For Social Justice Week this year, Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand and the Hamilton Diocese are holding interactive workshops on disability and participation in our community, through the lens of Catholic social teaching.

These workshops will look at disability and participation in the local context, using the process of See, Judge, and Act. The purpose of these workshops is to bring together different parts of the Hamilton Diocese to discuss how we as the church can become more informed, inclusive in attitude and active in making our communities truly welcoming and accessible to all people.


  • Saturday 4th August, 2018: Mt Maunganui

St Thomas More Church, 17 Gloucester Road,  Mt Maunganui 10:00am to 3:30pm

  • Saturday 11th August, 2018: Taupō

St Patrick’s Church, 88 Acacia Bay Road, Nukuhau 10:00am to 3:00pm

  • Sunday 12th August, 2018: Hamilton

Cathedral of the Blessed Virgin Mary, 494 Grey Street, Hamilton 11:30am to 5:00pm


Registration for the workshops can be done by calling us at 0800 22 10 22, emailing Joanna Viernes at, or registering directing using Google Forms:


In August, a workshop kit will be available to download on our website for your community to take and use, as well as our other Social Justice Week


SJW 2018