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September 2019

An introduction to Church teaching on Interfaith Relations

September 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Our Lady of Victories, 106 Main South Road
Christchurch, 8042 New Zealand
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All are welcome to come along and hear about the Catholic Church’s official teaching on interfaith relations and dialogue. . This is particularly relevant given our recent events in Christchurch. The workshop will be led by a member of the NZ Catholic Bishop’s Committee for Interfaith Relations. Sunday 15th September, 2pm at Our Lady of Victories Parish Centre, 106 Main South Road, Sockburn

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From Gangland to Promiseland

September 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, 373 Manchester Street
Christchurch, 8013 New Zealand
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John Pridmore is an internationally acclaimed speaker, author and ex gangster. Born in London John spent much of his early life in and out of prison. Acting as a bouncer throughout London, John hit a turning point one night when he thought he had nearly killed a man. From that night his life was changed. He has since worked with people such as Mother Teresa and John Paul II. John will be speaking on his journey from the criminal underworld…

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Forming Intentional Disciples

September 18 @ 9:45 am - 4:15 pm
Holy Trinity, Bryndwr, 108 Jeffreys Road
Christchurch, New Zealand
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A day with Sherry Weddell The Bishop’s Pastoral Office invites you to this one day seminar on Wed Sept 18th at Holy Trinity, Bryndwr Parish Hall. Sherry is a world-renowned author and founder of the Catherine of Siena Institute. In light of Bishop Paul’s proposed plan, the seminar will focus on how parishes can form intentional disciples. The seminar costs $50 and includes talks, morning and afternoon tea, lunch and Mass. For more information and to register contact Matt O’Connell…

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Nazareth Care Vocation

September 20 - September 22
Christchurch, New Zealand + Google Map

The Sisters would like to offer a Retreat for Single Catholic Women who may wish to spend some time in prayers and reflection to discover God’s plan for their lives. 20-22 September at Nazareth Community of Care 220 Brougham St. $40.00 per person. RSVP by 30 August to vocation.aus@nazarethcare.com For more info call Sr Teresa Clare + 61 450 355 014.

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The NZ Catholic Medical Association (NZCMA)

September 21
Christchurch, New Zealand + Google Map

THE NEW ZEALAND CATHOLIC MEDICAL ASSOCIATION (NZCMA) is happy to announce its inaugural South Island launch meeting happening September 21st in Christchurch. Founded in 2019 with the support of the New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference with the aim to support medical practitioners, drawing on the treasures of our faith, especially in regard to the ethical challenges of healthcare today. For more information and to register please visit our website: https://newzealandcatholicmedical.co.nz

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Praise and Worship

September 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Christ the King Parish Centre, 90 Greers Road, Burnside
Christchurch, New Zealand
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You are invited to spend a joy-filled hour of community praise and worship to be held in the Christ the King parish centre, 90 Greers Road, Burnside every 4th Sunday of the month from 7-8pm. Children of all ages are also welcome.

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Revolution Camp

September 27 - September 29
Woodend Christian Camp, 124 Woodend Beach Rd
Woodend, New Zealand
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Revolution Camp aims to inspire the young people to revolutionize their life and the world through their relationship with Jesus Christ. This camp holds sessions, games, activities, Sacraments and fellowship in hopes that they may grow to be empowered in their own lives and to bring that revolution out to their communities. Who: Years 7-10 When: Fri 27th – 29th September Where: Woodend Christian Camp Cost: $70 (If cost is a problem, please don’t hesitate to contact us) Register online…

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Marriage Unplugged

September 28 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Community of the Beatitudes, 50 Terrace Road
Leithfield, 7481 New Zealand
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“A healthy marriage always takes work. Look for ways forward instead of ways out.” For couples at all ages and stages of marriage to help strengthen their love and commitment to one another. Facilitators: Tim and Jenn Goulding. SATURDAY, 28th SEPTEMBER 9:30 – 4:30 Fourviere House, 67 Leithfield Rd. Leithfield. Registration: $40 per couple. There is limited room so please register early to avoid disappointment. For further information and registration contact: Jennifer Goulding jenngoulding@outlook.co.nz or phone: 03 314 8096  

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The Crafty Crew

September 28 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Christchurch, New Zealand + Google Map

Would you like spend an afternoon crafting with others? You are invited to the Hoon Hay Church Hall, 89A Sparks road, Hoon Hay 1.30-4pm Saturday 28th September. Come and meet, and work alongside, other crafters from the Christchurch Parishes. Bring your hand-craft project/s and a gold coin donation, as well as a bit of cash for raffles. We look forward to seeing you there. If you have any enquiries call Ann 981-0535

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Marist Brothers

September 29 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Christchurch, New Zealand + Google Map

The annual social and get together of Marist Brothers old boys from Greymouth and convent girls will be held on Sunday Sept 29th from 2pm at Papanui RSA Frank Newsome 03 3525471 for info. Closing date 20th September.  

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October 2019

Final Profession

October 1 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Carmelite Monastery, 52 Halswell Road
Christchurch, 8025 New Zealand
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THE CARMELITE SISTERS warmly invite you to the Solemn Profession of Religious Vows of Sr Catherine of Christ ocd. To be held at the Carmelite Monastery on Tuesday, 1st October 2019 at 2pm. Principle Celebrant Bishop Paul Martin SM. Refreshments to follow. All Welcome.

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Unplanned Movie

October 2
Christchurch, New Zealand + Google Map

A must see movie for all Christians concerned about the loosening of the abortion laws in New Zealand, with the possibility of abortion being legalized until birth. The true story of Abbey Johnson's journey from being the youngest Planned Parenthood clinic director in USA to a strong advocate for the unborn. As enough tickets sell (Hoytz Riccarton and Northlands) each showing is confirmed. Next showing 2nd October (both theatres). Tickets must be bought through: www.Fan-force.com/films/Unplanned.

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St Therese Rose Petal Evening

October 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Community of the Beatitudes, 50 Terrace Road
Leithfield, 7481 New Zealand
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Join the Beatitudes Community and the Brothers of St John for an evening in honour of St Therese of Lisieux, with the theme "No, I'm not dying, I'm entering into life!" The evening will include vespers, music, teaching, testimonies, and concludes with supper in the hall. Inquiries contact beatitudesnz@gmail.com ALL WELCOME!  

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Talk on Declaration of Marriage Nullity

October 5 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
St Teresa’s Parish, 8 Puriri Street
Christchurch, 8041 New Zealand
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Msgr Brendan Daly will be giving a talk on the process and grounds of declarations of Marriage Nullity. This will be held at the Riccarton Parish at 2 pm on Saturday 5 October. All are welcome.

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Remembering Parihaka

October 10 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Sessions led by Sr Kathleen Rushton at Te Manawa Atawhai Catherine McAuley Centre, Villa Maria College. Parihaka, a place of non-violent resistance to colonial encroachment on Maori land, continues to inspire discussion and a collective response to injustice. These two sessions draw on a booklet produced by Caritas.

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Dove Catholic Women’s Fellowship

October 12 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Christ the King Parish Centre, 90 Greers Road, Burnside
Christchurch, New Zealand
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Dove National Team join us for our Day Retreat. This will be a beautiful day of blessing and anointing. Praise and Worship – Fellowship – Prayer Ministry Morning and Afternoon Tea will be provided - please bring a plate to share for lunch. A collection will be taken on the day. Info: Diane – 027 431 2026 or Facebook – DOVE Fellowship Christchurch  

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Maryfest and Grand Procession

October 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Our Lady of Victories, 106 Main South Road
Christchurch, 8042 New Zealand
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Most Reverend Paul Martin, S.M., Catholic Bishop of Christchurch invites all the people of Canterbury to join in the Marian Procession with the Consecration of the City and Diocese held annually in honour of Our Lady of Christchurch whose protecting image formerly stood in the old Cathedral tower and since the great earthquake is venerated at each year's mind. The procession will be presided over by His Lordship, Most Rev. Basil Meeking, Emeritus Bishop of Christchurch at Our Lady of…

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Interfaith Prayers For World Peace

October 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Christchurch, New Zealand + Google Map

Botanic Gardens Peace Bell The Canterbury Interfaith Society invites you to join us for our annual 'Prayer for World Peace' event where representatives from a wide range of faiths offer prayers for peace on behalf of their own tradition. Fr Tien Cao will offer a prayer on behalf of the Catholic Church.

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What would Jesus do? Mission for a Fractured World

October 13 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Sr. Laurie Brink, OP Professor of New Testament Studies Catholic Theological Union, Chicago Did Jesus really mean “love your enemies, pray for those who persecute you”? How are we to proclaim the gospel message in a world fractured by violence, hatred, and natural disasters? This session proposes that reading Jesus’ teachings through the lens of Prophetic Dialogue provides a strategy for mission in complex times. Date: Sunday, 13 October Time: 4.00-5.30 pm Venue: Te Manawa Atawhai Catherine McAuley Centre, Villa…

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Mass of Remembrance

October 14 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
St Teresa’s Parish, 8 Puriri Street
Christchurch, 8041 New Zealand
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Mass of Remembrance for children who have died before or at birth St Teresa’s Parish, Riccarton. Have you or a family member experienced the grief or pain of conceiving, then losing a baby before or at birth? Whether this was recently, or decades ago, we invite you to join us. Together we will give thanks to our Lord for each life, no matter how brief it was. For more information please contact the John Paul II Centre on 03 351…

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