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February 2020

Rosary House Spiritual Life Centre

February 18 - May 3

Mercy Global Presence: Exploring images, language and understandings of God and the call to be a presence of love and justice. Facilitators: Sisters of Mercy Tuesday 18 and 25 February and 17 and 24 March (Sessions one hour) Register with Rosary House giving preferred time: 10.30am or 1.30pm or 7.30pm. Explore images, language and understandings of God and the call to be a presence of love and justice as part of a ‘global heartbeat’ in our local realities. Sessions use…

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40 Day for Life Prayer Campaign

February 26 - April 5
Christchurch, New Zealand

Please join us in a powerful Lenten prayer effort. Just one hour a week praying opposite Christchurch Hospital will help to save the lives of unborn children scheduled for abortion and increase our nation’s reverence for life. Many volunteers needed from 8:00am to 6:00pm between 26th Feb and 5th April. You won’t stand alone. Visit 40daysforlife.com/christchurch or ring Tony on 022 057 3860 for more info.

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Ash Wednesday Ecumenical Service

February 26 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, 373 Manchester Street
Christchurch, 8013 New Zealand
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An ecumenical service for Ash Wednesday is being held at St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, 373 Manchester Street, on Wednesday 26 February at 5.30pm hosted by Bishop Paul Martin. All are welcome

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March 2020

Rite of Election

March 1 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, 373 Manchester Street
Christchurch, 8013 New Zealand
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God has been working in the lives of many, calling them to life in the Church.  Many parishes have been working with these adults, some seeking initiation through Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist and others, already baptised, seeking communion in the Church. Bishop Paul joins bishops throughout the world in celebrating these rites, eliciting a deeper level of commitment and faithfulness from the catechumen and candidates. Their godparents and sponsors will testify on their behalf and we will be asked to…

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CBS Choir Concert

March 8 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Christchurch, New Zealand + Google Map

Pro-Cathedral Concert for Lent - Christus & Eroica The CBS Orchestra will present a free hour-long concert featuring two dramatic works by Beethoven on Sunday, 8 March, at 3 pm in St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, Manchester Street. His sombre Introduction to Christ on the Mount of Olives will precede the monumental Eroica Symphony No.3. The CBS Orchestra will be led by Natalia M. Lomeiko and Musical Director will be Don Whelan. Each work dates from 1803, while Beethoven was confronting his…

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Safeguarding Workshops

March 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Our Lady of Victories, 106 Main South Road
Christchurch, 8042 New Zealand
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Creating a safe church for children and vulnerable adults. 1 hour workshops Who is to attend: Parish Priests, Parish Council, Parish secretaries, Parish Volunteers, members of a Catholic Organisation in our parish, anyone considering being a volunteer. All parishioners very welcome. It takes a community to create a culture of Safeguarding for the best outcomes for all. The next Workshop 1 for all parishes is at Our Lady of Victories, 106 Main South Road, Bishop Joyce Centre (Parish Hall). March…

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Dove Catholic Women’s Fellowship

March 14 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Christ the King Parish Centre, 90 Greers Road, Burnside
Christchurch, New Zealand
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Join us in welcoming Joan Houck as our speaker this month. Joan has been travelling to NZ from the US for over 40 years. During this time, she has been involved in many retreats, bible studies and missions – both here and overseas. We welcome woman of all ages to this not to be missed event! More info - contact Ann 0211113963 or Facebook – DOVE Fellowship Christchurch  

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Golden Catholics

March 25 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
St Gregory’s Parish Centre, 30 Cotswold Ave
Christchurch, 8053 New Zealand
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Our speakers at our next “Golden Catholics” luncheon for 2020 are Mr Mike Nolan (Manager for the Catholic Education Office and Mrs Cushla O’Connor (Religious Education Adviser). I am sure that our guest speakers will provide us with very informative and interesting talks. For those over 65 who enjoyed our previous Golden Catholic events a warm invite is extended to you again. A special invitation is extended to those who have not been before – we would love you to…

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Catholic Business Network Luncheon- Reinvigorating Christchurch, A Thriving Central City

March 26 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Christchurch Town Hall, , 86 Kilmore Street, Christchurch Central City
Christchurch, 8013 New Zealand
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Christchurch property developer Philip Carter is the managing director of Carter Group. He and his team are behind some of the most recognizable buildings in the central business district, including major fashion retail hub, The Crossing.   One of Carter Group’s upcoming projects is helping the Catholic Diocese of Christchurch bring the Cathedral to the heart of the city in a venture to further develop the central business district through what will be the largest multi-construction undertaken in the city…

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March for Life

March 28 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Christchurch, New Zealand + Google Map

Mark your calendars now! On Saturday 28 March, join pro-life New Zealanders in Christchurch for a March for Life. Starting 12pm at the Cathedral Square and walk to North Hagley Park. Life is precious and sacred, let New Zealand know that we love them both! Visit Facebook.com/MarchforLifeChristchurch/ for event details and updates.

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April 2020

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Formation Course

April 4 - April 6
Christchurch, New Zealand + Google Map

April 4-6, 2020 & May 1-3, 2020 St Pius X Catholic Church, 59 Pine Ave, Melville, Hamilton 3206 Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is a Montessori based faith education process that enables children to encounter God in a retreat like atmosphere filled with sensorially rich materials based on the Scriptures and the Liturgy. This Level 1 Part 1 Formation Course is for those interested in the faith development of children aged 3 to 6 years old. It is the foundation…

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Christian Meditation

April 4 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Christchurch, New Zealand + Google Map

Meditation in the Christian Tradition The Christchurch community for Christian Meditation will be holding its first Community Day for 2020 on Saturday 4 April from 1:30 to 3:30. This will be held at the usual venue, i.e. the Chapel Street Centre, cnr Chapel St and Harewood Rd. Yvonne Smith (retired Presbyterian minister, WCCM meditator, currently living in the Catlins midst the 'silence' of birdsong, seascapes and the Nuggets Lighthouse) will be our guest presenter. Her topic will be, Curating Space…

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May 2020

Woven 2020 – Diocesan prayer event / vigil

May 8 @ 12:00 pm - May 9 @ 12:00 am
St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, 373 Manchester Street
Christchurch, 8013 New Zealand
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“I want you woven into a tapestry of love, in touch with everything there is to know of God. Then you will have minds confident and at rest, focused on Christ, God’s great mystery.”  Col 2:2 As we prepare for Pentecost and look forward to our new future within the Diocese, you are invited to come and join Bishop Paul in a prayer vigil.  This is to pray for our future and for unity, to be woven together and to…

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September 2020

Visit of David Welles

September 15 - September 19
Christchurch, New Zealand + Google Map

David Welles will be visiting the diocese and speaking to clergy, parish leaders and school leaders. Read the background of David here More information to follow

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