• 10 June 2010

    From the moment of Bishop Uzoukwu's arrival, and for all who met him or heard him preach, one could only marvel at his courage, commitment, and zealousness in proclaiming the Gospel and witnessing to the mission and importance of Divine Mercy in the Church and in the world. more»
    Bishop Martin Uzoukwu has successful visit to the Diocese
  • 4 June 2010

    In late May, international Chastity speaker, Jason Evert visited the Diocese and spoke to over 2000 students.

    Through stories that were personal, humorous and at times emotional, Jason was able to portray the message of chastity in a compelling way teenagers could relate to and understand.

    Read reactions from students like, “I promise not to have sex before marriage” and “Thanks to you my boyfriend said he love's me enough to wait, you are amazing!” more»
    Bold Chastity Message Shared with Young People
  • 26 April 2010

    Brother Loughlan Sofield (or Lock as he is commonly known), is shortly to come to the Diocese to speak on Collaborative Ministry.

    He will speak in various pastoral areas, at a clergy day, pastoral workers / diocesan staff / chaplains and to Principals and school leaders.

    'Lock' will provide workshops in understanding the role of laity in today's Church and the call to Collaborative Leadership –understanding our various roles as ministry. more»
    Brother Loughlan Sofield Speaks on Collaborative Ministry
  • 18 February 2010

    As part of encouraging people to integrate prayer into their lives, New Zealand's Catholic Bishops have distributed leaflets around the country with prayers for different times of the day.
    NZ Catholic Bishops Produces Second Leaflet on Prayer
  • 22 December 2009

    In the well known words of the 2nd Vatican Council, the Holy Eucharist is “the source and the summit of the Christian life.” The Sunday celebration is the veritable heart beat of the Church – being able to take one's place in the assembly for the Eucharist is at once a grace, a joy and a privilege. At the present time, my great concern is to ensure that Sunday Mass is available for the people of our Diocese. Because of the need to adjust to a smaller number of priests being available for Sunday Mass a number of structural changes have been made. more»
    Bishop Barry signals possible future parish changes
  • 7 October 2009

    On Wednesday 23rd September, three years after the death of Father Kevin O'Grady, the chapel at Christchurch Hospital was filled with friends, families and colleagues of the Father Kevin for the unveiling of a portrait in his memory.

    Leanne Brooks (close friend of Father Kevin and organiser) introduced the service and acknowledged all those who had enabled the portrait to come about. Friend and confere, Monsignor Bill Middleton, then spoke of Father Kevin and his 33 years of ministry as hospital chaplain. more»
    Portrait of the late Father Kevin O'Grady Unveiled
  • 1 September 2009

    The visit by Karl Schulz in September 2009 provided a number of opportunities to hear how we can more effectively pray with the scriptures, as the Synod on the Word of God held late last year in Rome encouraged the practice of Lectio Divina.

    Find resources for Lectio Divina more»
    Karl Schultz Visit - Lectio Divina
  • 23 May 2008

    Over the weekend of 23rd to 25th May 2008, Marriage Educators gathered in Christchurch for a weekend conference on the theme taken from Pope Benedict's first Encyclical - Deus Caritas Est. The weekend theme was 'Formation of the Heart'.

    Download presenters sessions, photos and other files from the weekend here. more»
    National Catholic Marriage Educators Training Weekend
  • 1 January 2008

    Juventutem Christchurch was formed in early AD2008 with the support of Bishop Barry Jones and under the guidance of Bishop Emeritus Basil Meeking (ecclesiastical patron of Juventutem Australia). The name is taken from Psalm 42 which opens the traditional Mass: “I will go to the altar of God, to God the joy of my youth (juventutem)” Juventutem Christchurch has come about as fruit of the World Youth Days in Cologne 2005 and in Sydney 2008.
    Juventutem Christchurch
  • 18 February 2005

    This day commemorates the celebration of the consecration of the Cathedral on February 12th, 1905. Photos are of the Mass celebrated by Bishop John Cunneen more»
  • 17 February 2005

    An ecumenical service was held during which the newly installed Stations of the Cross were blessed. more»
  • 16 February 2005

    The Biannual Conference was held in Christchurch in November 2004 with keynote speakers Mary Ryan RSJ and Cyril Hally SSC. Participants from all over New Zealand gathered for the Symposium to look at the theme of Creating a Vocations Friendly Church.
  • 17 December 2004

    Marty Haughen was the keynote speaker and presenter at Worshipping Under Southern Skies. Over 150 people gathered from all around the diocese to take part various activities including a nubmer of workshops. more»
  • 30 November 1999

    This day is the patronal feast of the Cathedral, for which it is named. Now called 'The Body and Blood of Christ', it was previously known as the feast of Corpus Christi. more»
  • 30 November 1999

    An amazing time has been had with the visit of the Relics of St Therese to the Diocese of Christchurch at the beginning of October. Large crowds visited the relics wherever they visited.
  • 30 November 1999

    As part of the Cathedral Centenary a Flower Festival was held on 20th - 22nd November more»
  • 30 November 1999

    On Wednesday 24th May, Bishop John Cunneen, joining with his priests and people, entrusted the Diocese and the Pastoral Plan to Our Lady Help of more»
  • 1 January 1970

       Bryndwr Parish Newsletter 18 Dec more»
  • 30 November 1999

    In November Papal Honours were bestowed on a number of people by Bishop John Cunneen. The recipients this year were primarily for those who have contributed significantly to the Cathedral in its Centennary Year.
  • 30 November 1999

    On th evening of Wednesday 15th February 2006, the Korean Catholic Community had a Church blessed by Bishop John Cunneen. The Church is called St Paul Chong Hasang.
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