Good News Stories
Sharing good news and testimonials from around the Diocese
Strengthening Community for 55 Years
Celebrating 55 years of strengthening community within the Diocese of Christchurch since 1967.
GIVING THANKS FOR 2022
As Covid restrictions eased and the hiatus ended, we celebrated by gathering again. Enjoy this snapshot of the year's activities.
Welcoming Bishop Gielen to Golden Catholics
In October 2022, Golden Catholics were delighted to come together for Mass and to hear of Bishop Michael Gielen’s recent time in Rome at the ‘Seminar for New Bishops.’
A new chair appointment for cdf
At its Annual General Meeting in June 2022, board trustees accepted the resignation of Michael Schimanski as CDF Board Chair after a successful three-year term. They confidently elected fellow board member Graeme Wilson as the new Chair of the CDF.
Great results for the CDF in 2021-2022
In July the CDF published their Summary Annual Report, sharing the good news that during the 2021-22 financial year, the fund made a healthy distribution of $900,000 to Bishop Michael.
A RICH HISTORY BUILDS A SOLID FOUNDATION FOR CATHOLIC EDUCATION
Established in 1967 as The Catholic Education Fund to raise capital to build Catholic schools, 55 years later, the role of the CDF in education is as relevant today as it ever was.
Meet the Team – CDF Trustee, Kintilla du Boucher-Ryan
The CDF is overseen by trustees and staff, guided by an investment policy based on Catholic teaching and by expert investment advice acquired from the financial sector.
Hospital Chaplains, providing spiritual support amidst suffering
Working in our hospitals is a privilege for hospital chaplains, where every day is different. The CDF caught up with Angela McCormick, Pastoral Chaplain at Christchurch Hospital, recently to learn about the services offered within our diocese.
Support a faith education for those you love
By starting a savings plan early, even at baptism, you can reduce the burden of taking on attendance dues and school expenses as the financial pressures of family life set in.