Cathedral of St Patrick & St Joseph | Te Whare Karakia o Hato Pateriki raua ko Hato Hohepa | Catholic Diocese of Auckland, New Zealand

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St Patrick's Cathedral Interior

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Sunday Masses
8am, 11am, 4:30pm, 7pm
Children’s Liturgy at 8am, 11am & 4.30pm

Diocesan Youth Mass last Sunday of month.

Weekday Masses
Monday-Friday: 7.00am & 12.15pm
Saturdays & Public Holidays: 8.30am


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Bishop’s Note

Blessings to you all.

A special welcome to those of you who are visitors to our shores. The Cathedral is the Mother Church of the Catholic Diocese of Auckland, attracting many who seek the abiding presence of the Lord. May your visit to this very sacred place be blessed, and may God bless all we do in His name.





Bishop Steve Lowe, Bishop of Auckland

Covid Notification - Children's Liturgy 11 am Sunday 27 November 2022

We have been notified that someone with COVID-19 attended the 11 am Mass Children's Liturgy Sunday 27 November 2022:


  1. Stay home if you are unwell
  2. Get tested for COVID-19 if you have cold or flu like symptoms or have been exposed to COVID-19 (How to get a COVID-19 test
  3. Wash your hands or use hand sanitiser
  4. Face masks are a way we can protect ourselves and others
  5. For 10 days avoid seeing people who could get very unwell with COVID-19 (e.g. people who are aged 70 plus, are pregnant, or who have serious medical conditions).

More information on these and other message are on the Unite Against COVID-19 website (


Messages from the NZ Bishops' Conference






13 September 2022

NZ Catholics are being urged to support the under-funded hospice and palliative care services by donating, volunteering in hospice shops, and asking their members of Parliament and the Government to make palliative care a priority. Bishop of Auckland Steve Lowe, Secretary of the NZCBC, says hospices provide a free service to 20,000 palliative care patients and their whānau each year, but must fundraise almost half the $176 million cost.

Bishop Steve says: “When the public was asked at the 2020 election to support the euthanasia legislation – dubbed the End-of-Life Choice law – they were led to believe palliative care would be a priority choice. Instead, hospice funding has been virtually capped at a time of high inflation”

Full details here:

1 June 2022
Further research about reported alleged abuse in the Catholic Church in Aotearoa NZ has been published  by Te Rōpū Tautoko, the group that coordinates Church engagement with the Royal Commission on Abuse in Care. It expands on research published in February and looks at reports of abuse about members of specific dioceses and congregations.
Full details:

Letter from NZ Bishop's Conference regarding the Covid Vaccine
NZ Catholic bishops urge support for Covid-19 vaccine

What’s on at the Cathedral

04apr(apr 4)7:00 pm02jan(jan 2)8:00 pmFirst Friday Adoration and Benediction for Vocations

08dec12:15 pm1:00 pmFeast of the Immaculate Conception

10dec10:30 am2:30 pmLabour of LoveSpring Cleaning our Cathedral in Preparation for Christmas

13dec7:00 pm8:30 pmRite II Reconcilation for Advent

Welcome to the Cathedral

Peace to all as we continue our journey into 2022.

Tena Koutou Katoa, Haere mai ki te Whare Karakia o Hato Pateriki raua ko Hato Hohepa! Welcome to the Cathedral of St Patrick and St Joseph, situated in downtown Auckland, at the heart of New Zealand’s largest city. On 18 September 1840 Apihai Te Kawau of Ngati Whatua gifted 3000 acres of land to Governor Hobson and on 10 May 1841 Bishop Pompallier applied to Hobson for “a sufficient space of land for a church, dwelling house, and for a college, recreation ground for youth and burial ground, for the use of the Roman Catholic public.” Approval was given and three weeks later the grant was made for all the stated purposes at this Wyndham St site with the exception of burials. Two acres of ground were allocated for Catholic use at the Symonds St cemetery.

Some three thousand people attend Mass here each Sunday. During the week thousands more come to pray, light a candle or enjoy a moment’s peace. The liturgical life of the Cathedral is rich and vibrant. May God bless our endeavours as we celebrate Jesus Christ: our Way, our Truth, our Life!

You can download the latest Cathedral here: NEWSLETTER
and our new App from the Google and Apple App Stores and visit our Facebook page which all offers a sense of who we are … House of God, Icon of Christ, Mother Church, Oasis of Peace, Place of Prayer… Home and place of community and celebration for God’s people.


Removal of the  COVID Traffic Light Framework

13 September 2022

The government has removed the COVID Traffic Light Framework. This means we can welcome you all to our services unrestricted. You are no longer required to wear a mask however you are very welcome to continue doing so if that makes you more comfortable.
Please stay home if you are unwell

We thank you for your care and kindness over these difficult and uncertain times. We look forward to seeing you once more at the Cathedral.
The Cathedral Team


The Cathedral App




We encourage  you to download our Cathedral App. You can use the photo app on your phone to scan the QR code or visit the Google or Apple play stores. When you download the App  login and create a profile. Then ensure you turn on the notifications on your phone’s settings. Here are instructions on how to turn on your  Notifications for your App.
Now you will be able to contact us, update your details with the parish, read the latest newsletter, have ready access to any important notifications, links to our Spotify, Facebook, daily readings etc and you can donate online using the Pushpay link within the App.


A new way to give to the Cathedral

Living cashless? The Cathedral is now on Pushpay, a 10-second giving app!

Go to your app store, download the Pushpay app, register, in the search button put St Patrick’s Cathedral, Auckland, click and give! Tax-deductible receipts are automatically sent to your email address.

Your weekly gifts enable liturgy, worship and the care of our priests. Thank you!


Sunday Masses to be broadcast Shine TV

The Sunday Shine TV Masses continue at 2 pm on Shine TV channel 25 or Sky channel 201. Also available on the Auckland Catholic Diocese YouTube Channel available to view at any time from Sunday.


Safe Church – Safe Guarding

As Catholics we believe that every person is created in the likeness and image of God. Therefore, we continue to ensure that our parish is a place where everyone is treated with respect and dignity. We foster an environment which is welcoming, and in which all our parish whanau, including our tamariki, rangatahi, kuia and kaumatua, feel safe.

If you have any complaints or concerns, our Safeguarding Co-ordinator is Anita Hudson ph 303-4509 x205, 027-381-4400 or You may also contact the National Office for Professional Standards 0800-114-662. You may also contact the police 111.



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    Cathedral Contacts

    Hours: 9.00 am - 4.30 pm, Monday - Friday

    Phone: +64 (9) 303 4509

    Fax: +64 (9) 379 8498


    St. Patrick's Cathedral 43 Wyndham Street Auckland 1010 New Zealand

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