North Shore

Parishes in this region are:

Beachhaven, Devonport, East Coast Bays, Glenfield, Hibiscus Coast, Northcote, Takapuna, Warkworth/Puhoi and Wellsford.

Parishes with active youth and/or young adult groups currently are:  Beachhaven, East Coast Bays, Glenfield, Northcote and Takapuna.   Youth from Wellsford gather several times a year.

For more information about activities for young people in the North Shore Region, to get contact details for parish youth ministry leaders or if  you have enquiries please contact Teresa McNamara on 360 3021 or email .

Active groups on the North Shore

Catholic Discipleship College Key contact person: Cameron Surrey Contact email address: Website: Contact phone number:09 489 8197 Facebook page:

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M.A.Y.A For Life (Beach Haven Parish):

Parish: Maria Assumpta parish, Beach Haven
Key contact person: Nicholas Koe
Contact phone number: 022 067 5002
Contact email address:
Facebook page: M.A.Y.A For Life
Short description of group: A small youth group filled with committed young adults living to serve.
Regular meeting time: Once or twice a month at this point.

St Joseph’s, Takapuna

Parish: St Joseph’s Parish, Takapuna
Region: North Shore
Key contact person: Sue Fraser
Contact email address:

Parish: St Mary’s Parish, Northcote
Region: North Shore
Key contact person: Quintin Fialho
Contact email address:
Contact phone number: 021 188 8847
Facebook page: St Mary’s Youth Northcote

St Mary’s Northcote has two youth group going.
Name: “Knights” This group is for all kids who have received their first holy communion up to school year 8.
Meetings: Every first Friday of the month from 6 to 8 pm in the church hall.
Motto: “With God as my leader and his word as my sword”


Name: “igKnight” This group is for all kids school year 9 and above.
Meetings: Every third Friday of the month from 7 to 9 pm in the Foley centre (old church house).
Motto: “His word burns in my heart like a fire”

Contact person: Quintin Fialho
Contact No: 0211888847

STM Youth St. Thomas More Glenfield
Key contact person: Manu Bennett
Contact email address:
Contact phone number: 09 444 8624
Facebook page: St Thomas More Youth
Regular meeting time:
– Vine Youth, a young adults group for ages 18+ meet every Sunday evening for fellowship and formation.
– Saints Boys Youth group for ages 11-14 yrs of age meet every Wednesday 5pm-6:30pm.

East Cost Bays Parish Youth
Key contact: Beth Kubala and Iona Breinhorst
Contact email address:
Contact phone number: 021 222 9662
Facebook page:,
Brief description of group: ECB has a’ youth led’, ‘parent supported’ youth group for college and tertiary aged youth.
Regular meeting time: ECB Parish Youth Group – Soult – is a dynamic group that finds its formation in the participation of the ministries in the parish especially during Youth Mass. After Youth mass we gather to learn, share, reflect and socialise while enjoying a takeout dinner. During school breaks ECB Parish offers ‘Youth Missions’ where guest speakers share on different subjects and social events are held over one of the weekends. The youth group does not meet in the months of January and February but all youth are supported with participating in some of the wonderful Catholic Camps available including Hearts Aflame and Life Teen Summer Camp. Join us for our next Youth mass held on the first Vigil Mass of each month at 5:30PM.

Youth Masses in the region


Suburb Parish Youth Mass Time
Beachhaven Maria Assumpta 4th Sunday, every second month 10.30am
Devonport St Francis de Sales & All Souls None
East Coast Bays St John The Baptist 1st Vigil Mass of each month.  5:30pm
Glenfield St Thomas More 5th Sunday of the month, alternating between 5.30pm Saturday, 10am Sunday
Hibiscus Coast St John Evangelist None
Northcote St Mary’s 1st and 2nd Sunday of the month. Mass led by Indonesian Youth on 3rd Sunday of the month. 5.00pm
Takapuna St Joseph’s 3rd Sunday of the month 7pm
Warkworth/Puhoi SsPeter & Paul None
Wellsford St Mary’s None