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Logos turns 20!

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The Logos Centre (Edge Centre)

44 George Street, Mt Eden

Auckland, Auckland 1024

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Join us to celebrate 20 years of Logos!

Since it's birth in 1999, The Logos Project has witnessed many people from different walks of life, journey alongside its vision and purpose in all kinds of ministry and service. The life and work of Logos has evolved over its 20 years but has continued to uphold its values of authenticity, integrity and community.

This is a time to celebrate, share and reminisce on 20 years of stories, experiences and memories. We hope to bring together the past, present and future to exhange personal stories, testimonies and special moments of their time with Logos.
There will be delicious food and a cash bar (ID required) as well as raffles, visual memories and a time capsule for people to share their significant moments and to send well wishes for the next 20 years of Logos. There will also be a Kid's Zone for our younger guests to play games and create designs for new Logos t-shirts!
And if we're lucky, we might get an exclusive 'old skool' performance and a taster of the 'new skool' crew too!

Come along and celebrate 20 years of Logos to date and the years to come!

Programme Overview:

5pm - Doors Open / Celebration Begins

6pm - Welcome and Introductions

6.30pm - Dinner

7.30pm - Stories and Performances

8pm - Cake and Dessert

8.30pm - Stories and Performances

9pm - Celebration Continues

11pm - Celebration Ends




OUR STORY

The Logos Project was started in 1999. This is the story so far…

At the start of their meetings, a group of Marist Fathers would read from John 1:1-8 and would then pass around an image of Christ the Logos – ‘the Word made flesh’. They we were then invited to reflect on how they could make the Word flesh in our own life – like Mary did.

The Marist Order has a long history of working with young people, mainly in schools. In the 1980s and 90s things changed in NZ. They were asked to find another way. Frs. Kevin Murphy, Joe Savesi and Pat Breeze came to Auckland at the end of 1999 to look at what they could do. They lived in a house in Three Kings, and there it began.

At the end of 1999 a process of consultation started with different groups in the diocese – parishes, schools, youth groups, spirituality and service groups, experienced individuals etc. and there was a realisation for a need for pastoral outreach to those in schools and not active in the parishes.

An energy was sparked and the flame was ignited. This energy came from the commitment to a collective who sought to grow and develop as ministers, and respond to the needs of young people. This in turn gave people the motivation to reach out to others; to help others find a purpose and direction in their life. The energy came from seeing young people celebrating and living their faith with joy and the change they had in their lives.

Forming our identity was around what it meant to be Logos – the Word made flesh. This was the reason and focus of our ministry. Our desire was to be young and Catholic, and bring this Word, to those “on the street”. Where we these young people? At our schools and parishes, and also on the edges, as it were.

Our identity came through holding two polarities together – 1) Helping young people to develop their spiritual life based on prayer and liturgy and 2) Helping young people to reach out in service to others, through practical help, mentoring, and support. It was about faith and service.

Led and supported by Marist priests, brothers, and sisters, their was a strong belied that young people had talents and gifts they could share with others but they needed formation and mentoring. We started at Hayr Road, Three Kings, with a school and event ministry. We eventually started to train Campus ministers for schools and event ministers – music, drama and dance, prayer and teaching, hospitality and advertising. We had practices during the week and put on about 3 or 4 events in school gyms and churches around the city each year. Our first event was in 2000 in Mangere East, in the old church and lasted about 6 hours.

As the event ministry continued so did the service in schools and communities. Logos connected with other youth and faith based organisations such as Praxis and the Society of St Vincent de Paul to grow their reach and work with young people across the motu.

Today, Logos continues to work with young people, primarily in secondary schools within the Auckland diocese. We run retreats and deliver programmes tailored to the different age groups we work with and aim to explore themes and topics that are prevalent in today’s society for the younger generation.


FAQs

Are children invited to attend?

Yes, this is a family friendly event! All are welcome. There are separate ticket prices for children aged 8-16 and children 7 and under.

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

There is limited parking onsite but there is street parking available nearby. Alternatively, the Kingsland train station is a 5 minute walk away.

What can I bring into the event?

Yourself, your family and your ticket! Food comes with your ticket and drinks can be purchased. We will also be having raffles.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

If you have any questions, please contact Sam Mano at sam.mano@logos.org.nz or on 021 822 632.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

You can either have a printed version of your ticket or show your ticket on a device.




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The Logos Centre (Edge Centre)

44 George Street, Mt Eden

Auckland, Auckland 1024

New Zealand

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