Hearts Aflame is fund-raising the $15,000 need to cover the extra costs of running the summer school.
Hearts Aflame is an event that has a special reputation for forming young adults in the Catholic faith, and as a place that fosters vocational discernment and encourages young men and women to prayerfully consider a calling to the priesthood, religious life, or marriage.
The participants that come to Hearts Aflame pay their own way to the tune of approximately $495 per person. But every year we have administration, accommodation and travel costs for our speakers and priests that exceed the income we receive from registrations.
Hearts Aflame receives no permanent funding from the Church in New Zealand, the only source of funding we do receive comes from independent donations, and from year to year we have absolutely no guarantee that we will receive any money to be able to cover the financial shortfall.
Hearts Aflame is run on a shoestring budget, and none of the volunteers who organise this event receive ANY financial remuneration for the hundreds of hours of time and effort they each put into this important apostolate.
Hearts Aflame has been running in New Zealand for 25 years, during which time well over 2000 New Zealand young adults have been formed in the Catholic faith and gone on to become priests, religious, married couples and single lay people who serve the Church with passion and zeal.
With your financial support many more young adults can be formed in the faith and Hearts Aflame can be around for another 25 years!
More about us
Hearts Aflame is a ten day Catholic summer school that is open to young adults aged 18 to 35 and it has been happening every year in New Zealand since 1992.
Hearts Aflame is organised by a team of lay volunteers who are dedicated to serving the Catholic Church in New Zealand, and passionate about living and sharing the truth and fullness of the Catholic faith. No one on the Hearts Aflame planning team is paid. Each Hearts Aflame planning team member volunteers hundreds of hours to organise and run Hearts Aflame each year.
We are passionate about Catholicism and we love Hearts Aflame!