Prayer & Events

Fourvière is a place where people can come together to experience beautiful liturgies, and join with the Beatitudes Community in prayer and conviviality.

There are lots of ways to nourish your faith here at Fourvière.

A beautiful rhythm of Prayer, including Holy Mass, adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, morning and evening prayer with the Community of the Beatitudes, Shabbat meals and Resurrection Vespers are held regularly at Fourvière.

You are welcome to join in this beautiful prayer life.

There are many other celebrations and events linked to feasts and days special to the Community. 

The Community are also available for your spiritual accompaniment and to pray for your special intentions.

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Click here for Mass times, and the schedule of daily prayer and regular events held at Fourvière.

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You are invited to join us for special events at Fourvière. See the details of upcoming events and see photos of events that have been held at Fourvière

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Educational events are held at Fourvière on a variety of engaging topics.

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We offer spiritual accompaniment for individuals and for groups upon request.

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Entrust to us your prayer intentions and join with the prayer of the bothers and sisters of the community wherever you are.

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To offer a mass on behalf of someone is the most beautiful gift that you can give the living and deceased people that you carry in prayer.

Daily Prayers Schedule
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Tuesday to saturday
at 7:30am
Sunday
at 8:00am
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Tuesday to Saturday
8:00am to 12pm
Sunday
11:00am to 12pm
Tuesday to Saturday
at 12pm
Sunday mass
at 12pm
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Tuesday, Wednesday & Saturday at 3:00pm
Thursday & Friday at 3:00pm
Sunday at 3:00pm
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Tuesday to sunday
at 5:30pm
Adoration & Night Prayer
Thursday
at 7:30pm
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Saturday
at 5:30pm
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Sunday
11:00am to 3:30pm
on appointment
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Sacrements  & Liturgy
"When celebrating Sacraments and Liturgy on earth we participate, by way of a foretaste, to the celestial liturgy which is celebrated in the holy city of Jerusalem toward which we, as travellers, are striving ." ~ Sacrosanctum Concilium  8
The celebration of the Eucharist
Tuesday to Saturday
at 12pm
Sunday mass
at 12pm
"If we really understood the Mass, we would die of joy." ~ Saint Jean Vianney
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"When we receive Holy Communion, we experience something extraordinary – a joy, a fragrance, a well-being that thrills the whole body and causes it to exalt." ~ Saint Jean Vianney 
The Adoration of Jésus in  the Most Holy Sacrement
"Look at Him while He is looking at you." ~ Saint Therese of the Child Jesus
Tuesday to Saturday
8:00am to 12:00pm
Thursday
6:00pm to 7:00pm
following
Sunday mass
11:00am to 12:00pm
"The daily adoration or visit to the Blessed Sacrament is the practice which is the fountainhead of all devotional works." ~ Pope Pius X
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You are warmly inveted to sign up for an hour of adoration that suit you :
Tuesday to Saturday
8:00am to 12:00pm
"I do not well see what more I shall have in Heaven than now, I shall see the good God, it is true; but as to being with Him, I am wholly with Him already upon earth." ~ Saint Therese of the Child Jesus, Story of A Soul, Chapter XII
Liturgy of the Hours
The Community, struck by the testimony of the first Christians who   « were devoted to the apostles’ teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. » (Ac 2, 42), gives utmost importance to the liturgy. The liturgy, seen as an irruption of the sacred into time and space, will allow us to participate in the eternity and the infinity of God and will thus anticipate the coming of the Kingdom, » ~ Book of Life of the Beatitudes Community
Tuesday to Saturday
at 7:30am
Sunday
at 8:00am
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Lauds
Vespers
Tuesday to Saturday
at 5:30pm
Sunday
at 5:30pm
"Private prayer is like straw scattered here and there: If you set it on fire it makes a lot of little flames. But gather these straws into a bundle and light them, and you get a mighty fire, rising like a column into the sky; public prayer is like that." ~ Saint Jean Vianney
The Rosary
"Only after the Last Judgment will Mary get any rest; from now until then, she is much too busy with her children."
~ John Vianney
The Rosary to
The Blessed Virgin Mary
Tuesday, Wednesday & Saturday
at 3:00pm
The Chaplet of
The Divine Mercy
The Rosary
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Thursday & Friday
at 3:00pm
Sunday
at 3:00pm
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"Sometimes when I find myself, spiritually, in dryness so great that I cannot produce a single good thought, I recite very slowly a Pater or an Ave Maria; these prayers alone console me, they suffice, they nourish my soul. Prayer is, for me, an outburst from the heart; it is a simple glance darted upwards to Heaven; it is a cry of gratitude and of love in the midst of trial as in the midst of joy! In a word, it is something exalted, supernatural, which dilates the soul and unites it to God. " ~ Saint Therese of the Child Jesus, Story of A Soul, Chapter X
Sacrement of Reconciliation
"Come, says the Lord: Though your sins be as scarlet, I will make them whiter than snow" ~ Isaiah 1:18
"The Lord is more anxious to forgive our sins than a woman is to carry her baby out of a burning building." ~ Saint Jean Vianney
The Eucharist and the sacrament of Reconciliation strengthen our daily path of holiness and accompany us in our life of faith, hope and charity. The seven sacraments are privileged channels of divine grace in our lives.
"The people who, in spite of the bonds of sin which fetter them and hinder them (by constraint and by inciting them to new sins), come to Him, our Savior, with perfect repentance for tormenting Him, who despise all the strength of the fetters of sin and force themselves to break their bonds ? such people at last actually appear before the face of God made whiter than snow by His grace. 'Come, says the Lord: Though your sins be as scarlet, I will make them whiter than snow' (Isa. 1:18)." ~ Saint Seraphim of Sarov
 
 
 
 
 
 
The little Tridium
We celebrate every week the Little Triduum in memory of the three Holy days, culminating with the celebration of the Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ on Sunday.

 

On Thursday night, during                                         we contemplate the infinite love of Jesus instituting the Eucharist and we keep Him company at Gethsemane through quiet adoration at the beginning of the night.

On Friday, during                                           we meditate on the passion and death of our Lord. 

 

On Saturday, the seventh day of the week, we unite ourselves to the Virgin Mary who did not lose hope, even during that hour of darkness. With her, we remain in expectation of the hour when Christ will reveal his victory over evil. When evening comes we celebrate                                          with Byzantine inspired liturgy and preaching on Holy

Scripture to announce the good news of Christ's Resurrection. 

 

We experience our life through the week, our praying together as a community as well as our time of personal meditation, as an ‘ascension’ toward Sunday,                               , day of His Resurrection.

We take great care in our Sunday celebrations of the liturgy to emphasize the festive nature of that day. Sunday is the day par excellence when we gather together as a community, for a time of prayer and fraternal sharing thus following the example of the first Christians. In accordance with the words of Saint Paul : « There being only one bread, though we are many we are but one body, for we partake of this one bread, » Therefore, it is in the grace of the Resurrection of Christ that our life together as a community is constantly renewed. It is our pleasure here at Fourvière to be able to share this high point of our week with those who visit us.

Gethsemane Office
Adoration & Night Prayer
Thursday
at 7:30pm
“My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death.
Stay here and keep watch with me.”  ~ Matthew 26:38

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During this office the brothers and sisters of the Community of the Beatitudes accompany Christ in his agony in Gethsemane and intercede with Him for you and                                                 that He may bring graces of strength and comfort to you and all those who you entrust to our prayer.

“Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.” ~ Matthew 26:41

"Jesus’ friendship with us, his faithfulness and his mercy, are a priceless gift which encourages us to follow him trustingly, notwithstanding our failures, our mistakes, also our betrayals.

But the Lord’s goodness does not dispense us from the need for vigilance before the Tempter, before sin, before the evil and the betrayal which can enter even into the religious and priestly life. We are all exposed to sin, to evil, to betrayal. We are fully conscious of the disproportion between the grandeur of God’s call and of own littleness, between the sublimity of the mission and the reality of our human weakness. Yet the Lord in his great goodness and his infinite mercy always takes us by the hand lest we drown in the sea of our fears and anxieties. He is ever at our side, he never abandons us. And so, let us not be overwhelmed by fear or disheartened, but with courage and confidence let us press forward in our journey and in our mission." ~ Pope Francis

Church of Gethsemane

at the foot of the Mount of Olives (Jerusalem)

Monday, 26 May 2014

Divine Mercy 3 o'clock Prayer
Friday
at 3:00pm
"You expired, O Jesus, 
but the source of life gushed forth for souls 
and an ocean of mercy opened up for the whole world. 
O Fount of Life, 
unfathomable Divine Mercy, 
envelop the whole world 
and empty Yourself out upon us. 
O Blood and Water, 
which gushed forth from the Heart of Jesus 
as a fount of mercy for us, 
I trust in You.

Amen."

~Lord Jesus' instructions to Saint Sr Faustina - Diary 187 - Diary, 1320

Resurrection Vespers
Saturday
at 5:30pm
"Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here, but has risen." ~Luke 24:5 
"With great power the apostles gave their testimony to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus,
and great grace was upon them all." ~Acts of the apostles 4:33
The Lord's day at   Fourvière.
Sunday

“Sunday is the Lord’s Day. Let us find time to be with him.” ~ Pope Francis

When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd. So he began teaching them many things. ~ Mark 6:34

 
 
 
 

“Sunday is the Lord’s Day. Let us find time to be with him.” ~ Pope Francis

ADORATION
11:00am to 12pm
Sunday Mass
at 12:00pm

"Then he ordered them to get all the people to sit down in groups on the green grass.[...] Taking the five loaves and the two fish, he looked up to heaven, and blessed and broke the loaves, and gave them to his disciples to set before the people; and he divided the two fish among them all. And all ate and were filled; ~ Mark 6:39-42

BYO SHARED LUNCH
1:15pm to 2:30pm

"What does Sunday, the day of the Lord, mean for us?

It is a day for rest and for family, but first of all a day for Him." ~ Pope Benedict XVI

When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd. So he began teaching them many things. ~ Mark 6:34

2:30pm to 3:00pm
CATECHESIS Q+A
ROSARY FOR LIFE
at 3:00pm
Upcoming events

November 10 - 19th

"Te Ara O Te Marama, Aotearoa"

December 5th

From 6pm

Mass at 6pm with Bishop Paul

Picnic & sausage sizzle,

Procession & all night adoration

12 Stars Opens

In November, Fourvière will open a new visitor's centre or "Pilgrim Shelter" where you can come and enjoy coffee and shop.

NZ Pilgrimage

Make Pilgrimage to the Holy Sites of Aotearoa which are linked to Fourvière. Book now for the November Pilgrimage.

Festival of Light

MAJOR EVENT: 5th December at 6pm: Mass at the Shrine of Our Lady, Mother of the Light, picnic dinner and BBQ followed by Eucharistic procession and all night adoration!

 
 
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Past events
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Catechesis & Teachings

Educational events range from talks on the first missionaries, the New Evangelisation, Marriage and Family, Bible Study and more. Please refer to our events program above.

 

Spiritual accompaniment

There are many treasures in prayer that we can receive, and it is our joy to pass them on and help others discover the greatness of God's love.  As a way of assisting people to deepen their relationship with God, seek His will in their life, and grow in the spiritual life, members of the Community of the Beatitudes offer spiritual accompaniment.  It is a rewarding apostolate to see God's action  in the life of His disciples, and a beautiful way of sharing the fruit of our prayer with others.

The Holy Spirit is the first spiritual director of our souls, but the practice of spiritual direction is a tried and true means of discernment and spiritual growth.  It can be oriented toward a specific need or life question, but it is often a long-term spiritual relationship which helps highlight the Holy Spirit's work in a person's life.

"This is the trait of truly humble people: they do not dare to deal with God independently, nor can they be completely satisfied without human counsel and direction.  God wants this, for to declare and strengthen truth on the basis of natural reason, he draws near to those who come together in an endeavour to know it." 

~Saint John of the Cross, The Ascent of Mt. Carmel, 2.22.11

 
Your prayer intentions
"You pay God a compliment by asking great things of Him." ~ Saint Teresa of Avila

The brothers and sisters of the Community of the Beatitudes pray for you and your intentions,

especially at                                      on Thursday evenings which is followed by a Holy Hour of adoration.

During this time the community accompanies Christ in his agony in Gethsemane and intercedes with Him.

That He may bring graces of strength and comfort to you and all those who you entrust to our prayer.

Placing a petition into the hands of Our Lord Jesus Christ.
"Great is the power of prayer - a queen, as one might say, having free access always to the King,
and able to obtain whatever she asks" ~ Saint Therese of the Child Jesus, Story of A Soul, Chapter X
 
Offer a mass
"There is nothing so great as the Eucharist. If God had something more precious, He would have given it to us."
~ Saint Jean Vianney 
Offering a Mass
In this period of confinement, we cannot be with our loved ones who are ill. We cannot surround them with our affection or accompany them at the end of their lives to their final resting place, what is more without a mass or ceremony… To be far from those that we love who are suffering is heart wrenching and grief is all the harder to bear in such a context.

In the Church there is a beautiful tradition of offering a mass to be celebrated for someone in particular. This is a way for us to act and to unite yourself to our loved one.

Why offer a Mass?
The Eucharist is the source and the summit of our Christian life. At mass, it is all of Jesus’ love which is poured out on us. We are not the only ones to benefit, we can also present to Christ all those who are dear to us. You can offer a mass for a specific intention : for someone who is living or has died, for yourself, to ask for graces from God or to give thanks for graces already received, on a special occasion, to support a loved one who is ill or in difficulty, or for a more general intention concerning the Church or the world.  
Why pay for a Mass to be offered?
Since the very beginning of the Church, Christians have brought personal offering to the sacrifice of the Eucharist in order to participate more intimately. In giving something of themselves, they unite themselves to the offering that Jesus makes to His Father. By their offering, they do not buy God’s goodwill or “pay the mass” because the mass is priceless! The money is not to pay for the mass, but to help the priest to live: an offering is therefore a financial contribution with the principal aim of providing towards the livelihood of the priest and his community. Support the mission of our priests! People who do not, however, have the means to make a financial offering can still ask to confide particular intentions for a mass. 
Suggested offerings:

    1 mass: $10

    1 novena : $90 (9 consecutive masses)

I want to offer a mass

You can offer a mass online by the web form below. It is possible for you to indicate your payer intention.

Offeriong a mass.

For online banking:

The Beatitudes

03-0802-0900799-00

 

Contact Us 

Tel: +64(0)21825955

Michael Loretz

Director

Thomas Peacock

Apostolate Co-ordinator

Sr Clare

Retreat Co-ordinator

Our Lady of Fourvière is located in Leithfield,

approximately 30 minutes north of Christchurch,

in the beautiful North Canterbury countryside.

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