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November 2019

Replenish Healing Centre

November 29, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
St Teresa’s Parish, 8 Puriri Street
Christchurch, 8041 New Zealand
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Come and have fun while supporting this fundraiser to help our Replenish Healing Centre. Friday – 29 November – 6-9pm – St Teresa’s Parish Hall in Riccarton. For info and tickets contact Ana De Jong 021 913 105 or replenishnz@gmail.com People in emotional and spiritual distress are finding Replenish a wonderful place of respite.

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12 Week Catechism Classes

November 30, 2019 - December 22, 2019

“It’s time to put on the full armour of God with the belt of truth, Catholicism, with the breastplate of righteousness, and take up the shield of faith, the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Holy Spirit. To deepen your faith and for your Spiritual renewal. The first four classes start at Advent and will resume early next year for the final eight classes. Saturdays – 30th Nov, 7th, 14th & 21st Dec. 10am-midday St Gregory’s Parish Centre,…

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December 2019

ADVENT: Prepare for Christmas with ‘The Joy of Hope’

December 4, 2019 - December 18, 2019

Join us at St Joseph’s Parish Centre for a new CaFE resource filmed on location on the beautiful Greek Holy Island of Patmos, where Scripture tells us the Book of Revelation was written. Each session is uplifting and offers practical insight into the joy of living now with hope in the future blessing of Eternal Life with God in Heaven. Each session includes an engaging mix of teaching, scripture meditation and prayerful response with optional group questions. Session 1 is…

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Coast to Coast Rosary Crusade

December 7, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Christ the King Parish, 90 Greers Road
Christchurch, 8053 New Zealand
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The New Zealand government is looking at reforming our Abortion Laws and legalising Euthanasia. In response, a group of lay Catholics have organised this Pro-Life (from conception to natural death) Coast To Coast Rosary to be held on Saturday 7th December, at 3 pm at Christ the King Church. Please join us. Alternatively, you may wish to join the March for Life in Wellington that day. Every Pro-Life group in New Zealand is represented. The March begins at 101 Wakefield…

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Blessing of the Statue of Our Lady of Fourvière and the 25th Jubilee of the Community of the Beatitudes in New Zealand

December 7, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fourvière House of Prayer and Retreat, 67 Leithfield Rd
Leithfield, New Zealand
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On Saturday 7th December, at 6pm, on the 25th Jubilee of the Community of the Beatitudes in New Zealand, Bishop Paul Martin of Christchurch will bless the statue of Our Lady of Fourvière. Fourvière is an ancient hill in Lyon France, where in the earliest centuries of Christianity, the proto-martyrs of the French Church were put to death, including St Pothin whose successor was St Irenaeus – a disciple of John the Evangelist. A Marian Shrine was well established there…

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Advent Retreat

December 14, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Fr John O’Connor will facilitate a Retreat Day at St Patrick’s Church, 31 Gerald St, Lincoln on Saturday 14 December, 11am to 3pm. A cuppa will be served in the Parish Centre from 10.30am. BYO lunch – tea and coffee provided. All welcome. Contact: Tricia Smith Email: tric1948@gmail.com

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February 2020

Valentine’s Mass

February 14 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Christchurch, New Zealand + Google Map

You are invited to join with Bishop Paul for a Mass Valentine's Day Friday 14th February, 6.30pm at St Mary's Pro-Cathedral

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Christian Family Life Programme

February 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sancta Maria Parish Hall, 70 Spencer Street Addington
Christchurch, New Zealand
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Couples for Christ and its Family Ministry invite you to come and join our Christian Life Program. Formation, fellowship and personal testimonies. Starting 15th February, 7.00pm, Sacred Heart Hall, 70 Spencer Street, Addington, Christchurch For more info contact either: Raymond and Mina Pagsanjan 027 2236430   SYNOPSIS OF THE CHRISTIAN LIFE PROGRAM (CLP) OF THE COUPLES FOR CHRIST (CFC) What is the Christian Life Program (CLP)? The CLP is an integrated course intended to lead the program participants into a…

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Brother Peter Bray

February 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Christchurch, New Zealand + Google Map

BROTHER PETER BRAY, Vice Chancellor of the Catholic University of Bethlehem: New Zealander Brother Peter will speak about his experiences at Bethlehem University and show a video of Palestinian students talking about aspects of their lives under Israeli occupation. Sunday, 16 February, 7.00pm at the WEA, 59 Gloucester St.

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Sunday Scripture Series

February 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

(Further sessions: 3 June, 9 Sept and 19 Nov) Readings of Lent and Easter. Thursday 20 February 7.30 - 9pm. Presenter Sr Kathleen Rushton In the context of lectio divina, this session of the Sunday Gospels Series will focus on hearing both the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor in the Gospel Readings of Lent and Easter as proclaimed in the Roman and Revised Common Lectionaries for Year A. Te Manawa Atawhai Catherine McAuley Centre Villa…

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CYT Sportsday

February 23 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Catholic Cathedral College, 62 Ferry Road
Christchurch, New Zealand
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Join us for the first youth event of 2020 filled with fun, games, activities and a chance to meet other young people in our diocese! Starting off with the Mission Team Commissioning Youth Mass, BBQ and Sports Day to follow When: Sunday 23rd February 2020 Time: 10AM Mass, BBQ and Sports Day follows from 11AM-3PM Where: Catholic Cathedral School Fields (62 Ferry Rd, Christchurch Central) Who: Year 7-13 Cost: $5 per person (please contact us if you require assistance with…

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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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Joshua Men’s Fellowship

March 11 @ 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm
St Gregory’s Parish Centre, 30 Cotswold Ave
Christchurch, 8053 New Zealand
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JOSHUA MEN’S FELLOWSHIP will be exploring More Effective Intercessory Prayer. 7.15 pm Wednesday, 11th March, 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 this year 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 Prayer Sessions

March 12 - April 2
Christchurch, New Zealand + Google Map

With Fr Arsene Kapya We invite families & parishioners to the LENTEN Prayer Sessions every Thursday from 7-8pm during Lent commencing on Thursday 5th March at the Chervier Centre in Rangiora: · Thursday 12th March: Taizé Prayer · Thursday 19th March: Praise and Worship · Thursday 26th March: Lectio Divina · Thursday 2nd April: Praying with the Psalms

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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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Post Abortion Seminar

March 13 - March 15
Christchurch, New Zealand + Google Map

This seminar could be of interest to anyone in the health, counselling, pastoral care or wellbeing area who meet with people who may be affected by termination. The first two days are foundational and have a wider application. The third day is targeted to counsellors and therapists or those who may journey with clients in a deeper journey of healing. For more information contact Lauren on admin@postabortionpaths.org.nz or 027 417 6739.

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Prayer for Peace

March 15 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, 373 Manchester Street
Christchurch, 8013 New Zealand
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Next Sunday 15th March is the anniversary of the Mosque shootings in Christchurch. On that day St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral will be offering a holy hour 4-5pm to pray for peace in our city and in the world. Evening Prayer of the Church at 4.30pm, concluding with Benediction. You are welcome to join us.

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