Diocesan Youth and Young Adult Ministry team is part of the Auckland Diocese Parish & Pastoral Services Group. We provide support to leaders of parish and community youth and young adult ministry. We encourage and support effective programmes that engage, equip and empower youth to become active and committed members of the Catholic Church.
Diocesan Youth Masses are held monthly from February to November on the last Sunday of the month at 7.00pm at St Patrick’s Cathedral. Annual events and programmes include faith formation programmes for those aged 13-17 years, regional days, leadership development for those aged 18-25, training and networking opportunities for leaders and an annual World Youth Day style event.
Please visit their website for more information: www.akyouth.org.nz
Jesus Youth is an international Catholic movement, for 18-45 year olds, approved by the Holy See and present in over 25 countries, including in all the 6 diocese of New Zealand. The movement challenges young people to live a meaningful, creative and fulfilling life.
The strength of the movement is its special focus on the Lord Jesus Christ through a faithful living of the Six Pillars viz. Prayer. Word of God, Sacraments, Fellowship, Evangelization and an Option for the poor. Jesus Youth is a network of small but vibrant groups of young people who in their own life situations strive to give time to the Lord, responding to the challenges of today’s world in the power of the Holy Spirit.