Parish Animators

Social Justice Animators are people who infuse their parishes with the Spirit of justice. Bishop Pat has called for one or more Animators for each parish to:
  • Encourage awareness of and action on behalf of justice issues in parishes
  • Assist parishes in reflection on justice issues, Catholic social teaching, and in using resources and information provided by the Commission and its Committees, and Caritas
  • Bring justice issues identified in parishes to the Commission.

The Commission has held meetings of Parish Animators in Whangarei and Auckland for formation and information. Parish Animators meet twice yearly with the Commission and Committee members for a full morning on two Saturdays each year.

Guidelines are provided for the work of Animators in their parishes.
Does your parish have Social Justice Animators?  Each parish may have any number. If you are willing to be an Animator, please talk it over with your Parish Priest/Parish Pastoral Council, and contact us.

List of Parishes and their Social Justice Animators

Avondale Imi Tovia
Beachhaven Joseph Wong
Devonport Pippa Grant
East Coast Bays
Glen Eden
Helensville/Huapai Deacon Hans Flapper, Jenny Woods

Hibiscus Coast

Susana McKernon

Catherine Birt

Howick John Cole
Kerikeri Shane Cross
Korean Community Im So Kim
Massey Sandra Ethell
Meadowbank Roy Menzies, Dominic Bormans, Julie Hemi, Mario Videtta
Mt Albert Bridget Quirke
Mt Wellington Anne Paulger
Otahuhu Fo’ou Fa’asolo
Owairaka Sandra D’Mello, Blanche Fernandes, Peseta Masae, Michael Feek, Ravella-Ann D’Souza
Pakuranga Chris Sullivan
Papakura Gordon and Peg McConnell
St Heliers Lucy Pierpoint
Takapuna Sylvia Breen
Waiheke Kevin McBride
Warkworth/Puhoi Judith Williams
Whangarei Jill Heenan, Margaret Shanly, Liz and Mike Beazley, Kathryn Weir, Shaun Davison, Sr Mary Maitland, Sr Susan Smith, Jane Gunson
Chinese community Estella Lee
Filipino community Ma. Mailin Higgins
Mana community

St Paul’s Eucharistic Community

Deanna Cattell

Patrick Doherty, Fayne and Emmett Myers