Students, caregivers and teachers gathered at Christ The King Catholic Church in Owairaka to celebrate the Catholic Caring Foundation’s Annual Caring Mass, celebrated by Msgr. Bernard Kiely.
This Mass was initiated by the Catholic Caring Foundation, whose mission is ‘To promote the dignity of persons…to fulfil the command of Jesus Christ to love one’s neighbour…to supply with compassion and render assistance to people in need without regard to class, ethnicity, sex or creed.’
The Mass aimed to recognise the ‘community of givers’ amongst our Auckland diocese. It also gave both the students and teachers an opportunity to come together with hearts open to the poor and vulnerable.
‘Caring Awards’ are also presented; they are presented to students who show the most outstanding care and commitment to their community. Six students from Sancta Maria College were nominated and received the Caring Award. The students nominated were Ethan Karl, Abigail Martis, Teresa Croker, Johann Ang, Alexandria Lazatin and Ella Dickens. These six students demonstrated behaviour encompassing what the Catholic Caring Foundation live by every day. Congratulations to each of these students.