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LCM Foundation Trustee Vacancy

The Little Company of Mary Foundation Trust Board (LCM Foundation) is looking for a fellow Trustee to help with the delivery and advancement of their mission and ministry in the Christchurch area. Mission and ministry Carrying on the Little Company of Mary’s (LCM’S) mission to advance religion and relieve poverty through the…

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Our Volunteer Extraordinaire

Big thanks to our June of all Trades for all she does assisting in the gardens and around the Community Centre. We appreciate all you do and your time given.

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Venerable Mary Potter Quote for the Month

“You, who love God, draw good out of the evil with which the world is now teeming; spread God’s Mercy, make it shine more and more as you plead for dying sinners.” Reflection: “Mary Potter throws down the gauntlet: it’s our calling to be the beauty of the world around us; to shine through the…

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September Reflection

Above me in the twilight sky, the Southern Cross shimmers like 5 tiny candles.  That has been its mission since 1,000 B.C. Originally called by its Latin name Crux (cross), it provided guidance and direction to 15th century seafarers and explorers who named it for the Cross. Tonight, enthralled with its beauty and antiquity, I ponder its…

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Greater Company of Mary Mass

  The next Greater Company of Mary Mass will be held on Saturday 21 November 2020, 10.30am at the Mary Potter Community Centre, 442 Durham Street North, St Albans, Christchurch.  Morning tea will follow.  All welcome to attend and to bring friends and family.  For catering purposes, if you intend to come, please rsvp…

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Nursing Sisters reflect on the old Calvary Hospital

For your information and reading, please click on link to article recently written by Sr Helena Kearns and first published in the August/September 2020 issue of St Albans News, Christchurch, New Zealand.  Nursing Sisters reflect on the old Calvary Hospital…

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CANCELLED – Greater Company of Mary Mass – 15 August 2020

Due to unforeseen circumstances, it is with regret the next Greater Company of Mary Mass has been cancelled.  The mass was due to be held on Saturday 15 August, 10.30am at the Mary Potter Community Centre, 442 Durham St North, St Albans, Christchurch.  Our next Greater Company of Mary Mass is scheduled for…

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The Story of the Little Company of Mary in New Zealand Presentation

You won’t want to miss this!  On Monday 3rd August from 1.30pm-2.30pm at the Mary Potter Community Centre, 442 Durham St North, in St Albans.  Sr Kathleen Kilpatrick will be giving a slideshow presentation on the history of the LCM Sisters.  This will be professionally recorded on the day.  Afternoon Tea will…

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Reflection

INTRODUCTION: Reflection on the feast of the Body and Blood of Christ, 14th June. SCRIPTURE READING:  When the hour came, Jesus took his place at table and the disciples with him.  And he said to them: “I have longed to eat this Passover with you before I suffer, because I tell you I shall not…

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Farewell to Michael Barry

After nearly 13 years of service to the Sisters of the Little Company of Mary and the people of the Mary Potter Courts, Apartments and Community Centre, we sadly farewell Michael in his retirement. Michael will be deeply missed by all. We wish Michael every blessing and all the best for a long and…

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New Activity – Arts & Crafts

Arts & Crafts Session – This is one of our new activities on Mondays at the Mary Potter Community Centre, 442 Durham St North, St Albans.  All welcome to come at 10.00am to join in for morning tea.  Arts & Crafts Session is from 10.30am-12 noon.  BYO arts and crafts supplies.  BYO lunch if you…

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Community Centre Talk – Life with Horses

Next Monday 3rd February at 1.30pm, we have guest speaker, Marie Daldry coming to talk about her experiences with horses and the horse industry, from a woman’s perspective, at the Mary Potter Community Centre, 442 Durham St North, St Albans.  Afternoon tea will follow.  All welcome and bring a friend.

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Fun at Mary Potter Community Centre

Residents’ morning teas, Pony Party, Cantabrainers Choir Blue September Morning TeaJohn Hewitson advising residents on Community PatrolLCM Staff at Blue September Morning Tea for residentsCantabrainers Choir practising at Mary Potter Community CentreJocelyn and Bev – Mad Hatter Hat WinnersLCM staff at Mad Hatter Morning Tea for residentsPony Party – Janine and Pauline Pony Party –…

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Zimbabwe Sisters Visit Mary Potter Community Centre

    Sisters Silindiwe Shamu, Mary Mugodzeri and Ellen Masere from Little Company of Mary, Zimbabwe with Sister Raye Boyle…

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Final profession of Sister Helena Kivalu LCM

The Final Profession of Sister Helena Kivalu was a beautiful and very memorable occasion in the life of the Little Company of Mary (LCM). On Saturday 12th January 2019, the morning dawned brightly in Tonga.  There had been much preparation at the St John the Baptist Catholic Church at Pea, Tongatapu in readiness for this…

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Sister Mary Scanlon on 70 years of service with Little Company of Mary

With kind permission from Steven Moe (www.theseeds.nz) we have attached a link to an interview he completed with Sister Mary Scanlon last year. Sister Mary was born in 1929 and knew she wanted to be a nurse early in her life.  In January 1949 she joined Little Company of Mary which is coming up to 70 years of…

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Tonga Update – 2018

Once again, the LCM Sisters in Tonga have greatly appreciated your kind interest, thoughts, prayers and donations. 2018 has again been a very busy (and at times dramatic) year for our Tonga Community. Early in 2018 Cyclone Gita ploughed through the Pacific, and tried its best to flatten the Kingdom of Tonga.

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New garden

We have been busy landscaping new gardens….   When the earthquake repairs were completed on the Mary Potter Courts at Caledonian Road, the previously beautiful grounds were left looking rather sad, bland and bare.  November has seen several of the Villas receive freshly prepared garden beds, new plants and stone mulch.  This has added a…

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Happy Birthday Mary Potter

Today at the Mary Potter Community Centre we celebrated the 171st birthday of our founder with a special morning tea and birthday cake.  Venerable Mary Potter was born in a rented house in Bermondsey, South London on the 22nd November 1847.  …

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Staff Missioning

In September the local LCM community gathered with the Province Team in the Mary Potter Centre to witness the Missioning of our LCM staff in Christchurch. Those Missioned were our Financial Manager and Office staff, two Gardeners, Health and Wellbeing NZ Coordinator and Mary Potter Centre Activities Coordinator.  Following the Liturgy afternoon tea was enjoyed…

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The Greater Company of Mary

Article in Inform Newsletter Issue 114 – September 2018 The idea of a prayer ministry among our lay companions first formed in the mind of our Founder Mary Potter during the early days of the Little Company of Mary (LCM). Prayer for the suffering and dying was her deep concern. Mary Potter lived at the…

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Our new website is live!

Welcome to the Little Company of Mary Christchurch website. Enjoy learning about the history of our organisation and its founder, the venerable Mary Potter, explore the services we offer and learn how you can be part of our community.

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