Youth Events


Hearts Burning draft.mp4

Bishop Steve invites you to join 'WITH HEARTS BURNING', a spiritual reflection process! Join us at 6pm Mass on the 17th September at the Cathedral, for the launch of this exciting endeavor! Get the word out there!

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Pope Francis wants to hear the voice of young people worldwide, and this is our opportunity to speak up! Your voice will be heard by the NZ bishops, and by Pope Francis, simply by filling in the survey below. What will you tell him?

This is for youth and young adults 16-29.

You can find the survey here:

The YOU series goes through Pope John Paul II's Theology of the Body, presented by various international youth speakers.

In an age of “selfies” and egocentrism, You cuts through the noise to present an authentic view of the human person. It presents young people with the extraordinary story of their creation as unrepeatable individuals. But the program doesn’t stop there.

YOU: Life, Love, and the Theology of the Body introduces teens to the truth that life is not, in fact, all about them; it is about going out of themselves to be a sincere gift for others.

This runs every Wednesday afternoon at 3.30pm at 51 Grey St. We are already up to part 9 to the series, but every session has great input regardless of whether you've been present during the last sessions.

SON RISE is for all highschool aged students. We meet every Thursday morning at 6.30am Mass at the Cathedral and then have waffles for breakfast in the Parish Centre! Occasionally we have day trips or holiday activities as well.

SETFREE is the biggest annual event in the Catholic Youth Office Calendar! Set free is a Youth Festival which seeks to give high school students and young adults a platform to encounter Christ and enter into a relationship with Him, with the company of hundreds of other young people. The live-in style festival across 3 days is packed with both international and national speakers, quality music, activities, games, keynote sessions, an acoustic stage, great food and the opportunity to receive the Sacraments.

SetFree 2018 will be held on the 23-25th March, SAVE THE DATE M8's!

There are 11 AWESOME Youth Groups in the Hamilton Diocese! These groups meet anywhere between once a week to once a month. They groups are led by groups of fantastic young adults that are passionate and enthusiastic about giving young people a community and leading them closer to Christ. If you are looking for a Youth Group and you live in the Hamilton Diocese, email Ciara at and we can find the place for you!