(09) 360 3045

info@caringfoundation.org.nz

(09) 360 3045

info@caringfoundation.org.nz

Events

Catholic Caring Foundation Caring Mass and Caring Awards, 2016

 

Bishop Patrick Dunn, as Patron of the Catholic Caring Foundation, celebrated the Caring Mass on July 27th to a packed St Patrick’s Cathedral. The 12.15p.m Mass included nominees from Auckland’s Catholic primary and secondary schools, and those who applied for a grant from the Foundation, who had been nominated for a caring award by their communities for their outstanding care and commitment.

This year, over 15 Catholic primary schools and nine Catholic secondary schools joined us to celebrate the work of the Foundation and the caring work being done in our community.

Darragh O’Riordan, General Manager of the Foundation said, “The Catholic Caring Awards are a direct demonstration in these internationally troubling times, that caring in a local context and in a simple way can have a significant and profound impact on the lives of many in our diocese.

This year, your donations have enabled the Foundation to given grants to organisations caring for the most vulnerable.”

The Catholic Caring Foundation has been supporting communities in need with grants for emergency housing, domestic violence prevention, elderly support, growth programmes for youth, foodbanks, new settler support services and families in crisis for over 25 years.

 

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Morning Tea with the Bishop

 

Thank you to everyone who attended our morning tea with Bishop Pat at Pompallier Centre on March 18th. It was great to hear from Felipe Forero and Sergio Opazio from the Auckland Latin American Community Inc, (ALAC Inc) talk about their wrap-around support services for refugees, migrants and new settlers in Auckland.

 

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Felipe morning tea March 16

 

Gen morning tea March 16

 

Catholic Caring Foundation ‘Caring Awards’, 2015

Bishop Patrick Dunn, as Patron of the Catholic Caring Foundation, celebrated the Caring Mass on July 22nd to a packed St Patrick’s Cathedral. The 12.15p.m Mass included students from Auckland’s Catholic primary and secondary schools, and grant recipients of the Foundation, who had been nominated for a caring award by their communities. Bishop Pat blessed the nominees for their outstanding care and commitment to caring for others in their community.

Darragh O’Riordan, General Manager of the Foundation said, “The Caring Mass for the Foundation was a wonderful demonstration of ‘Fit for Mission’, as community representatives from all faiths and backgrounds joined our Catholic community of givers to work towards our mandate of caring for those most vulnerable in our community.”

The Catholic Caring Foundation has been supporting communities in need with grants for emergency housing, domestic violence prevention, elderly support, growth programmes for youth, foodbanks, new settler support services and families in crisis for over 25 years.

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C Mass altar

Photo credit: Rochelle Dias, Auckland Youth and Young Adult Ministry,

Catholic Diocese of Auckland.

Thank you for Supporting our Annual Appeal, 2014

A huge thank you to everyone who donated to our annual Caring Sunday Appeal this year – our twenty-fifth year of giving locally. Your donation provides children with a nourishing breakfast before school, a safe place for women and children to stay, budgeting and advocacy for struggling families and so much more. Thank you!

Daily Giving from St Peter’s College, Auckland

Donations collected at daily yard assemblies and special events run by the students have resulted in a $20, 000 donation to the Foundation. Over the course of the year, donations small and large, and events fun and thought-provoking have resulted in an outstanding donation. Head Boy Louis Foot and Deputy Head Pelasio Iaseto-Filo, along with Principal Kieran Fouhy and Year 13 Dean Brett Fricker, presented the cheque to Bishop Patrick Dunn, our Patron. Our sincere thanks to the young men of St Peter’s for their wonderful support.

Caring Sunday, 2013

A big thank you to everyone who supported our annual appeal on Caring Sunday. Your donation will help us continue to fund over 50 worthwhile community organisations who in turn help thousands of people.

If you would still like to make a donation to our 2013 Appeal,  you could complete the donation information in our latest newsletter, or contact us here at the Foundation. We’d love to hear from you.

Vigil Mass, Caring Sunday, 2013

Thanks to everyone who came to our Vigil Mass on Saturday, 27th of July at St Patrick’s Cathedral for Caring Sunday. What a wonderful celebration for the Foundation. Many thanks to Bishop Patrick Dunn for leading us in worship and a huge thanks to the Young Vinnies for their beautiful liturgical dance.

Foundation’s Fundraising Operatic Concert – What a Great Night, 2013

Many thanks to everyone who made our special evening happen. Special thanks to our three opera stars, James Ioelu (Bass-baritone), Marlena Devoe (Soprano), and Amitai Pati (Tenor).

The successful relay challenge will now be rolled out to include other schools who wish to participate annually. Contact the Caring Foundation on 09 360 3045.

Food On The Run – Inaugural Food Parcel Challenge, 2013

The successful relay challenge will now be rolled out to include other schools who wish to participate annually. Contact the Caring Foundation on 09 360 3045.

A big thanks to Baradene College for their support and well done Erskine house team, the 2013 winners!

Don’t forget to keep an eye out for the next Food Parcel Challenge. It could be at your school!

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Pink wigs, yellow tutu-skirts, bananas in pyjamas and bishops took to the track at Mt Smart on Thursday 7th of March in a relay race armed with food parcels. The ‘Inaugural Food Parcel Challenge’, held to raise awareness of the Foundation’s work in support of families in need in our communities, got off to a blistering start with students and staff from Baradene College and representatives from the Foundation.

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