One Mission, Four Expressions

MissioNZ and MissioAotearoa are two NZ Charities of the Pontifical Mission Societies (PMS) in New Zealand.

The PMS is a network of four distinct societies, each with its own focus, but all united in one common mission to support the Pope reaching out to communities and young churches through a network of charity.

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The objective of Missionz is to promote awareness of the mission of the Catholic Church – to present the good news of Jesus Christ to all peoples, and to generate spiritual, material and financial support for those working in mission and third world territories.

The Pontifical Mission Societies have the common aim of assisting the Holy Father, in spreading missionary awareness among priests, religious, adults and children; encouraging aid to the poor, and gathering financial support for different projects in third world countries. The funds collected during the year by the Pontifical Mission Societies are sent directly to mission dioceses in need, as decided at Council in Rome each May.

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Get Involved – Have a Missionary Spirit!

“It (i.e. the passion for evangelization, that is, apostolic zeal) is a vital dimension for the Church: the community of Jesus’ disciples was in fact born apostolic, born missionary, not proselytizing. And from the start, we had to make this distinction: being missionary, being apostolic, evangelizing, is not the same as proselytizing. They have nothing to do with one another. It concerns a vital dimension for the Church. The community of disciples of Jesus was born apostolic and missionary. The Holy Spirit moulds her outwardly — a Church which goes forth, which goes out — so that she is not closed in on herself but outgoing, a contagious witness of Jesus — faith is also contagious — reaching out to radiate his light to the ends of the earth.”
(Pope Francis, General Audience 11 January 2023)

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Mission Education

“…everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life.”
John 3:16

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Mission Animation

“I appointed you to go and bear fruit, fruit that will last…”
(Mattthew 22:37)


Mission Support

“…for the measure you give will be the measure you get back.”
Luke 6: 37


MissioNZ assists various missions around the world. Here are some examples.