ACYM News and Events

News

The June Diocesan Youth Mass will be held on Sunday, 24 June, 7pm at St Patrick’s Cathedral. The theme is ‘Are We Listening?’.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 a draft version of the 2018 planner here:  2018 Annual Planner – as at 6 June 2018.

Mar
28
Tue
2017
Understanding Change, Loss and Grief @ Poynton Room, Pompallier Centre
Mar 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

For those who have an interest in finding out more about grief and/or to deepen their understanding of the impact of grief and loss.

Apr
3
Mon
2017
Seasons for Growth Companion Training @ St Columba Centre
Apr 3 @ 9:00 am – Apr 4 @ 4:00 pm

Companion Training for the Children & Young People programme.

Registration by 29th March.

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
Nov
11
Sat
2017
Celebrating Catechists @ St Patrick's Cathedral
Nov 11 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Catechist Mass

Presider: Bishop Patrick Dunn

All Catechists and their families welcome.

Validated parking available

Nov
23
Thu
2017
2017 Open Lecture Amoris Laetitia @ St Columba Centre
Nov 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Discover more about Amoris Laetitia – The Joy of Love from a visiting theologian

Have you wondered what the Pope’s message on love in the family is all about? Here is an opportunity to find out more. You are invited to the annual Catholic Institute 2017 Open Lecture on Thursday 23 November at 7:00 pm at St Columba Centre, 40 Vermont St, Ponsonby. It will be delivered by Dr Rocio Figueroa, theologian and lecturer, from the Good Shepherd College, Auckland.

Pope Francis’ document on the family, Amoris LaetitiaThe Joy of Love, is the product of two synods of bishops discussing the subject of the family. This lecture will outline some of the challenges our families face and using this important 2016 papal document, seek to answer your questions.

Feb
13
Tue
2018
Practice for the Rite of Election @ St Patrick's Cathedral
Feb 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Feb
18
Sun
2018
Rite of Election @ St Patrick's Cathedral
Feb 18 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Mar
5
Mon
2018
Seasons for Growth Training @ St Columba Centre
Mar 5 @ 10:00 am – Mar 6 @ 4:00 pm

Young Person’s Companion Training.

Morning tea provided

Registration is essential by Thursday 1st March

Mar
21
Wed
2018
Supporting Your Child Following Separation and Divorce @ St Columba Centre
Mar 21 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

This programme was developed to meet the needs of parents supporting children and young people through family change and loss.  It provides parents with an opportunity to

  • better understand the experience of separation and divorce from a child’s perspective
  • explore ideas and strategies that they may wish to consider as they support their children transition through family change

Please register your interest by Wednesday, April 17th

Mar
28
Wed
2018
Picking up the Pieces @ Poynton Room, Pompallier Centre
Mar 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

This is a programme for people who are in contact with children (parents, caregivers, teachers etc), but who are not trained in grief or psychological support. We explore the grief our young people experience and recognize the reactions that are generated by their loss. We also look at some practical strategies that may help the young people to deal with what is happening.

Please register your interest by Thursday March 22nd

Apr
9
Mon
2018
Companion Training Workshop @ St Columba Centre
Apr 9 @ 10:00 am – Apr 10 @ 4:00 pm

Seasons for Growth is a peer support program which assists people of all ages to understand and manage the changes they experience when a significant loss occurs.

We are looking for volunteer Companions (adult facilitators) who would be willing to assist in the delivery of this program in schools and the community.

Registration is essential by Thursday 5th April.

To register or find out more, contact Delia.

Apr
11
Wed
2018
Understanding Change, Loss and Grief @ Poynton Room, Pompallier Centre
Apr 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

A Parish/Community/Professional development based seminar designed for people with an interest in learning about grief, its potential triggers and impacts, and strategies for managing it and moving forward.

Participants may be interested in finding out more about grief for personal reasons, or to deepen their understanding of the impact of grief and loss for their professional or work experience.

Please register your interest by Friday, April 6th     

Understanding Change, Loss and Grief @ Pompallier Diocesan Centre
Apr 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

For those who have an interest in learning about grief, its potential triggers and impacts, and strategies that may help in moving forward.

Apr
21
Sat
2018
Seasons For Growth Training @ St Columba Centre
Apr 21 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Supporting your child following separation or death.

May
12
Sat
2018
Supporting Your Child Following the Death of Someone They Loved @ St Columba Centre
May 12 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

In this programme our aim is to assist parent/carers to understand the experience of bereavement from a child’s perspective, and to learn about the most effective ways to support their child/children.

Please register your interest by Wednesday, 9th May   

Mass of the Neophytes @ St Patrick's Cathedral
May 12 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
May
14
Mon
2018
Seasons For Growth Training @ St Columba Centre
May 14 @ 10:00 am – May 15 @ 4:00 pm

Adult Companion Training

May
16
Wed
2018
Catechist Catch-up May 16 @ St Patricks Church, Pukekohe
May 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Something about Mary

May
17
Thu
2018
Catechist Catch-up May 17 @ Pompallier Diocesan Centre
May 17 @ 7:00 pm – May 18 @ 12:26 pm

Something about Mary

May
19
Sat
2018
Catechist Catch-up May 19 @ St Therese, Moerewa
May 19 @ 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Something about Mary

May
28
Mon
2018
Seasons For Growth Training @ St Columba Centre
May 28 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Adult support training

May
30
Wed
2018
Parish/Community Bereavement Groups @ Pompallier Diocesan Centre
May 30 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Due to illness this course has been cancelled.

Mar
28
Tue
2017
Understanding Change, Loss and Grief @ Poynton Room, Pompallier Centre
Mar 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

For those who have an interest in finding out more about grief and/or to deepen their understanding of the impact of grief and loss.

Apr
3
Mon
2017
Seasons for Growth Companion Training @ St Columba Centre
Apr 3 @ 9:00 am – Apr 4 @ 4:00 pm

Companion Training for the Children & Young People programme.

Registration by 29th March.

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
Nov
11
Sat
2017
Celebrating Catechists @ St Patrick's Cathedral
Nov 11 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Catechist Mass

Presider: Bishop Patrick Dunn

All Catechists and their families welcome.

Validated parking available

Nov
23
Thu
2017
2017 Open Lecture Amoris Laetitia @ St Columba Centre
Nov 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Discover more about Amoris Laetitia – The Joy of Love from a visiting theologian

Have you wondered what the Pope’s message on love in the family is all about? Here is an opportunity to find out more. You are invited to the annual Catholic Institute 2017 Open Lecture on Thursday 23 November at 7:00 pm at St Columba Centre, 40 Vermont St, Ponsonby. It will be delivered by Dr Rocio Figueroa, theologian and lecturer, from the Good Shepherd College, Auckland.

Pope Francis’ document on the family, Amoris LaetitiaThe Joy of Love, is the product of two synods of bishops discussing the subject of the family. This lecture will outline some of the challenges our families face and using this important 2016 papal document, seek to answer your questions.

Feb
13
Tue
2018
Practice for the Rite of Election @ St Patrick's Cathedral
Feb 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Feb
18
Sun
2018
Rite of Election @ St Patrick's Cathedral
Feb 18 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Mar
5
Mon
2018
Seasons for Growth Training @ St Columba Centre
Mar 5 @ 10:00 am – Mar 6 @ 4:00 pm

Young Person’s Companion Training.

Morning tea provided

Registration is essential by Thursday 1st March

Mar
21
Wed
2018
Supporting Your Child Following Separation and Divorce @ St Columba Centre
Mar 21 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

This programme was developed to meet the needs of parents supporting children and young people through family change and loss.  It provides parents with an opportunity to

  • better understand the experience of separation and divorce from a child’s perspective
  • explore ideas and strategies that they may wish to consider as they support their children transition through family change

Please register your interest by Wednesday, April 17th

Mar
28
Wed
2018
Picking up the Pieces @ Poynton Room, Pompallier Centre
Mar 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

This is a programme for people who are in contact with children (parents, caregivers, teachers etc), but who are not trained in grief or psychological support. We explore the grief our young people experience and recognize the reactions that are generated by their loss. We also look at some practical strategies that may help the young people to deal with what is happening.

Please register your interest by Thursday March 22nd

Apr
9
Mon
2018
Companion Training Workshop @ St Columba Centre
Apr 9 @ 10:00 am – Apr 10 @ 4:00 pm

Seasons for Growth is a peer support program which assists people of all ages to understand and manage the changes they experience when a significant loss occurs.

We are looking for volunteer Companions (adult facilitators) who would be willing to assist in the delivery of this program in schools and the community.

Registration is essential by Thursday 5th April.

To register or find out more, contact Delia.

Apr
11
Wed
2018
Understanding Change, Loss and Grief @ Poynton Room, Pompallier Centre
Apr 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

A Parish/Community/Professional development based seminar designed for people with an interest in learning about grief, its potential triggers and impacts, and strategies for managing it and moving forward.

Participants may be interested in finding out more about grief for personal reasons, or to deepen their understanding of the impact of grief and loss for their professional or work experience.

Please register your interest by Friday, April 6th     

Understanding Change, Loss and Grief @ Pompallier Diocesan Centre
Apr 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

For those who have an interest in learning about grief, its potential triggers and impacts, and strategies that may help in moving forward.

Apr
21
Sat
2018
Seasons For Growth Training @ St Columba Centre
Apr 21 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Supporting your child following separation or death.

May
12
Sat
2018
Supporting Your Child Following the Death of Someone They Loved @ St Columba Centre
May 12 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

In this programme our aim is to assist parent/carers to understand the experience of bereavement from a child’s perspective, and to learn about the most effective ways to support their child/children.

Please register your interest by Wednesday, 9th May   

Mass of the Neophytes @ St Patrick's Cathedral
May 12 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
May
14
Mon
2018
Seasons For Growth Training @ St Columba Centre
May 14 @ 10:00 am – May 15 @ 4:00 pm

Adult Companion Training

May
16
Wed
2018
Catechist Catch-up May 16 @ St Patricks Church, Pukekohe
May 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Something about Mary

May
17
Thu
2018
Catechist Catch-up May 17 @ Pompallier Diocesan Centre
May 17 @ 7:00 pm – May 18 @ 12:26 pm

Something about Mary

May
19
Sat
2018
Catechist Catch-up May 19 @ St Therese, Moerewa
May 19 @ 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Something about Mary

May
28
Mon
2018
Seasons For Growth Training @ St Columba Centre
May 28 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Adult support training

May
30
Wed
2018
Parish/Community Bereavement Groups @ Pompallier Diocesan Centre
May 30 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Due to illness this course has been cancelled.