Organisations

There are many Catholic organisations in New Zealand, and they give vigour and life to the Church as well as enabling Catholics with a common interest to work together, putting their faith into action for the good of the Church and society.

Some organisations are associated with dioceses or the New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference. Others are New Zealand branches of international Catholic organisations, or groups of New Zealand Catholics who are working together in a particular field or ministry. Religious orders are a large group of organisations with diverse charisms and ministries spread across the country.

The organisations listed on this website are national organisations. There are organisations in dioceses and parishes which can be found on diocesan and parish websites.

Religious Orders

Religious orders or congregations are groups of men and women who have taken vows of poverty, chastity and obedience as part of committing their lives to Christ. 

Religious orders have different ministries and charisms. All have a commitment to prayer and the spiritual life, but contemplative orders devote themselves primarily to prayer. 

Other orders have ministries which involve their members in working in the Church or in the community.

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Adorers of the Sacred Heart of Jesus of Montmartre - OSB

(09) 236 0598

Assumptionists - AA

(04) 232 3666
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Capuchin Franciscan Friars - OFMCap

Carmelite Monastery (Auckland)

(09) 625 9680

Carmelites of Mary Immaculate CMI

Te Kuiti
07 878 6147

Cenacle Sisters - RC

(04) 905 7213

Christian Brothers - CFC

(03) 348 5606

Cistercian Monks, Southern Star Abbey - OCSO

(06) 855 8239

Community of St John CSJ

(03) 343 2527 / (03) 343 2528

Congregation of Our Lady of the Missions - RNDM

Congregation of St Brigid (Brigidines) - CSB

(04) 237 8254
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Daughters of Our Lady of Compassion - DOLC

(04) 383 7134

De La Salle Brothers - FSC

09 276 9584

Discalced Carmelite Nuns (Christchurch) - OCD

(03) 338 9370

Divine Word Missionaries - SVD

(04) 970 8405

Dominican Friars - OP

(09) 308 9384
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Franciscan Friars - OFM

(09) 625 6651
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Good Shepherd Sisters - RGS

09 533 9315
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Hospitaller Brothers of St John of God - OH

(0061) 2 9747 1699
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Institute of Charity (Rosminians) IC

(03) 473 8470
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Little Company of Mary - LCM

(03) 372 9224

Little Sisters of the Assumption - LSA

(09) 274 7402

Little Sisters of the Poor - LSP

(09) 361 4600
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Marist Brothers - FMS

(09) 573 5233

Marist Sisters - SM

(09) 278 7643

Mill Hill Missionaries - MHM

09-630 9554

Mission Society of the Philippines - MSP

(09) 620 9517

Missionaries of Charity - MC

(0061) 2 931 82881

Missionaries of the Faith (MF)

(09) 527 1846

Missionary Sisters of St Peter Claver - SSPC

(04) 383-8401

Missionary Sisters of the Society of Mary - SMSM

(09) 275 4754
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New Zealand Dominican Sisters - OP

(03) 477 7577

Nga Whaea Atawhai o Aotearoa Sisters of Mercy New Zealand - RSM

04-831 0300
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Religious of the Sacred Heart - RSCJ

(0061) 2 9960 2061
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Salesians of Don Bosco SDB

09 833 7420

Sister Disciples of the Divine Master - PDDM

(09) 376 6542

Sisters of St Joseph of Cluny - SJC

(07) 579 4460

Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart - RSJ

(09) 528 5204

Sisters of St Joseph, Whanganui - RSJ

(06) 345 5047

Sisters of the Holy Faith - CHF

03-960 8606

Sisters of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary - PBVM

(04) 973 0405

Society of Christ - SChr

(04) 389 9320

Society of Mary - SM

(04) 499 3060

Sons of the Most Holy Redeemer FSSR

03 356 2123
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Workers of Christ the Worker - WCW

04-479 1044

Church Archives

More information about the Catholic Church in Aotearoa New Zealand is available from the Church archives.

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Archdiocese of Wellington

04 496 1757
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Congregation of Our Lady of the Missions RNDM

04 977 4322
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Daughters of Our Lady of Compassion DOLC Archives (Sisters of Compassion)

04 383 7134

Diocese of Auckland

09 360 3062

Diocese of Dunedin

03 474 5750

Diocese of Palmerston North

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Mary MacKillop Centre Archives

09 528 5204 ext. 206
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Sisters of Mercy New Zealand RSM Archives

04 819 8312

Sisters of St Joseph Whanganui

06-345 5047

Catholic Hospitals and Homes

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Atawhai Mercy Assisi Home and Hospital

07 856 3019
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Bishop Snedden Retirement Village

04 496 1732
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Calvary Hospital Southland Ltd

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Liston Memorial Village

09 624 5313
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Mary MacKillop Care NZ Ltd (Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart)

Mercy Hospice Auckland

(09) 361 5966

Mercy Hospital

Invercargill
03 464 0107

Mission Rest Home

New Plymouth
06 757 5520
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North Shore Hospice (Chaplaincy only)

09 486 1688
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Quinlan Court Retirement Complex

(06) 348 9505
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Sacred Heart Home

Dunedin
03 476 2028

St John of God Addington: Health & Ability Services St John of God Hauora Trust

(03) 339 8899

St John of God Halswell: Health & Ability Services St John of God Hauora Trust

03 338 2009

St John of God Karori Health & Ability Services St John of God Hauora Trust

04 464 2010

St John of God Selwyn: Health & Ability Services St John of God Hauora Trust

(03) 399 1791

St Joseph’s Home - Little Sisters of the Poor LSP

Auckland
09 361 4600

St Joseph’s Home of Compassion

04 528 5089
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Te Kainga Atawhai o Hata Katarina St Catherine’s Rest Home

09 376 3147
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Waiatarua Mercy Parklands Hospital & Retirement Home

09 579 7241

Social Services


Working for the common good and a just society is a particular responsibility of Catholic lay people, and there are many Catholic organisations actively committed to this work.

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ACROSS Te Kotahitanga o te Wairua Social Services

Palmerston North
06 356 7486
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Beginning Experience NZ Charitable Trust

09 360 3054

Beginning Experience Wellington

04 232 0639
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Catholic Deaf Centre Palmerston North

021 120 4265 (text message only)

Catholic Family Support Services Hamilton

Catholic Social Services Auckland

09 378 9650

Catholic Social Services Christchurch

03 379 0012

Catholic Social Services Dunedin

03 477 3838

Catholic Social Services Wellington

04 385 8642

Challenge 2000 (Wellington)

04 477 6827
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De Paul House Emergency Housing

09 480 5959
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Faith and Light NZ

03 323 8516

Family Life Pregnancy Centre

0800 367 5433 or 09 629 4360
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Lazarus Experience

04-970 9385
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Ministry to Persons with an Intellectual Disability and their Families

Dunedin
03 456 3162

Monte Cecilia Housing Trust Emergency Housing

09 275 6661
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Pregnancy and Family Support Crisis Pregnancy Support

St Luke's Health Centre Nelson
03 548 1858

Project Rachel Auckland

0800 111 811 or 09 629 4361

Project Rachel Hamilton

0800 217 033

Project Rachel Wellington

04 385 8642
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Seasons for Growth Auckland

09 360 3027

Seasons for Growth Hamilton

07 856 6989

Seasons for Growth Palmerston North

06 354 1780 ext. 824

Seasons for Growth Wellington

04 496 5182

Society of St Vincent de Paul

04 499 5070

St John of God Waipuna

03 386 2159

Suzanne Aubert Compassion Centre

04 385 9299
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Vincentian Foundation for the Elderly

04 496 1732
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Widowed, Separated and Divorced Support Group Wellington

04 499 5520

Workplace Support North Island - Vitae

Workplace Support, Lower South Island

03 477 8065

Workplace Support, Upper South Island

Social Justice Organisations

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Archdiocese of Wellington Justice and Peace Commission

04 496 1744
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Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand

04 496 1742

Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace, Diocese of Christchurch

03 348 6100

Congregation of Our Lady of the Missions RNDM

04 939 1231
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Diocese of Auckland Justice and Peace Commission

09 360 3037

Diocese of Hamilton Social Justice Desk

07 856 6989

Diocese of Palmerston North Commission for Justice, Peace, and Development

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MissioNZ

Pontifical Mission Societies
04 472 2210
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Nathaniel Centre

The NZ Catholic Bioethics Centre
04 499 2251
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Pax Christi Aotearoa New Zealand

09 377 5541