WelCom August 2020
Five people nominated for their outstanding work in Catholic Youth Ministry were announced as winners in the 2020 Delargey Awards in April this year.
The awards are named in honour of Cardinal Reginald Delargey (1914–79) noted for his work for young Catholics. The New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference present the awards every two years to recognise outstanding involvement in Catholic Youth Ministry.
The 2020 category winners are:
Advocacy – Dave Mullin, Palmerston North, for many years of involvement in diocesan youth and young adult ministry, including chairing the bishops’ Council for Young People from 2017 to 2019 and organising and attending World Youth Days.
Justice and Service – Antje Duda, Christchurch, for her ‘remarkable impact’ on the Catholic Cathedral College community, particularly in supporting students in valuing service, justice and their faith.
Pastoral Care –Susana Fiu-Fetalai, Auckland, for her work with the Mother of Divine Mercy Refuge and Project Hope and her ‘remarkable commitment to supporting families and helping young people discover their God-gifted talents and create change in their lives.’
Pastoral Care and Leadership Development, jointly – Jennifer Martinez and Sam Mano, Auckland, for dedicating many years of service to Catholic youth in New Zealand through the Marist youth development project Logos, inspiring and encouraging youth through retreats and other programmes.
NZCBC President, Bishop of Auckland Patrick Dunn, congratulated the winners for their dedicated work with young people throughout Aotearoa New Zealand. ‘The awards are an opportunity to acknowledge the work of the many wonderful people in our parishes and dioceses who tirelessly support young people in many different ways,’ he said.