“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

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We concelebrated the Mass for Mission Sunday in St Peter’s Basilica, and together with Pope Francis and the Cardinals and bishops in Rome for the Amazon Synod. It was a powerful and inspiring reminder of “mission”, and of the relevance of the theme of our Archdiocesan Synod “Go, you are sent”. ... See MoreSee Less

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Venerable Suzanne Aubert: A missionary who made NZ her home

WelCom October 2019: Suzanne Aubert Celebration Day Sunday, 6 October, 2019 John Bergin As New Zealand takes pride in the great strides being made as a welcoming and tolerant community, there…