Talking to those worried about the pandemic particularly children and young people.
Reports regarding Coronavirus are prevalent in the media and it is natural for children and young people to have questions or concerns in this time of uncertainty. This fact sheet contains some whānau and youth leaders to assist them in supporting our tamariki.
It centers on good practice such as paying attention, giving practical advice and limiting exposure to media. < Read More>
The Role of the Family in Faith and Nurturing
Parents are the first educators of faith. This lock-down period provides an opportunity to explore faith together particularly as we are asking questions of ourselves and our God.
In Sharing The Gospel Today – The Catechetical Directory for Aotearoa New Zealand the role of the family in breaking open faith and living it in the world today is stated
Parents are the primary educators of faith, called to form their children in the home. Within the Christian community, the family-whānau is the domestic Church, that is a house of prayer and a school of virtues where parents live out their baptismal mission.
Background to the Easter Celebration
Easter Sunday does not occur on the same date each year, not even on the same Sunday. Why not? This question and others about the celebration of Easter Sunday is answered on this short video. A great background to the beginning of the 50 days of celebration.
The Season of Easter is 50 days. Fifty days of partying. Keep exploring.
The diocese provides support and encouragement to parents in this important role of providing faith formation for children, taking account of the realities of people’s lives in the family-whanau and society, and the need of solidarity among families of faith in these complex times.