“The world is a joyful mystery." Laudato Si 12
“We journey through this land seeking God" LS 244
“The climate is a common good…” Laudato Si 23
Photo of the ADW Thinking Stone - carved in Oamaru stone by Master Carver, Lou Kereopa, it is rich in Christian Māori symbolism

We are the Catholic community of the lower North and upper South Islands of Aotearoa New Zealand, following Jesus Christ by celebrating and sharing faith, growing in community, caring for our common home, and working for justice and peace

image of the Cardinals Crest Cardinal’s reflections

Cardinal John Dew


The Season of Advent – Te Wā o te Aweneti

WelCom December 2019 1 December – 24 December 2019 1 Hakihea – 24 Hakihea 2019  During the four weeks of Advent, we prepare for the celebration of Christ’s birth through…