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At Diocesan Young Catholics –Mana Whānau Mana Taiohi, we are excited to share the lived Gospel reality with you. We know that we are called to holiness by the Creator, who sees us as infinitely lovable and infinitely loved!

We cater to young people across the Diocese of all ages: teens, tertiary students, young adults, and young families.

Our focus for 2021 is Accompaniment – by actively strengthening, growing and developing our networks, communities, events and services across our diocese.

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Latest News and Resources

A ‘taste’ at St John’s College

Young Catholics

Published on 9th Nov, 2021

School open day welcomed 115 Year 8 students for a taste of life at St John's College. [..]

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Younger college students acknowledge ‘big sister’

Young Catholics

Published on 9th Nov, 2021

Year 13 student wins Sacred Heart College's 'Upstander' competition. [..]

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Music for the community

Young Catholics

Published on 3rd Nov, 2021

The Billy Joel Boys, a Francis Douglas Memorial College ‘Future Problem Solving’ group. [..]

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Wednesday December 8th

Some thoughts from Cardinal Mario Grech, Secretary General for the Synod of Bishops in relation to the Synod on Synodality.It is pertinent for us to remember that the synod is not about pushing agenda, rather it is about listening... “Do not be afraid to tell us frankly what you have gathered from listening to your people about what the Spirit is saying to the Church: to your Church and to the whole Church In this logic of the exchange of gifts among the Churches, every contribution to the understanding of the Synodal Church is important. Contrary to what many assume, there are no written conclusions; there is no desire to impose a line of thinking. There is a willingness to listen to the Spirit in listening to one another. Nor do we think that there are positions that are worth more than others. The will of the Secretariat is to encourage listening at all levels of the life of the Church and to itself engage in this process of listening in order to discover the voice of the Living God”Source: Cardinal Mario Grech, to the Bishops of USCCB on the occasion of the USCCB Fall General Assembly,Press Communiqué of the Secretariat General for the Synod of Bishops, Vatican City, 18 November 2021 ... See MoreSee Less
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