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St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral

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373 Manchester Street
Christchurch, 8013 New Zealand

July 2017

Ordination to Priesthood

July 1, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, 373 Manchester Street
Christchurch, 8013 New Zealand
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The Diocese of Christchurch is joyfully preparing for the ordination of Deacons Graeme Blackburn, Alister Castillo and Huynh Tran to the Priesthood. This is to be held on Saturday 1st July 2017, 11:00 am at St. Mary’s Pro-Cathedral. This will be followed by light refreshments at St Teresa’s Parish Hall, Riccarton, 1.30pm. All are welcome.  

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Sir James MacMillan – Catholic Composer and Conductor visit

July 23, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, 373 Manchester Street
Christchurch, 8013 New Zealand
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WORLD RENOWNED CATHOLIC COMPOSER AND CONDUCTOR IS COMING TO CHRISTCHURCH 4-8pm, Sunday 23 July 2017 St Mary's Pro-Cathedral, Manchester Street   ALL PARISH AND SCHOOL SINGERS AND MUSICIANS Welcome Our Diocesan Sacred Arts Team is pleased to announce that Sir James MacMillan is coming to Christchurch in late July. He will conduct singers in his St Anne's Mass at the 5.30pm Mass in St Mary's Pro-Cathedral. Sir James is one of the world's most successful contemporary composers and a globally…

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September 2017

2017 Christchurch Choral Festival

September 2, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, 373 Manchester Street
Christchurch, 8013 New Zealand
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A Christchurch Choral Festival, lasting about one hour, will be held in St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, 373 Manchester Street, at 7 pm on Saturday, 2 September, 2017. The Catholic Pro-Cathedral offers ample space at the front, suitable for large choral forces, and seating is available for an audience of at least 500, although the performers will use a proportion of that during the concert. This will be the seventh festival in a developing tradition for the city, intended to sustain and…

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Time For Haydn

September 24, 2017 @ 3:00 pm
St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, 373 Manchester Street
Christchurch, 8013 New Zealand
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Two timeless masterpieces connected to the humble clock will be presented by the CBS Choir & Orchestra on Sunday, September 24, at 3 pm in St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, Manchester Street. Haydn’s Nelson Mass takes its name from the astonishing military victory of 1798, when Napoleon’s fleet was cornered off the coast of Alexandria and blown to pieces. The news reached the little Austrian town of Eisenstadt on the day of its first performance. When Lord Nelson came to meet the…

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October 2017

An Evening of Reparation with Our Lady of Fatima

October 13, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, 373 Manchester Street
Christchurch, 8013 New Zealand
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The 6th and final apparition of Our Lady of Fatima occurred on October 13th, 1917 along with the miracle of the sun. An evening of prayer and reparation to mark this centenary will be held at the Pro-Cathedral (373 Manchester Street), on Friday 13th October, 2017. The evening will commence with Mass at 7pm celebrated by Fr Rick Loughnan. The evening will also contain Adoration from 8pm along with a talk, Confessions, the Divine Mercy Chaplet, and the Rosary. The…

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November 2017

Vigil Mass for the Ablaze Parish Renewal Conference

November 11, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, 373 Manchester Street
Christchurch, 8013 New Zealand
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Everyone is invited to the final Mass for the Ablaze Parish Renewal Conference which is being held on Saturday November 11th at 5pm (Sunday Vigil Mass) at St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral. One of the keynote speakers from the Conference, Bishop Nicholas Hudson from the Westminster Diocese in London, will be celebrating the Mass and preaching. Come and join with 200 others and pray for the renewal of our parishes in our Diocese. For more information contact Mike Stopforth at the diocese mstopforth@chch.catholic.org.nz…

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March 2018

Chrism Mass

March 26, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, 373 Manchester Street
Christchurch, 8013 New Zealand
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Bishop Paul will celebrate the Chrism Mass with the Blessing of the Holy Oils on Monday 26th March at 7.30pm at St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral. At this Mass representatives from parishes receive the holy oils for the year. All are very welcome.

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May 2018

Wednesdays at One

May 2, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - June 27, 2018 @ 2:00 pm
St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, 373 Manchester Street
Christchurch, 8013 New Zealand
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A weekly feast of music at St Mary's Pro-Cathedral Admission $10 and $5 Proceeds to the CBS Building Fund Cathedral Cafe opens at 12.45pm   May 2 Margot Button & Matthew Everingham Pitfalls of love – a musical journey May 9 Triple Generation Trio Favourite Mendelssohn, Arensky and more May 16 & 23 University of Canterbury School of Music Top local talent on display May 30 STAC Musical Showcase Choral and chamber artistry from St Andrew’s College June 6 Harry…

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Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

May 16, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, 373 Manchester Street
Christchurch, 8013 New Zealand
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ECUMENICAL PRAYER SERVICE All parishioners are warmly invited to an Ecumenical Prayer Service during the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity to be held in St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral on 16th May at 5.30pm.

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June 2018

Deacon Robert Morris SJ – Ordination

June 2, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, 373 Manchester Street
Christchurch, 8013 New Zealand
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Parishioners are warmly invited to the ordination to the priesthood of Deacon Robert Morris SJ, next Saturday 2nd  June at 11.00am at St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral by Bishop Paul. Deacon Robert was a Sockburn parishioner who was educated at Our Lady of Victories School and St Thomas of Canterbury College. He has been training for the priesthood in Australia but is coming home for his ordination on 2nd June. Everyone is most welcome to attend this wonderful occasion.

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July 2018

“Jesus of Nazareth” Movie

July 7, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, 373 Manchester Street
Christchurch, 8013 New Zealand
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The Cathedral Parish is screening the Movie “Jesus of Nazareth”, everyone is invited and if you can bring a friend or family members. Details are: JESUS   OF  NAZARETH Saturday, 7 July 2018, 3.00pm at St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral The movie is set in six parts, we will be viewing Part 2, which goes for an hour. We will view the remaining parts over the following few months.

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September 2018

Divine Renovation – A Day With Fr James Mallon

September 14, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, 373 Manchester Street
Christchurch, 8013 New Zealand
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The Bishop’s Pastoral Office invites you to a one day seminar with Fr James Mallon. Fr James is the Episcopal Vicar for Parish Renewal and Leadership Support for the Archdiocese of Halifax-Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada and author of the book Divine Renovation. This book is a practical guide for parishes seeking to cultivate vibrant and dynamic faith communities centred on missionary discipleship. It tells the story of the wonderful success Fr James and his team have had in transforming the…

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November 2018

Pax Christi International

November 6, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, 373 Manchester Street
Christchurch, 8013 New Zealand
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Greet Vanaerschot, (Sec-General), and Johnny Zokovitch, (Comm Director), will speak on the work of Pax Christi, an international Catholic peace movement established in 1945. It is represented today, in 50 countries world wide, sets up dialogues for peace in conflict zones and has an office at the UN. It focuses on human rights & human security, disarmament & demilitarisation, a just world order, religion & peace. Greet & Johnny are particularly interested in how this region dealt with recent earthquakes…

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February 2019

Catholic Health Care Mass

February 24 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, 373 Manchester Street
Christchurch, 8013 New Zealand
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Bishop Paul warmly welcomes all those who work in health care in Canterbury. This is an opportunity for all those involved in health care; doctors, nurses, rest home staff, pharmacists, administrators etc. Afterwards please stay for a glass of wine/beer in the narthex at St Mary’s to enjoy the company of others who work in this field. For more information contact: Paula Avery, email averypaula@gmail.com Mike Stopforth, Bishop's Pastoral Office, mstopforth@chch.catholic.org.nz or 027 5398 542

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March 2019

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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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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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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April 2019

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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J.S. Bach St John Passion

April 19 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, 373 Manchester Street
Christchurch, 8013 New Zealand
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J.S. Bach’s St John Passion will be performed at 8 pm on Good Friday, April 19, 2019, in St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, Manchester Street. Written for Good Friday, 1724, the Passion is a compact and intensely dramatic setting of St John’s description of Christ’s last hours. Soloists will be Sarah-Jane Rennie, Margot Button, Ken Joblin and Chris Whelan, with Ben Madden as the Evangelist, and Adrian Lowe as tenor soloist. The orchestra will be led by Natalia M. Lomeiko, Continuo will…

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Divine Mercy Sunday

April 28 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, 373 Manchester Street
Christchurch, 8013 New Zealand
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The annual celebration of the Solemnity of Divine Mercy Sunday will be held at the Pro-Cathedral again this year. All are welcome to attend this special day of grace and mercy. Reconciliation 1.30pm-3.15pm. Mass 3.15pm celebrated by Fr John Adams, followed by veneration of the 1st Class relic of St Faustina. "Whoever approaches the Fountain of Life on this day will be granted completed forgiveness of sins and punishment" Jesus to St Faustina re Divine Mercy Sunday.    

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May 2019

Diocesan Youth Mass

May 19 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, 373 Manchester Street
Christchurch, 8013 New Zealand
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Come join CYT and the youth of the Diocese at St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral to celebrate Mass! Supper and refreshments provided afterwards in the Narthex. For more info contact Delbert Castillo, Parish Support Coordinator dcastillo@chch.catholic.org.nz

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June 2019

Mozart for Trinity

June 16 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, 373 Manchester Street
Christchurch, 8013 New Zealand
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CBS Choir & Orchestra present a concert in St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral at 3 pm on Sunday, 16 June, to mark Trinity Sunday. It includes Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 20 and his Trinitatus Mass, together with seasonal choral and organ items.   CBS Choir and Orchestra highlight two beautiful Mozart works to mark Trinity Sunday at 3 pm on Sunday, June 16, in St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, Manchester Street. Admission will be by programme donation at the door. The lovely tune in…

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Young Vinnies – Commissioning Mass

June 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, 373 Manchester Street
Christchurch, 8013 New Zealand
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The SVDP Society invites you to join with Bishop Paul to celebrate the commissioning of Young Vinnies members at 7.00pm on 26 June at St Mary’s Pro Cathedral.

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September 2019

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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