We are excited to provide you with a clear structure for the equitable and effective use of our facilities. Our priorities are focused on serving and supporting the ongoing mission of the parish, with liturgical services and sacramental celebrations taking precedence.
Purpose of the Use of Parish Facilities
The purpose of the Use of Parish Facilities Policy and Procedures is to provide structure and procedures for the equitable and effective use of all parish facilities and to ensure good stewardship of limited resources. Rentals for birthday parties, baby showers, family reunions, graduation parties, sports banquets, and non-church-related events are not allowed.
The priorities for scheduling the facilities
1. Liturgical services and sacramental celebrations
2. Religious Education classes and events, including sacramental preparation classes
3. Parish-wide programmes and events (e.g. Missions or Speaker Series)
4. Required diocesan events and meetings
5. Events approved by the Parish Priest.
6. All ministry programmes and meetings, including non-sacramental devotions
7. Regularly scheduled parish- or school-affiliated organisations
8. Special affiliated parish or school events
9. Other diocesan events and meetings
10. Other church organisations not affiliated with Christchurch West
We kindly request that you take note that during Holy Week, Triduum (Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday), Easter, Christmas Eve, and Christmas, ONLY liturgical meetings/events will be scheduled in any parish facility. Thank you for your understanding.
St Teresa of Lisieux Church, Riccarton
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St Teresa's Meeting Room
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Our Lady of Victories Church, Sockburn
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St Bernadettes Catholic Church
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St Bernadette's Hall
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