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The Catholic Couch: Past Episodes 2022

There's nothing better than pilling up onto a large soft couch to hang out. Come and join us on the couch for a chat!

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There's nothing better than piling up onto a big, comfy couch to hang out with your mates! Presented by the Catholic Parish of New Plymouth Youth, this show dives into life's big, small, and sometimes ridiculous questions one chat at a time.

Come and join us on the couch!


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Christmas Quiz

Join Bethanie and Rain on the Couch for the ultimate amazing challenge quiz trivia challenge quiz show Christmas edition to find out who will be crowned Christmas Expert Extraordinaire.

Duration: 00:23:44 | Date: 26 December, 2023

How to Dig a Toilet

Today we join Rain, Bethanie and Magdalene to talk about how to read and discern the Bible.

Duration: 00:30:09 | Date: 19 December, 2022

Short Summer Vibes

Lucy and Magdalene run the show while Rain and the rainy weather are away. Join them as they talk about all things summer.

Duration: 00:15:33 | Date: 12 December, 2022

Green Bin

Join Elliana, Rain, and Martha on the couch. Elli and Martha chat about advent, life, Taonga Puoro, and Green Bin.

Duration: 00:30:23 | Date: 5 December, 2022

Advent Events

Join Bethanie, Magda, Lucy and Rain to chat about Advent.

Duration: 00:29:47 | Date: 28 November, 2022

Year 12 Takeover

Join Luc, Magdalene, and Mo on the couch as they take over the radio without Rain. They talk about primary school shenanigans and memories.

Duration: 00:30:17 | Date: 21 November, 2022

Year 12 Takeover

Join Luc, Magdalene, and Mo on the couch as they take over the radio without Rain. They talk about primary school shenanigans and memories.

Duration: 00:30:17 | Date: 21 November, 2022

World Youth Day

Join Rain and Livie on the Couch to chat about the fast of Christ The King and World Youth Day

Duration: 00:30:13 | Date: 14 November, 2022

2023 Resolutions

Join Magdalene and Rain on the Couch to chat about 2023 leadership things we're looking forward to, and our resolutions.

Duration: 00:30:01 | Date: 7 November, 2022

One Day or Day One? You Decide - Hillary Challenge

Lucy and Magdalene talk about all the cool adventures and fun challenges at their most recent sporting endeavour, the five-day adventure race, Hillary Challange, based in Tongariro National Park.

Duration: 00:30:18 | Date: 31 October, 2022

Living Mission

Join Rain on the couch to talk about Mission Market Day, Life Teen Summer Camp, and living Mission every day.

Duration: 00:30:28 | Date: 17 October, 2022

Amen To That

Join Elliana, Mo, and Rain we're having chats about painting cars, the mustard seeds, and other fun stuff.

Duration: 00:30:22 | Date: 10 October, 2022

Prayer 101

Join Rain on the couch to talk about prayer tips, and find out what Louise and Sarah's favourite ways to pray are.

Duration: 00:30:35 | Date: 19 September, 2022

Study Study Study

Magda and Rain chat about exams, studying, and motivation. They also tell you about Saint Joseph of Cupertino the patron saint of studying.

Duration: 00:30:18 | Date: 12 September, 2022

Te Wiki o Te Whai Tika - Social Justice Week

Join Magda and Rain on the couch to chat about the theme of Social Justice Week. "Say no to racism, we are one in Christ"

Duration: 00:30:11 | Date: 5 September, 2022

When We Come Alive

Join Rain on the couch to talk about life, purpose, and the movie Clouds.

Duration: 00:30:19 | Date: 29 August, 2022

Cool Communion Catch Up

Join Rain, Livie, Isaac and Connell on the couch to chat about First Holy Communion.

Duration: 00:30:01 | Date: 22 August, 2022

Keep It Green

Magda joins Rain on the couch to chat about komiti kaitiaki at Sacred Heart Girl College and Planting Day.

Duration: 00:30:20 | Date: 8 August, 2022

Go Van Go Vocation Vacation

Rain and Martha-Rose interview Teresa about her vacation and about her life.

Duration: 00:30:20 | Date: 1 August, 2022

Stars and Stories

Rain, Mo and Louise share about a recent camp they attended n Wellington, tell star-related facts and play their favourite songs from their 'star' playlist.

Duration: 00:29:38 | Date: 25 July, 2022

Making a Difference

Rain is joined by her mum Estelle on the Catholic Couch and they chat about how her parish support refugees settle in Wellington.

Duration: 00:22:08 | Date: 11 July, 2022

Confirmation Chats

Lucy and Magda share about being Junior Leaders of the Confirmation Programme.

Duration: 00:30:13 | Date: 27 June, 2022

Slay the Q and A

Join Livie, Gabby and Rain on the couch for some Q and A. Livie and Gabby share a bit about the Confirmation Programme, and their highlights.

Duration: 00:30:26 | Date: 20 June, 2022


Join Rain on the couch as she talks about love, what makes you feel loved, why you might not feel loved, and shares 100 people's experiences of feeling loved.

Duration: 00:30:06 | Date: 13 June, 2022

Stories and Saints Episode Two

Join Rain for a chat about Confirmation Camp, some stories, and cool almost Saint.

Duration: 00:28:51 | Date: 6 June, 2022

An Evening with Psalm and Garfunkel

Clarence and Isaac lead this episode of the catholic Couch. Psalm and Garfunkel's friends, do they know things? What do they know?

Duration: 00:29:26 | Date: 30 May, 2022

Cool Catholic Things

Livie, Ana Luisa and Rain chat about confirmation and the synod. We hear from participants of the Synod meeting in Palmerston North, and it was awesome to hear about their experience.

Duration: 00:28:57 | Date: 23 May, 2022

Vocation Take Two

Rain and ben talk about vocations to religious life with a guest speaker, Teresa.

Duration: 00:32:00 | Date: 16 May, 2022

Stories and Saints

Join Rain as she shares some stories, songs, and Saints on the couch.

Duration: 00:34:16 | Date: 9 May, 2022

Catholic Vocations

Lucy, Ben, and JP talked about catholic vocations.

Duration: 00:29:35 | Date: 2 May, 2022


Join Gabriel and Jamie to chat about ANZAC day. We were lucky to have some of the office staff at The Catholic Parish of New Plymouth share the significance of ANZAC day for them.

Duration: 00:30:35 | Date: 25 April, 2022

Music Monday and the Joys of Easter

Today Bethanie, Rain, and Molly talked about the Easter season and what the Youth Band has been up to recently and what is to come!

Duration: 00:23:28 | Date: 18 April, 2022

Preparing for Easter

Rain, Ben, and Magdalene talk about reconciliation, holy week confirmation, and Easter.

Duration: 00:32:25 | Date: 11 April, 2022

Nature and Exercise

Join Lucy and Ellania to chat about sports, exercise, and nature. We shared a bit about the sports we play and a sense of community.

Duration: 00:34:02 | Date: 4 April, 2022

Creative Station and Jamming Out with Jesus

Today Rain, Molly, and Lucy talked about all types of creative arts, and our passions for them. Molly also shared some songs off their Jesus Jams playlist.

Duration: 00:29:53 | Date: 28 March, 2022

Peace And War

Rain, Ben, and Jamie discuss how peace is greater than war and the catholic church's response to the Russia/Ukraine war.

Duration: 00:29:16 | Date: 21 March, 2022

Music Monday

Bethanie and Ella join Rain today for our first episode of Music Monday. Join us as we chat about the importance and gift of music.

Duration: 00:25:06 | Date: 14 March, 2022

Into the Desert

Today on the show we talked about journeys. JP, Aiden, and Father Vui all shared their own journeys to New Zealand.

Duration: 00:30:07 | Date: 7 March, 2022

What's the Deal with Lent?

This week Rain and Lucy answer all your questions about Lent! Why do we use Ash Wednesday, and what do you do for Lent?

Duration: 00:31:21 | Date: 28 February, 2022


Our very first episode! Get to know us and our youth group.

Duration: 00:28:13 | Date: 21 February, 2022