Good Shepherd College is open to all students, resident in New Zealand, who wish to study theology (and its related disciplines) in the Catholic tradition.

Young Church Ministry Consultant – Wellington

Chris Duthie-Jung wrote to Fr Merv as follows:

Kia ora koutou!

We have a full-time vacancy in our Young Church Ministry Team here in Wellington and I’m wondering if you know anyone who might be a good fit?

We’re after someone who can relate well to young and old, who is open to learn and grow in faith and who has the confidence to front gatherings and facilitate conversations.

The successful candidate will be passionate about their Catholic Christian faith. They will welcome the opportunity to communicate this faith with young people in a variety of Catholic contexts. Ideally, they will be a bit of a master of social media and every-day communications.

The role is a lead position in Young Church Ministries in the Archdiocese so some background in pastoral ministry or highly compatible skill set and experience is necessary.

For the right candidate, salary and working hours are negotiable if a part time position is preferred. Please do contact me with any ideas or queries as we are wanting to spread the net as widely as possible. Let them know! Let us know!

Applications open now – apply via email by 5pm Tuesday 31 July with CV and cover letter to .

Thanks so much for your help!

Ngā mihi nui,

Chris Duthie-Jung
Director: Marriage, Family & Young Church Ministries
Archdiocese of Wellington
Catholic Centre
22-30 Hill Street
PO Box 1937
Wellington 6140

: (04) 496 1759
: (021) 02305149

Lay Tertiary Chaplain

We are seeking to employ a committed Catholic to work as a member of the Auckland Tertiary Chaplaincy Team which provides services to students at Auckland University and other Tertiary Institutes. The position is a permanent full time position for 10.5 months per year. The focus of the chaplaincy team is to develop a vibrant young adult Catholic ministry providing spiritual and pastoral care through peer support. This ministry endeavours to provide ongoing faith development and involvement in the Catholic Church for students at tertiary institutions. An ability and interest in promotion and outreach, faith formation and use of social media would be an advantage.
Closing Date 19 July 2019

To view the full advertisements and position descriptions for the above roles, please visit our website under Administration and staff vacancies.

Parish Education in Faith Faciliator

The Pastoral Services Group is seeking an additional full time member for its Faith Formation team to renew and promote programs for Education in Faith (EIF) and Catholic formation of older children at parish level.
The person we seek will likely have training as a teacher, and be familiar with Catholic teaching. The person will have a good understanding of the sacraments, liturgy and the bible and be able to communicate well with and walk beside older children and young people.
Among other skills needed will be: a welcoming, friendly attitude to all; a high standard of IT/computer skills, including current audio / video and social media platforms; Good time management skills; Approachable and adaptable; Well-presented and professional and have a degree in Religious Education or Theology or Teaching.
Closing Date 9 August 2019

To view the full advertisements and position descriptions for the above roles, please visit our website under Administration and staff vacancies.

Papers Taught in Semester Two, 2019

The courses and lecturers for Semester Two 2019  are now in place.

Click here to access the courses taught in Semester Two 2019.



Congratulations Graduates of 2019

Good Shepherd College congratulates those who graduated with the Bachelor of Theology and Graduate Diploma in Theology on 7 June 2019.

Courses Taught in Semester One 2020

The lecturers and courses for 2020 have now been organised!

Click here to see the courses offered in Semester One 2020

Papers Taught in Semester Two, 2020

The papers for 2020 , Semester two are found by following this link.

Papers for Semester 2 in 2020


Professor Thomas O’Loughlin, born in Dublin, has held the Chair of Historical Theology at the University of Nottingham for ten years. He is a priest of the Archdiocese of Arundel and Brighton on England’s south coast.

Lecture at St. Columba Centre, 40 Vermont Street, Ponsonby.

Tuesday 2nd July 2019 at 7.00pm

Professor O’Loughlin uses his extensive knowledge of early Christian and Church history to draw people toward a deeper understanding and appreciation of the Eucharist today. He takes well-formed academic insight and makes it available to the people in the pews. This is a “not to be missed” presentation.

Enrolments for Semester Two are open.

Enrolments for Semester Two of 2019 are open. The papers being offered can be found here on the website.

Enrolments for Semester Two close on May 24th, 2019

Ordination to the Priesthood of Three Deacons

Our three new transitional deacons  were ordained on Saturday 29 September  2018 at Sacred Heart Church in Ponsonby. They now are preparing for Ordination to the priesthood

Deacons pictured below with Bishop Steve Low are, from left to right:
Deacon Vui Hoang – Diocese of Palmerston North.  To be ordained priest 29th June at Cathedral in Palmerston North. (11.00am)
Deacon Matthew Gibson – Diocese of Hamilton. To be ordained priest 31st August, Cathedral in Hamilton. (11.00am)
Deacon Martin Wu – Diocese of Auckland. To be ordained priest  Saturday 10th August at Cathedral in Auckland (11.30am)