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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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Messages from Bishop Patrick Dunn

Thursday 4 March 2021
As Church leaders from across the denominations in Auckland, we urge Christian people to support and cooperate with the policies in place for the community to unite against COVID-19.
Frequently in the New Testament we are reminded that we have a responsibility to cooperate with the authority and mechanisms of the State, and thus to live as good citizens and act for the well-being of the wider community.
In particular we recognise the importance during this Alert Level 3 period of not gathering in our churches, staying home unless essential, and not leaving the borders of the Auckland area.
We offer our prayers for all who have been given the responsibility of decision-making and who are guiding our nation through this challenging time. We commit ourselves to supporting those endeavours in every respect.

Message from Bishop Pat Sunday 28 February

Following the announcement at 9pm last night that the Auckland Region will move to Alert Level 3 and the rest of the country to Alert Level 2 from 6am Sunday 28th February, to be reviewed in seven days, we write to you again about pastoral implications. Under Alert Level 3 Churches must close, except for small, private weddings and funerals of up to 10 people. Physical distancing and public health measures must be maintained.
Pray for our country, that we remain calm and kind.
Here in Auckland city in order to keep our communities safe we cannot gather together, but we can still continue our 3-fold Lenten preparations of prayer, fasting and almsgiving.. Despite the disruption to our lives it is a chance for us to reflect more deeply on what God is asking of us during these sacred 40 days
In prayer we place ourselves trustingly in the presence of God, opening our hearts to his guidance and inspiration.
We fast from those things in our lives that are holding us back from becoming our very best selves.
Almsgiving is the way we can help others. Even in these days when we are confined to our homes, we can check on the wellbeing of our families, friends and neighbours.
Let us pray in the words of today’s Mass prayer:
God our Father, in you is found no shadow of change, but only the fullness of life and limitless truth.
Open our hearts to the voice of your Word.
Restore our sight that we may look upon your Son who calls us to repentance and a change of heart,
for he lives and reigns with you forever. Amen.

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

PDF of the Letter for Level 2 14 May 2020
PDF of Bishop Pat's Message 26 April 2020
PDF of Bishop Pat's Message 24 March 2020

To download a copy Pastoral Letter on Leaving the Closed Room from the Bishops, 26 May 2020 click here.

Please click here to download a copy of the Bishops' 28 March 2020 letter and the instruction When you cannot receive the Sacraments because of Quarantine

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.

What’s on at the Cathedral

24feb(feb 24)6:00 pm31mar(mar 31)7:00 pmThe Light is on for You

26feb5:15 pm26mar6:15 pmFriday Stations of the Cross for Lent

Welcome to the Cathedral

Peace to all as we continue our journey into 2021.

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 NEWSLETTER and our Facebook page 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.


Sunday Masses to be broadcast Shine TV

The Shine TV Masses are back starting this Sunday 7 March 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.

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Hours: 9.00 am - 4.30 pm, Monday - Friday

Phone: +64 (9) 303 4509

Fax: +64 (9) 379 8498


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