"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

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Cardinal John Dew

5 days ago

Outside the upper part of the North Island we are enjoying our Alert Level 2 freedoms, but just a little nervously. Delta Covid is no respecter of geography or persons and it travels so easily that there are many voices saying “It is only a matter of time…”. People are fragile in times of uncertainty and we can find that fragility within ourselves if we really look. Aucklanders need our compassion and generosity - we are them and they are us. They have had a long struggle and the end is not yet in sight. What would Jesus make of some of the social media posts about our COVID situation? ... See MoreSee Less

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Community initiatives encourage vaccination

WelCom October 2021 Pasifika leaders and health providers have been encouraging members of their communities and specific ethnic groups to get Covid-19 vaccination rates up and help save lives. They…