James is swimming for St Pat's

$2,135 of $2,500 goal
Given by 29 generous donors in 24 days

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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Swimming for a great cause ...   14 June 2022

Just wanted to share with my supporters that joining me in this Challenge are Sarah Dwan, Principal of St Mary’s College (Auckland) and Raechelle Taulu, Principal of Marist College. Please help me reach my goal and send a strong message of support to the Cathedral community.

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Frances
Frances 4 hours ago
Good luck James, you are amazing. Mum and Dad
$100
Jennifer
Jennifer 20 hours ago
Good luck for your swim James
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Mike Cruickshank
Mike Cruickshank 3 days ago
Best of luck James!
$50
The Bartlett Family
The Bartlett Family 3 days ago
Awesome job, James!
$30
Guest Donor
Guest Donor 4 days ago
$50

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