James is swimming for St Pat's

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The spiritual home providing a sanctuary in the city for prayer, worship, and pastoral care for thousands of people each year.

Auckland

On 2 July, the Auckland Catholic Diocesan General Manager, James van Schie will again be braving the cold water to do the 'Iceberg' swim on Waiheke Island to raise funds for St Patrick's Cathedral. Last year James completed the shorter distance - this year he's raising the bar and aiming to complete the 2000m swim. Will he last the distance? Please 'encourage' James and support our Cathedral team by donating generously.

This year Sarah Dwan, Principal of St Mary’s College and Raechelle Taulu, Principal of Marist College are joining the “Swimming for St Pat’s” plunge. They are both outstanding leaders and greatly value the strong links they and their students have with the Cathedral.

We are blessed with a very beautiful and unique historic church, perhaps one of the most prayed-in buildings in New Zealand….a House of God, an Icon of Christ, the Mother Church, a Place of Prayer, an Oasis of Peace.

St Patrick's Cathedral is open and has a bright future but needs help to recover from the last couple of years. Please join me in sending a strong message of support to the Cathedral team. Every donation is greatly appreciated.

The spiritual home providing a sanctuary in the city of prayer, worship, and pastoral care for thousands of people each year.

All donations will go towards providing for the needs of the Cathedral.

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Our Cathedral is the spiritual home of the Auckland Diocese providing a sanctuary in the city for prayer, worship, and pastoral care for thousands of people each year.

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Giving thanks for those who have supported this cause   1 July 2022

Just one sleep to go. Last weekend I attended the funeral of John Novak (long serving Chair of the Parish Finance Committee at St Patrick's Cathedral). John died too young and was clearly dedicated to faith and family. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Kathleen, 4 adult sons, and numerous grandchildren.

The last time I saw John a month or so ago, his final words were 'good luck with the swim'! John will be at the forefront of my mind when we 'Swim for St Pat's' this Saturday on Waiheke Island. I will need every ounce of that luck.

Thank you John and may you rest in peace.

My sincere thanks to those who have supported me.

The weather's looking good!

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Rebecca
Rebecca 7 hours ago
Go James! From the Hardys.
$50
Pam
Pam 12 hours ago
Well done James - Good on you!
$20
Matthew
Matthew 14 hours ago
$50
Kevin
Kevin 14 hours ago
Go James!
$30
Carmel
Carmel 17 hours ago
Best of luck James!
$50

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