Youth And Young Adult Ministry
The Diocesan Youth and Young Adult Ministry team is part of the Auckland Diocese Pastoral Services Group. Our goal is to support young people and those in ministry as we continue leading them closer to the heart of Christ. We minister, accompany and provide support to leaders of parishes, community youth and young adult groups. We encourage and support effective programmes that engage, equip and empower youth to become active and committed members of the Catholic Church.
In a special way, we thank The Catholic Caring Foundation who support our ministry.
New Wine is a night for all youth leaders and young adults to come together to be formed, to praise, and to be set on fire by the Holy Spirit. We’re bringing together speakers and musicians to explore where we are planted in the vineyard, how God works in and through our brokenness and uses us as vessels to bring forth New Wine. There will be prayer ministry and reconciliation available and we will end the night by adoring our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament. Join us in the café afterwards for chats, free hot drinks and sweet treats! Registrations are NOW OPEN!! Head over to Eventbrite to snag your tickets. Spaces are limited!
Date: Saturday, 8 May 2021
Time: Starting at 6 pm
Where: Citipointe Church Auckland, 9 Rylock Place, Pakuranga Heights, Auckland 2010
Āpōpō- A Workshop on Mental Health
We all know someone who is or has been affected by mental health and suicide. We can feel overwhelmed when it comes to giving support to those who are struggling. We would love to invite youth ministers, parents and all those who walk alongside young people to join us for a dynamic and interactive programme that equips people with basic and effective tools, so that they can feel confident in their role of supporting those around them.
The programme called Āpōpō which means ‘The Next Day’ facilitated by Scripture Union includes helpful information, tips and tools presented by a trained facilitator and their team of helpers. It is super interactive, involving games, activities and opportunities for participants to practice what they’ve learned, through the use of role playing in a safe environment.
Date: Saturday, 15 May 2021
Time: Starting at 9 am with morning tea. Lunch will be provided as well.
Where: Christ the King Parish, 260 Richardson Road, Mount Roskill, Auckland 1041.
Joey was born in Manila, Philippines. He moved to New Zealand in March 2002. He graduated from AUT with a Bachelor’s degree in Applied Science majoring in Applied Microbiology. While he was looking to start his career in this field, he realised that God was calling him to a different vocation – Youth and Young Adult Ministry.
Joey has been involved in Youth Ministry since 2004. He served in a lay community called Youth For Christ/Singles for Christ (Couples for Christ International) in Oceania as a youth leader, including three years as a Mission Volunteer. In 2013, joined the Auckland Catholic Youth Ministry Team. Since then, he had completed his Certificate in Catholic Youth Ministry through The Catholic Institute of Aotearoa New Zealand.
Joey is also married to his best friend and the love of his life, Denisse and together they have son Noah and a dog Eze.
Mission Programme Manager
Rochelle was born and raised in Bombay, India and moved to Aotearoa New Zealand in November 2012. Rochelle graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Anthropology followed by a post graduate diploma in Business and also has a Certificate in Catholic Youth Ministry through The Catholic Institute of Aotearoa New Zealand.
At the age of about seven, she thought that youth ministers were the coolest people ever and always dreamed about being youth leader. Talk about God fulfilling your dreams!! She started serving in youth ministry when she was 15 and has continued ever since. She is a parishioner at St Joseph's Parish in Takapuna and her journey with ACYM started in a voluntary role for World Youth Day Auckland in 2014.
Felicity was born in Auckland, and she loves working with youth, and has served in youth ministry in a variety of different contexts. Felicity studied at Laidlaw College in West Auckland and completed her Bachelor’s degree in Theology, majoring in Biblical Studies. As a part of her studies, Felicity completed a year long ministry internship, which really integrated both theology and youth ministry. She hopes to further her studies in the future, as well as serve within the church! Felicity is a parishioner at St Patrick’s Cathedral and loves meeting new people, so come say hi!
Youth and Young Adult Ministry
Youth and Young Adult Ministry
Pompallier Diocesan Centre,
30 New Street,
110 Symonds Street,