Welcome to the Cathedral
Peace to all as we continue our journey into 2020.
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.
Level 3 at the Cathedral
Unfortunately we have moved to LEVEL 3 once again, which means we have had to close our Cathedral doors. Masses and Cathedral programmes are currently suspended. Reconciliation please visit https://www.stpatricks.org.nz/mass-times/. We look forward to welcoming you home to the Cathedral in the very near future. Please pray for our community.For information regarding
24 August Message from the NZ Catholic Bishops’ Conference
The Prime Minister announced at 3pm that Auckland’s Alert Level 3 restrictions will remain until Midnight this coming Sunday, 30 August. Level 2 will then take effect until at least Sunday 6 September, but with religious gatherings restricted to 10 people (although funerals can have a maximum of 50 attendees). This will continue to restrict the resumption of public Masses.
For the rest of New Zealand, the existing Level 2 restrictions — with religious gatherings limited to 100 people — will remain with a review by Sunday 6 September. Individual dioceses and parishes will continue to decide which Masses will be celebrated.
Catholics around New Zealand remain united in working to prevent the spread of Covid-19 and, recognising that our Auckland brothers and sisters are still unable to attend Mass, we support you in prayer.
✠ Patrick Dunn, Bishop of Auckland and NZCBC President
✠ John Dew, Cardinal Archbishop of Wellington and NZCBC Vice President
✠ Stephen Lowe, Bishop of Hamilton and NZCBC Secretary
✠ Paul Martin SM, Bishop of Christchurch
✠ Michael Dooley, Bishop of Dunedin
✠ Michael Gielen, Auxiliary Bishop of Auckland
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
A new way to give to the Cathedral
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