ACYM News and Events

News

The October Diocesan Youth Mass will be held on Sunday, 29 October, 7pm at St Patrick’s Cathedral. The theme is Love God, Live God.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On All Saints Day, Bishop Pat shares about the importance of saints and what inspires him about Saint Teresa of Calcutta.  Click below to watch the video.

Events

Events, programmes and liturgies are offered at regional and Diocesan level.   Each year the ACYM team put together a planner so that leaders know what is planned and can take this into account when planning activities for their own groups.

Download the 2017 planner here: Copy of 2017 Annual Planner – ACYM updated 10 August (pdf version) and 2017 Annual Planner – ACYM updated 10 August 2017 (excel version)

Download a draft version of the 2018 planner here: 2018 Annual Planner – draft as at September 2017

Jul
9
Sat
2016
SP101 Special Course RCIA Part 2 @ Poynton Room, Diocesan Centre
Jul 9 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Although this two-part course is the fourth in the Certificate in Parish Service RCIA Catechists, any Catechist or potential Catechist would find it a useful opportunity to explore and learn about RCIA.

Jul
10
Sun
2016
Mass for the Catholic Deaf Community @ Pompallier Diocesan Centre
Jul 10 @ 12:00 pm
Jul
16
Sat
2016
Seasons for Growth Reconnector @ CSS Te Ara Hou, Hamilton
Jul 16 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Jul
18
Mon
2016
Companion Workshop @ St Columba Centre
Jul 18 @ 10:00 am – Jul 19 @ 4:00 pm

A 2 day Companion Workshop will be held on Monday 18th & Tuesday 19th July, 100:00am – 4:00pm. To register or find out more, please contact Delia.

Jul
30
Sat
2016
RCIA Catechist Forum @ St Columba Centre, Ponsonby
Jul 30 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm

An opportunity for RCIA Catechists and Co-ordinators to gather from prayer, sharing and support. This forum will also help inform the nature of support the diocese is able to provide. Lunch provided.

Aug
6
Sat
2016
Seasons for Growth Adult Support @ TBA
Aug 6 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Aug
14
Sun
2016
Mass for the Catholic Deaf Community @ Pompallier Diocesan Centre
Aug 14 @ 12:00 pm
Aug
20
Sat
2016
Catechist Forum Day @ St Columba Centre
Aug 20 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm
Sep
11
Sun
2016
Mass for the Catholic Deaf Community @ Pompallier Diocesan Centre
Sep 11 @ 12:00 pm
Sep
24
Sat
2016
Media and Ministry @ St Columba Centre
Sep 24 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

One of the priorthumbnail of Media and MinistryFlyerities of the Diocesan Pastoral Plan is communication

To assist in the implementation of this priority a Media and Ministry day is to be held on Saturday 24 September at the St Columba Centre 10am – 3pm.  The first part of the day is being facilitated by David Mullin from the Palmerston North Diocese – Luddites, leaders, life-long learners: Catholic Communication in the age of Pokémon Go. This will be followed by the story of St Thomas Aquinas Parish, Tauranga who have produced a parish app. There will be useful advice and guidance to those considering creating an app themselves.

All are welcome – it’s free and lunch is provided.

Please register through the website or by emailing name and parish details to re.team@cda.org.nz

 

Media and Mission Workshop @ St Columba Centre
Sep 24 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm
Oct
9
Sun
2016
Mass for the Catholic Deaf Community @ Pompallier Diocesan Centre
Oct 9 @ 12:00 pm
Oct
20
Thu
2016
Catechist Catch-up @ Avondale Parish
Oct 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

An opportunity for catechists involved in parish sacramental programmes and parish-based RE to pray, share, and learn together.

Oct
26
Wed
2016
Catechist Catch-up @ Papakura Parish
Oct 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

An opportunity for catechists involved in parish sacramental programmes and parish-based RE to pray, share, and learn together.

Oct
27
Thu
2016
Catechist Catch-up @ Dargaville Parish
Oct 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

An opportunity for catechists involved in parish sacramental programmes and parish-based RE to pray, share, and learn together.

Nov
13
Sun
2016
Mass for the Catholic Deaf Community @ Pompallier Diocesan Centre
Nov 13 @ 12:00 pm
Dec
11
Sun
2016
Mass for the Catholic Deaf Community @ Pompallier Diocesan Centre
Dec 11 @ 12:00 pm
Mar
1
Wed
2017
RCIA – Information due to DIocese
Mar 1 all-day

Information regarding numbers of Catechumens & Candidates, special needs & priests attending is due into the Diocese in either hard copy or digital form. (Can be submitted through the web from 18 January, 2017.)

Mar
2
Thu
2017
RCIA – Rehearsal Rite of Election @ Cathedral of St Patrick & St Joseph
Mar 2 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Parish representative only

Validated parking available

Mar
5
Sun
2017
RCIA – Rite of Election & Call to Continuing Conversion @ Cathedral of St Patrick & St Joseph
Mar 5 @ 1:45 pm – 4:00 pm

1:45pm Gathered for welcome in the square of the Cathedral of St Patrick & St Joseph.

2:00pm Rite begins.

Validated parking available.

Mar
21
Tue
2017
Picking Up the Pieces @ Poynton Room, Pompallier Centre
Mar 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

A guide for supporting children in grief.

Apr
9
Sun
2017
Deaf Mass – April – Passion Sunday @ Poynton Room, Pompallier Centre
Apr 9 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Monthly Mass of the Catholic Deaf Community.

Apr
16
Sun
2017
Deaf Mass – April 16 – Easter Sunday @ St Dominic's Church, Blockhouse Bay
Apr 16 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

A special Mass for the Catholic Deaf Community. Please note the venue – St Dominic’s Parish, Blockhouse Bay.

Apr
27
Thu
2017
Listen With the Ears of Your Heart @ Poynton Room, Pompallier Centre
Apr 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Registration by 24th April.

May
2
Tue
2017
Seasons for Growth Parent Programme – part 1 @ Poynton Room, Pompallier Centre
May 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Supporting your child following separation and divorce.

Registration by 28th April.

May
9
Tue
2017
Seasons for Growth Parent Programme – part 2 @ Poynton Room, Pompallier Centre
May 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Supporting your child following separation and divorce.

May
19
Fri
2017
Seasons for Growth Adult Companion Training @ Poynton Room, Pompallier Centre
May 19 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

One day supplementary training for already accredited Companions in the Children’s & Young People programme.

Registration by 16th May.

May
24
Wed
2017
Catechist Catch-up @ St Dominic's Church, Blockhouse Bay
May 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
May
25
Thu
2017
SfG Companion Training @ St Columba Centre
May 25 @ 10:00 am – May 26 @ 4:00 pm
Catechist Catch-up @ St Theresa's Church, Mangere East
May 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
May
27
Sat
2017
Mass of the Neophytes @ Cathedral of St Patrick & St Joseph
May 27 @ 5:00 pm – 6:15 pm

Parking available at Wilson Car Park in Hobson St ($4.00) and Durham Lane ($2.00).

Parking tickets need to be validated in the Cathedral before returning to your vehicle.

Jun
10
Sat
2017
SP101: Special Course RCIA part one @ St Patrick's Church Hall
Jun 10 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Although this is part of one of the courses towards the Certificate in Parish Service RCIA Catechists, any Catechist or potential Catechist would find it a useful opportunity to explore and learn about the practical aspects of RCIA.

Jun
24
Sat
2017
RCIA Catechist Forum/SP101: Special Course RCIA part two @ St Columba Centre
Jun 24 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

You do not have to have attended part one to come to this opportunity for RCIA Catechists and Co-ordinators to gather for prayer, sharing and support. This forum will also help inform the nature of support the Dioceses is able to provide.

Lunch provided.

Jul
14
Fri
2017
PM203 – RCIA (Session 1) @ St Columba Centre
Jul 14 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

This is an in-depth exploration of the process of RCIA that explores each movement and rite. An NZQA registered course that contributes towards the Certificate in Parish Service RCIA Catechists, it is an important formation experience that helps create a deep understanding of RCIA and its role in the Church.

TCI (The Catholic Institute) facilitates this course; to enroll you need to complete an enrolment form available from their website or the contact person above.

The course fee is $100.20; for further details go to www.tci.ac.nz

Jul
15
Sat
2017
PM203 – RCIA (Session 2) @ St Columba Centre
Jul 15 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

This is an in-depth exploration of the process of RCIA that explores each movement and rite. An NZQA registered course that contributes towards the Certificate in Parish Service RCIA Catechists, it is an important formation experience that helps create a deep understanding of RCIA and its role in the Church.

TCI (The Catholic Institute) facilitates this course; to enroll you need to complete an enrolment form available from their website or the contact person above.

The course fee is $100.20; for further details go to www.tci.ac.nz

Jul
22
Sat
2017
Companion Day @ St Columba Centre
Jul 22 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

Details to follow.

Jul
28
Fri
2017
PM203 – RCIA (Session 3) @ St Columba Centre
Jul 28 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

This is an in-depth exploration of the process of RCIA that explores each movement and rite. An NZQA registered course that contributes towards the Certificate in Parish Service RCIA Catechists, it is an important formation experience that helps create a deep understanding of RCIA and its role in the Church.

TCI (The Catholic Institute) facilitates this course; to enroll you need to complete an enrolment form available from their website or the contact person above.

The course fee is $100.20; for further details go to www.tci.ac.nz

Jul
29
Sat
2017
PM203 – RCIA (Session 4) @ St Columba Centre
Jul 29 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

This is an in-depth exploration of the process of RCIA that explores each movement and rite. An NZQA registered course that contributes towards the Certificate in Parish Service RCIA Catechists, it is an important formation experience that helps create a deep understanding of RCIA and its role in the Church.

TCI (The Catholic Institute) facilitates this course; to enroll you need to complete an enrolment form available from their website or the contact person above.

The course fee is $100.20; for further details go to www.tci.ac.nz

Aug
8
Tue
2017
David Wells – Mission @ Christ the King Church
Aug 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Aug
10
Thu
2017
David Wells – Mission @ St Francis Xavier Church
Aug 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Jul
9
Sat
2016
SP101 Special Course RCIA Part 2 @ Poynton Room, Diocesan Centre
Jul 9 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Although this two-part course is the fourth in the Certificate in Parish Service RCIA Catechists, any Catechist or potential Catechist would find it a useful opportunity to explore and learn about RCIA.

Jul
10
Sun
2016
Mass for the Catholic Deaf Community @ Pompallier Diocesan Centre
Jul 10 @ 12:00 pm
Jul
16
Sat
2016
Seasons for Growth Reconnector @ CSS Te Ara Hou, Hamilton
Jul 16 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Jul
18
Mon
2016
Companion Workshop @ St Columba Centre
Jul 18 @ 10:00 am – Jul 19 @ 4:00 pm

A 2 day Companion Workshop will be held on Monday 18th & Tuesday 19th July, 100:00am – 4:00pm. To register or find out more, please contact Delia.

Jul
30
Sat
2016
RCIA Catechist Forum @ St Columba Centre, Ponsonby
Jul 30 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm

An opportunity for RCIA Catechists and Co-ordinators to gather from prayer, sharing and support. This forum will also help inform the nature of support the diocese is able to provide. Lunch provided.

Aug
6
Sat
2016
Seasons for Growth Adult Support @ TBA
Aug 6 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Aug
14
Sun
2016
Mass for the Catholic Deaf Community @ Pompallier Diocesan Centre
Aug 14 @ 12:00 pm
Aug
20
Sat
2016
Catechist Forum Day @ St Columba Centre
Aug 20 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm
Sep
11
Sun
2016
Mass for the Catholic Deaf Community @ Pompallier Diocesan Centre
Sep 11 @ 12:00 pm
Sep
24
Sat
2016
Media and Ministry @ St Columba Centre
Sep 24 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

One of the priorthumbnail of Media and MinistryFlyerities of the Diocesan Pastoral Plan is communication

To assist in the implementation of this priority a Media and Ministry day is to be held on Saturday 24 September at the St Columba Centre 10am – 3pm.  The first part of the day is being facilitated by David Mullin from the Palmerston North Diocese – Luddites, leaders, life-long learners: Catholic Communication in the age of Pokémon Go. This will be followed by the story of St Thomas Aquinas Parish, Tauranga who have produced a parish app. There will be useful advice and guidance to those considering creating an app themselves.

All are welcome – it’s free and lunch is provided.

Please register through the website or by emailing name and parish details to re.team@cda.org.nz

 

Media and Mission Workshop @ St Columba Centre
Sep 24 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm
Oct
9
Sun
2016
Mass for the Catholic Deaf Community @ Pompallier Diocesan Centre
Oct 9 @ 12:00 pm
Oct
20
Thu
2016
Catechist Catch-up @ Avondale Parish
Oct 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

An opportunity for catechists involved in parish sacramental programmes and parish-based RE to pray, share, and learn together.

Oct
26
Wed
2016
Catechist Catch-up @ Papakura Parish
Oct 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

An opportunity for catechists involved in parish sacramental programmes and parish-based RE to pray, share, and learn together.

Oct
27
Thu
2016
Catechist Catch-up @ Dargaville Parish
Oct 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

An opportunity for catechists involved in parish sacramental programmes and parish-based RE to pray, share, and learn together.

Nov
13
Sun
2016
Mass for the Catholic Deaf Community @ Pompallier Diocesan Centre
Nov 13 @ 12:00 pm
Dec
11
Sun
2016
Mass for the Catholic Deaf Community @ Pompallier Diocesan Centre
Dec 11 @ 12:00 pm
Mar
1
Wed
2017
RCIA – Information due to DIocese
Mar 1 all-day

Information regarding numbers of Catechumens & Candidates, special needs & priests attending is due into the Diocese in either hard copy or digital form. (Can be submitted through the web from 18 January, 2017.)

Mar
2
Thu
2017
RCIA – Rehearsal Rite of Election @ Cathedral of St Patrick & St Joseph
Mar 2 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Parish representative only

Validated parking available

Mar
5
Sun
2017
RCIA – Rite of Election & Call to Continuing Conversion @ Cathedral of St Patrick & St Joseph
Mar 5 @ 1:45 pm – 4:00 pm

1:45pm Gathered for welcome in the square of the Cathedral of St Patrick & St Joseph.

2:00pm Rite begins.

Validated parking available.

Mar
21
Tue
2017
Picking Up the Pieces @ Poynton Room, Pompallier Centre
Mar 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

A guide for supporting children in grief.

Apr
9
Sun
2017
Deaf Mass – April – Passion Sunday @ Poynton Room, Pompallier Centre
Apr 9 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Monthly Mass of the Catholic Deaf Community.

Apr
16
Sun
2017
Deaf Mass – April 16 – Easter Sunday @ St Dominic's Church, Blockhouse Bay
Apr 16 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

A special Mass for the Catholic Deaf Community. Please note the venue – St Dominic’s Parish, Blockhouse Bay.

Apr
27
Thu
2017
Listen With the Ears of Your Heart @ Poynton Room, Pompallier Centre
Apr 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Registration by 24th April.

May
2
Tue
2017
Seasons for Growth Parent Programme – part 1 @ Poynton Room, Pompallier Centre
May 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Supporting your child following separation and divorce.

Registration by 28th April.

May
9
Tue
2017
Seasons for Growth Parent Programme – part 2 @ Poynton Room, Pompallier Centre
May 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Supporting your child following separation and divorce.

May
19
Fri
2017
Seasons for Growth Adult Companion Training @ Poynton Room, Pompallier Centre
May 19 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

One day supplementary training for already accredited Companions in the Children’s & Young People programme.

Registration by 16th May.

May
24
Wed
2017
Catechist Catch-up @ St Dominic's Church, Blockhouse Bay
May 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
May
25
Thu
2017
SfG Companion Training @ St Columba Centre
May 25 @ 10:00 am – May 26 @ 4:00 pm
Catechist Catch-up @ St Theresa's Church, Mangere East
May 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
May
27
Sat
2017
Mass of the Neophytes @ Cathedral of St Patrick & St Joseph
May 27 @ 5:00 pm – 6:15 pm

Parking available at Wilson Car Park in Hobson St ($4.00) and Durham Lane ($2.00).

Parking tickets need to be validated in the Cathedral before returning to your vehicle.

Jun
10
Sat
2017
SP101: Special Course RCIA part one @ St Patrick's Church Hall
Jun 10 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Although this is part of one of the courses towards the Certificate in Parish Service RCIA Catechists, any Catechist or potential Catechist would find it a useful opportunity to explore and learn about the practical aspects of RCIA.

Jun
24
Sat
2017
RCIA Catechist Forum/SP101: Special Course RCIA part two @ St Columba Centre
Jun 24 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

You do not have to have attended part one to come to this opportunity for RCIA Catechists and Co-ordinators to gather for prayer, sharing and support. This forum will also help inform the nature of support the Dioceses is able to provide.

Lunch provided.

Jul
14
Fri
2017
PM203 – RCIA (Session 1) @ St Columba Centre
Jul 14 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

This is an in-depth exploration of the process of RCIA that explores each movement and rite. An NZQA registered course that contributes towards the Certificate in Parish Service RCIA Catechists, it is an important formation experience that helps create a deep understanding of RCIA and its role in the Church.

TCI (The Catholic Institute) facilitates this course; to enroll you need to complete an enrolment form available from their website or the contact person above.

The course fee is $100.20; for further details go to www.tci.ac.nz

Jul
15
Sat
2017
PM203 – RCIA (Session 2) @ St Columba Centre
Jul 15 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

This is an in-depth exploration of the process of RCIA that explores each movement and rite. An NZQA registered course that contributes towards the Certificate in Parish Service RCIA Catechists, it is an important formation experience that helps create a deep understanding of RCIA and its role in the Church.

TCI (The Catholic Institute) facilitates this course; to enroll you need to complete an enrolment form available from their website or the contact person above.

The course fee is $100.20; for further details go to www.tci.ac.nz

Jul
22
Sat
2017
Companion Day @ St Columba Centre
Jul 22 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

Details to follow.

Jul
28
Fri
2017
PM203 – RCIA (Session 3) @ St Columba Centre
Jul 28 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

This is an in-depth exploration of the process of RCIA that explores each movement and rite. An NZQA registered course that contributes towards the Certificate in Parish Service RCIA Catechists, it is an important formation experience that helps create a deep understanding of RCIA and its role in the Church.

TCI (The Catholic Institute) facilitates this course; to enroll you need to complete an enrolment form available from their website or the contact person above.

The course fee is $100.20; for further details go to www.tci.ac.nz

Jul
29
Sat
2017
PM203 – RCIA (Session 4) @ St Columba Centre
Jul 29 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

This is an in-depth exploration of the process of RCIA that explores each movement and rite. An NZQA registered course that contributes towards the Certificate in Parish Service RCIA Catechists, it is an important formation experience that helps create a deep understanding of RCIA and its role in the Church.

TCI (The Catholic Institute) facilitates this course; to enroll you need to complete an enrolment form available from their website or the contact person above.

The course fee is $100.20; for further details go to www.tci.ac.nz

Aug
8
Tue
2017
David Wells – Mission @ Christ the King Church
Aug 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Aug
10
Thu
2017
David Wells – Mission @ St Francis Xavier Church
Aug 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm