Caritas Challenge 2016

Caritas Challenge 2016 will be held from 16-24 April. This year the focus is on Cambodia. On a daily basis many Cambodians face social injustice such as loss of land, the effects of climate change, human rights breaches and economic instability. This year we will stand in solidarity with our brothers and sisters from Cambodia and raise funds for them.

West Region (15-16 April, 10pm at St Patrick’s Huapai – St Patrick’s Cathedral): will be doing a MOVE IT challenge where young people and leaders will walk for approximately 24 hours starting out at St Patrick’s Parish (Huapai) and ending at St Patrick’s Cathedral in the city. They will also be sleeping on the grass area at Bruce Mcclaren in front of the liquor store as part of their LIVE IT challenge after the walk.


The East Region will be organising their challenge in two groups:

Our Lady of Fatima Parish, Meadowbank (23-24 April at Our Lady of Fatima Parish Hall, Meadowbank) will have a mix of activities that focus on social justice, climate change and food security. They will be doing the LIVE IT challenge by staying overnight in their parish hall and then by walking to the Cathedral in time for the Diocesan Youth Mass.


St Mark’s Parish, Pakuranga (Saturday, 23rd April, 9 am) will start with Mass. They will incorporate the SWEAT IT challenge by making rosaries. They will also visit the Pakuranga Rest Home and will serve them afternoon tea as part of their faith in action activity. They will end with Mass at 5.30pm.


City Region (24 April, 1pm onwards at Pompallier Diocesan Centre, Ponsonby) will be organising their Caritas Challenge by starting with a sausage sizzle followed by a range of activities that will focus on social justice. They will take part in the MOVE IT challenge by organising a rosary walk from the Diocesan Centre to St Patrick’s Cathedral in time for the Diocesan Youth Mass that starts at 7pm. Inviting all the young people from the City Region to be a part of this challenge. Join the Facebook event.


The North Shore Region (6-7 May at St Mary’s Parish hall, Northcote) are organising a 12 hour LOCK IN challenge.


For more details or resources on the Caritas challenge, visit their website:


For more details regarding the Caritas Challenge in your area, email Rochelle – ACYM Caritas Challenge Champion J from the ACYM office (