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Catholic Parish of Napier
St Patrick's
4 Munroe St, Napier
St Thomas More
92 Wycliffe Street, Onekawa
St Mary's
58 Osier Road, Greenmeadows

CPoN Youth Page

Parish Office: 8.30 am - 3.30 pm  Mon-Fri           58 Osier Rd, Greenmeadows             Phone: 06 844 2224            secretarycpn@gmail.com


See the latest newsletter for all the current Youth events  

A huge THANK YOU to all those that have supported the youth this year. We have been overwhelmed with the prayers, time, effort and donations (monetary and food) you have given the youth ministry.
It is most appreciated. In this busy world of striving for excellence through study, sport and work we sometimes forget to thank those that have helped us along the way.
Big HUGS to you all. 

Have a Blessed CHRISTmas and a Peace filled Holyday (aka these days as Holiday!)




2018 Youth Event: POOL PARTY at Napier Aquatic Centre, Onekawa sometime in February next year
along with the Youth getting involved with the Gatsby Morning Tea after the 10am Mass at St Patrick’s during Art Deco week in Napier. 


Next Youth Event:  Youth are invited to join members of our Youth Band at the Parish Carols by Candlelight on Friday 15th December at 7pm in St Mary’s Centre.          


Blessings, Chris Marwick. PS. God is Good, all the time. All the time, ... 

                          A huge THANK YOU!!!  To all those that donated their time and money to provide such an amazing array of beautifully packaged delicious home baking last weekend.
We were blown away with the support from those who baked, those who purchased the yummy baking and those who donated financially. 
The total collected was 
1,390.00!!! amazing.
This total added to other donations means we can help all our youth towards their LifeTeen camp fees and travel expenses.
Thank you again and 
, Chris


November Youth Event: Cardboard Sliding at Dolbel Reserve on Sunday 26th November
 FEEDBACK:  About 30 turned up Sunday afternoon/evening and had a great time.
No major injuries, just a few grazed limbs, hay-fever symptoms and saw backsides!  
We even got to share our kai with others outside our community who were most grateful. 



A huge THANK YOU: To all those who helped out in the Mahon’s food trucks at the A&P Show on Thursday and Friday.
We’ve had great feedback from the supervisors. This is a crucial fundraiser for our Youth funds.
Thanks also to all those who put their names forward but weren’t needed in the end, your support and availability is appreciated.
As you can see, we were treated to a few free rides after we finished. Well worth the hard work!


Help with Home baking: Any parishioners (any age) who could help with donating Home baking to be sold by youth at all our Parish churches on the weekend of the 2nd & 3rd December please contact me. This is fundraising to help financially those attend the LifeTeen Summer Camp (a Catholic centred camp based around the Mass but with heaps of fun activities as well as being full of spiritual nourishment).

Car wash Fundraiser:  Also on Sunday 3rd December there will be a Car Wash available at St Thomas More in the morning. Price and times tbc. 


YCL 2017: Our Diocese of Palmerston North are inviting ALL Year 12 students on their Young Catholic Leaders Programme which they run every year with great success. This year it will be run between the 11th & 15th December and is open to ALL Catholic teenagers in Year 12 now. Details are available by contacting me at cpnyouth@gmail.com


    Parish Picnic



    Betty Crawford Scholarship Plaque Unveiling St Thomas More church 10th September 2017.

    Leadership mass for Sacred Heart and St John's Colleges.


Sacred Heart and St John's students took part in the Care of Creation Liturgy at St Patrick's church 1st September 2017.



Voice to Vatican: ALL people of NZ aged between 16 & 29 Years are invited to complete this survey for Pope Francis. This is the first time in history this has been offered and probably the only time in your lifetime. #makeyourvoiceheard!  Check out the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/voicetovaticanNZ/ and complete the survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/8TZT3W8. Please don't be put off by the wording.  It will probably take you between 15 & 30 minutes but good things take time! Details on our Facebook Page & Group. 


Jesus 4 Real: Junior Camp registrations now open:


Way of the Cross feedback:  What an AMAZING response from the Parish. We had even more young ones turn up this year to support this Ecumenical event.

And what an AWESOME witness we gave on the beach by the pier!!! We had kids as young as 4 right up to into their mid teens plus some parents and grandparents!  

Thanks to all the young ones and their families for supporting this annual Parish walk of witness. 




Passionist Youth Retreat:  A time to get away and look at life from another angle.

This 4 day/ 3 night  Retreat, held in the July holidays, is only $90 plus travel expenses to Camp Rangi Woods, near Palmerston North, (Financial assistance is available).

A chance for teenagers to explore their faith journey in relation to themselves and others. An experience that shouldn't be missed.

Contact Chris Marwick for more details. 





If you would like to be part of our youth group please contact the parish office on (06) 844 2224 or email cpnyouth@gmail.com

or go to our Facebook Page 'CPoN Youth' and our Group 'NCYA'.