Food For Faith is the online mission of Fr. John O’Connor, his reflections and spiritual insights, grounded in his ministry as a diocesan priest in Aotearoa New Zealand and further afield.
This Food For Faith mission has grown beyond Aotearoa with almost 3000 written, podcast and video reflections intended as an encouragement for all who seek greater maturity of Christian faith.
Food For Faith is now established as a Charitable Trust to free John from all administrative details enabling him to focus his time and energy, alongside his priestly ministry and responsibilities, on the production of content for Food For Faith.
The Trustees are Chris Fogarty (lawyer), Catherine Gibbs (administrator) and Fr. Merv Duffy SM (priest theologian). The Trust is supported by a number of others including an accountant and an advisory group guiding John in content production and mission growth.
As Trustees we seek to take the time-consuming admin and finance tasks off Fr John, pay his technical people properly, and give Food For Faith independence from other diocesan and national work he is involved in. All of this is being done in response to his request and with his active encouragement.
The purposes of the Food For Faith Trust are:
- To develop the Food For Faith mission to benefit those who seek to grow in Christian faith using this virtual platform, as well as in-person (and Zoom) contact for retreats, reflection sessions and similar gatherings, with development as resources allow.
- To administer the assets of the Trust (especially the contributions of donors) to extend the outreach of the Food For Faith mission, to support personal and communal faith in Jesus Christ through use of interviews, video clips, podcasts and other means of promoting abundant life.
- The Trust is further established to do anything else which the Trustees may think is conducive or incidental to the attainment of the above charitable purposes.
In order to continue and to develop this mission we need considerably more financial support than we currently receive. Grateful for the generosity that has enabled us to develop considerably in recent months we now turn to Food For Faith readers requesting your generous support.
Please use the links below to make your donation. You can receive a tax receipt for your donation - please email email@example.com to request this after donating.
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In the next twelve months Food For Faith needs $300,000 in order to provide:
- Daily Written Reflections
- Homily Studio Weekly Podcast
- Daily Lectio Divina Podcast
- 3 minute Video clips
- Technical Support
- Online Retreats (3 day and longer)
- Feature Video Reflections
- Children’s page
You will have noticed the growth of the mission in recent months as a result of your financial support. Over the next few months your generosity will determine the rate of our growth.
Below are options to donate via bank transfer or online credit card payment.
Please contact Fr. John if you would like to discuss your contribution: firstname.lastname@example.org, 021 444 179
Internet banking is our preferred way of receiving donations. Our donations bank account details are:
Food For Faith Trust
SWIFT code: ASBBNZ2A
If you would like to receive a tax donation receipt at the end of the financial year, please include your initials and surname in the reference, and email details of your donation(s) to email@example.com so that we have your contact details.
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The work of Food For Faith
Your donation will help spread this ministry further and allow thousands more to grow their relationship with Jesus Christ.
Here's an overview of what Food For Faith has already produced.
Over 2000 reflections
Delve into a decade of articles, prayers, and other resources.
Three unique podcast series
Daily Lectio Divina, weekly Homily Studio discussions, and a podcast sharing other talks and reflections.
Has Food For Faith been part of your faith journey?
Our dream is that this ministry will touch the hearts of thousands more across New Zealand and around the world. We need your help to make this happen.
Online prayer requests
Request prayers and pray for the needs of others.
Over 80 Youtube videos
Reflections, prayers, and more great video content.
More still to come...
Food For Faith has more plans and dreams for how it can encourage people in their relationship with Jesus Christ. We need your support to make this happen.