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Wow - how is it the end of October already?? Before we know it we'll be heading into the season of Advent and preparing for Christmas! 

This months Tūmanako Update focuses on young people as we celebrate the Solemnity of Christ the King and also World Youth Day on November 20. Below we have shared some synod responses from our young people and present a number of exciting opportunities available for young people this summer.

You can also read the document for the Continental Phase of the Synod which was released last night, and see some ideas for celebrating All Saints Day on November 1. Enjoy!

Voice of Young People | Diocesan Synodal Process 2022

This final video our seven part series unpacking the themes that emerged from the Diocesan synodal process focuses specifically on the voice of young people in the process. 

Interestingly, of the issues young people raised, many were similar to those expressed by older participants.

Access all theme videos

Looking Forward | Upcoming Events for Young People

There are a number of events available for young people over the coming months - check them out here!

Participate in the Continental Phase of Synod 2021-2024

Overnight, a document was published for the Continental Phase. From 28 - 30 November there will be an online Preparatory Event called Our Ocean Home organised by the Federation of the Catholic Bishops of Oceania. Registration for this event is open to all.

Learn more and register here

Greetings from Bethlehem 

This special series of videos are being made for the NZ Catholic Bishops Conference-Te Huinga o ngā Pīhopa Katorika o Aotearoa.

Watch video here

Celebrating All Saints Day

Be a Heart's free All Saints Day Celebration Guide Download includes everything you need to celebrate All Saints Day with a party, in your classroom, or at home with your children. 

Download here

Read the Working Document for the Continental Phase of Synod 2021-2024
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