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Dear friends, welcome!

As Bishop of Auckland I welcome you to our website, which is part of our mission to bring and share the Good News of Jesus Christ who said, “I have come that you may have life and have it in abundance.” (John 10:10)

May it assist you to discover the hope, the joy and the peace of the message of Jesus in the worship, the people and the activities of our Catholic community of the Diocese of Auckland.

Above all may you find here the person of Jesus, who is at the very heart of who we are and all that we do.

May God bless you.

Bishop of Auckland


St Peter Aloysius Mary Chanel

Celebrating 175 years as Patron Saint of Oceania 28/04/2016 read more >>


Alleluia, Alleluia, Jesus Christ is risen.

Easter is the most important and oldest feast of the Church’s Year.
It celebrates the death and coming to life again of Jesus Christ.
The event of the resurrection puts the “Good” into Good Friday.
Because of the resurrection we dare to believe that the end of this life is not the end, there is life beyond.
This is so important to Christians that we proclaim Easter for 50 days.
We party: for 50 days we celebrate because we are people of the resurrection.
Celebrations do not cease after Easter.
Each Eucharist, celebrates the life, death and resurrection of Jesus, they are mini Easter celebrations.

The Year of Mercy – The Pastoral Plan in Action

"But go and learn what this means 'I desire mercy not sacrifice'". Matthew 9:13

The Year of Mercy invites us to walk into the challenge of living the Christian life. To be forgiven and to forgive others. It is a year of reflection and action as we implement the Diocesan Pastoral Plan – Fit for Mission The first priority of Fit for Mission is Go! Parishes, communities, and schools are asked to focus more specifically and practically on reaching out to those outside our communities. To find ways and means to draw them more fully to know and love Christ Jesus. This is what the Church calls mission ad extra (to those beyond our normal boundaries).
A framework for mission and mercy is to explore the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy

Let us abandon all
and dread, for these
do not befit men and
women who are loved.
Instead, let us live the
joy of encounter with
the grace that
transforms all.
Pope Francis

Diocesan News

NPH – Latin American Market
18-04-2016 | Karen O'Connell

  Please join us at the NPH market to help raise funds for the NPH Catholic orphanages in Latin America. The market will be Sunday 1st May 3 – 7pm Freemans Bay, Community Hall. NPH – Latin American Market is published on 2016-04-18T09:44:06+12:00 and last modified: 2016-04-29T11:05:15+12:00 by Karen O’Connell

New Zealanders welcome Pope’s document on Marriage & the family
11-04-2016 | Lyndsay Freer

On 9 April,Pope Francis released his much anticipated document on marriage and the family, following two gatherings of bishops and various lay persons and extensive consultation with Catholics everywhere to discuss the challenges facing families. The document formally called an Apostolic Exhortation and entitled Amoris Laetitia – the Joy of Love, signals the Pope’s vision […]

Launch of biography of Bishop Pompallier
09-04-2016 | Lyndsay Freer

pomp book launch invite for email Launch of biography of Bishop Pompallier is published on 2016-04-09T07:16:42+12:00 and last modified: 2016-04-09T07:16:42+12:00 by Lyndsay Freer

Catholic Community Network event 11 April
06-04-2016 | Lyndsay Freer

CCN 11 Apr 2016 – Website-1 Catholic Community Network event 11 April is published on 2016-04-06T09:23:52+12:00 and last modified: 2016-04-06T09:23:52+12:00 by Lyndsay Freer

05-04-2016 | Lyndsay Freer

is published on 2016-04-05T11:34:05+12:00 and last modified: 2016-04-05T11:34:05+12:00 by Lyndsay Freer

St Peter Aloysius Mary Chanel
04-04-2016 | superadmin

Pierre Chanel was a quiet-mannered Catholic missionary who spent three and a half years on the island of Futuna. He was unrewarded by any conspicuous accomplishment except that he was murdered in 1841. Pierre was an unlikely candidate for fame. However, his notability has become deep-rooted and widespread and, above all, remains current today. Chanel’s […]

150 Year Celebration of the Josephites  
19-03-2016 | superadmin

The Sisters of St Joseph, known as the Josephites, will on the 19th March, 2016 celebrate the 150th anniversary of their founding by the now Saint Mary of the Cross MacKillop and Father Julian Tenison Woods in Penola, South Australia. The Josephites, are an extraordinary congregation of Sisters affectionately known as the Josephites or the […]

Popular educator and administrator retires
22-02-2016 | Lyndsay Freer

Neil Laurenson, who served as Manager of Catholic Education Services in the Auckland Diocese for 25 years, retired at the end of 2015. At a Dedication Mass on Tuesday 16 February  at Christ the King church in Owairaka it was announced that Neil’s service was being recognised by Pope Francis by way of a Papal […]

Church leaders endorse the film Spotlight
20-02-2016 | Lyndsay Freer

The film Spotlight  currently screening in cinemas around New Zealand, is the story of the uncovering of child sexual abuse by clergy in the Archdiocdese of Boston USA by journalists of the Boston Globe newspaper. They uncover a conspiracy by Church officials, lawyers and government officials to hide the pedophilia of many priests in the […]


Cathedrals’ Lenten Series for 2016
16-02-2016 | Teresa McNamara

This year’s theme is Caring for our Common Home.  The reflections are inspired by Pope Francis’ Encyclical of 2015 ’Laudato Si’.  We welcome you to come as part of your Lenten journey for 2016. Click here to download a flyer with details of this years programme. $2 Validated parking is available at the Hobson Street and […]

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