I am delighted to announce we have engaged the services of Catholic Evangelist Deacon Harold to speak at our 2020 Eucharistic Convention. It has been a challenging negotiation but one that I am very happy about.

Deacon Mark Rivalland

Deacon Harold is a dynamic Catholic speaker. As a popular radio host, television personality and highly regarded author, Harold gives presentations at retreats, parish missions, conferences year-round throughout the world. Harold brings the saving message of Jesus Christ to every event he speaks at; we are so fortunate he has agreed to come down-under to talk to our attendees at the 2020 Eucharistic Convention.

In this, my second year as Director of the Eucharistic Convention, I am coming to realize the need to take seriously the “step out of the boat and trust in the Lord” paradigm that is at the heart of bringing this event together. The “Jesus I Trust In You” chant that has been part of this convention since its inception is so easy to say, but so challenging to put into practice when the words have dissipated and action without certainty is the requirement of the day.

And so it is with great joy that can confirm I have “stepped out of the boat” and contracted Deacon Harold to come down to Auckland to add some dynamism to our 2020 Eucharistic Convention.  While we don’t have the financial means to cover the associated costs of making this commitment right now, my prayer is “Jesus I Trust In You”, my Faith is that Jesus will provide the means, my Hope is that you, the people who love and support this convention will help fund this magnificent convention in whatever way you can, and together we can evangelise those who attend the event through the loving presence of Jesus in the Sacrament of the Eucharist. This is the only reason for the existence of this Eucharistic Convention.

To those who are able, could I encourage you to donate as your means allow to assist the funding of this convention?  See below the bank account details for that purpose. All donations are tax deductible and receipts will be issued for every donation received.  In order to make our job to reconcile donations easier, please be sure to add a reference with each bank deposit (a surname is ideal) and email me at [email protected] so that I can correctly assign each donation to the correct receipt.


I thank you from the bottom of my heart. Together let’s make our 2020 Eucharistic Convention something to remember and a source of conversion for those souls who will be touched deeply by the Spirit of God.

Deacon Mark Rivalland




Why is attending the 2020 Auckland Eucharistic Convention with Deacon Harold an important step in your faith journey? It’s simple: by our baptism, we are called to be disciples. A disciple is one who hears, accepts, and carries out the teaching of Jesus in their life. A disciple follows and imitates Jesus. Each of us who has been baptized has this mission and calling: to actively share our experience of knowing Jesus Christ personally and then inviting others to share in His life!

Being a disciple means making the connection between the faith that we learn and our lived experience: we must connect the head with the heart so that our faith becomes not simply something that we do but part of who we are. This is exactly what a Catholic retreat or event with Deacon Harold is designed to do!

For far too long, we Catholics have been filled with a spirit of fear and embarrassment about sharing our faith.  We keep the faith to ourselves and contain it within the walls of the church on Sunday.  When we are challenged by our friends and loved ones about why we are Catholic, we cower.  When the culture tries to shove subjective truth down our throats, we remain silent. We must pray, of course, but we must also take our faith to the next level. A Catholic retreat or event with Deacon Harold will help set you free to be the person God created and calls you to be!

Many Catholics describe a Catholic retreat or event that triggered their new spiritual commitment. Deacon Harold is passionate about creating a life-changing Catholic retreat or event that will help people to see themselves, their lives, the world, their relationships, and their faith in a whole new way. At the core of Deacon Harold’s Catholic retreats or events is his desire to meet people where they are… and lead them to where God calls them to be. Get ready for a life-altering experience!