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Hearts Aflame Catholic Summer School:

Hearts Aflame Catholic Summer School is back again this summer with ten days of world-class lectures, uplifting prayer and authentic community!

Hearts Aflame is a life-changing experience for young adults aged 18 to 35 who want to know more about their faith, have an authentic encounter with Christ and meet other Catholic young adults from all over New Zealand. Join us this year at Nga Tawa Diocesan School, Marton, from 29/12/23 until 7/01/23! Registrations open July 2nd at 2pm: we sell out fast so be in quick! Visit to register or find out more.

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.

Marion Movement of Priests

On Sunday 9th July, Bishop Giovanni D'Ercole, Bishop Emeritus of Ascoli Piceno, Italy, and Father Donal McIlraith SSC, responsible for M.M.P. Oceania, will visit Christchurch.

There will be Mass and a Cenacle at Sacred Heart Church Addington at 5.30 pm.

We look forward to a good attendance of M.M.P. members, and anyone interested in joining us, or finding out more about M.M.P. For more information, contact: Trish Baugh (03) 325 7472.

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.

Office Administrator for Christchurch East Parish :

The Catholic Parish of Christchurch East have a vacancy for an Office Administrator. The role is 25 hours per week. The role involves assisting with the financial administration and other general office administration processes of the Parish. The ideal person would: Have experience in Financial Admin and Xero Accounting Software; Experience in office administration; Be proficient with the Microsoft Office Suite; Great interpersonal skills and an appreciation for the Catholic faith.

To request a detailed role description email:

Applications close on the 2nd July (Note extended)

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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