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A new Bishop of Christchurch is appointed by Pope Francis Pope Francis has appointed Father Paul Martin SM as the next Bishop of the Christchurch Diocese. Bishop-Elect Paul Martin will be the tenth Bishop of Christchurch and succeeds Bishop Barry Jones who died in February 2016. Bishop Patrick Dunn, President of the New Zealand…(Read More)

ABLAZE Conference

Those that went to the Ablaze conference from our parish enjoyed it very much.  Two days of challenging and inspiring talks and workshops, along with a warm and friendly atmosphere.  Well done to the organisers and volunteers ! Photo credit:  Marilou Crequer Below:  Panel Discussion, Sat 11 November.  Left to right:  Thomas Seywell, Fr Michael…(Read More)

On 21st October 2017 Laurie and Marie McKee received a Papal Award, Benemerente, for their services to the Church.  The Award was presented at the  11.00am Mass at St Mary’s Manchester St.  Congratulations Laurie & Marie ! Photo credit:  A McKee…(Read More)

THE RITE OF ACCEPTANCE  for those enquiring about the Catholic Church was celebrated Sunday 8th October at the 10.30am Mass at Sacred Heart Church. This is the first of the Rites of the “Order of Christian Initiation of Adults” (Formerly known as R.C.I.A). Regan Harper, Paul Tonkin and Jade Tonkin are…(Read More)

On September 9th, at Sacred Heart Church, the parish celebrated the Sacrament of Confirmation.  We congratulate the 38 candidates who received the Sacrament and pray that God will continue to bless and guide them in their Christian journey. Thanks to Marilou Crequer for the photos…(Read More)

THIS HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL JAN/FEB 2018 DUE TO CLASHES WITH SCHOOL EVENTS. Are you aged between 15 and 19? Keen to have an outdoor experience in the Port hills behind ChCh? Stay overnight in a classic hut? Have some fun, cook a meal and meet some new faces? If possible, celebrate Sunday morning…(Read More)

New Bell at St Peter’s

Over the weekend of 8-10th September, the new bell at St Peter’s will be rung.  The bell is named Cecelia after the patron saint of music!  Many thanks to those involved in preparing the bell and tower.  A job well done!!  Thanks to Bob Arthurs for the photos…(Read More)

On Sunday 2 July 2017 St Peter’s School celebrated 90 years with a school and parish Mass. (Photos Chris Hope) Below:  Looking at Memorabilia in the parish centre.  Marie Gardener (in Purple) and her sister were the oldest St Peters students who attended. (Photo Chris Hope) Below:  Sr Betty Dwyer & Sr Anna Persico…(Read More)

CONGRATULATIONS TO: Carmine Holdorf, Devon Campbell, Callum Walsh, Emma Lovegrove, Raynsh De Silva, Brandon Burke, Felix Thomas, Noah Collins, Hannah Pithie, Chloe Heslop, Luca Rooney, Maxwell Gunn, James Ogg, Benjamin Tulloch, Caleb Hancock, Jack Abbott, Caoimhe McKenzie, Jonty Chapman, Parker Young, Ruby McIntosh, Joel Walker, Chloe Harker, Finn Matheson, Patrice Pupos, Patrick Muamua, Johnny Muamua…(Read More)

RCIA – Easter

At the Sacred Heart Church  Easter Vigil, we welcomed six new Catholics ~ Aaron Ness, Claire Whyte, Hansi Kannangara, Isaac Moody, Jonny Hutchison and Neil Curtis. We were privileged to share this joyful occasion with them and their families. Please continue to pray for them as they settle into parish life. If you know someone…(Read More)