In the Sacraments Jesus acts in and through the ritual. Through the work of the Holy Spirit, the transforming grace of Christ’s action is gifted to those participating. A Sacrament is more than a symbol of a spiritual reality; it actually makes the spiritual reality present in the here and now as the Sacrament is celebrated.
The Catholic Caring Foundation raises funds for distribution to a wide range of organisations located throughout the diocese of Auckland.
When it comes to allocating assistance to the organisations it helps, the Foundation adopts a broad view, funding both Catholic and non-Catholic organisations.
Each service the Foundation assists meets a particular need whether in special education for adolescents who are no longer in mainstream schooling, chaplain support for prisoners, or specialist support both physically and spiritually for intellectually disabled people.
At the heart of the Christian message and Catholic tradition is a commitment to providing social services for people in difficulty regardless of their spiritual beliefs.
As part of the Catholic Diocese of Auckland, Catholic Social Services has a long-standing commitment to the wellbeing of families and individuals in our community, with particular emphasis on families and couples in need of counselling, social work and/or parenting assistance.
CSS is based in Ponsonby in Auckland City and Otara in South Auckland.
NZ Catholic is a publication owned and operated by the Auckland Diocese. It continues the unbroken tradition of Catholic papers published by the Bishop of Auckland in this diocese for the past ninety-seven years.
Its underlying policy is to respect and uphold Catholic teaching and principles, but in the best traditions of professional journalism it provides readers with a forum for informed discussion, debate and investigation on all aspects of Catholic faith and aspiration.
Since it was launched in 1996, NZ Catholic newspaper has won more than 70 awards for excellence in religious journalism and receives consistent, positive feedback from readers.
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The diocese includes several communities ministering to specific ethnic groups. Contact details for these chaplaincies can be accessed below: either scroll through the list, or click on the name of a group. Auckland Catholic Filipino Chaplaincy (ACFC) Chinese Community Cook Island Community Croatian Community Eastern Melkite Catholic Community Fijian Community Indian Community Indonesian Community Iraqi
The Catholic Diocese of Auckland is one of two original dioceses in New Zealand. Established on 20 June, 1848, the original territory of the Diocese was divided on 6 March 1980, forming the additional Diocese of Hamilton. The Bishops’ Conference website describes the history of Catholicism in New Zealand: Increasing numbers of settlers had begun
The Eugene O’Sullivan Library is available for the research and study needs of the priests and the people of the Catholic Diocese of Auckland, students at the School of Theology and the wider public of Auckland. Anyone interested in studying Religion, Scripture and Theology is eligible to use these facilities. Website: www.catholiclibrary.org.nz
The Diocesan spokesperson is Dame Lyndsay Freer. Lyndsay comes to this role after 25 years as a media spokesperson for the Catholic Church, bringing a respected and trusted voice in Church affairs. Media representatives can contact Lyndsay on 021 272 4895, or use the form below to email Lyndsay. Please note that the Diocese provides
The Administration Department is responsible for the financial stewardship of the diocese. Areas of responsibility include Human Resources, Property, and Finance. Website: www.administrationaucklandcatholic.org.nz
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