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March 2019

Ash Wednesday Ecumenical Service

March 6 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

This year the ecumenical Ash Wednesday service will be held at the Anglican Transitional Cathedral at 5.30pm on Wednesday 6th March. All are welcome

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Rite of Election

March 10 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, 373 Manchester Street
Christchurch, 8013 New Zealand
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At 1.00pm on Sunday 10 March Bishop Paul will be celebrating the rites that call our catechumen (non-baptized) and candidates (baptized in another faith tradition) to the Easter sacraments. This is not a Mass. All are welcome to come and pledge their support to those journeying to full initiation in the Catholic Church.

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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

One event on March 19, 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 of the Faithful workshop

March 12 @ 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm
St Josephs Parish Centre, Vagues Road
Christchurch, New Zealand
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For those who compose the prayers – Tuesday 12 March, 7:15 p.m., St Joseph Parish Centre, 133 Main North Rd. Explore how the Church calls us to pray for the needs of the world. Registration required by Fri 8 March 03.353.0758 or mdaly@chch.catholic.org.nz

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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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Prayer Series

March 19 @ 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

One event on March 19, 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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An Invitation to Stillness

March 19 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, 373 Manchester Street
Christchurch, 8013 New Zealand
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AN INVITATION to a time of stillness and silence before the Blessed Sacrament, every Tuesday of Lent, 5.30 - 6.30 at St. Mary’s pro-Cathedral. Come for a few minutes or the full hour. 5.30pm Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, 5.50pm reflection, concluding with Benediction beginning at 6.20..

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Liturgy of the Word with Children

March 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Catholic Education Office, 118 Barbadoes Street
Christchurch, New Zealand
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Formation for LEADERS - Tuesday, 19 March 7-9:00pm, Catholic Education Office, Registration at mdaly@chch.catholic.org.nz, 03.353.0758 by 12 March. New & experienced leaders welcome. Come learn what the Church envisions for her children.

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Combined Church Service

March 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Christchurch, New Zealand + Google Map

The combined churches of Christchurch invite you to a service of prayer and hope on Thursday 21st March, 6pm at Latimer Square, Christchurch Central. We will gather to remember those in the Muslim Community who lost their lives and to pray for those who are injured, and their families and loved ones. We give thanks for the bravery of the first responders and the many people who continue to support those affected by this tragedy. All are welcome. If you…

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Celebrating 50 Years of Caritas

March 24 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, 373 Manchester Street
Christchurch, 8013 New Zealand
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Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand, the Catholic Agency for Justice, Peace & Development is celebrating 50 years of ‘love in action’ this year and to mark this wonderful milestone there will be an anniversary Mass at the Pro-Cathedral at 10.30am on Sunday 24th March to which you are all warmly invited.

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Interfaith Prayer Service

March 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Christchurch, New Zealand + Google Map

The Canterbury Interfaith Society invites you to join us at the Peace Bell in the botanic gardens on Sunday the 24th of March at 2pm for a time of prayer for healing for the city and in support of the Muslim community who are suffering so deeply. Each faith group present will have an opportunity to share a short prayer. You are welcome to bring some unwrapped flowers to place in the Avon River at the conclusion of the service.…

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Pregnancy Centre Volunteer Training Day

March 26 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Christchurch, New Zealand + Google Map

Are you caring and compassionate? Do you love life? If you are, please consider volunteering at the Pregnancy Centre. We have many ways you can defend, protect and serve life. We can train you to take calls, sort donations, do needs assessments, and give pregnancy tests. To register for our next Volunteer Training on Tuesday 26 March from 10am-2:30pm, please contact Carly at 03 351 3227 or pregcentrechch@gmail.com. *This will also be a great refresher for those of you who…

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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

Muslim & Christian relationships

April 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Villa Maria College, 21 Peer St, Upper Riccarton
Christchurch, 8041 New Zealand
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The Christchurch terrorist attacks have challenged us to overcome our ignorance of different faith perspectives in the hope of creating a local community of harmony in our city and our land. Brother Peter Bray FSC is a New Zealander who is Vice-Chancellor of Bethlehem University where 25% of students are Christian and 25% Muslim. The University is a place of peaceful co-existence and dialogue, a beacon of hope behind the wall of separation. Br Peter will speak in Christchurch on…

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First Friday Mass

April 5 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Christ the King Parish, 90 Greers Road
Christchurch, 8053 New Zealand
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You are warmly invited to the First Friday Mass on 5th April at Christ the King: 90, Greers Road, Burnside, commencing 7-30pm. There will be praise & worship, prayer ministry and supper after Mass. For further information please contact Maureen on 0275688338 or: www.ccrnz.org

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Wilder Worship Night

April 5 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

WILDER - 5 April @ 7:30pm, Te Manawa Atawhai Centre (by Villa Maria College) Adoration and Praise & Worship as well as the Sacrament of Reconciliation and Prayer Teams available. A time where we combine worshipping God together with a chance to connect deeper with Him individually. 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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A Time of Renewal

April 6 @ 1:45 pm - 3:15 pm
St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, 373 Manchester Street
Christchurch, 8013 New Zealand
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The Cathedral Parish is organizing a Time of Renewal, Rosary – Adoration – Reflection - Movie “Jesus of Nazareth”... the passion of Jesus. Bring along family members and friends. Everyone is invited. Join for a cup of coffee after the programme. Saturday, 6 April 2019. From 1.45pm to 3.15pm at Cathedral Parish, 373 Manchester St. Your presence will be much appreciated.

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Joshua Men’s Fellowship

April 10 @ 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm
St Gregory’s Parish Centre, 30 Cotswold Ave
Christchurch, 8053 New Zealand
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Presentation by Fr Michael Pui. 7.15 pm Wednesday, 10th April, 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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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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