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July 2019

Prayer Series

July 18 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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Noticing God’s Presence: Mary Catherwood RSM Thursdays 11th and 18th July 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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Spirituality in Midlife

July 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
St Francis of Assisi Parish, 380 Innes Road
Christchurch, 8052 New Zealand
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Anne Shave (PhD) will be visiting our parish to speak on Spirituality in Midlife, the opportunities and challenges often experienced during this period of life and things people have found particularly helpful in their journey of faith at this time. There will be opportunity for reflection and people of all ages are welcome to attend. 7-8.30pm Thursday July 18th in the Assisi Lounge, St Francis of Assisi Parish. For more information contact Kirsten Challies on Ph 3853459

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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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Golden Catholics

July 24 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
St Gregory’s Parish Centre, 30 Cotswold Ave
Christchurch, 8053 New Zealand
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I am very pleased to advise that our two speakers at our next “Golden Catholics” event for 2019 are Rev John Adams (Vicar for Education), Mr Aaron Richards (Principal, St Joseph’s Primary School) and Mr Justin Boyle (Rector, St Bede’s College). The topic will be “Our Catholic Schools in 2019”. 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…

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Bishop’s Proposed Plan area meetings

July 28 - July 30
Christchurch, New Zealand + Google Map

The Bishop Paul continues with his area meetings around the greater Christchurch area. These meetings are an opportunity to hear from Bishop Paul about his vision and the opportunity for people to ask questions. The dates and venues for the remaining meetings with Bishop Paul are below. Selwyn - Sunday 28th July 2.00pm at Lincoln Event Centre, 15 Meijer Dr, Lincoln Waimakariri / Hurunui - Tuesday 30th July 7.30pm at Chervier Centre, Rangiora To date over 200 submissions have been…

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Apostleship of the Sea Open Day

July 28 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Christchurch, New Zealand + Google Map

Open day 28th July Lyttelton Seafarers generally work long hours for little pay, for months at a time away from their families. The Apostleship of the Sea is the Catholic ministry which serves the needs of seafarers. We provide a safe centre in Lyttelton to assist with the basic and spiritual needs of all seafarers. We need more volunteers for the centre. Full training is provided. Come find out more at our Community Open Day Sunday 28th July 1pm to…

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Six Day Guided Silent Retreat (Non-residential)

July 29
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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Seasons for Growth Course

July 31
Christchurch, New Zealand + Google Map

All in our parishes have experienced change in regard to their spiritual home over recent years, and this change, for many, has brought a very real sense of loss. Consequently we are offering a Seasons for Growth course, to help deal with this type of change and loss of the spiritual home. The course runs for 4 weeks beginning Wednesday July 31st at 10am and again at 7pm and will be held at the Assisi Lounge, St Francis of Assisi…

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August 2019

Wilder Worship Night

August 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
St Josephs Parish Centre, Vagues Road
Christchurch, New Zealand
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WILDER: The Catholic Youth Team is holding Wilder - a time of Adoration with Praise and Worship. Join us to take some time out in this busy world, as well as praying for the Bishop’s Vision for our diocese. All welcome! Friday 2 August, 7:30-9pm @ St Joseph’s Parish Centre, cnr Vagues Rd & Main Nth Rd If you have any questions, please contact Sam @ CYT – ssivertsen@chch.catholic.org.nz or check out www.cyt.org.nz/wilder

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Marian Devotion

August 4 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Christ the King Parish, 90 Greers Road
Christchurch, 8053 New Zealand
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The Chinese Catholic Community in Christchurch is under the Patronage of Our Lady of Assumption. The community is having a time of devotion to Mary at the Church of Christ the King Parish on Sunday 4th August 2019. It will begin at 3:00 pm – Marian Devotion, 4:00 pm – Mass and followed by a cuppa at the parish center. Come and meet your Chinese speaking friends, everyone is welcome!

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Where is Pope Francis taking us?

August 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
St Gregory’s Parish Centre, 30 Cotswold Ave
Christchurch, 8053 New Zealand
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The Catholic Church is changing, but where is Pope Francis taking us and where might we end up? Why is everyone (not just Catholics) paying attention to the first Latin American and first Jesuit pope in history? How is he trying to change the church—and what are people saying in support or even opposition? Join us as we assess what he has done, what he has failed to do, and what might be next. Join visiting Fulbright Scholar and noted…

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Catholic Business Network Lunch

August 8 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Christchurch, New Zealand + Google Map

Less than a month to go until the Catholic Business Network lunch on Thursday 8 August at the Town Hall. Tickets are selling fast with less than 100 left to go! We are pleased to announce Armitage Williams as sponsors of the August lunch. Armitage Williams have worked with the Catholic Diocese of Christchurch on several significant projects including new churches at St Patrick’s, Lincoln and St Mary’s, New Brighton. Our sincere thanks to Mark Blyth and the team for…

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Prayer Ministry Training

August 11 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Christ the King Parish, 90 Greers Road
Christchurch, 8053 New Zealand
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Practical training on how to do basic prayer ministry after Mass, at Camps, Rallies, Retreats, Prayer Groups, Youth Groups and Alpha Holy Spirit Weekends etc. Presenters: Fr Rick Loughnan and Diana Ingle. For more info contact 0273009887.

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Catholics Returning Home

August 13
St Josephs Parish Centre, Vagues Road
Christchurch, New Zealand
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Do you have family and friends who want to explore returning to their faith and spiritual home? Catholics Returning Home is a no pressure, easy going course that begins on the 13th of August for 4 weeks at St Joseph's Parish Centre. Begin your journey today by contacting 0508 HOME NOW (0508 466 366).  

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Joshua Men’s Fellowship

August 14 @ 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm
St Gregory’s Parish Centre, 30 Cotswold Ave
Christchurch, 8053 New Zealand
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Bishop Paul is joining us. 7.15 pm Wednesday, 14th August, St Gregory’s Centre, 30 Cotswold Road, Bishopdale. Prayer, gospel reflection, praise singing, formation and friendship. Come and join like-minded Catholic men to grow your faith and be encouraged in your walk with the Lord. Every second Wednesday of each month. More information? Phone Chris on 027-646-4138  

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The Crafty Crew

August 17 @ 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 17th August. 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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Rochester Lecture

August 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Rochester and Rutherford Hall, 77 Ilam Road
Christchurch, United States
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Women and Church: The Future. By Ann Gilroy, editor of Tui Motu InterIslands, the independent Catholic monthly magazine. Wednesday 21st August 7pm, Rochester and Rutherford Hall, 77 Ilam road. Supper provided afterwards  

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The Problem of Evil

August 22 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Christ the King Parish Centre, 90 Greers Road, Burnside
Christchurch, New Zealand
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Fr Rick recently attended a conference in Rome of people involved in this area of ministry. He is offering a talk on the subject of this conference on Thursday 22nd August at 7.30pm at Christ the King Parish Centre, 90 Greers Road, Burnside.

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Journey to the Father

August 23 - August 25
Christchurch, New Zealand + Google Map

Journey to the Father is a young adult retreat that takes place every year in collaboration with the Tertiary Chaplaincy of the Diocese. It is a weekend get-away filled with prayer, adoration and fellowship in the beautiful Banks Peninsula (YMCA, Wainui). 23rd-25th August. Registrations: http://cyt.org.nz/young-adults-retreat/

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Seasons for Growth

August 23
Christchurch, New Zealand + Google Map

Are you experiencing change, loss and grief in your life? Learn about how significant losses have impacted your life and learn knowledge, skills and attitudes to respond and understand these experiences. Papanui Parish course is running from 23 August 12.30-3pm on Fridays for 4 weeks. To register contact Lauren on 027 424 6045 or seasons@chch.catholic.org.nz

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