The National Council Meeting of the Secular Franciscan Order of New Zealand will be held at St Francis Retreat Centre, Hillsborough Road, Auckland.
The council meeting will begin with morning prayer at 9.30am on Saturday 20 May and conclude at 3.00pm on Sunday 21 May.
A delegate from each fraternity is welcome to attend. An accommodation form and fraternity report form are available for download on the member login page.
NEW OFS NATIONAL EXECUTIVE
The National Elective Chapter was held at the Franciscan Friary on the weekend of 10 and 11 September. It was our pleasure to have Mary Stronach OFS Vice Minister General (CIOFS) in attendance. It was a weekend of encouragement, having us pray, discuss and plan the future of the OFS in New Zealand. A working paper on the Vision, Priorities, Goals and Actions for the next three years was prepared and endorsed by the National Council.
The new National Executive will serve the OFS in New Zealand for the period 2022-2025, with the mission of aspiring to attain the priorities and goals of the 'Vision Document'.
Standing (L-R) : Dominic Anderton (Sub. International Councilor); Paul Cleary (Vice Minister); Paul Hitchfield (Minister); Adam Greenwell (Secretary); Anthony Williams (Formator); Br. Philip Jeffares ( Nat. Spiritual Asst.); Kneeling : Clare McLean (International Councilor); Paul Waalwijk ( Treasurer )
NATIONAL ELECTIVE CHAPTER 2022
Secular Franciscan Order of New Zealand
NATIONAL ELECTIVE CHAPTER
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St. Francis Friary : 50 Hillsborough Road, Auckland
Catholic & Anglican Franciscan Formation Day
THEME: 'Franciscan Peacemaking'
WHEN: Saturday 23 July 2022
WHERE: St. John Vianney Church Hall
317 Hillsborough Road
See FLYER for programme
CIOFS General Minister Tibor Kaiser has reached out to all brothers and sisters of the Secular Franciscan Order around the world with a heartfelt message.
READ IT HERE
OFS Annual Friary Retreat 2021
SAVE THE DATE!
Come and join in fraternity with your brothers and sisters of the Secular Franciscan Order at the annual retreat.
'Deepening our Spiritual Lives'
PRESENTED BY: Fr Anthony Malone
WHEN: 25-26 September 2021
WHERE: St Francis Retreat Centre, Hillsborough, Auckland
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
Formation Day - OFS Rule
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
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