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John Paul II Centres for Life

Family Life International NZ's Founder and  Founding Director, Dame Colleen Bayer, established the first John Paul II Centre for Life in Auckland.  The  pro-life, pro-family organization also has John Paul II Centres for Life in Wellington and Dunedin.  Each John Paul II Centre for Life has the blessing of the local Bishop.

The Centres provide a physical place where mothers and families facing a crisis pregnancy can come for practical help, support and friendship; so that they may choose life for their babies.  This offer of support is also extended to the sick, disabled, elderly, lonely, and those who may find themselves targets of euthanasia-type practices.  The Centres are also a hub for prayer, education and research on life and family issues.

The Auckland John Paul II Centre for Life is the administration hub for Family Life International throughout New Zealand.  In addition to the Crisis Pregnancy Centre, publications are produced, events organised and educational materials researched and compiled.   On site is also a gift shop Family Life Catholic Gifts, which has a large range of statues, rosaries, medals, Baptism, First Communion and Confirmation gifts.  This shop provides a source of income for the practical work we do in the Crisis Pregnancy Centre.

At the heart of the John Paul II Centre for Life lies our Chapel of the Annunciation.  Here, daily prayer takes place in the form of Adoration, the Rosary and Holy Mass.  We recognize that all we do and can achieve in promoting a culture of life in New Zealand can only be done by the Grace of God.  You are welcome to join us for prayer.  

Daily Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament (Monday to Friday): 11:30am to 12:30pm 
     Note:  Adoration concludes at 12:00pm on days when Mass is being said in the Chapel.
The Rosary is recited every day (Monday to Friday): 12:00pm. 
     Note:  The Rosary is not said communally on days when Holy Mass is celebrated.
Holy Mass is celebrated once a week (usually on a Wednesday). 
    Please contact us for details or to be put on our Mass list.  Phone 629 4361.

Family Life International NZ
John Paul II Centre for Life
569 / 569A Richardson Road
Mt Roskill

Phone:  09 629 4361

The Wellington John Paul II Centre for Life is situated in Porirua and is lead by Clare McClean.  From this small office, Clare runs our Wellington Family Life Crisis Pregnancy Centre.  Theology of the Body courses are also regularly run for teens and are very successful.  Vigils for Life are held four times a year to pray for an end to abortion.  These are held at St Anne's Catholic Church, Newtown during which a procession to Wellington Hospital takes place.  Clare works in with a number of different groups in the region.

Family Life International NZ
John Paul II Centre for Life
6 Parumoana St (entrance at rear of building)

Phone: 04 237 8343

The Dunedin John Paul II Centre for Life was opened in the latter half of 2013.  Currently, Philippa O'Neil and Ann-Maree Taylor are working from home to help mothers in need in the Otago and Southland areas.  

Phone:  0800 367 5433


Last Updated 9 July 2016