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  • Writer's pictureFr. Tien Cao


1. CYT Revolution Camp: 30th June to 2nd July – Sponsorship Request

Revolution is our camp for Years 6 to 8. Many young people struggle financially to be able to come to camp so we are asking if you would consider donating to support this camp and those who wish to attend. Your donation will provide the opportunity for young people to develop, strengthen and/or maintain their relationship with Christ. Thank you in advance for helping a young person’s faith journey. God bless.

There are two ways to donate:

B. Online banking through the Catholic Diocese of Christchurch

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

2. 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,13th June 2023

3. 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

4. “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

5. 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.

6. Jubilate 2023

The Cathedral and Waimakariri parishes are bringing their talented choirs and young singers together for a good sing. Join us at St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, Thursday, 15th June from 7.00pm to 8.00pm. All welcome and admission is free. Ken Joblin, Sacred Music Advisor, Christchurch Diocese.

VOCATIONS: The New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference has endorsed the promotion of vocations. Fr Tien Cao is the Vocations Director for the Christchurch Diocese. If you have any queries or would like to talk about vocations contact Fr Tien at

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