“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

3 days ago

70 years ago, the first Presentation Sisters arrived in Taita in the Hutt Valley. Last Sunday I had the joy of celebrating Mass at St Michael’s church for the sisters to mark this special anniversary. The Mass was followed by a movie – the screening of “The Furthest Lantern”, a documentary about the sisters’ beginnings in New Zealand. The “lantern” refers to the light their foundress, the Venerable Nano Nagle, carried at night as she brought help to the poor and infirm in impoverished parts of Ireland. Her work in educating the children of the poor and tending to the many needs of poor families was recognised in 2000 when she was voted Irish Woman of the Millenium. Congratulations and thanks to the New Zealand Presentations on their anniversary! ... See MoreSee Less

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Welcome to our new Archbishop

WelCom February 2021 “I believe in the power and work of the Holy Spirit, and this is what the Holy Spirit is asking of me and the church of Wellington….