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Covid 19 Restrictions:
All of the country is now in the "traffic light" system. Auckland, Northland and much of the central/eastern North Island plus Whanganui are in Red; the rest in Orange including Hamilton, Palmerston North, Wellington and all the South Island. Check with your parish for details of how Mass and more are working in your area. 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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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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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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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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Local Synod process getting a welcome four extra months

Catholic dioceses and parishes around Aotearoa New Zealand will be welcoming the Vatican’s four-month extension for the local phase of the Synod process. The General Secretariat of the Synod of Bishops recently extended the deadline of the first (local) phase of the two-year international synodal process from next April to...

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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.