Posts Tagged ‘Volunteers’

Catholic volunteer agency Mahitahi merges with Caritas Comments 0

Friday, December 21st, 2012

The New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference have decided to integrate the operations and governance of Mahitahi – Catholic Overseas Volunteers – with that of Caritas, to improve and strengthen both organisations. Mahitahi will retain its own identity, profile and strategic direction, within and supported by the Caritas structure and administration. For the last two years, Mahitahi has Read more

Protocols will be drafted to ensure schools informed Comments 0

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

The Catholic Education Office head Pat Lynch says some protocols will be drafted to ensure parishes inform schools if one of its volunteers or members has been convicted of paedophilia. He was responding to concern that pupils from an Upper Hutt Catholic primary school went to a prayer group that included a convicted paedophile St Read more

Young Mama Mary makes a difference Comments 0

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012

Poverty-stricken children in Africa have inspired a young Auckland woman to do all she can to give them a greater chance in life. Mary Duncan, 20, has been working hard to help youngsters in Arusha, Tanzania, after spending time with them as a volunteer two years ago. Miss Duncan, who grew up in Howick, decided Read more

Pope stops to say thanks Comments 0

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

Just before flying out of Madrid, Pope Benedict took time out and stopped at the Madrid IFEMA conference centre to say thanks to the 14,000 volunteers who worked to stage World Youth Day. “With your service, you have shown the face of kindness, friendliness and commitment to others,” the the 84 year old pope  said. Read more