FREE Youth Workshop Sat 29 July 2017

FREE Youth Workshop Sat 29 July 2017

The purpose of this workshop (part of a series run nationally) is to explore some of the barriers youth face when accessing social services particularly when they require assistance. The workshops will provide a positive environment to interact, discuss these issues and mutually educate and inform. 

The youth will also contribute to developing a Youth APP – YouthAoteaReo funded by New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO. This will serve as an ongoing national resource to support youth.

NZ Human Rights Commissions is seeking your assistance to promote the workshop amongst our communities. Please can the attached information be shared through your community networks and youth encouraged to register and attend.

The workshop is FREE to attend, includes meals and wifi.

Open to all youth and adults that work with youth. 

Date: Saturday 29 July 2017

Time: 10.30am to 4.00pm

Venue: Settlement Centre Waikato, 46G Boundary Road, Claudelands, Hamilton

 

Post Abortion Seminar : register today

Post Abortion Seminar : register today

Interested in understanding the impact of abortion and the guideposts for healing after an abortion experience? 

This Seminar is for you if you are involved in 

  • Health Care and social services
  • Pastoral Care and counselling
  • or anyone having an interest in finding a way forward after the loss and grief of abortion / termination of pregnancy

Register now for Post Abortion Seminar, facilitated by Carolina Gnad, P.A.T.H.S ( www.postabortionpaths.org.nz ) on 12-13th August in Hamilton.  

Option to attend Saturday only or both days. Billets are available.

For more information, please contact Dawn at  projectrachelhamilton@gmail.com or call 0 800 217 033

DOWNLOAD programme here

Post Abortion Seminar flyer.jpg

Scripture and Theology workshops in Hamilton

Scripture and Theology workshops in Hamilton

You chance to explore and enhance your faith

Explore The Letters of Saint Paul with Br Kieran Fenn FMS

DATES : offered over

  • 2 Friday evenings on 18-19 August 2017 from 6pm to 9pm
  • 2 Saturdays on 1-2 September 2017 from 9pm to 4pm

LOCATION : Chanel Centre, Catholic Diocese of Hamilton, 51 Grey Street, Hamilton 

COSTS : $100.20 including course materials and admin fees

The course explores 

  • Saint Paul's Life and Letters
  • 1-2 Thessalonians and Philippians
  • The Corinthian Correspondence
  • Galatians and Romans
  • The Deutero-Pauline Letters Part 1 : the Pastoral Letters
  • The Deutero-Pauline Letters Part 2 : Colossians and Ephesians

 

What is Theology

DATES : a six evenings course 

  • starting 2 August 2017 from 6pm to 9pm

LOCATION : Chanel Centre, Catholic Diocese of Hamilton, 51 Grey Street, Hamilton 

COSTS : $100.20 including course materials and admin fees

The course explores 

  • What is Theology ?
  • The Sources of Theology
  • The God of Jesus Christ
  • God's Good Creation
  • Being Human
  • Theology in Context (Liberation and Feminist Theology)

ENROLMENT form available for download here.

For more information, please email c.piper@tci.ac.nz

Say No to Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide

Say No to Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide

Voice it To Parliament by sending a postcard (Free Post) to your MP : download it here

The Care Alliance is mounting a campaign against David Seymour’s Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide Bill, which is about to come before Parliament.

The first reading of David Seymour's bill is likely to be read on July 26. With this in mind the Care Alliance have developed a 'public postcard campaign’.

The postcards will need to be posted on the 17/18th July. It only requires your 's name, electorate, and an MP to address it to (free postage).

David Seymour’s bill is extremely dangerous in that it will allow those 18 years old or over to have access to euthanasia and assisted suicide for non-terminal conditions, including mental illness or disability.

Check the 10 key questions MPs need to ask about David Seymour’s End of Life Choice Bill here. From 12 July 2017, the 10 questions will be published daily here, along with its answer...

For more info please go www.notoassistedsuicide.nz/

Social Justice Week Workshop

Social Justice Week Workshop

Weaving Bonds of Belonging - 12 August 2017 in Hamilton 

As part of Social Justice Week 2017, Hamilton Diocese's Social Justice Offie, Saint Vincent de Paul and Caritas New Zealand are joining to facilitate workshops to help people recognise disconnection in society and the local context, share ideas on how we can rebuild community, and discuss concrete actions we can take towards weaving bonds of belonging.

We will be reflecting on disconnection and connection in our community through the lens of Catholic social teaching. 

Where: Gerry Sullivan Centre, Marian School, 30 Beale Street, Hamilton East

When: Saturday August 12th, 9am – 2pm

Entry to the workshops is free, a koha is welcome, lunch is included and all are welcome!

Register your interest by filling out the online form here, or email Joanna Viernes or call 0800 22 10 22

 

SPORTS NIGHT 2017 by the Hamilton  Catholic Youth Office 

SPORTS NIGHT 2017 by the Hamilton  Catholic Youth Office 

SPORTS NIGHT 2017 by the Hamilton  Catholic Youth Office 

Congratulations to 'The Aerobics' team from the St. Columba's parish who took out first place at the Catholic Youth Office Sports Night for 2017.

They took home the Sports Night cup and some awesome prizes. Teams gathered from Putaruru, Rotorua, Tauranga and Hamilton to compete in 6 different sports on Saturday 24 June.

It was an awesome night and the costumes this year were top notch.

Congratulations to the 'Deadbeats' from the St. Thomas More parish who took out best dressed!

More photo here 

Get Fully Sponsored for the 'ACTIV8 Pro-Life Internship July 2017

Get Fully Sponsored for the 'ACTIV8 Pro-Life Internship July 2017

Are you 18-35 years old and want to be an effective voice of reason and compassion on abortion and euthanasia?

The Social Justice Office of the Catholic Diocese is offering to fully sponsor an individual to the 'ACTIV8 Pro-Life Internship', July 3 - 7 Auckland.

If you are passionate about pro-life issues email alexb@cdh.org.nz detailing the reasons why you would be a great candidate! 

The successful applicant will join the diocesan committee working towards the Hamilton Diocese March for Life scheduled to take place in March 2018.

Applications close Monday 26 June 2017

For more info visit www.family.org.nz/activ8

To apply for full sponsorship to attend internship, please contact Alex at alexb@cdh.org.nz
 

Interfaith Social Justice Theology Seminary | Wed 14 June 2017 | Hamilton

Interfaith Social Justice Theology Seminary | Wed 14 June 2017 | Hamilton

Social Justice Theology from different faith perspectives:

FREE Seminar on Wednesday June 14th at the Anglican Action Conference Room, Te Ara Hou Village, 100 Morrinsville Road, Hamilton.

There will be talks from 8.30 am to 1 pm with morning tea provided.

Alex Bailey from Chanel Centre will be presenting the Catholic perspective at 12 noon.

The closing remarks will be by Professor Douglas Pratt.

All are most welcome.

More information below.

Read the Latest Kete Korero - May-July 2017 edition

Read the Latest Kete Korero - May-July 2017 edition

In this edition of the official magazine of the Hamilton Catholic Diocese, we :

. headline the response of St Vincent de Paul and the parishes to the devastating floods in the Eastern Bay of Plenty region, 

. feature the ordinations of three deacons at St Mary's Church in Rotorua,

. celebrate the youth event SetFree,

. and run a two page feature on a pilgrimage up the Whanganui to Jerusalem.

 

Read Online or Download latest this Edition

Journeying with the Most Vulnerable - Guest Speaker

Journeying with the Most Vulnerable - Guest Speaker

Thursday 25 May, 7pm - St Mary's Star of the Sea, Gisborne.

Friday 26 May, 7pm - St Patrick's Taupo. 

Saturday 27 May, 2pm - Te Manawa Hall, St Columba's, Hamilton.

 

Founder of Blind Eye Ministries Brisbane (blindeyeministries.com), Roby Curtis, will be touring the diocese to speak on 'Journeying with the Most Vulnerable'. Blind Eye Ministries is a grass-roots Catholic ministry, its current areas of focus are; Homeless, Indigenous and Pro-life issues. This is a free, family-friendly event open to anybody, so start spreading the word! 

Checkout the video of Kristian, a Kiwi who met Blind Eye Ministries https://youtu.be/rSmLsdiu4xs

Brought to you by the Social Justice Office - sjo.cdh.nz 

 

Seminary Appeal 2017

Seminary Appeal 2017

Help our Future Priests on their Spiritual Journey... May God bless you for your generous gift and continued prayers.

To learn more about the Seminary Appeal 2017, view electronic brochure here

To support Our Seminarians and, please consider Donating here