National Calendar 2018

Solemnity of Mary Mother of God

1 Jan

  World Day of Peace


14 Jan

  Anniversary of First Mass in New Zealand (Bishop Pompallier)





2 Feb

  Day of Prayer for Consecrated Life

Waitangi Day

6 Feb

  Waitangi Day


11 Feb

14 Feb

16 Feb

  World Day of Prayer for the Sick

  Ash Wednesday - Bishops Lent Appeal (Caritas) begins

  Day of Prayer and Penance for Victims of Abuse and Violence





4 Mar

  Day of Prayer for Children


13 Mar

  Anniversary of election of Pope Francis

Good Friday

30 Mar

  Collection for the Holy Places





9 Apr

  Day of Prayer for Family Life


25 Apr

  National Day of Remembrance

St Peter Chanel   

28 Apr

  Proto-martyr of Oceania, Patron Saint of Oceania


4th Sunday in Easter Time

29 Apr-3 May

29 April 

  NZCBC Meeting (Auckland)

  Day of Prayer for Vocations – Seminary Collection




Ascension Sunday

13 May

  World Communications Day


13-20 May

18-20 May

  Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

  Marriage Training Weekend (Christchurch)





17 Jun

  Day of Prayer for Refugees & Migrants

Sts Peter & Paul

29 Jun






1 Jul

8 Jul

  Peter’s Pence Collection

  Sea Sunday – Day of Prayer for Seafarers


29 Jul

  Caring Sunday – collection





5-12 Aug

  National Vocations Awareness Week

Assumption of Blessed Virgin Mary

15 Aug

  Holy Day of Obligation, Patronal Feast for New Zealand





9-15 Sep

  Social Justice Week


10-14 Sep

  National Assembly of Diocesan Priests (Christchurch)





7 Oct

14 Oct

Day of Celebration for Suzanne Aubert

Day of Prayer to Respect Life


21 Oct

World Mission Sunday – Prop. Of Faith Collection





4-8 Nov

NZCBC meeting (Wellington)




Christmas Day

   25 Dec

Holy Day of Obligation