He Titiro Whanui o
Te Ropu o Mere
Aotearoa

An Overview of the Society of Mary
in New Zealand




              New Zealand
New Zealand
   2009
Mission Statement


❖   to proclaim the Gospel as
    Mary did so that it may be
    inculturated by the people
    of our...
Where we are
     8
         28
           6
         12 8
         47
19              6
Close to you


28              14
     14
            4
                     14
      3.5
Reconfiguration

❖   2008 Chapter endorsed
    joining with Australia to
    form new Province in 2012.

❖   Marist Asia Pa...
Religious in NZ

❖   Second Largest Congregation

❖   40 Congregations in NZ

❖   Only male congregation of priests
    wi...
SMNZ 2009
❖   Year           2009      2001

❖   Priests        121       159

❖   Brothers        18        25

❖   In fo...
What we do
❖   7 “Foreign Lands”

❖   24 Formation, Education, Young
    People

❖   45 Parishes, Pastoral Areas, Maori
  ...
Good Shepherd College

❖   A joint project with the
    Bishops of NZ and the SM

❖   Theological College - not a
    semi...
Where we live

❖   14 Living overseas

❖   Almost all in community
    except some elderly/
    retired.

❖   29 Communiti...
Finances

❖   Almost all funded from
    investment

❖   Very few members of the
    province earn salaries

❖   Central F...
Province Vision


❖   “it is no longer possible to
    carry on doing things the
    way we have - but there is
    still ...
Seeing a way ahead
❖   A sense of Urgency

❖   A Guiding Team

❖   Change Vision and Strategy

❖   Communication so all on...
Directions in Mission
❖   Three Major Strands

    ❖   “Foreign Lands”

    ❖   Formation, Education, Youth

    ❖   Missi...
Significant
❖   Age Structure of the Province

❖   Life & Energy still - not only in
    Under 65

❖   Loss of most young m...
Ko taku toa te toa takitini
          Together we will
          achieve the goal
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Report of the Provincial, Brian Cummings on SM NZ to the 2009 General Chapter

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  • SM NZ Province Report

    1. 1. He Titiro Whanui o Te Ropu o Mere Aotearoa An Overview of the Society of Mary in New Zealand New Zealand
    2. 2. New Zealand 2009
    3. 3. Mission Statement ❖ to proclaim the Gospel as Mary did so that it may be inculturated by the people of our time.
    4. 4. Where we are 8 28 6 12 8 47 19 6
    5. 5. Close to you 28 14 14 4 14 3.5
    6. 6. Reconfiguration ❖ 2008 Chapter endorsed joining with Australia to form new Province in 2012. ❖ Marist Asia Pacific a real force for positive action and decision making.
    7. 7. Religious in NZ ❖ Second Largest Congregation ❖ 40 Congregations in NZ ❖ Only male congregation of priests with more than 10 members ❖ Jesuits, Dominicans, Franciscans,
    8. 8. SMNZ 2009 ❖ Year 2009 2001 ❖ Priests 121 159 ❖ Brothers 18 25 ❖ In formation 1 3 ❖ Total 140 187 ❖ Median Age 2009 69 years ❖ Deaths since 2001 39 ❖ Ordinations since 2001 0
    9. 9. What we do ❖ 7 “Foreign Lands” ❖ 24 Formation, Education, Young People ❖ 45 Parishes, Pastoral Areas, Maori Pastoral Care ❖ 5 Support of the Province ❖ 8 Spirituality, Marist Laity ❖ 8 Chaplaincy, Bishop’s Conference
    10. 10. Good Shepherd College ❖ A joint project with the Bishops of NZ and the SM ❖ Theological College - not a seminary ❖ 6 Marists work there
    11. 11. Where we live ❖ 14 Living overseas ❖ Almost all in community except some elderly/ retired. ❖ 29 Communities
    12. 12. Finances ❖ Almost all funded from investment ❖ Very few members of the province earn salaries ❖ Central Funding ❖ Means we determine our mission
    13. 13. Province Vision ❖ “it is no longer possible to carry on doing things the way we have - but there is still an opportunity to do things if we have the courage to change”
    14. 14. Seeing a way ahead ❖ A sense of Urgency ❖ A Guiding Team ❖ Change Vision and Strategy ❖ Communication so all onboard ❖ Empowering others to act ❖ Producing positive outcomes ❖ Creating a New Culture
    15. 15. Directions in Mission ❖ Three Major Strands ❖ “Foreign Lands” ❖ Formation, Education, Youth ❖ Missionary Parishes, Pastoral Areas
    16. 16. Significant ❖ Age Structure of the Province ❖ Life & Energy still - not only in Under 65 ❖ Loss of most young men from the Province ❖ Lay Ministry & Marist Charism ❖ 2 in formation ❖ 4 applications for 2010
    17. 17. Ko taku toa te toa takitini Together we will achieve the goal

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