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
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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
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The National Executive Council celebrated the 40th Anniversary of the new Rule with a Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Auckland City, on Sat. 21st July 2018. All OFS members present, prayed the Rule and made their annual renewal of Profession. This was followed by a shared lunch and the customary cutting of the celebratory cake, at Liston Hall with a great turnout of members from all Auckland fraternities.
A special Mass is taking place at St Patrick's Cathedral, Auckland on Saturday 21 July, to join in spirit with the rest of the International Fraternity to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the present Rule. "This is a big occasion for all Secular Franciscans," says National Minister Lloyd de Melo. All Ministers and as many members of the various fraternities around Auckland are encouraged to be present and there will be an opportunity for all attendees to make their annual renewal of Profession. A shared lunch will take place after Holy Mass in Liston Hall. Members please bring a plate.
Where: St Patrick's Cathedral, Auckland
When: Saturday 21 July, 12 noon
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