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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Becoming a Parishioner

An important part of the Cathedral’s life is welcoming new catholics.

The programme of adult formation in the faith is known as the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA).

It is a wonderful series of steps and stages that can lead to baptism, confirmation and Eucharist (Communion).

Usually adult baptisms (or ‘Reception’ if you were already baptised in another Christian denomination) take place at the great Easter Vigil Mass on Holy Saturday night. It is a wonderful and moving ceremony that coincides with the first Mass of the Resurrection for Easter Sunday.

You can join the RCIA at any time. There is a course currently underway ~ enquirers are welcome and we would like you to know that there will be no pressure to sign up. We take you as you are and go at your pace!’

For further (no obligation) enquiries, please contact our Parish Pastoral Coordinator, Anita Hudson, via the Cathedral Office or e-mail

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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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