The Diocese of Palmerston North hosts a number of events, both regionally and Diocesan-wide. We also promote and encourage attendance to many national and international events for young people.

The COVID-19 phenomenon is proving difficult to navigate – we have had to cancel or postpone a number of young church events in the diocese and across the country! This is so disappointing, yet we remain a people of hope and expectation!!

The mission of making the Kingdom of God a reality has not been paused and so we excitedly go about being the Church as best we can, despite the difficult circumstances. We have not lost heart because our hope is in Jesus Christ!

We are aiming for events at the end of the year and into the new year where we can come together and celebrate kanohi ki te kanohi – face-to-face as a diocese and as a country!

These events include and are not limited to Festival One, Young Catholic Leader, Hearts Aflame and Life Teen Aotearoa Summer Camp.

In the meantime, youth groups are up and running in our main centres and we hope to have our Confirmation programmes up and running this year, which is for Year 11 students and older in this diocese.

Are you interested in becoming Catholic or being part of one of our young church sacramental programmes?

Please contact one of our young church ministers for more information!

Are you interested in being a minister in young church and/or starting a youth group? Please contact Nick.

Have a question? We can help. Get in touch with the Diocese.