†Bishop Patrick Dunn and FLI NZ invite you to attend†
“Voice of the Family: the future of humanity” – International Conference on the Family.
BRUCE MASON CENTRE AUCKLAND (23rd to 25th September)
& “LifeFEST” – Epic Youth Event (for teens and twenties)
NORTH SHORE BRASS BAND HALL AUCKLAND (26rd and 27th September – First Monday and Tuesday of School Holidays)
The time has come to register for this most important event for families in New Zealand. Standing up for Life , Faith and Family takes courage and we all need the tools and knowledge to understand the attacks and threats to our families and children and spend time as a community finding the solutions.
“Voice of the Family: the future of humanity” and the LifeFEST Youth Event will feature the best of international and local experts on the family including renowned American Movie Producer, Jason Jones, producer of the movies “Bella”, “Crescendo” and “The Innocence”. Jason Jones is an enormously entertaining and engaging speaker. He heads Movie to Movement a production company that specialises in movies with stories that explore issues of social justice. Also presenting at Voice of the Family and LifeFestwill be John-Henry Westen, Editor-in-Chief at LifeSite News. LifeSite News has a readership of more than 65 million people and is the largest pro-life media outlet in the world. John-Henry is an expert communicator and a superb educator. In addition, Gabrielle Kuby, world renowned German author on Gender Identity will be there along with our beloved Sisters of Life from New York.
Year of mercy: St. Addai Youth visiting a local rest home
A special gathering (outside the regular weekly meetings) have been organised for St. Addai youth to visit a local rest home here in Auckland/New Zealand, Ignite Youth is the name that St. Addai youth is known by. As a reflection to Pope Francis year of mercy the youth visited a local rest home, also following the teachings of Jesus in the Gospel of Matthew 25: 34-36
“Come, you who have been blessed by my Father! Inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world, because I was hungry, and you gave me something to eat. I was thirsty, and you gave me something to drink. I was a stranger, and you welcomed me. I was naked, and you clothed me. I was sick, and you took care of me. I was in prison, and you visited me.”
The youth were divided into small groups and were distributed around the rest home to spend time with the elderly. The youth engaged the elderly in various activities, e.g. very light physical activities, manicure, small talks and experiences shared by the elderly, some youth were also involved in preparing fruit for the elderly. The visit was sealed with a hymn along with the tunes of a piano that was played by one of the youth, finally Lord’s prayer “Our Father” was presented to the elderly in a form of a hymn, goodbyes were said, the elderly requested another visit from Ignite Youth in the not so distant future.
***YOUTH CAMP 2016***
St. Addai Chaldean Church would like to announce that this year youth camp will be held on the weekend of 5th – 7th February 2016. KCC Hamilton. ages 12.5+ years old, $60 per person (Covers food for 3 days, transport, and 2 nights stay at cam grounds).
Come along and join us, we have lots of fun stuff planned, you wouldn’t want to miss this one.
Please download, fill and sign the below form, and pass it on to one of the youth leaders along with your payment…… Looking forward to seeing you all there.
Click Above to download camp brochure
Click Above to download camp program
Gala : Saturday 28/11/2015 St. Addai Chaldean Catholic Parish (505 Great South Rd ,Papatoetoe)
Delicious Middle eastern Food and BBQ, Raffles, Face painting, Bouncing Castle, Spinning wheel, Clothing, Books, Plant Sale, Furniture, Electrical, Household and Glassware, and lots of surprises.
Raffle Tickets for 3 prizes (Car, I Pad , Bathroom Combo) are available for $10 one ticket,$15 -2 tickets, 20-3 tickets each to win one of the 3 prizes. Raffle will be drawn @ 1pm.