• 7 October 2009

    On Wednesday 23rd September, three years after the death of Father Kevin O'Grady, the chapel at Christchurch Hospital was filled with friends, families and colleagues of the Father Kevin for the unveiling of a portrait in his memory.

    Leanne Brooks (close friend of Father Kevin and organiser) introduced the service and acknowledged all those who had enabled the portrait to come about. Friend and confere, Monsignor Bill Middleton, then spoke of Father Kevin and his 33 years of ministry as hospital chaplain. more»
    Portrait of the late Father Kevin O'Grady Unveiled
  • 1 September 2009

    The visit by Karl Schulz in September 2009 provided a number of opportunities to hear how we can more effectively pray with the scriptures, as the Synod on the Word of God held late last year in Rome encouraged the practice of Lectio Divina.

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    Karl Schultz Visit - Lectio Divina
  • 23 May 2008

    Over the weekend of 23rd to 25th May 2008, Marriage Educators gathered in Christchurch for a weekend conference on the theme taken from Pope Benedict's first Encyclical - Deus Caritas Est. The weekend theme was 'Formation of the Heart'.

    Download presenters sessions, photos and other files from the weekend here. more»
    National Catholic Marriage Educators Training Weekend
  • 1 January 2008

    Juventutem Christchurch was formed in early AD2008 with the support of Bishop Barry Jones and under the guidance of Bishop Emeritus Basil Meeking (ecclesiastical patron of Juventutem Australia). The name is taken from Psalm 42 which opens the traditional Mass: “I will go to the altar of God, to God the joy of my youth (juventutem)” Juventutem Christchurch has come about as fruit of the World Youth Days in Cologne 2005 and in Sydney 2008.
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    Juventutem Christchurch
  • 18 February 2005

    This day commemorates the celebration of the consecration of the Cathedral on February 12th, 1905. Photos are of the Mass celebrated by Bishop John Cunneen more»
  • 17 February 2005

    An ecumenical service was held during which the newly installed Stations of the Cross were blessed. more»
  • 16 February 2005

    The Biannual Conference was held in Christchurch in November 2004 with keynote speakers Mary Ryan RSJ and Cyril Hally SSC. Participants from all over New Zealand gathered for the Symposium to look at the theme of Creating a Vocations Friendly Church.
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  • 17 December 2004

    Marty Haughen was the keynote speaker and presenter at Worshipping Under Southern Skies. Over 150 people gathered from all around the diocese to take part various activities including a nubmer of workshops. more»
  • 30 November 1999

    This day is the patronal feast of the Cathedral, for which it is named. Now called 'The Body and Blood of Christ', it was previously known as the feast of Corpus Christi. more»
  • 30 November 1999

    An amazing time has been had with the visit of the Relics of St Therese to the Diocese of Christchurch at the beginning of October. Large crowds visited the relics wherever they visited.
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  • 30 November 1999

    As part of the Cathedral Centenary a Flower Festival was held on 20th - 22nd November more»
  • 30 November 1999

    On Wednesday 24th May, Bishop John Cunneen, joining with his priests and people, entrusted the Diocese and the Pastoral Plan to Our Lady Help of more»
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  • 30 November 1999

    In November Papal Honours were bestowed on a number of people by Bishop John Cunneen. The recipients this year were primarily for those who have contributed significantly to the Cathedral in its Centennary Year.
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  • 30 November 1999

    On th evening of Wednesday 15th February 2006, the Korean Catholic Community had a Church blessed by Bishop John Cunneen. The Church is called St Paul Chong Hasang.
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  • 30 November 1999

    These sculptures retell the story of the last hours of a completely innocent man condemned to die a brutal and barbaric death by crucifixion. They are based on the written account known as “The Passion of our Lord Jesus Christ according to John”, a story many believe to be the most powerful, the most moving ever put into words. The artist then begins where words end and opens up new and imaginative ideas to enrich our lives and our understanding of these world changing events. Llew Summers has given us a daring, highly imaginative and courageous interpretation of “The Way of the Cross”.

    The poet Bernadette Hall was invited and commissioned to study closely the finished sculptures of Llew Summers and the texts of 'the Passion'. The poet spent many hours contemplating and meditating on their significance. She shares and communicates what she discovered, in her poems. Her voice is unique and her insight challenging and fresh. She brings events far away in time and space to our place and our time with great immediacy and poignancy. more»
    'The Way of the Cross' Book of Sculptures and Poems
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  • 30 November 1999

    Bishop Barry has announced the patronal names of the new parishes that have been amalgamated. more»
    New Parish Patronal Names
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