Posts Tagged ‘Catholic youth’

Two New Zealanders attend youth forum in Rome Comments 0

Thursday, June 13th, 2019

Next week, two New Zealanders will join hundreds of other young people in Rome as part of an international Youth Forum. The Youth Office of the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life is holding the International Youth Forum in Rome to carry forward the work of the General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops on Read more

College boys lock themselves in cage at Hastings clocktower Comments 0

Thursday, March 14th, 2019

James Barr and Ishan Parmar, Year 11 students from St John’s Hastings, locked themselves in a cage for four hours, from 10am to 2pm, to protest against poor living conditions for those in New Zealand prisons. Both students were part of a young enterprise team at their school that had delved into the subject. Read Read more

St Patrick’s College students become English teachers in Thailand Comments 0

Monday, February 18th, 2019

During the recent summer holiday, eight students and two teachers from St Patrick’s College Wellington went on a two-week school trip to visit the Marist mission in Ranong, Thailand. The purpose of this trip was to experience what life is like for Burmese migrants, see Marist faith in action and teach English to the students attending Read more

Cardinal Dew: Leadership in times of change Comments 0

Monday, July 16th, 2018

The archbishop of Wellington, Cardinal John Dew, was the keynote speaker at the Proclaim 2018 conference in Brisbane. He spoke on the topic of Leadership in a Time of Change. The cardinal said New Zealand Catholics looking for answers to “renewal” took heart from Pope Francis. “The Pope is encouraging us to go out of our buildings Read more

Catholic Education Convention engages educators Comments 0

Monday, June 18th, 2018

Last week Catholic educators, bishops, priests, school trustees and others took part in seminars, workshops, tours and exhibitions at an education convention at the TSB Arena on Wellington’s waterfront. Almost all Catholic schools were represented at the convention. Topics discussed included: Mana Whenua Mana Tāngata Working with Pasifika children and families The changing landscape of Read more

800 catholic educators gather for triennial convention Comments 0

Thursday, June 14th, 2018

Eight hundred catholic educators are gathering in Wellington this week at the TSB Arena to celebrate Catholic education in New Zealand. The triennial conventions are designed to ensure that catholic schools remain authentic in their commitment to Church and State, as vibrant communities of faith and learning. The theme of the Convention is Christ’s Call: Read more

Aotearoa Catholic Youth Festival – young Catholics celebrate together Comments 0

Monday, December 4th, 2017
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Over 650 people from all over New Zealand attended the Aotearoa Catholic Youth Festival in Auckland last weekend. Participants danced, took part in discussions and presentations, browsed the many stalls, spent time with friends and new acquaintances and enjoyed all that was on offer at the festival. The opening ceremony included a powhiri (welcome) for Read more

Gap year students celebrate their graduation Comments 0

Friday, December 2nd, 2016
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On Saturday the 26th of November, the Marist/Challenge 2000 gap year students graduated from their course, and with a certificate in youth work. The nine students and their friends and whanau gathered in the chapel of St Pat’s College Wellington, to celebrate with a liturgy and presentation. The students began with a waiata and then Read more

Logos Youth Development Project has new leader Comments 0

Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

Last Saturday, forty staff, volunteers, friends and supporters of the Logos Project in Auckland attended a Mass at which Jennifer Martinez was commission as the leader of the Logos Project. Martinez has worked at The Logos project for more than ten years. “The experiences and opportunities I received in my younger years have had a Read more

Gap Year students graduate Comments 0

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

Eight people who took part in the 2014 Challenge Marist Gap Year graduated in a ceremony that took place at St Joseph’s Church in Mount Victoria in Wellington last Sunday. The event was attended by the Gap year students’ families and friends as well as representatives and friends of Challenge 2000 and the Society of Mary. Each Read more