Christchurch Diocese
ad multos annos

ad multos annos

A great day of meeting and celebration today (and tomorrow) for priests of the Christchurch diocese with our first clergy AGM with Bishop Paul Martin. Our priests'...

God’s Dwelling

God’s Dwelling

This week Bishop Barry Jones of the diocese of Christchurch New Zealand has published a substantial document God's Dwelling Place to help parishioners of the diocese to...

ordinations

ordinations

Today is a day of great celebration for our Catholic Diocese of Christchurch as three young men are ordained deacons at 11.am in St. Mary's pro-Cathedral. Everyone is...

the pointer

the pointer

My paternal grandfather knew his way around the night sky. In New Zealand, the Southern Cross is the most sought-after constellation.  I remember my grandfather showing...

a life of value

a life of value

When did you last encourage someone to consider that God might be calling them to serve as a priest? This Sunday (“Good Shepherd Sunday”, Fourth Sunday of Easter) is...

Inform

Inform

As it nears 100 issues the Inform magazine of the Catholic diocese of Christchurch continues to be popular. Last Sunday Hurunui parishioners were happy to collect the...

Inform (Dec ’13)

Inform (Dec ’13)

The December issues of the Christchurch Diocesan magazine "Inform" arrived this afternoon, so I made a coffee and sat in the garden to savour the Faithfest photos. You...

ChCh Diocese Faithfest

ChCh Diocese Faithfest

Today the Catholic Diocese of Christchurch celebrated the end of the Year of Faith. These images from this morning's Mass celebrating the Feast of Christ the King speak...

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a week of feasting

a week of feasting

Abundant human life becomes possible only when lived in intimate relationship with God

follow

follow

Take a moment to imagine Jesus pointing you out in the crowd, calling you by name, and inviting you to follow.

feasting the cross

feasting the cross

The cross is not just a difficulty or an obstacle, but when carried through suffering to death, IS the pathway to life.

maturation

maturation

only by recognising one is loved do we at last enter into a truly mature, familial and free relationship with God.