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Diocese Weekly News and Notices June 18th 2023

1. 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 |

2. Catholic Diocese of Christchurch FACEBOOK Page - Keep updated with the latest news from our Diocese by liking our Facebook Page.

3. CYT Revolution Camp: 30th June to 2nd July - IT’S NOT TOO LATE TO REGISTER!!!

Revolution Camp registration is still open for young people in Years 6 to 8.

Thanks to generous people in our Diocese we now have funding available and a payment plan in place for those who may need financial support.

Simply register online and follow the prompts:

We still welcome sponsors and donors. Online banking through the Catholic Diocese of Christchurch

Account: 03-0802-0948733-00 Particulars: Donation Reference: RevCamp23

4. Second Hand Catholic Book Shop

If you are looking for the right book to nourish your faith which doesn’t cost much, St. Augustine’s Second-Hand Catholic Bookshop is the place to visit in Christchurch.

Come and browse the many subject areas and discover something new to read about our amazing faith. If you have any Catholic books that you no longer need and not sure what do with, you are welcome to drop them off at the shop so they can be passed onto a new generation.

LOCATION: 90 Greers Rd, Christ the King foyer. OPENING HOURS: 11am-2pm. EFTPOS available.

5. Spirit of Mercy Ngā Wahine Atawhai

The film explores the story of the Sisters of Mercy and the founding of Villa Maria College

Lumiere Cinema The Arts Centre 26 Rolleston Ave Christchurch City on Sunday 18 June 4pm

Book in advance at Lumiere Cinema Ph 03 365 0066 Ticket Prices :

Adults - $19.00 Seniors – Over the age of 60 with ID $14.00 Children – Under 15 $14.00

Special Concessions* – $15.50. Students – A valid tertiary ID – $15.50

The film will be followed by a discussion with the filmmaker and those who star in the film.

6. Vacancy - Psychologist

Catholic Social Service, through generous funding from the Eliza White Trust, is on the lookout for a Psychologist who is proficient in doing learning assessments, specifically the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children and the Wechsler Individual Achievement Test as well as other assessments. The role is a fixed term appointment, 20 hours a week for 12 months. For more information, please see Fixed Term - 12 months - Registered Psychologist – Learning Assessments Job in Christchurch Central, Canterbury - SEEK. Please forward this onto anyone you know who may be interested in the role.

7. Catholic Business Network

Tickets for this month’s CBN Event close on Tuesday! Join us at Te Pae Convention Centre at midday on Tuesday June 27th to hear business leaders Dame Therese Walsh and Sir Brian Roche reflect on their experiences leading high-profile organisations and how they bring a Catholic business ethos to the Board table and the businesses they have led. Visit for more information and to purchase tickets.

8. Little Triduum Weekend Retreat

The Beatitudes Community warmly invites you to a weekend retreat to walk on a liturgical and spiritual pilgrimage with our Lord through his pascal mystery.

Friday 23rd to Sunday 25th June 2023 and from Friday 25th to Sunday 27th August 2023.

Each week the Community of the Beatitudes celebrates a little Triduum which commemorates the three holy days of the pascal mystery, culminating in the celebration of the Resurrection on Sunday.

We understand that it might not be feasible to join us from Thursday, therefore we encourage you to prepare from home by taking a personal time of prayer with Christ and warmly invite you to come to the Beatitudes from Friday evening to join us for this retreat.

please contact Sr Giovanna Maria at

9.Perpetual Adoration - 10th Anniversary Mass

All are invited to attend Mass on Friday, 30th June at 7.30pm to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the opening of the Perpetual Adoration Chapel. Mass will be celebrated by Bishop Michael and will be held at St Gregory’s Church, Cotswold Ave. For more information contact Matt O'Connell on 366-9869 or

10. “And the Word Became Flesh …” Drawing on her book, The Cry of the Earth and the Cry of the Earth: Hearing Justice in John’s Gospel, in this first session of a series, Kathleen Rushton RSM will focus our call to participate with Jesus in “finishing the works of God” by hearing both the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor (Laudato Si’ 49) in God’s evolving, unfinished universe. Bring your Bible. Tuesday, 20th June, 7.30pm – 9pm, Te Manawa Atawhai Catherine McAuley Centre, Peer Street. Email: or Ph. 03 379 1298

11. The Catholic Parish of Christchurch East Office Administrator Vacancy

Our East Parish Office Manager will be retiring in September. This role is 25 hours per week and involves assisting with the financial management and other office administration processes of the Parish.

The ideal person will need: Experience in Financial Management and Xero Accounting Software •

strong office administrative skills • Be proficient with Microsoft Office Suite • Great interpersonal skills and an appreciation for the Catholic faith. To request a detailed role description email: Applications close Tuesday,20th June 2023

12. Safeguarding Course – Te Kupenga – Catholic Leadership Institute

CTC is now ready to accept enrolments for the July 2023 intake. Details on the course below:

· The Safeguarding in the Catholic Church in Aotearoa New Zealand (SCCANZ)

· Online short course • Part-time for 3 months • Study at your own place and pace

· Mix of self-directed study, assignments and tutor-led discussions • Cost $150

Email or call / 09 3611053 for more information.

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