National Calendar 2019

Solemnity of Mary Mother of God

1 Jan

World Day of Peace


13 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

18-19 Feb

World Day of Prayer for the Sick

Mixed Commission Conference





       3 Mar

       6 Mar

       8 Mar

Day of Prayer for Children

Ash Wednesday

Day of Prayer and Penance for Victims of Abuse and Violence


       13 Mar

Anniversary of election of Pope Francis


25 Mar

Day of Prayer for Family Life




Good Friday


19 Apr

25 Apr

Collection for the Holy Places

National Day of Remembrance

St Peter Chanel  (Divine Mercy)

28 Apr

Proto-martyr of Oceania, Patron Saint of Oceania


28 Apr – 2 May

NZCBC Meeting (Dunedin)




4th Sunday in Easter Time

    12 May

Day of Prayer for Vocations – Seminary Collection




Ascension Sunday


Pentecost Sunday



Trinity Sunday


Corpus Christi

2 Jun

3 – 9 Jun

9 Jun

       10 Jun


       16 Jun


23 Jun

World Communications Day

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity


Memorial, Blessed Virgin Mary Mother of the Church

Day of Prayer for the work of the Catholic Enquiry Centre (“Catholic Discovery”)

Day of Prayer for Refugees & Migrants*

Ss Peter and Paul, Solemnity

29 Jun

30 Jun


Peter’s Pence Collection





14 Jul

Sea Sunday – Day of Prayer for Seafarers


28 Jul

Caring Sunday – collection





   4 – 11 Aug

National Vocations Awareness Week

Assumption of Blessed Virgin Mary

15 Aug

Holy Day of Obligation, Patronal Feast for New Zealand





8-14 Sep

Social Justice Week

October: Extraordinary Month of Mission – 100 years since Apostolic Letter Maximum Illud


6 Oct

13 Oct

Day of Celebration for Ven Suzanne Aubert

Day of Prayer to Respect Life


20 Oct

27 – 31 Oct

World Mission Sunday – Prop. Of Faith Collection

NZCBC meeting (Wellington)







Christmas Day

25 Dec

Holy Day of Obligation