The vision of Marriage, Family and Young Church Ministries in the Archdiocese of Wellington is to form, equip and ensure that young Catholics, married couples and Catholic families are well prepared and supported in celebrating and sharing their faith, enjoying and growing in community, and working for justice and peace in our society.
We are guided in our work by the directions and priorities of the 2017 Archdiocesan Synod, particularly priorities 10 and 11 which relate to young people and families.
We’re excited to present Takirua2020 – a collaborative venture between the Catholic Network of Marriage Educators (CNME) and the NZ Catholic Bishops Conference, Council for Young People.
To be held in Wellington from 24 April- 26 April 2020 at the Intercontinental Wellington.
Takirua2020 is a Conference focusing on pastoral ministry formation and bold conversations about the reality of mission today. Those involved in Youth, Marriage and other Catholic Pastoral Ministry are warmly invited to participate.
For more detailed information on speakers, schedules, seminars, and booking please click on the link below www.TAKIRUA2020.nz
Chris Duthie-Jung DMin, Director Family and Young Church Ministries
Being involved in ministry with families and young people is a hugely rewarding endeavour. I come to this role as a married Catholic man with three young adult children. Being part of my own family’s faith journey has taught me how to connect the theological formation I have received with the everyday life of Catholics today. This is our mission and it fits equally well whether we are working in marriage preparation, adult faith formation or youth and young adult ministry. I personally bring to my role a background in pastoral theology, Catholic education and young church ministries. Please contact me if I can assist.
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