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  • Monday 21 April 2014, 12:30 am @ TV 3

    Enjoy a 1 hour documentary about the apparition site on Easter Sunday, TV 3, 12.30pm - 1.30pm, made by NZ film makers, which follows a NZ Catholic pilgrimage group, documenting their experiences. more»

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Daily Scriptures

Sunday the 20th of April 2014

Easter Sunday

FROM the Gospel for today [NAB]:

When Simon Peter arrived after him, he went into the tomb and saw the burial cloths there, and the cloth that had covered his head, not with the burial cloths but rolled up in a separate place. Then the other disciple also went in,the one who had arrived at the tomb first, and he saw and believed. For they did not yet understand the Scripture that he had to rise from the dead.

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Latest Updates

  • 4 April 2014

    The latest Inform is now out in parishes and is filled with news and activities from across the Diocese.
    Read it online or download it. more»
    Latest Inform out now
  • 23 March 2014

    The Diocese is hosting the visit of Martha Fernandez-Sardina, a woman passionate about evangelism
    A weekend seminar is being held on Saturday 3rd May which is entitled "The Joy of the Gospel: The New Evangelisation - what it is and how we play our part in it" more»
    New Evangelisation Speaker to Visit the Diocese
  • 20 March 2014

    View parish Holy Week and Easter Liturgy times across the Diocese for 2014. more»
    Holy Week and Easter Liturgy Timetable
  • 21 February 2014

    Faithfest was an amazing day held on Sunday 24th November on the Feast of Christ the King and to conclude the Year of Faith.
    DVD's of the event are now available for purchase. View photos on this page more»
    Faithfest - Diocesan Festival


  • 26 March 2014

    What is the Diocese's approach to getting churches repaired / strengthened?
    Where is my Church in the process?
    Find out here... more»
    Diocese Property Earthquake Update
  • 16 March 2014

    The Christchurch Diocesan Earthquake Recovery Fund was set up by Bishop Barry Jones to distribute monies donated to him following the earthquake of September 4th, 2010 and the subsequent earthquakes.

    Applications are now being invited. View the goals and criteria and download an application form and view the organisations who have been allocated funds. more»
    Christchurch Diocesan Earthquake Recovery Fund
  • 3 March 2013

    Most churches continue to operate as usual after the various earthquakes.

    View a list of the the alternative arrangements where Mass is being celebrated for those churches that are damaged more»
    Parish and Mass Information
  • 12 November 2012

    Useful Advice and Resources

    There are many ways to get the help you need after the devastating earthquakes.

    This page offers some suggestions for resources to find help, including free counselling, some reading material, an opportunity to share your story. more»
    The Christchurch Earthquakes – where can I get help?