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Sockburn parish of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Christchurch

The Two Kingdoms

29th Sunday in Ordinary Time   The Pharisees and Herodians were effective at designing trick questions, the ones that to whichever answer Jesus gave, would be wrong. Jesus finds himself in this situation in our Gospel again today. If he answered that it was unlawful to pay taxes to Caesar,...

Corpus Christi – First Holy Communion

On Sunday the 29th of May, the Feast of Corpus Christi, 25 children received Holy Communion for the first time. Please pray for them High Resolution photos on a disk are available (ie disks on loan for copying, and to be returned). Photo courtesy of Peter Fleming.

Papal Medal awarded to Carey Haines

On Sunday November 18th 2012, during Mass, Carey Haines was awarded the Papal Medal, Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice. Bishop Barry, Fr Kevin, Fr Michael, ladies and gentlemen, I have only come to know Carey over the past few years, while we have both been on the Parish Council. Prior to...


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