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!
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also contact the National Office for Professional Standards 0800-114-662. You may also contact the police 111.