• 7 February 2017

    Dear Brothers and Sisters,

    Late last year I asked everybody in the Diocese to pray together a prayer asking the Lord to renew our diocese. As we continue to wait and pray for a new bishop, I now want to implement a programme of spiritual renewal for the entire diocese and I invite everybody to take part. more»
  • 12 December 2016

    The latest Inform is now out in parishes and is filled with news and activities from across the Diocese.
    Read it online now. more»
    Latest Inform now availalbe
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  • 4 December 2016

    Fr Rick Loughnan, our Diocesan Administrator, has asked that as a way of asking the Lord for renewal in our Diocese at the same time as we further our rebuilding programme, that we together pray the following prayer. more»
  • 22 November 2016

    On Sunday November 13th, the Holy Door for the Year of Mercy was closed at the Pro-Cathedral at the close of the 5.30pm Mass.

    An overflowing church gathered to pass through the Holy Door one last time before it was officially closed by the Diocesan Administrator, Fr Rick Loughnan. more»
    Holy Door Closes at Pro-Cathedral
  • 17 November 2016

    This page has been restarted after our latest earthquake. View latest information here. more»
    Earthquake Information
  • 14 November 2016

    A Prayer in Times of Earthquakes

    General Intercession suggestions for Mass
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    Prayer in Times of Earthquakes
  • 21 October 2016

    Since May 28, 2015, the key messages from the Diocese in relation to the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament are that the Diocese believes it could save the nave of the Cathedral and progressively build back other parts over time. This rebuild work, however, was conditional on the state of the nave and the land underneath. The Diocese also had to consider the widespread repair and rebuild work that would be needed across many of its parishes.

    The late Bishop Barry Jones set aside a maximum sum of $45 million ($30m from the Diocese and $15m from fundraising) for saving the nave of the Cathedral.

    In July this year preliminary geotechnic and engineering reports were positive concerning the land and foundations on which the Catholic Cathedral sits.
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    Our Cathedral
  • 8 September 2016

    Useful Advice and Resources

    There are many ways to get the help you need after the devastating earthquakes.

    This page offers some suggestions for resources to find help, including free counselling, some reading material, an opportunity to share your story. more»
    The Christchurch Earthquakes – where can I still get help?
  • 26 August 2016

    On the 6th August 2016, the Feast of the Transfiguration, Sister Catherine of Christ OCD made her First Profession of Temporary Vows at the Carmelite Monastery of Christ the King.

    The main celebrant, Fr Clarence Trinkle from Washington DC, who guided Sr Catherine towards the contemplative life, was joined by six other priests at the altar. more»
    Great joy at first profession
  • 25 August 2016

    A Christchurch Catholic Community of Learning has been approved by the Ministry of Education, and those schools involved are hard at work to finalise their achievement plan, which will form the basis of their work together over the next 2 years.

    Communities of Learning are developing around the country and are based on the Ministry of Education initiative “Investing in Educational Success”. This Government initiative aims to raise the learning and achievement of children and young people, particularly those who are most at risk of not achieving. more»
  • 10 August 2016

    Former Ngai Tahu Property chief executive, Tony Sewell, has accepted a contract to lead the Catholic Diocese of Christchurch property team. more»
  • 15 June 2016

    Agencies working in Catholic pastoral care, health care and social service are aiming to provide better service coordination and identify and meet community needs. more»
    Catholic health and welfare agencies working together for a better Canterbury
  • 29 May 2016

    On the weekend of 20th – 22nd May, 23 enthusiastic parishioners involved in marriage ministry from Christchurch made their way to Auckland for the biennial training weekend entitled 'The Art of Marriage: Crafting Strong Marriages and Families for Life'. more»
    Marriage Educators attend National Conference in Auckland
  • 24 May 2016

    Catholic Schools Day was marked in a special way in the Diocese this year, as we celebrated 150 years since the first Catholic school on the Diocese opened on Barbadoes St in 1866 more»
    Catholic Schools Day 2016
  • 15 May 2016

    Father Rick Loughnan as Diocesan Adminstrator has made the following clergy appointments. more»
  • 13 May 2016

    On Sunday May 1, in Christchurch NZ at 3.00pm, the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament Music Centre was officially opened replacing resources severely damaged or destroyed by the recent earthquakes in the region more»
    Music Centre and Parish Facility now Open
  • 12 May 2016

    On Mother's day, Sunday 8th May 2016, the fifth annual Maryfest and Grand Procession was celebrated in honour of Our Lady of Christchurch. more»
    Fifth annual Maryfest celebrated
  • 12 April 2016

    Father Rick Loughnan announced to the Diocese that Monsignor Gerry O'Connor died suddenly peacefully at 1pm today (Tuesday). May he rest in peace. more»
    Monsignor Gerry O'Connor RIP
  • 29 February 2016

    Candidates, after presenting a copy of their baptismal certificate to Fr. Rick Loughnan are called to be faithful to their baptismal covenant as they prepare to join the Catholic more»
    Rite of Election 2016
  • 20 February 2016

    Hundreds gathered at St Mary's Pro-Cathedral for the funeral Mass following several days of prayer, tributes, Masses paying respects to Bishop Barry Jones who passed away last Saturday aged 74 more»
    Bishop farewelled by the people he lovingly served
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