Monthly Archives October 2019

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 discovered another shared interest – gardening. They became friends, so did their families. From shared meals to gardening at Church, singing, movies, concerts, enjoying the good times, support for the not so good times, their friendship flourished. How did the idea for that first plant sale come about? A plan
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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 1 tonne of rubbish was collected. A huge thanks to everyone who came along to help out. Thanks to your hard work there is less rubbish in the estuary. Also a big thanks to the Meridian volunteers who kindly took the rubbish away for us.
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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
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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 do to us: i.e., we can be blind to the plight of others.  We might not be the top ten richest, but most of us are nevertheless much better off than others. In the parable given by Jesus, the rich man had an opportunity to use his wealth in the
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