Saturday, November 8, 2014
John Paul Center
I detoured when I saw this sign, and remember a friend in another country where she used to volunteer in her Catholic church, and helped young girls who got pregnant.
In my Mail Order Bride http://annkschinchan.blogspot.co.nz/ and Cry Oppressed of women. http://annchinchan.blogspot.co.nzI wrote of teen pregnancies.
Family Life International NZ's Founder and National 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.
Family Life International NZ
John Paul II Centre for Life
569 / 569A Richardson Road
Phone: 09 629 4361