Aotearoa Catholic Youth Festival

The Aotearoa Catholic Youth Festival is to take place in Auckland on the weekend of 2-3 December 2017. It is hosted by the New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference and is intended to be an opportunity of encounter with God, the Church and hundreds of friends, the Festival will be a vehicle for Bishops and Church leaders to engage with young people, hearing from them how they see their world today.

Check out the launch video for the festival.

The ACYM team has sent out an update to leaders in the Auckland Diocese that highlights some exciting initiatives including the festival. Click here to access the update.

The biggest Catholic name in global contemporary Christian music – Matt Maher will be there at the festival. Will you?


Registrations for the Festival is now open:

While we wait, keep updated with all the latest information by following the festival on social media.


Help give as many young people as possible the opportunity to participate in the Festival.  The reality is that unfortunately many young people and their families will be unable to afford the registration fee. We are looking for generous people who can make a tax deductible donation to help a young person attend.  This could be somebody from your own parish or if you don’t know young people then we will match your donation with a young person who would really appreciate the opportunity to participate in the Festival.  Click on the sponsorship form below or contact Teresa 021 649 012 ( for more information.

Download a sponsorship form here.

We have a number of exciting initiatives planned for Auckland. Click here to access more information on our Auckland timeline of events.

  • World Youth Day Auckland | 15 and 16 July
  • National survey of young people | 23 July to 31 August
  • You Are Called | 20 August
  • National Youth Festival | Matt Maher is coming to Auckland!! | 2 & 3 December
  • Auckland Diocesan Youth Synod | April 2018