This week the Year 9’s at Carmel College went on a Hikoi to St Mary’s, the Diocesan Centre and the Cathedral of St Joseph and St Patrick. The aim of this trip was to learn about our Mercy heritage and its link to the beginning of the Catholic Church in New Zealand. We especially enjoyed going to the Diocesan Centre because of the interesting artefacts, beautiful statues, breathtaking views and fascinating history. We particularly loved the rooftop views from the Diocesan Centre where we could see a 360 degree view of Auckland. We ended our day with a beautiful Mass hosted by auxiliary Bishop Michael Gielen and our school Chaplin Fr Marchellino Park. This trip gave us the opportunity to see what Mercy life was like in the 1800 to 1900’s. We had a fun day going around Auckland, visiting these historical places and learning outside the classroom.
Kriya D’Sa and Selina Chen