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.
Preserving capital whilst putting it to good use
It is a privilege to have money set aside for more than just day-to-day expenses. It is also true that accumulating money in its various forms has been indispensable to the progress of civilisation and doing good.
Planning for Christmas and Summer Holidays
Marie Marshall loves to camp. Camping is a regular event in her family’s summer diary, with their next adventure beginning on Boxing Day!
Every little bit helps – Loretta Iosefo
Loretta Iosefo, from the Stella Maris parish Ferrymead has been a member of the CDF for nearly 20 years. She’s an ambassador of both her faith and the Fund.
Great-grandchildren learn to save
Jim Mitchell believes in the greater good, helping where he can and supporting the work of his beloved Catholic Church.
Prison Chaplains – Providing faith and hope on the inside
Freedom and prison are concepts that do not usually go together. The freedom many find within the prison has a lot to do with a growing faith in God and relationships with chaplains built on trust and respect.
Putting money aside gives peace of mind
The CDF caught up with Irene Maguire this month to find out why she chose the CDF over a traditional bank to manage her business finances.
Funeral Savings Account for Mum
Sharon Lee opened a CDF Funeral Savings Account on behalf of her mother, Thelma McMahon, in 2010. Peace of mind for her family was comforting, knowing that when required the CDF would use Mrs McMahon’s savings to pay funeral expenses on the family’s behalf.