For over 30 years the Catholic Youth Team has been working with the young people of the Canterbury and West Coast regions. The CYT does a wonderful job of running dynamic and positive youth events and supporting local youth workers and volunteers but our vision and activities go well beyond this.
Our programmes help strengthen and transform young people and assist them with opportunities to build a lifelong resilience that comes with faith, hope, and love. We are working with others to build safe and healthy environments and communities where our youth and families/whanau can engage with positive peers and mentors who care genuinely about them and will walk with them on a lifelong journey. We offer young people support and resources that will see them through the toughest of times help them heal and be there to celebrate with them in the times of rejoicing.
Ways you can support CYT and the Youth of our Region:
One of the simplest but most important forms of support our team and our young people need is your prayer for the success of our ministry and for our young people and their families/whanau. We would really appreciate you adding us to your prayer list. If you would like to regularly pray for upcoming events and the intentions of our young people you might consider being one of our prayer partners. You do this by clicking here and filling in your details. You will get emailed or messaged a regular prayer intention list for the ministry.
Donating Goods or In-Kind Support
Another way that you might support our organisation is through the generous gift of goods or services that could benefit our organisation and it’s ministry. If you would like to assist in this manner please contact our CYT manager, James Bryant to discuss the needs of the ministry and how you might assist.
Those who donate to CYT or choose to remember us in their will play a very special role with our ministry. They are significantly contributing to making our ministry sustainable and successful, leaving a legacy of faith, hope and love for future generations..
Once off or regular automatic contributions
If you wish to make a regular automated contribution to CYT this can be arranged through your bank. Please organise the funds to be paid into the The Roman Catholic Diocese of Christchurch Diocesan Trust Westpac Account 03 0802 0948733-00 and ‘CYT donation’ as your reference. This reference is essential to ensure that the funds go towards CYT’s ministry and programmes. Please add details to the reference if you wish to donate to a specific CYT programme or event.
If you wish to make a once off or occasional gift please use the same account and reference details as above.
Our accounting system allows us to record the donations as they come in and generate an annual receipt for your tax rebate in April each year if you so wish. For receipt purposes please notify us when you begin making your contribution so that we can ensure your correct details are placed in the system.
Bequests and legacies
If you wish to make a legacy gift for CYT please ensure you make you intentions clear to your loved ones and / or those who will act as executor of your estate.
If you have a will or intend creating one you could use these words in preparing your Will or give this information to the legal advisor of your trust office to be included in your Will:
I give and bequeath to The Roman Catholic Diocese of Christchurch Diocesan Trust
(Charity No.CC33341) the following:
(Here indicate a specific sum or other asset, or a portion of your estate, or the residual of your estate after other distributions are made.)
to be used at the Trustee’s discretion and express my wish for funds to be applied to support the Ministry and Programmes of the Catholic Youth Team of the Diocese of Christchurch and declare that the receipt of the Secretary of the said Trust shall be full and sufficient discharge for my Trustee/Executors.
Thank you for considering your support of our ministry with young people. With your help we can ensure that the CYT will always be there in the future to support our young people and their whanau / families. Those who donate to CYT or choose to remember us in their will play a very special role with our ministry. They are significantly contributing to making our ministry sustainable and successful, leaving a legacy of faith, hope and love for future generations.
For more details about our ministry and what your gift will be supporting please explore the pages of this website