Young Church Ministries

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Register for the Life Teen Aotearoa Leadership Convention 2024 here!

August – 1st September 2024
Sacred Heart College Lower Hutt, Wellington
$120 Per Person 
Year 13 +

Following Covid we have seen the formation and renewal of many youth ministries throughout Aotearoa and the revival of some of our largest youth events. It seems to us that there is a real growth, and real need in the youth ministry space. Download the info pack and learn more about what to expect here.

Archdiocesan Young Church Ministries is a coordination, formation and information hub for young people and those ministering with them. These are some ways you can get involved!

Life Teen Petone. Sundays fortnightly, 5.30pm – 8pm. Sacred Heart Church Petone.

eXaLT. Fridays monthly, 7pm – 9pm. St Joseph’s Church, Mt Victoria.

Life Teen Wellington. Sundays 5-8pm. St Anne’s Church Newtown.

SMOA Young Adults. Tuesdays monthly, 5.30pm. St Mary’s of the Angels.

Our Lady of Kapiti Youth. Fridays fortnightly, 3.30pm – 5pm & 5.30pm – 7.30pm. Our Lady of Kāpiti Church.

Samoan Chaplaincy Youth. Last Monday of every month. St Peter and Paul Church Lower Hutt. 6-8pm.
Contact:  Salio Siaunu’ua or Lina Paulo-Sogialofa.

Archdiocesan Youth Ministries Team

Write to us:

Louise Lloyd, Young Church Ministries

Louise Lloyd, Young Church MInistries

“You can become what God your Creator knows you are, if only you realise that you are called to something greater” – Pope Francis, Christus Vivit.

Youth Ministry is what brought me closer to God as a teenager and helped me to grow in my faith, so I’m really passionate about creating similar environments where young people can develop their own faith, feel God’s love and know that they are called to something greater.

I’m incredibly lucky that I get to create these environments and build relationships with young people and youth ministers through coordinating Life Teen Wellington, leading at XLT, living at Mary’s Mantle community and now coordinating Young Church Ministries for the Wellington Archdiocese.

My hope is that the young church is a place of inspiration and revival, where we can all encourage each other to be who God has called us to be.

Let me know how I can help! Contact me at or

Chris Duthie-Jung: Director, Church Mission

Being involved in contemporary mission ministry in our local Church is both challenging and immensely rewarding.

I come to this role as a husband, a father and a pastoral theologian. Being part of my own family’s faith journey has taught me the necessity of connecting the theological with everyday life. This is our mission and it applies equally well for my Church Mission team wherever we are working – in family and young church ministry, parish leadership support and formation, marriage ministry or adult faith formation.

I personally bring to my work a passion for tomorrow’s Church. Everything we do today impacts on how and who we will be as Gospel people in the years ahead. Please do contact me or anyone on the Church Mission team to see how we can assist your faith community in becoming more effective as Catholic Christians together in a new era.

To contact Chris:
04 496 1759   021 0230 5149