticing God’s Presence: Mary Catherwood RSM Tuesdays 12 and 19 March 10.30 - 11.30am (Cuppa available prior to 10.30) Reflection starters, scripture and sacred music invite participants to experience ways of settling into silent prayer. Prayer session ends with an opportunity for brief sharing or listening. Venue: Te Manawa Atawhai Catherine McAuley Centre at Villa Maria College.

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Later Life Transformation

July 20 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mary Potter Community Centre, 442 Durham Street North
Christchurch, New Zealand
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Joy Ryan-Bloore, Jungian Analyst Saturday 20 July 10am - 3pm (Cuppa available prior to 10am) The process of ageing involves profound changes physically, psychologically and spiritually; the death of the old in order to make room for a new development. ‘When you grow old, you will stretch out your hands, and somebody else will … take you where you would rather not go.’ John 21:18 The seminar will address this process with opportunity for participants to reflect and share their…

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Six Day Guided Silent Retreat (Non-residential)

July 29 - August 3
Christchurch, New Zealand + Google Map

Individual Spiritual Direction available. Each day will begin with prayer and reflection starters based on Scripture. Mary Catherwood and another spiritual director Monday 29 July - Saturday 3 August 10am – 3pm daily Sisters of Mercy, 141 Main North Road, Papanui Bring own lunch; tea/coffee/snacks available. Suggested Contribution $25 per day Early booking recommended.

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August 2019

Reflection Day

August 13 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm

Tuesday 13 August 10.30am – 2.30pm (Cuppa before 10.30) Prayer in the midst of daily life. Scripture, music and images will support awareness of God’s presence in our lives and silent prayer. Te Manawa Atawhai Catherine McAuley Centre Villa Maria College, Peer Street, Upper Riccarton Bring own lunch; tea/coffee provided Koha/Donation

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September 2019

Scripture – Sunday Gospels

September 10 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on June 20, 2019 at 7:30pm

One event on September 10, 2019 at 7:30pm

One event on November 13, 2019 at 7:30pm

Scripture Series - Gospel according to Luke Year C Dr Kathleen Rushton RSM Thursday 7 March (See also 20 June, 10 Sept and 13 Nov) 7.30pm – 9pm In the context of lectio divina, this session of the Sunday Gospels Series will focus on hearing both the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor in the Gospel Readings of Lent and Easter as proclaimed in the Roman and Revised Common Lectionaries for Year C. Venue: Te Manawa…

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