WHEN: Saturday 25th November 2023
THEME: The Admonitions of St Francis presented by Lloyd de Mello
The Franciscan Centenaries
VENUE: Sacred Heart Parish Hall (next to the church)
ADDRESS: Vermont Street, Ponsonby, Auckland.
TIME: 10.00am - 2.30pm
Bring something to share for lunch as well as your Morning and Evening Prayer book.
VENUE: St Thomas Anglican Church
ADDRESS: 368 Kohimarama Road, St Heliers, Auckland
START TIME: 0945.....ENDS: 1445
SATURDAY 10 JUNE 7.30PM
MOUNT EDEN WAR MEMORIAL HALL
A chance to support the friary! All Secular Franciscans are invited to attend a fun night of music and food. Proceeds will go towards the Refurbishment of the Chapel. See the friary website for more information including images of the planned refurbishments in the chapel and how to purchase tickets. ($25)
WHERE: St Francis Friary and Retreat Centre, Hillsborough, Auckland NZ
DATES: 7 May | 4 June | 2 July | 6 August | 3 Sept | 1 Oct
TIME: 2.00pm - 4.00pm
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.
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 )
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
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
OFS National Fraternity NZ
Members of the New Zealand National Fraternity share news and views of what is happening within their local fraternities and the international Franciscan community