WHAT'S ON IN AUCKLAND?
Events, programmes and liturgies are offered at regional and Diocesan level. Due to the current Covid-19 restrictions, a number of gatherings have been cancelled. Have a look at some of the events happening below and do not hesitate to contact us if you require more information.
"The Eucharist is "the source and summit of the Christian life."(CCC1324)"
The Diocesan Youth Mass (DYM) gathers our young people across the Diocese to come together to celebrate Mass as one. Held on the last Sunday of the month (February-November) at St Patrick's Cathedral, each Mass has a theme and region/ faith community as host. All are welcome to gather with us!
Have no idea what XLT is about? It is a night of praise & worship followed by an inspirational message on a relevant topic and ends with spending time with our Lord during Eucharistic Adoration.
XLT was born out of a desire for teens to experience in a deep, personal, intimate way, worship through Eucharistic Adoration, engaging music, and powerful talks. It is a gathering for people of all ages who want to see, know, and love God. We come together to celebrate God’s love for us, and then are inspired to go out and share that love.
Get your crew together for an incredible night of praise & worship, an inspiring talk by a guest speaker, and Eucharistic adoration! Sat 19th September, 7:15pm at St Mark's Parish Pakuranga.
We would love to see you there!
*This event will take place, provided restrictions on gatherings are lifted
Hearts Aflame Catholic Summer School
Hearts Aflame is a ten day Catholic summer school that is open to young adults aged 18 to 35 and it has been happening every year in New Zealand since 1992. It’s organised by a team of lay volunteers who are dedicated to serving the Catholic Church in New Zealand, and passionate about living and sharing the truth and fullness of the Catholic faith.
Hearts Aflame helps young adults develop and foster an authentic relationship with Jesus Christ and His Holy Catholic Church through participation in the Sacraments, prayer, and formation, lived-out and experienced in a short-term community environment.
Dates: 1-10 January 2021 at Nga Tawa College, Marton.
Registration: $595 until December 6th
Life Teen Aotearoa Summer Camp
Life Teen Summer Camp is an incredible opportunity to bring your teens into an incredible experience of life. For over 6 years, we’ve provided experiences at summer camp where your high school teens are able to be free and confident in themselves, develop new friendships with other teens from your parish, and encounter God working in their lives. This is the summer that you begin to experience a bigger and better life than you ever thought possible.
Life Teen Summer Camp also provides an opportunity for young adults to serve as summer missionaries. You can either serve as summer staff or as service crew.
Summer Staff: First and foremost, you are answering Christ’s call to build up His Kingdom on earth. You will lead teens closer to Christ through service, relationship, and prayer. You are joining the mission of Life Teen Summer Camps to create an environment for teens to meet Jesus Christ and develop a discipleship relationship with Him.
Service Crew: They are the behind-the-scenes team that serves in a variety of roles around camp. From cooking meals in the kitchen, to shooting the camp video, to keeping the grounds looking clean, and much more in between, service crew is a great opportunity to dive deeper as a summer missionary in a teamwork-oriented, humbling, fulfilling role. Service crew members don’t have as much teen interaction as summer staff, but there are abundant ministry opportunities in each role available.
Update on Life Teen Summer Camp 2021: Following Life Teen Summer Camp Aotearoa 2020, the planning team has been talking, praying and discerning about the next camp, and has made the decision that there will be no Summer Camp in 2021. To read more please visit the Life Teen Aotearoa website.
WORLD YOUTH DAY 2023
WYD Lisboa/Lisbon 2023 theme: Mary arose and left with haste (Luke 1:38)
World Youth Day (WYD) is a global Catholic Youth Festival which began when 300,000 young people from around the world answered the invitation from St Pope John Paul II in 1984 for an international Jubilee of youth on Palm Sunday. Inspired by our young people's faith, St John Paul II officially established WYD in 1986.
The Auckland Diocese have been involved in sending pilgrims from across New Zealand Aotearoa to WYD. Keen to be a part of this amazing journey to WYD Lisbon in 2023? Keep in touch with anyone from the ACYM team.
A list of online International Conferences and sessions on various topics can be found below