WelCom October 2023
Tuākana Youth Minster Lavinia Foliaki (Nia), pictured front third from right, at a World Youth Day event in Wellington, 6 August, where Nia organised her sisters, youth group and students from St Catherine’s College to take on roles for the day. Joining the group, in the back row, is Archbishop Paul Martin sm. Nia says one of her one of her passions is building community, ‘so people become active outside their own immediate faith communities’.
The Archdiocese of Wellington has vacancies for its 2024 Tuākana Youth Ministry programme and invites young adults to apply. The appointed Tuākana will each be assigned to a Catholic college in the archdiocese for 2024, where they will work with the Director of Religious Studies and walk alongside young people at their college.
The archdiocese has been running this programme since 2020, in which the Tuākana Youth Ministers are given training to support and accompany young people to express and grow in their faith.
Tuākana are part of the archdiocese’s Young Church Ministry team and will be given training and support for the 2024 school year.
The Tuakana are paid, part-time roles, with positions available across the Wellington region and Nelson.
To apply go to: catholic.org.nz/adw_community/tuakana-youth-ministry-programme/