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Feast of Our Lady of Mt Carmel

The Carmelite Sisters warmly invite you to the annual celebration of the Mass of Our Lady of Mt Carmel on Sunday, 16 July at 2.00pm, at the Carmelite Monastery, 52 Halswell Road. Monsignor Rick Loughnan will be the principal celebrant at a concelebrated Mass, followed by afternoon tea. You are most welcome to join us on this special occasion to ask Our Lady’s intercession for all your intentions. In preparation, a novena of Masses will be offered for all our relatives and friends.

Vacancy – Fundraising and Development Manager

The Catholic Diocese of Christchurch is seeking a dynamic and experienced individual to join our team as the Fundraising and Development Manager. This newly created role is a key position within the Senior Leadership Team, responsible for leading fundraising at the Diocese, maximising fundraising revenue and managing a successful fundraising team. Applications close on Sunday 16 July. For more information and to apply, visit

Vacancy - Accountant for Diocese

The Diocese of Christchurch has a Vacancy for an experienced accountant. This part-time position offers 22 hours per week, providing an opportunity to utilise your expertise in a flexible work environment. Responsibilities would include effectively managing the financial and accounting services of the Diocese. For more information or to apply, click on the link below.

Vacancy: Prison Chaplaincy Director

NZ Catholic Bishops Conference Can you help us show the love of God inside the prison walls?

Applications are invited for the position of Prison Chaplaincy Director for the New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference (NZCBC). The Prison Chaplaincy Director is a full-time national role, providing pastoral and professional leadership and support to the Catholic chaplains who provide chaplaincy services in New Zealand prisons. This is a critical role, leading an important national ministry of the Church.

If you or someone you know has experience as a prison chaplain (or in other pastoral or chaplaincy roles) and team leadership experience combined with theology and pastoral qualifications, please visit for more information.

Replenish – Vacancy for Host

Replenish Healing and Retreat Centre is a ‘home away from home’ for individuals and families needing God-centric respite care, established seven years ago in Okuku, North Canterbury. We are seeking new hosts for our Retreat and Healing Country House. This is a non-salaried position that includes a pocket-money stipend, along with full accommodation and board. For more information, please apply to our Trust Chair, Peter Brown, at

Invest In Christmas Joy

A Catholic Development Fund Christmas Club Account allows you to enjoy the peace and joy that the birth of Jesus brings without the unnecessary stress at what is often a busy and expensive time of year.

Your savings are available from 1 December in time for Christmas celebrations or even summer holiday expenses, and your account will earn interest for you while doing good within our community.

CDF – INVEST IN GOOD : 0800 403 863 |

Diocesan Vocations Coordinator

Matt O’Connell has been appointed as the Diocesan Vocations Coordinator to work alongside the Vocations Director, Fr Tien Cao. Matt will be helping with new initiatives and events to promote vocations. He can be contacted on or 027 536 9407.

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