On Sunday August 27th, at 4.00pm, there was a Mass in Portuguese at St Peter’s Church attended by Brazilians and Portuguese people from all over Christchurch—about 60 people, including 20 children. There were tears of joy as people prayed and sang in their own language for the first time since coming to New Zealand. It is hoped to have a monthly celebration of a Mass in Portuguese. Brazilians already gather for a monthly Rosary in Portuguese and have a Facebook page: brasileuros-catolicos em Christchurch. For further information contact Fr Barry Malone sm.