Auckland Secular Franciscans gathered together in fraternity to celebrate St Francis' feast day on the Feast of the Transitus 4 October. Mass at Holy Cross Parish was celebrated by Bishop Michael Gielen and concelebrated by Fr Sebastian and Capuchin Friars. See HERE for article.
Pope Francis will sign a new encyclical after Holy Mass celebrated in the Basilica of St Francis on 3 October 2020. Click HERE to read more.
Where: Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 7 Glendales Rd, Glen Eden
Theme: The Gospels
Start: 10.00am (Gathering)
Click HERE for programme
First formation day for 2019 to be held at St John's Church, Orewa on 16 March.
The theme for discussion is: OFS Rule.
See the PROGRAMME for further details
The last formation day of the year, focussing on devotion to The Blessed Virgin Mary in a franciscan context will be hosted by the Henderson Fraternity on 3 November at Holy Cross Church. See PROGRAMME for further details.
All franciscans are cordially invited to celebrations for the 80th Anniversary of the Foundation Stone and completion of the Seismic Upgrade at St Francis Friary and Retreat Centre, Hillsborough on Saturday the 27th and Sunday the 28th of October respectively. Click on INVITATION and remember to RSVP by 11 October!
Worldwide Rosary Day Sunday 7 October. Gather friends, family parish groups and pray a rosary at 3pm. Visit rosarynewzealand.nz for further information.
Where: St John Vianney Church, Hillsborough
When: Saturday 13 October 2018
CLICK HERE for programme
A reminder to all Secular Franciscans that the Annual Retreat is to take place at the St Francis Retreat Centre, Hillsborough on 29-30 September. Use the contact page to get in touch regarding registration. We look forward to seeing you all there!
Formation Day: 15 September 2018
Theme: Francis and the Sultan
Time: 10am to 3pm
Venue: St Andrews Church, 100 St Andrews Road, Epsom
Click this link for further information
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