The Caring Committee has as its focus the Gospel command of Jesus Christ to: “ Love your neighbour.” With this commandment in mind the Committee seeks to identify pastoral needs that exist within our community and then assess and address these needs through comfort and/or assistance. The work of this Committee is seen as complimentary to the work carried out by the Christ the King Parish St. Vincent de Paul Society.
The role of the Communication Team is to ensure that all communications being delivered by Christ the King Parish has a consistent voice, look and feel. Through our communication messages, we hope to make outsiders feel welcome to the church, announce upcoming events, and to ensure our parishioners are aware of all that Christ the King Parish has to offer. The focus for this team is to review contents and suggest/manage changes to the different areas of communication that we use – i.e. Digital & Social Media (Website, Facebook, Church Projector), Publication Materials (Newsletters, Letterheads and the Notice board).
The Committee for Interfaith Relations was established by the NZ Catholic Bishops Conference in 2009 to assist the Bishops in their commitment to strengthening relationships between the different faiths present in NZ. Its purpose: to further dialogue, understanding and mutual respect between the Catholic Church and members of other world religions in NZ and to work with other faiths for the good of the whole community. Our plan is to – Support and promote all submissions made by the Justice and Peace Commission on any issues. Also to pray together for the work and the members of these Committees.
Our committee consists of vibrant members. Our aim is to foster a sense of community in our parish by identifying the needs of the parish as a whole. We plan events and programs to meet the social needs with fun and entertainment as well as raise funds for the parish. It is open to all parishioners and we encourage ideas and sponsors for various programs. The regular announcements in church and notices in the newsletter has enhanced the success of this group.
We meet monthly to plan and discuss our next events. We welcome new members.
The Parish Finance Committee has a particular responsibility to ensure that the Parish is adequately resourced in terms of its facilities and staffing. It supports the pastoral works of the parish, working closely with the Parish Priest and Parish Pastoral Council by preparing budgets, providing financial advice, accounting for parish income and expenditure and safeguarding parish assets.
Liturgy & Music Committee
Liturgy is the heart of parish life and the responsibility of the liturgy committee is to focus on the liturgical life of the parish. It has a mandate to ensure that celebrations are planned to lead active and full participation of the faithful. Detailed below are the different ministries within the liturgy committee.
Our priest on the committee is a valuable source of liturgical information. He also keeps us updated of happenings in the parish.
Where and when appropriate, the committee meets about once every two months but more frequently with musicians. Major liturgical events that need more planning and sourcing of representatives are Easter, Christmas and Christ the King Feast Day.
Our primary responsibility is to prepare liturgical ceremonies. We know, love and respect the assembly and in doing so, we are sensitive to the ages, ethnicities and languages of the different congregations when planning liturgies.
Evaluation is fundamental if our worship is to achieve the goal of reflecting on the Christian life centred on the Paschal mystery. We endeavour to face issues with respect and honesty.
Justice & Peace Commission
The present Justice & Peace Commission was established by Bishop Pat in 2009. It’s main emphasis is on justice, peace, integral human development and the integrity of creation. Its primary goal is to make justice awareness and action an integral part of the life of Catholics in the Auckland diocese. The Commission has seven Committees.
The Parish Council is made up of a team of appointed parishioners who meet monthly as a Council and also work in committees . Their motto is ‘To Unite All in Christ’ and their mission statement is “To Live by Faith, To be Known by Love, and To be a Voice of Hope’.