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Youth and Young Adults

CYT – Youth and Young Adult Ministry

“Sharing Christ with young people and young adults”


The Catholic Youth Team is a department of the Catholic Diocese of Christchurch. As a team we serve the diocese by promoting youth ministry at Diocesan and parish levels.

Our work covers the West Coast and Canterbury areas and includes work with parishes, schools, youth leaders and young people aged 13 to 30(ish).
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Catholic Tertiary Chaplaincy

Christchurch Catholic tertiary students looking for companionship and support in a Catholic setting, this site may be helpful.

The chaplaincy operates at the University of Canterbury, and Lincoln University.

Our mission is to touch the hearts and minds of students in Christchurch, at the most significant period in their lives, and bring them to Faith, Hope, and Love in the person of Jesus Christ.

The chaplains offer spiritual care: 

  • Chaplains offer an open ear to those seeking spiritual wellness.
  • Chaplains listen, sympathize, offer guidance, and inspire spiritual growth.
  • Chaplains are here to meet you at the point you are at on your spiritual journey.
  • chaplains support anyone who is searching for faith and a relationship with Christ.

The Catholic Tertiary Chaplaincy (CTC) ministers to practicing Catholics, lapsed Catholics, and those who are interested in hearing about Catholicism.

What do the chaplains do?

We are here to walk with you on your spiritual journey whether you are   beginning or have been on the journey for a while; whether you are a Catholic or interested in Catholicism.

We offer a space for exploring, engaging, and connecting with others.

We offer a listening ear, and encouragement

 How to find us?

CTC operates at the University of Canterbury – Kolbe House 5 rountree st., and at Lincoln University – the Chapel at Hudson Building

We offer a place for socializing, sharing experiences, and a safe environment for discussing matters of Faith, and Church in society today.

The sacraments are offered at University of Canterbury.

Mass times:

Tuesday & Friday 12.10 The Chapel Rochester and Rutherford Hall, 77 Ilam Road
Sunday- 7pm @ St Teresa’s Parish,-14 Puriri St. 

Chaplaincy Team – Fr Philip Suelzer CSJ, and Dr Mary Allan OFS

Catholic Tertiary Chaplaincy Offices

Karl Popper Building Rm 103 &
Kolbe House: 5 Rountree St. (across the road from University of Canterbury)

For more information email:  tertiary@cdoc.nz

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