You are invited to our 2019 Parish Retreat at the church, in two sessions on:
Friday 8 March 7.30 - 9.00 pm and
Saturday 9 March 3.15 - 5.15 pm
Fr Anthoni Selvaraj OFM of the St Francis Retreat Centre is hosting the two sessions.
Please mark your diaries for these dates. You will obtain the maximum benefit by attending both sessions.
This retreat is intended to enrich all parishioners, married, single or widowed
All are welcome to a Spiritual Talk with Fr Glenn Lowe.
CELEBRATE Life - Gifts - Spirit
Fr Lowe, a Salesian Of Don Bosco, Provincial Councillor for Youth Ministry & Rector of Provincial House- Mumbai, India will be celebrating the 9am mass here at SJV. The Spiritual Talk will take place at 10.30am after mass.
This is a great opportunity for spiritual input into our lives at the start of the year.
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There will be an international food extravaganza at the SJV Parish Hall on 18 Nov 2018. Stalls representing Samoan, Indian, Kiwi classics, Youth and Monte Cecilia Catholic School will be selling a variety of snacks and meals. We welcome all cooking enthusiasts to join in with their food preparations. Proceeds of the food sales will be contributed to the St John Vianney Parish fund.
The Feast of St John Vianney is celebrated as the Parish Feast. It is also the feast of all priests as St John Vianney is the patron saint of priests. After mass, parishioners are invited to meet in the Parish Hall to celebrate with morning tea and exchange wishes. It is a special feeling to be a part of the St John Vianney community.
Every parishioner is invited to our 2018 AGM in the hall. The Parish Pastoral Council and Fr Francis will be presenting the annual reports.
There will be the opportunity to raise a question or a suggestion about the running of the church. You can share your hopes for the parish too.
Every year, St John Vianney Church offers baptised children the opportunity to receive their First Holy Communion and Confirmation. Children must enrol in the Sacramental Programme. It is a well structured 6 month programme held with a weekly class on Saturdays in the hall.
This year, the mass will be presided by Bishop Patrick Dunn. Every year, this is a momentous celebration and is well attended by family members of the students and parishioners.
After the service, there is a small celebration organised for the recipients of the sacrament and their families. The celebration is also supported by the families from the previous year's programme.