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Sockburn parish of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Christchurch


He gave out as much as was wanted…

(17th Sunday in Ordinary time) First Reading for this Sunday Mass sets the stage for...
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Before the world was made, God chose us…

(15th Sunday in Ordinary Time, 12th July 2015) In Sacred Scriptures, we know that on...
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Do Not be afraid, only have faith….

The first reading for this Sunday (28th June) , clearly tells us that disease and...
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Master Do You Not Care?

(12th Sunday in Ordinary Time) “Master do you not care?” – that is the question...
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The Kingdom of God is like a Mustard Seed….

(11th Sunday in Ordinary Time) This Sunday’s Gospel Mark 4:26-34 gives us the Parable of...
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First Holy Communion 2015 – Feast of Corpus Christi

24 children made their First Holy Communion on the Feast of Corpus Christi (Photos courtesy...
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Parish and School Working bee

Last weekend the Parish and School community joined in for a working bee!! (Check out...
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Corpus Christi – Feast of the Body and Blood of Christ

This is My Body….. This Sunday we celebrate the Feast of the Corpus Christi, the...
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Maryfest 2015

For the second time in the history of the Diocese, Maryfest has been held in...
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The Sign of Peace

There is much confusion on the Sign of Peace during Mass. For example, 1) Fr...
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