Posts Tagged ‘New Zealand Catholic Youth’

Aotearoa Catholic Youth Festival – young Catholics celebrate together

Monday, December 4th, 2017
youth festival

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

The Aotearoa Catholic Youth Festival … one week to go

Thursday, November 23rd, 2017
catholic youth festival

The Aotearoa Catholic Youth Festival is taking place in Auckland next weekend, on 2-3 December 2017. Hosted by the New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference, it is aimed at young people aged 15-29. Over 500 young people are expected to attend. The aim of the Festival is to invite and challenge people to actively participate in Read more

Under 30 and would like to have your say about the Catholic church?

Monday, August 14th, 2017
have your say

1400 people between the age of 16 to 29 years have so far responded to the invitation from the New Zealand Catholic Bishops to say what they think about life, faith, and their experience of Church through an online survey. “It’s really heartening to see so many who want to be involved and have their Read more

Calling young New Zealanders; share voice with Vatican

Thursday, July 20th, 2017
Young New Zelanders

Young New Zealanders are urged to take part in an international conversation with the Catholic Church. The New Zealand Catholic Bishops are asking those aged 16 to 29 years to share their views about life, faith, and their experience of Church. The feedback will be collated through an online survey which goes live 9am Sunday, 23 Read more

Challenge 2000 – New base for youth and family development agency

Monday, March 6th, 2017
challenge 2000

The purchase of a property in Johnsonville to be used as a base and outreach centre for Challenge 2000, has been announced by Fr David Kennerley sm, Provincial of the Society of Mary, and Steve O’Connor, Challenge 2000 Director. Kennerley said, ‘As part of our ongoing support of Challenge 2000 and commitment to working with Read more

Bishop Drennan wants contributions from young Kiwis for 2018 Synod

Monday, March 6th, 2017

As the Vatican released the preparatory document for the 2018 synod of bishops on “Young people, faith and vocational discernment”, Palmerston North Bishop Charles Drennan said the value of knowing the thoughts and aspirations of young people in the Church can never be overestimated. The preparatory document included a series of questions to be answered by national conferences of bishops and other Church bodies. Responses, along with input from Read more

Young New Zealanders gather In Christchurch to celebrate WYD

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016

Students from St Bede’s College carried a four metre cross down Barbadoes St last Friday afternoon. They were taking part weekend-long event to mark World Youth Day 2016 (WYD). 170 students from across the South Island attended the event.  Organiser Abina Pope said WYD was “an opportunity for students of the same age to come Read more