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Haere Mai

Sockburn parish of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Christchurch

Increase Our Faith…..

I have always been fond of the opening paragraph of this Sunday’s Gospel passage (Luke 17:5-10); “The apostles said to the Lord, 'Increase our faith.' The Lord replied, 'Were your faith the size of a mustard seed you could say to this mulberry tree, "Be uprooted and planted in the...

He is God, not of the dead, but of the living

It is of the essence of the Christian faith that when death comes, life is changed, not ended. When we die, our soul leaves the body and is before God for judgement awaiting the day of the Resurrection (‘of the body’, as we recite in the Apostles’ Creed). In Catholic theology,...

4th Annual Plant Sale

Plants, Parish & a Power Pole. How can a Church plant sale contribute to a Parish’s pastoral plan? How can it build community? How can it teach us to be Missionaries of our Faith? It’s a fair question. About 7 years ago two ladies met through the Church Choir. They...

Beach Clean Up 20 October 2019

On the 20th October the Passionist Family Group organised a beach cleanup and sausage sizzle down at the New Brighton domain. An estimated 60 people from around the diocese of Christchurch turned up on a warm day. Between these people and Meridian Energy's volunteers who were doing another area approximately...

4th Annual Plant Sale

Saturday 26th October, 9.30am - 1.30pm. BJC Hall 106 Main South Rd, Sockburn. Great quality and variety of succulents, natives, bedding plants, fruit, tomatoes, vegetables and more. Sausage sizzle running all morning. Cash Only

26th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Twenty Sixth Sunday of Ordinary Time Year C Good things came your way…. The above chart shows the incredible wealth the top ten riches people have. While I do not know if they have been generous in helping others, this Sunday’s Gospel warns us (Luke 16:19-31) what material wealth can...


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