Awards recognise youth and young adults

Tu Kahikatea Award recipients 2022 with Bishop Stephen Lowe.

The Tu Kahikatea Awards recognising the gift that youth and young adults are to the Catholic Church in Auckland diocese were presented by Bishop Stephen Lowe at a Mass at Sacred Heart church, Ponsonby, on March 27. 

In the community life category, the award recipients were Talitha Anne Pereira (Takapuna), Raewyn Tan (Pakuranga), Alice Sung (Pakuranga), Timothy Lim (Pakuranga), Lisa Emmanuel (Glenfield/Encounter North Shore) and Veilomani Tafa (SVdP). 

Vincent Jing-Wei Phua (Devonport) received the award in the prayer and worship category. 

 Award recipients in the justice and service category were Kevin Lio (SVdP) and Jackson Barker (SVdP). In the pastoral care category, Evangeline Moverley (SVdP) received an award.   

Three young people who received awards, but were unable to attend the ceremony, were Lindsley Toh (ACYAC – justice and service), Dominic Malgeri (Evangelion – catechesis) and Joselle Vicente (Takapuna – leadership development).  





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