“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

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Cardinal John Dew

6 hours ago

Last Sunday it was a joy to celebrate the very colourful Santo Niño Mass for the Filipino community in Wellington. The energy and passion of the people testify to the strength of their faith and the importance of this devotion in the Filipino community. The Mass also began a year of preparation for the 500th anniversary of Christianity coming to the Philippines. The theme of the year is “Gifted to Give” with four aspects to be studied during the year – Mercy, Compassion, Justice and Peace. May it be a year of blessings! ... See MoreSee Less

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Manaakihia tō tātou kāinga From Garden To Table WelCom December 2019 ‘Grow, harvest, prepare, share’ is the motto for ‘Garden to Table’. It’s a programme founded in 2008 to teach…