"Pour out upon us the power of your love.." LS 246
"For all things speak of you..." Laudato Si 246
“The world is a joyful mystery." Laudato Si 12
“We journey through this land seeking God" LS 244
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

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During the various COVID levels the St Vincent de Paul volunteers have continued to find ways to help others. They have provided food parcels and essential items to many, reached out to those who are isolated, and provided social worker support for people in difficulties. When the normal Vinnies activities are restricted or not possible they do what they can, a message to us all that our value as the followers of Christ lies in doing what we can, whatever is possible, with love, whatever the circumstances. Yesterday was the feast of St Vincent de Paul and i thank the Vinnies and their supporters for their work which is needed now more than ever. ... See MoreSee Less

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Cathedral showcased in light and sound

NauMai September 2021 The beauty and tranquillity of the Cathedral of the Holy Spirit was explored with a unique ‘light and sound’ installation, on Saturday 14 August, to begin celebrations…