The Catholic Parish of Christchurch South

  DAY OF PRAYER FOR REFUGEES AND MIGRANTS

 

 

Holy, beloved Father,
your Son Jesus taught us
that there is great rejoicing in heaven
whenever someone lost is found,
whenever someone excluded, rejected or discarded
is gathered into our “we”,
which thus becomes ever wider.

We ask you to grant the followers of Jesus,
and all people of good will,
the grace to do your will on earth.
Bless each act of welcome and outreach
that draws those in exile
into the “we” of community and of the Church,
so that our earth may truly become
what you yourself created it to be:
the common home of all our brothers and sisters. Amen.

Pope Francis

 

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Identity & Coming Together:

We will create opportunities for our parishioners to identify with belonging to a welcoming, alive in faith, community.

 Connection & Community:

We will have a variety of opportunities for our community to connect.

 Formation & Growth:

We will develop resources and engage with the people to equip them to grow in their understanding and deepening of their Catholic Faith and strengthening their relationship with Jesus Christ.

 Liturgical Celebrations:

The Liturgy will be supported with formation to achieve consistency across our Parish.

Communications:

We will develop and implement a “Parish wide” Communication Plan.

Volunteer form:

If you would like to complete the volunteer form that was handed out at Mass last Sunday, and you have not already completed one, please click the link below to complete and submit the form electronically.

https://chchsouth.elvanto.com.au/form/8ab6dce3-a1d4-4b55-804d-0e149400caa2

Below is a link to the parish vision which was handed out after mass on trinity Sunday and the Prayer for our Parish.
ChCh South – Parish Vision 2021 Newsletter

                                         

 

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Day of prayer and discernment for men: 

Come join us on a day of prayer, discernment, and fraternity. If you would like to take your faith more seriously, look for Our Lord’s will in your life and deepen your prayer life.  Saturday 19th June, at Sacred Heart Church, Addington beginning with Mass at 9am. Lunch provided.

For more information email Fr Ben:  assistantpriest@christchurchsouth.org.nz

 

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OCIA: Order of Initiation of Adults (RCIA)Want to be a Catholic?
Curious about the Catholic Church?

OCIA is a programme which gives adults a pathway to become Catholic and strengthen their commitment to God and His Church.
OCIA will begin on Wednesday the 28th of July  2021.
If you or someone you know is interested, please register using the link below.

https://chchsouth.elvanto.com.au/form/f1c98a4c-5017-46eb-b625-9e75f28991a2

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Confirmation

​The parish is now accepting registrations for the sacrament of Confirmation
This programe is normally aimed at Year 7 or 8 students
Confirmation gives one the opportunity to publicly professes their Catholic faith and complete the final sacrament of Initiation into the Catholic Church.
Confirmation gives us the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit, which enables us to live as stronger disciples of Jesus Christ

If your child is interested, please register using the link below.

https://chchsouth.elvanto.com.au/form/fb05c8af-f659-4439-91ef-b1e516a342f2

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What is this journey in between “birth” and “death”? Is the journey taking you somewhere, or are you leading yourself to some kind of destination – a destination that could extend beyond your last breath? What do you want from your life during the in between? The questions are there.
And, the answers are too.

Join us for seven Tuesday nights as we SEARCH for the answers.
First session: July 28  2021  7:00-8:30pm for 7 consecutive Wednesday nights
Where: Sacred Heart Addington, Church Hall
A light supper will be provided.

You can watch the trailer to THE SEARCH here
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QOwZFL5Wpj8

Sign up using the following link
https://forms.gle/Ajzjfj4LytVSBKgQ9