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


Messages from the NZ Bishops' Conference




20 October 2023

The Anglican and Catholic Bishops of Aotearoa New Zealand, meeting together in Wellington last week, jointly express their horror at the latest acts of violence and join international voices in calling for an immediate ceasefire. Joint Anglican-Catholic Bishops Statement on Gaza

What’s on at the Cathedral

21jul(jul 21)5:45 pm22(jul 22)6:45 pmCathedral Youth Group

Welcome to the Cathedral

Peace to all as we begin our journey into 2024.

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 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 in the city for God’s people.

Important Notice for all visitors to the Cathedral

As a result of multiple security issues in and around the Cathedral, the decision has been made for the safety of the patrons, staff and cathedral building that all doors will be locked outside of Mass times. We are looking to find ways to rectify this situation as soon as possible.  Mass times can be found here

The Cathedral App on your phone




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 Play or Apple Store sites. When you have downloaded 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.

Parking at the Cathedral

For pedestrian safety, the Cathedral Square is for authorised & disabled parking only. All others may be towed away. Discounted parking is available at the Wilson’s Car Parks on Hobson Street ($4.50) and Durham Lane ($3). Important information on how to get the discounted parking can be found here.

Wilson’s Hobson Street Car Park
– uses the  Pay by Plate machines (inside the carpark) or the ParkMate App (downloadable at Google Play or Apple Store websites. Instructions on how to download and use the App



Wilson’s Durham Lane Car Park
To reduce the $15 parking fee to $3.50 for 2hrs (after 6pm weekdays and all weekend). Bring your parking ticket to the Cathedral to get the Cathedral validation.
The validation machine is in the Cathedral foyer entrance by the noticeboards. Your parking ticket can be validated either before or after Mass.

A new way to give to the Cathedral

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

Go to Apple Store or Google Play, 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 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 by phoning 111.

Email Us

    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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