Double Celebration in Christchurch for the Feast of St John the Baptist
St John the Baptist is Patron Saint of both the Diocese of Christchurch and the Order of Malta. On Wednesday 24 June, Fr Chris Friel celebrated Mass at St Mary’s Pro Cathedral on the Feast of the Nativity of St John the Baptist. The Mass was attended by a good number of members and supporters of the Order of Malta and the Venerable Order of St John. Interest in the Order and numbers attending events is steadily growing. In future years we hope these celebrations will become a significant feature in the calendar of the Diocese.