The Auckland Diocesan theme over the last two years has been ‘Young People, You Are the Church of Today’. This has been our way of accompanying young people as we journey through the Synod. In April 2019 Pope Francis released an ’ exhortation following the International Synod. You can find this online at:
Below you will find seven resources that speak to mission, discipleship, community, communication, leadership and vocation. The resources support our preparations the the Youth Synod in October 2018 and link to our pastoral plan Fit for Mission.
If your parish, group or region would like a complimentary introduction to these resources (or a train the trainer style session where your leaders are introduced to these resources) please contact Teresa in the ACYM office (firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 360 3021/021 649 012).
A journey: Auckland Diocesan Youth Synod
On Sunday 22 April 2018 a Diocesan Youth Synod was held at St Peter’s College from 1-6pm. Reports are being made on the Diocesan Youth Synod at Bishop’s Forums during May 2018. The initial report (which includes much of what was reported on at Bishop’s Forums) can be downloaded below:
Milestones in our Auckland Diocesan Youth Synod Journey
National Online Survey
Thanks to everyone who responded to the online survey that ran in 2017. The report from that survey has been sent to Pope Francis in Rome. You can read the report by downloading the file below:
Aotearoa Catholic Youth Festival
Thanks to all those who attended the Aotearoa Catholic Youth Festival. In the final session you contributed ideas to the Taking it Home session. Click below to see the combined notes from that sessions.
Chill with Bishop
Thanks too, to those who participated in the Chill with Bishop session in August 2017. The collated responses from that session can be downloaded from below:
Letter from young people who attended Pre-Synod Meeting in March 2018 in Rome:
Final report from Bishops who met in Rome in October 2018
Synod Meeting on Young People, the Faith and Vocational Discernment
These resources link into the preparations for the Synod of Bishops on Young People, the Faith and Vocational Discernment planned for October 2018. For more information about this Synod go to:
Letter from Pope Francis.
Preparatory Document (including survey questions).
2017 11 – 1 Research Report for New Zealand research.
Pre-Synodal Meeting in March 2018.
Resources developed by ACYM team for leaders to use with their groups: see below