Posts Tagged ‘Catholic Christchurch’

Christchurch clergy appointments 2015

Friday, December 12th, 2014

Bishop Barry Jones has made his clergy appointments for 2015.  These are as follows… Fr Chinnappa Thumma will be Assistant priest at Christ the King, Burnside, Fr Bala Allam will be Assistant priest at St Josephs, Papanui, Fr Benito Velasco will be Assistant priest at St Peter Chanel, Waimakariri, Fr Joaquin Camano will be Assistant Read more

Chch bishop: Modernist church designs haven’t helped liturgy

Friday, August 22nd, 2014

Generally, modernist styles of church design have not served the liturgy well, the Bishop of Christchurch has written in a new document. Bishop Barry Jones has issued “The House of God”, to inform and guide Christchurch diocese in the task of building churches. Aimed at parishes wanting to build or repair and strengthen a church Read more

Progress not battles for Christchurch

Friday, June 6th, 2014

I am pretty sure the Anglican Church doesn’t get out of bed in the morning looking to infuriate people, hence I tend to side with them when it comes to ChristChurch Cathedral. They got another court win late last week and are now basically allowed to get on with the demolition, as in deed they Read more

8000 attend Faithfest Mass in Christchurch

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

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 Read more

Timaru’s St Joseph’s Church may be up for sale

Friday, August 9th, 2013

Holy Family Parish in Timaru has decided, that if Bishop Jones approves, St Joseph’s church in Douglas St will sold. The Holy Family parish was formed in 2012 by combining two Timaru parishes, Timaru North and Sacred Heart There are two churches in what was formally Timaru North, St Thomas the Apostle and St Joseph’s. Read more

Not everyone happy with plan to merge two schools

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013

A plan to merge two schools takes away choice, some parents say. Last week Christchurch, New Zealand, Catholic Education office manager Mike Nolan announced St Paul’s School in Dallington and Our Lady of Fatima School in Mairehau are to merge. “The minister has agreed in principle to the formation of a new state integrated full Read more

Nazareth House Chapel roof may rise again

Tuesday, April 9th, 2013

Paul King wanted to resurrect the roof and ceiling from Nazareth House Chapel into an earthquake memorial. King saved the Nazareth roof when he demolished the chapel last year. He says the ceiling, made of rimu, is the equal of the ceiling in the Arts Centre’s Great Hall and Christ Church Cathedral. It’s 23.5 metres Read more

John Fitzmaurice wins appeal against prison sentence

Friday, March 15th, 2013

A former Catholic parish priest who stole $149,000 from the church has won his appeal against sentence in the High Court and will serve his time on home detention. But Father John William Fitzmaurice, 57, was refused bail pending his appeal after the jail term was imposed in the Christchurch District Court on February 27, Read more

Bishop Jones saddened by Fitzmaurice’s sentencing

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

Christchurch’s Catholic Bishop, Barry Jones, says everyone who has been involved in the fraud committed by John Fitzmaurice have been extremely saddened. Bishop Jones expressed “disappointment” that his once-trusted priest had been jailed, having pleaded to the court for him to receive home detention. He was also saddened to lose the services of “a very able and Read more

Caritas has allocated $700,000 to Christchurch earthquake recovery

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

Since the 2011 earthquake, Caritas has allocated more than $700,000 of earthquake recovery funds, to support projects such as emergency toilets immediately after the quake, thermal wear, and specialist trauma counselling and social work. Two years on from the February 2011 Canterbury earthquake, Catholic agency Caritas is still maintaining a commitment to long-term recovery in Read more