Social Justice Week Sept 3-9 2023

Social Justice Week-Te Wiki o te Whai Tika 2023, focuses on peace and the need to recognize and grow peace within yourself.   Peace is not primarily about doing. It is first of all the art of being.  Spend time during the week 3 to 9 September, reflecting on a personal spirituality of peace. 

Peace begins with you!  Ka tīmata tonu te Rangimārie i roto i ā koe!

Established by the New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference in 1997 as on ongoing commitment in the Catholic calendar Social Justice Week/Te Wiki o te Whai Tika  encourages us to consider, reflect and take action on a particular current social justice issue in light of Catholic social teaching. The resources are prepared and published by Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand.

Imagine Peace For All. Pohewatia te Rangimārie mō te katoa.


The Liturgy Resource booklet will help parish priests, parish leadership and liturgy committees include the Social Justice Week theme of Peace - Rangimārie into Sunday celebration and activities during and beyond the week. 


The Liturgy Resource booklet contains ideas for Mass – Miha including the Welcome; Prayer of the Faithful; Reflection on the Readings; a note for parish newsletters and ideas for Liturgy of the Word for children.

Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand recommend we read this Liturgy Resource in conjunction with the associated Reflection Booklet for Social Justice Week 2023. This booklet provides in-depth resources to contemplate ways to live peacefully every day.

Also available are a Powerpoint and Slides to support the Peace message for this Social Justice Week.

Key Resources can be located HERE.


Peace begins with you!  Ka tīmata tonu te Rangimārie i roto i ā koe!