Justice & Peace

Nau mai, Haere mai – Welcome!

Action on behalf of justice and participation in the transformation of the world fully appears to us as a constitutive dimension of the preaching of the gospel or, in other words, of the church’s mission for the redemption of the human race and its liberation from every oppressive situation.
– World Synod of Bishops, Justice in the World, 1971

The Justice and Peace Commission welcomes you to learn about the Commission and its work, find resources for justice education in parishes, learn about justice issues and link to the work of other like-minded justice groups.

The Commission has working Committees in several areas. Current Committees are Affordability of Housing, Environment/Sustainability, Human Life, Crime & Reconciliation, Social Welfare/Anti-Poverty, Peace & International Justice, Social Hazards and Treaty of Waitangi Relationships (click in the right-hand column of About Us for their work).  The Commission also maintains a watch for news on other domestic justice issues and international issues.

Justice and Peace Commission

Justice and Peace Commission: From Left: Top – Fr Bernard Dennehy, Richard Harward (Deputy Chair),Theresa Fepuleai, Dcn Chris Sullivan, Kevin McBride; Middle – Fr Mathew Vadakkevettuvazhiyil, John Wong, Judith Lunny, Ausage Fa’aoso Setu; Front – Sr Bridget Crisp, Donne Aeria, Sr Bernadette Cheyne (Chair), Ka Sing Yeung, Susy Oomen (Minutes Sec); Missing from photo: Lyn Smith (Executive Member), Philip Cass, Steve Lincoln, Peter Garrick (Executive Secretary) and Patrick Doherty



A Prayer for our Earth

Earth Day Sunday 22nd  April 2018

Father, foster in us a love for your creation:

    animals small and tall; the soil, trees, plants of every hue;

                  water, mountains and deserts too.

 The wisdom to care for our earth and to nurture our young to do the same.

 The sense to use only what we need without excess; to share more, covet less.

 The understanding that ‘being’ is more important than ‘having.’

 And the grace to live in harmony, with one another, with nature, with You.                                                                                                                            Amen


Prayers of the Faithful for World Earth Day 22 April                                                        

  1. Let us pray that as individuals and as a Church we may foster a love for your creation.

Lord hear us.

  1. That we may have the wisdom to care for our earth and to nurture our young to do the same.

Lord hear us.

  1. That we may have the sense to use only what we need without excess, to share more and covet less.

Lord hear us.

  1. That we hear the cry of the earth and of the poor to live in harmony with nature and with one another.

Lord hear us.