The NZ Catholic Bishops Conference is seeking nominations for the 2020 Delargey Awards, which recognise significant and outstanding contributions to Catholic youth ministry in Aotearoa New Zealand.
Begun in 2008, the biannual awards are named in honour of Cardinal Reginald Delargey (1914‒79), a former Bishop of Auckland and Archbishop of Wellington noted for his work with young Catholics.
The awards aim to provide recognition for ministry workers and supporters of ministry with young people; to educate the community about ministry with young people; to raise the profile of Catholic ministry with young people, and recognise the place of long-term involvement in Catholic ministry with young people. The awards are given in various components, including Advocacy; Justice and Service; Catechesis; Leadership Development; Community Life; Pastoral Care; Evangelisation; Prayer and Worship.
Nominations close on January 17, 2020, with the awards expected to be announced at the Takirua 2020: Shaping the Mission conference in Wellington at Anzac weekend.