“All men and women are called to belong to the new people of God. Wherefore this people, while remaining one and only one, is to be spread throughout the whole world and must exist in all ages, so that the decree of God’s will may be fulfilled.” Lumen Gentium, 13 (Dogmatic Constitution of the Church)
The Mission and Evangelisation Office of the Catholic Diocese of Auckland provides a wide range of information, resources and support for parish and ethnic communities in the diocese regarding pastoral planning in general and the current Diocesan Pastoral Plan- Fit For Mission.
We also organise the annual Bishop’s Forums and lead the diocese’s effort in ecumenism and inter-faith relations.
We commit ourselves to ensure that all the faithful in our diocese are enabled to answer the universal call to holiness through active participation in the life and mission of the Church.
My name is Sr Siân Owen.
A Sister of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart I have a passion for the Mission of God and the role of the Baptised, cleric and lay in bringing about the Kin-dom of God. We all have a part to play as missionary disciples we are all gifted and called.
I am the leader of the Pastoral Services Group. This is a collaborative team that provides advice, guidance, resources and support, to the faith communities of the diocese, parish and ethnic, concerning:
- Faith Formation
- Marriage and Family Life
- Youth and Young Adults
- Justice and Peace
- Mission Support
Within this structure I have particular responsibilities for parish councils, the Diocesan Pastoral Council, the Diocesan Pastoral Plan and particular events promoting Faith and Evangelisation.
Of the six ministries within the Pastoral Services Group, I work under the Mission and Evangelization division.
And Kia orana! My name is Louisa Rani.
A major part of my role involves providing support, guidance and promoting faith and the evangelization work of the Diocese to its various parish and ethnic communities. Work ranges from:
- communicating activities on faith happening in the diocese;
- developing and delivering the work plans of the diocese under its FIT FOR MISSION Pastoral Plan mandate;
- providing resources in the areas of Ecumenism and Inter-Faith, the Pastoral Councils;
- and giving support to the various ministries of the Pastoral Services Group.
It is my desire to meet the needs of the Catholic communities, and collaborating and working with the faith cultures of the wider community.
At the hobby level, it gives me great joy learning about the Church Fathers and Saints.
“That all may be one“.
I can be reached on Tel: 09 360 3004 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Emma supports Siân and the wider team in Mission Evangelisation including the Diocesan Pastoral Council. She focuses on communications and social media postings for the Mission and Evangelisation team, for the Catholic Deaf Community of Auckland and for the Justice & Peace Commission. Emma is responsible for the statistical analysis of the annual mass count returns. She storyboards and produces videos and social media content about our fellow disciples in Auckland Diocese. Emma is an Assistant Chaplain at Auckland Prison. Emma is passionate about learning, diversity and inclusion. She is currently learning New Zealand’s third official language, New Zealand Sign Language, so don’t be surprised if she takes an opportunity to practise this with you.
“Whoever serves me must follow me; and where I am, my servant also will be”. John 12:26
Tel: 09 360 3056 Email: email@example.com
Rachel Marr is the Pastoral Worker to the Catholic Deaf Community of Auckland.
Part of the role is to organise the monthly Deaf Mass which is interpreted into New Zealand sign language (NZSL). Alongside this, Rachel organises social gatherings for the Deaf group (which are open to all) and provides on-going formation.
The Rachel visits elderly Deaf in rest homes, hospitals and homes, and also strives to keep in contact with Deaf youth. Some work is also done with the Catholic schools in order to help build an understanding of the Deaf culture and prayers in NZSL.
Txt: 021 276 0006 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ko Te Reinga te maunga
Ko Waihou te awa
Ko Hokianga te moana
Ko Waihou-Nui-a-Rua te marae
Ko Te Rarawa te iwi
Eric Matthews – Assistant Pastoral Worker to the Catholic Deaf Community of Auckland.
I identify myself as Maori Deaf. I am actively involved with the Maori Deaf community, Maori Community, general Deaf Community and Deaf youth. I have strong ties to my Maori culture and Deaf culture. I have Catholic Faith part of my life from my late grandparents who are strong Catholic from up north, Panguru and some involvement with Te Unga Waka Marae in Epsom. My role as Assistant Pastoral worker for Catholic Deaf community, is to support the Deaf Mass, teach NZSL in Catholic Schools, and support Catholic Deaf Community.
I am strongly motivated to encourage and reach out to Catholic Deaf youth and give Catholic Deaf community more knowledge about Catholic faith and Gospel.
Text: 021 120 7150 Email: email@example.com