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Diocese Weekly Notices - 28th May 2023

Updated: Jun 1, 2023

Mass Of the Neophytes

On Sunday the 28th of May at 2:30pm at St. Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, Bishop Michael Gielen will celebrate Mass with those newly baptised and received into the Catholic Church during the Easter Vigil this year. All are welcome to join Bishop Michael and our newest member of the Church in giving thanks to God for his wonderful gifts received at Easter.

VACANCY: Catholic Parish of Christchurch South - Coordinator of Sacramental Ministries

A vacancy exists on our Parish Staff with a key focus of coordinating teams of volunteers to assist in the Sacramental ministries within our parish.

This role requires a special combination of experience, skill, and personal qualities. Applicants will demonstrate a personal faith commitment, relevant pastoral experience and a desire to be on mission.

More information including the position description and application form can be downloaded on the diocesan website: Employment Vacancies - Catholic Diocese of Christchurch (

Applications close Friday 9th June 2023

Jubilate 2023: the series begins!

The Cathedral and Waimakariri parishes are bringing their talented choirs and young singers together for a good sing. Come and join your voice in fervent core singing and support our featured choirs. Where? St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral. When? Thursday 15 June from 7.00pm to 8.00pm. All welcome and admission is free. Ken Joblin, Sacred Music Advisor, Christchurch Diocese.

Parenting for Faith Seminar with Dr Andrew Mullins

Saturday 3rd June, 1pm to 5.30pm @ Rossburn Reception Centre, Sparks Lane, Rangiora

Dr Andrew works with parents and university students in Melbourne and teaches formation of character at the University of Notre Dame, Sydney.

Parenting for Faith will focus will be on the parenting approaches that enable us to pass a love for prayer and the sacraments. Inspiring and practical stories of effective parenting will be shared.

For more information check the Facebook event:

Bookings for tickets can be made here:

Mass for CHCH Irish Society 75th Anniversary

On the weekend of King’s birthday, 2 – 4th June, the Christchurch Irish Society will be celebrating its 75th Anniversary. On Sunday 4th June, a Mass marking this occasion will be celebrated at 10.30am at Christchurch South parish, Sacred Heart, 70 Spencer Street, Addington.

Any inquiries to Paul Mulvaney 03 31 4414

Catholic Shop – Volunteer

The staff at the Catholic Shop are looking for another person to join their team of volunteers to help out on a Friday. Please contact Vicki for more information.

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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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