Pastoral & Evangelisation

“All men and women are called to belong to the new people of God. Wherefore this people, while remaining one and only one, is to be spread throughout the whole world and must exist in all ages, so that the decree of God’s will may be fulfilled.”

Lumen Gentium, 13 (Dogmatic Constitution of the Church)



The Pastoral and Evangelisation Office of the Catholic Diocese of Auckland provides a wide range of information, resources and support for parish and ethnic communities in the diocese regarding pastoral planning in general and the current Diocesan Pastoral Plan- Fit For Mission.

We also organise the annual Bishop’s Forums and lead the diocese’s effort in ecumenism and inter-faith relations.


We commit ourselves to ensure that all the faithful in our diocese are enabled to answer the universal call to holiness through active participation in the life and mission of the Church.




Mercy is a high-quality, magazine-style booklet inspired by the Jubilee Year of Mercy and Pope Francis’ joy-filled ministry.

The 40-page, full colour booklet has an emphasis on deepening readers’ appreciation of the Sacrament of Reconciliation. It includes a step-by-step refresher on Reconciliation and examination of conscience that people can use as a guide to prepare for the Sacrament.

Mercy is available from the Pastoral and Evangelisation Office for $2.50 per copy (plus postage).

Contact Pat ( 09 360 3004) to order.


Pat Lythe

C.J David

Pat Lythe is the Co-ordinator of Pastoral Services and heads the Pastoral & Evangelisation Office. She has worked in this ministry for 24 years and has vast experience and understanding of the diocese and particularly of pastoral councils at all levels. (She is the Executive Secretary and a previous Chair of the Diocesan Pastoral Council). She is also widely experienced in ecumenical relationships, having represented the Catholic Church at the WCC Assembly in Canberra.  She was created Dame of the Order of St Gregory in 2008 by Pope Benedict XVI.

Phone: 09-360 3004


Carlo ‘C.J’ David is the Associate Coordinator for the Pastoral and Evangelisation Office. He has been involved in pastoral ministry in the Diocese of Auckland for ten years as a seminarian, Programme Leader for Logos Youth Ministry, and his current role. C.J has a Bachelor’s degree in Theology and a Masters in International Relations and Human Rights.  He also had national and international exposures in inter-faith relations.