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September 2020

Holy Hour for Life

September 20 - October 11
St Teresa’s Parish, 8 Puriri Street
Christchurch, 8041 New Zealand
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In the hope that NZ rejects the End of Life Choice Act St Teresa’s Church Every Sunday 8am – 9pm finishing 11th October Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament Gospel Readings Divine Mercy Chaplet Intercessory and Silent Prayer

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Guided/Directed Five Day Retreat

September 28 - October 2
Christchurch, New Zealand + Google Map

This guided/directed non-residential Ignatian retreat provided by Rosary House Spiritual Life Centre is presented by Fr Brian Cummings sm using a variety of input. Further information available from Sisters of Mercy at roho@xtra.co.na or 03 379 1298. The venue at Villa Maria College is a setting conducive to an atmosphere of stillness and silence, spaces for prayer and a general gathering place.  Registration required. Cost for five days $280.   Find out More This guided/directed non-residential Ignatian five-day retreat from…

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October 2020

St Therese Rose Petal Evening

October 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Community of the Beatitudes, 50 Terrace Road
Leithfield, 7481 New Zealand
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St Therese Rose Petal Evening 2020 - Friday 2nd October 7-9pm at St Teresa’s, Riccarton, followed by supper in the hall. Theme: With St Therese “I shall never be discouraged.” All welcome! Enquiries Thomas: 0225062538, or email: apostolate@fourviere.nz  

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Chrism Mass

October 5 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, 373 Manchester Street
Christchurch, 8013 New Zealand
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The Chrism Mass originally scheduled for just prior to Easter will now be celebrated on Monday 5th October at 7pm at St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral. Everyone is most welcome to attend. At this Mass representatives from parishes receive the holy oils for the year. All are very welcome.

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Deacon Tang Phan Ordination to priesthood – new date

October 10 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Christchurch, New Zealand + Google Map

Updated due to Covid restrictions on gatherings. After completing six and a half years study at the national seminary, Deacon Tang Phan has returned to Christchurch Diocese. He has taken up his first appointment at Greymouth Parish, assisting the parish priest, Father Mathew Siji. Deacon Tang will be ordained to the priesthood on Saturday 10th October , 11am at St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral. All are welcome to attend this special event in the life of the diocese. Please keep Deacon Tang…

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Dove Catholic Women’s Fellowship

October 10 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Christ the King Parish Centre, 90 Greers Road, Burnside
Christchurch, New Zealand
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All women are warmly invited to our meeting on Saturday 10th October at Christ The King parish centre, 1.00-3.00pm. Our theme is Testimonies of answered prayer, through faith in God's Word. We encourage those women who have recently finished the Alpha course to come along and practice the new spiritual gifts they received. We look forward to gathering with you all again. Contact Ann Martin 03 313 5817 /DOVE Fellowship Christchurch (Facebook)/dove.org.nz  

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Respect Life Sunday

October 11
Christchurch, New Zealand + Google Map

•    In the Gospel for Respect Life Sunday, 11 October 2020, some who are invited to a feast prioritise their farm or business work over the invitation, and refuse to come. The King instead fills his hall with all he can find, regardless of their status, worth and productive value as judged by society. •    The Covid-19 pandemic has brought us again to face ancient questions about the different ways we value life. While the society around us often shows…

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Maryfest and Grand Procession

October 11 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Our Lady of Victories, 106 Main South Road
Christchurch, 8042 New Zealand
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Bishop Paul Martin SM invites all the people of Canterbury to the Diocesan Maryfest and Grand Procession held at Our Lady of Victories at 2pm, Sunday 11th October. All are most welcome to come and honour Our Blessed Mother. More information is available on the diocese website events page or by visiting facebook.com/OurLadyofChristchurch/ To enclose the names of you family and loved ones within the ex-voto heart offered to Our Lady at this year's Maryfest email: ourladyofchristchurch@gmail.com or call 3562123  

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Safeguarding Workshops

October 13 - October 20
Our Lady of Victories, 106 Main South Road
Christchurch, 8042 New Zealand
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Safeguard Workshop 1 for Volunteers in Parishes in Christchurch October 2020 Creating a safe church for children and vulnerable adults. 1 hour workshops With the new structure and new volunteers joining our parishes we are rerunning a number of Safeguarding Workshop 1 at the following venues: St Marys Pro-Cathedral October 13th at 11am October 15th at 7pm St Marys New Brighton October 18th at 11.30 after Sunday Mass October 20th at 7pm Anyone from any parish can attend this workshop…

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Memorial Mass for the late Fr Kevin Clark

October 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Christchurch, New Zealand + Google Map

The funeral Mass for Fr Kevin Clark was held during Alert Level 2. We are now able to hold a Memorial Mass for Fr Kevin which will be held on Tuesday 13th October, 7pm at St Matthew’s Church, Bryndwr All are welcome to come and pray for the repose of the soul of Fr Kevin.

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Villa Maria Past Pupils Association

October 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Christchurch, New Zealand + Google Map

The Villa Maria College Past Pupils’ Association Biennial Meeting will be held on Wednesday 14 October 2020, 7pm, in the College Library. All past pupils are warmly welcome, and refreshments will be served. For more information, please contact Miss Emily Rosevear, Alumnae Coordinator, erv@villa.school.nz

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Sacred Heart College Ashburton

October 15 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Christchurch, New Zealand + Google Map

Reunion lunch (earlier postponed because of Covid) will now be held on Thursday 15 October 2020 at Hotel Ashburton 12.30pm. Please register your interest (or any queries) to Mary Schmack mdsmck27@gmail.com – 0275505783 or Therese Toneycliffe  grahamtonycliffenz@gmail.com Note: The Committee will meet before lunch so if you would like any matters to be discussed please let Mary know beforehand. Advance Notice: The major reunion, celebrating 50 years since SHC was closed, will be celebrated on Labour Weekend 2021.

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Exult 2020- Arise and Shine

October 23 - October 26

Jesus Youth New Zealand is organising a National Conference "Exult 2020" from 23rd to 26th October 2020 at Blue Skies Centre, Christchurch (6pm Friday to 2pm Monday). This event aims to develop the spiritual and personal life of participants through Vibrant Talks, Powerful Sharing, Inspiring Testimonies, Praise and Worship, Eucharistic Celebration, Workshops, Adoration, Reconciliation, Informative Exhibitions, Pulsating Music and Activities. This conference is open for anyone between the age of 18-35. Limited Seats available!! To register go online to www.exult2020.com or contact…

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November 2020

OCDS November Carmelite Retreat

November 13 - November 15
Rochester and Rutherford Hall, 77 Ilam Road
Christchurch, United States
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"For God so loved the world..." (John 3:16) Father Philip S., CSJ will be leading our upcoming November Retreat at Rochester Hall Friday, 13 Nov to Sunday, 15 Nov 2020 If you would like to join us, contact Megan Emery 027 410 6940 or benedictus@windows live.com

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