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Sr. Miriam James Heidland - Arise!

Called to Create 

How To Live Joyfully Right Now 

Why Catholic Parishes Need to be Welcoming

Homosexuality, Gay, Marriage and Holiness

A Time to Stand

How to Share Your Testimony

The Holy Spirit's Role in Renewing Our Churches

Proclaiming Jesus is Lord

Discerning the Holy Spirit

Grow and Go

The Father's Heart, Our Home

Authentic Accompaniment

Spirit-filled Leadership

Why is Evangelical Charity Essential to the Life of Disciple?

Parish Renovation | Part 3 of 3

Parish Renovation | Part 2 of 3

Parish Renovation | Part 1 of 3

Intentional and Fruitful Discipleship

Docility to the Holy Spirit | Good Habits of a Disciple

St. Ignatius of Loyola on 'Suscipe' | HOMILY

Apostolic Boldness | Good Habits of a Disciple

A Spirit of Innovation | Good Habits of a Disciple

Telling The Story Of God's Love

Evangelization

Exploring the Kerygma

What Are Charisms?

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Exploring The Kerygma: Response

Our Diocesan Vision

The Catholic Diocese of Christchurch has a vision for the future. We have three diocesan priorities. The purpose of having these is to focus our priorities and help prioritise our efforts and energies.

 + Growing in Holiness
 + Strengthening our Catholic Community
 + Proclaiming the Good News

Perpetual

Adoration

Pray with and for our Diocese

Perpetual Adoration is where Jesus, in the Blessed Sacrament, is exposed in a monstrance, on an altar, in a particular Church or chapel, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week including right throughout the night.

Join Intentional Disciples Forum

Are you excited about its proposal to make  Evangelization a concrete reality? This forum hosts a 24/7 online discussion among like-minded Catholics – lay leaders, seminarians, religious, and clergy – about how to evangelize and make disciples in the 21st century. 

CliftonStrengths Finder

What strengths can you bring?

Completing the online talent assessment is your way to:

 + Discover what you naturally do best
 + Learn how to develop your greatest talents into strengths
 + Use your personalized results to maximize your potential

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What are your spiritual gifts?

The Called & Gifted™ Discernment Process is designed to help Christians discern the presence of charisms in their lives. Charisms, or spiritual gifts, are special abilities given to all Christians by the Holy Spirit to give them power both to represent Christ and to be a channel of God’s goodness for people. Whether extraordinary or ordinary, all charisms ought to be exercised in the service of God (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 2003).  All three parts of the process are necessary for discovering where you are gifted. 

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Traveling with others on the Discipleship path

Inspired by the important role Ananias played in St. Paul’s journey to Christ,  Ananias Training will help parishes, homes, and apostolates become places where we can:

  • recognize the stages of another’s spiritual journey through compassionate listening.
  • listen lovingly to their real questions and opinions about God in order to guide the discovery of how God is present and active in a person’s life.
  • talk about our relationship with God.
  • share how we came to be a disciple of Jesus.
  • share Jesus’ own story in response to the spiritual hunger of another.

Ananias Training is a 17-hour process structured in five sessions, designed to form parishioners with no previous training in “the art of spiritual accompaniment.” The training will use Scripture reflections, video, and facilitated discussions to form “Ananiases.”

The goal of Ananias Training is to form a people equipped to be Ananias to one another within the Church as well as to those in the world, within the context of one’s own charisms and personal vocation.

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Parish Resources

Visit the Catholic Diocese of Christchurch Resources for Parishes page for information and resources for parish leadership and formation.

“I dream of a ‘missionary option,’ that is, a missionary impulse capable of transforming everything so that the church’s customs, ways of doing things, times and schedules, language and structures can be suitably channeled for the evangelisation of today’s word rather than for her self-preservation.”

Pope Francis in “The Joy of the Gospel”

 

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