Sinead is from Ireland and moved to NZ in 2011. She has an educational background in Theology and has completed a Masters in Pastoral Studies.
Sinead is on maternity leave from Feb 2017 until 2018.
Sandra is originally from Malaysia and holds a Diploma in Physiotherapy. She attended the School of Witness with ICPE in Singapore in 2013.
Sandra is filling the Formation Coordinator position while Sinead is on maternity leave.
The Catholic Youth Team strives to provide formation for the young people of Christchurch Diocese through ongoing formation programmes such as Frontline and annual events such as EXALT Conference and the Youth Ministry Training Day.
EXALT Music Ministry Conference is a national conference which brings together musicians, music coordinators and those with a love of music from around the country to hear national and international speakers. Small groups, interview panel, worship nights, Mass, music in liturgy – opportunities to experience the beautiful width and breath of Catholic music ministry.
In 2016 the key speaker was Joe Zambon, Canadian Catholic singer-songwriter.
The Youth Ministry Training Day is a day of formation for parish workers, priests, young leaders, youth leaders and all who work, volunteer or are interested in youth ministry. Network with others who share the same passion, attend elective sessions and grow in practical skills and knowledge for serving in youth ministry.
For 2017 this training is integrated into the National Catholic Youth Ministry Conference.
Frontline Discipleship Programme from 2017 onwards is Frontline, the School of the New Evangelisation and EXALT Music Ministry formation combined into one integrated, streamed formation programme. Frontline is open to all Yr 11-13’s and young adults as well as EXALT Musicians. Frontline begins with a camp weekend to kickstart the year and is followed by eight sessions throughout the year.
Commitment | Prayer | Fellowship | Formation | Evangelisation
“Young People, do not be afraid to be the saints of the new millennium!”St John Paul the Great