Haere mai!

Welcome!
Covid 19 Restrictions:
Auckland and parts of the Waikato including Hamilton are at Alert Level 3; public Mass there cannot take place. The rest of the country is in a restrictive Alert Level 2 where gatherings for Mass, weddings and funerals are limited to 100 people. Kia kaha.

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Haere Mai, welcome!

To the Catholic Church in
Aotearoa New Zealand
O te Hāhi Katorika ki Aotearoa
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Safeguarding

If you, or someone you know has been abused by a Catholic priest or member of a religious congregation, we urge you to seek counselling and healing. Your call will be taken with sensitivity and confidentiality.

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Our Story

Ko te waka o Petera ki Aotearoa
The canoe of Peter in Aotearoa New Zealand

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Youth and the Church

The world is in need of courageous young people, who are not cowed in the face of difficulties…

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Among the baptised some are called to the ministerial priesthood as deacons, priests and bishops.

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We invite people
to enquire about
the Catholic Faith

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Welcome

The New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference (NZCBC) is the national body for the bishops of Aotearoa New Zealand. The Conference has a Secretariat located in Wellington, and a number of agencies and offices to assist the bishops in carrying out national level functions.

In the Roman Catholic Church an Episcopal Conference, Conference of Bishops or National Conference of Bishops is a body of bishops generally defined by geographic borders. All the bishops in a given country belong to the same conference, which might also include neighbouring countries.

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Lutherans and Catholics reach landmark Baptism agreement

Catholic and Lutheran churches in Aotearoa New Zealand have approved a statement recognising the unity of each other’s baptisms.The statement – Baptised Together in Christ – will be particularly helpful for families wanting to baptise their child where one parent is Lutheran and the other Catholic.The baptism agreement is the...

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Dioceses in New Zealand

There are six dioceses in New Zealand. The Archdiocese of Wellington is the metropolitan diocese in New Zealand, and the other dioceses, are suffragen dioceses. Click on the map above to find out more about each diocese.