On Sunday 21 February, St. Peter’s Beckenham celebrated 20 years of Passionist Family Groups in that arm of the parish now known as Sancta Maria. Passionist priest, Fr. Brian Traynor CP, from Melbourne officiated at the Sunday morning mass and South Island Directors of the PFGM, Murray & Aileen Straight, presented the parish with a painting entitled “Voyage of Discovery” in […]

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On a beautiful summers day our annual Christchurch Diocesan Passionist Family Group Day was held at the Star of the Sea Sumner. We were privileged once again to have Fr Brian Traynor as the facilitator. Some of the sessions included -The Church and these Times,-Contemplative Moments- and Times have Changed. At these gatherings we are always challenged […]

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On May 6th Parishioners from Levin, Otaki, Waikanae and Paraparaumu, gathered together for the Passionist Family Movement Formation Day held at Our Lady Of Fatima Church in Waikanae. Led by Paul Traynor, a dynamic communicator and gifted teacher, this day was both timely and welcome. Coming at a time when parishioners are experiencing ongoing change […]

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