8000 attend Faithfest Mass in Christchurch

More than 8000 people attended a mass at the CBS Arena in Christchurch on Sunday 24 November, the feast of Christ the King, to celebrate the conclusion of the Year of Faith.

The mass was celebrated by Bishop Barry Jones, the  Bishop of Christchurch, and was part of  a diocesan wide celebration known as Faithfest

There were five separate events:

  • The Mass
  • Cultural Festival with the 8 cultural communities singing and dancing
  • Ecumenical Choral Festival
  • Diocesan Expo

Pope Benedict XVI announced a Year of Faith beginning in October 2012 and coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council, to invite “conversion to the Lord, the one Saviour of the world”.

Look at Faithfest Photos /Peter Fleming


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