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


$3,450 of $50,000 goal
Given by 23 generous donors in one year
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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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Latest update

Thank you to all of our supporters   3 October 2020

Posted by: Catholic Parish of Our Lady of Kapiti

Your support has been instrumental in the building of Our Lady of Kapiti Parish centre. The centre is in use every day as a meeting place for a wide variety of groups. The excellent kitchen facilities ensure that hospitality can be provided for many events. Having the office space in the centre, connected to our church and the primary school next door ensures that we have a hub in the centre of Kapiti for the benefit of all. Thank you for your generosity.

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Latest donations

Terry
Terry on 14 Sep 2020
What I can't place in the basket on Sunday
$30
marie
marie on 13 Sep 2020
Greatful thanks for the live steaming Masses during lockdown. Marie & Timothy Faith, Tehoro.
$50
Terry
Terry on 31 Aug 2020
Can't be there to give
$50
Kathleen Sr
Kathleen Sr on 16 Aug 2020
Was professed as presentation sister in St Patrick s church so kapiti / nz very special to me . Pray Mass with you weekly especially during covid 19 Beautiful place of worship
$200
Terry
Terry on 08 Jun 2020
Some more at hand
$40

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