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Lent Appeal

The annual Lent Appeal is run on behalf of New Zealand’s Catholic Bishops. It is our most important Appeal of the year, providing almost half of our public donations.

In 2015 our Lenten theme was, Light a fire in the heart of the world, comes from Pope Francis’ Evangelii Gaudium.

Last year, your support of the Bishops’ Lent Appeal meant that over $1 million was raised from parishes across the country. This enabled Caritas to respond immediately to disasters in Nepal, Vanuatu and the Middle East. Donations also helped us to support communities to meet their basic survival needs and helped us to speak out for justice, to influence attitudes and create change.

Together, we can again reach $1 million, funds that have the capacity to transform the lives of communities in Aotearoa and around the world.





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