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Our Lady of Kapiti Parish Centre a place for community and outreach

$3,120 of $50,000 goal
Given by 20 generous donors in around 12 months

We are seeking your help to complete the building of our Parish Centre which will provide a base from which we can build community in Kapiti

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Our Lady of Kapiti Parish Centre will be used to provide a place for community and outreach for people of all ages and ethnicities in our community. The building is 97% completed and we urgently need funds to complete and furnish it ready to open before winter 2020.

We will be offering pre-school activities for parents and children. Youth workers will provide music and activity evenings for school aged children. A drop in centre is seen as important for people who need company and there will be a meeting space for community groups.

The Parish Centre will also provide a place where trained advocates can meet with beneficiaries to assist them to access the benefits to which they are entitled. Included in our community outreach will be a foodbank.

The development of the new church and Parish Centre has evolved from the need to close two earthquake- prone churches and relocate the parish school, the overall shortage of priests and guidance from Cardinal John Dew about the location and direction for our new parish complex. Our Lady of Kapiti School opened in February 2018. Building a new church without a parish centre was not an option as we had identified that it was essential to have a base to operate from to enable us to offer outreach to meet the needs of our parishioners and the wider community of Kapiti.

Centred in the heart of Paraparaumu this centre has been designed to serve the needs of the wider community of the Kapiti Coast. It is situated in Presentation Way which is behind the Z Service Station on Kapiti Road, Paraparaumu and is easily accessed by walking, cycling, public transport and motor vehicle.

Your donation will help to complete the Parish Centre and which will enable us to provide a dedicated space to offer both community building and outreach . You will be helping those in need in Kapiti. Thank-you.

About us

We are seeking help to complete the building of our Parish Centre next to Our lady of Kapiti Church in Paraparaumu. It will provide a base from which we can build community and provide outreach to those in need.

Use of funds

All money raised will be spent on completing the building of the Parish Centre which we are committed to completing, with the aid of donations and fundraising, by Easter 2020. If there is a surplus it will be donated St Vincent de Paul Kapiti

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Our Goal Is Getting Nearer  23 July 2020

Posted by: Catholic Parish of Our Lady of Kapiti

We have received fantastic support from a wide range of community fundraising. As our goal gets nearer we are trying different fundraising events starting on Sunday 2 August with our OPENING CELEBRATORY CONCERT - THE ORGAN IS DANCING performances by two outstanding professional musicians Yuka Eguchi on violin and Kemp English on the organ. Tickets from Eventfinda

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Latest donations

Terry on 08 Jun 2020
Some more at hand
Monique -Kamiel
Monique -Kamiel on 30 May 2020
donation to complete our Parish Centre
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Guest Donor on 27 May 2020
Terry on 24 May 2020
donate as I can
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Guest Donor on 12 May 2020

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