Cathedral of St Patrick & St Joseph | Te Whare Karakia o Hato Pateriki raua ko Hato Hohepa | Catholic Diocese of Auckland, New Zealand

Becoming Catholic



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

The programme of children’s formation in the faith is known as the Rite of Christian Initiation of Children (RCIC).

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

Usually children’s baptisms (or ‘Reception’ if you were already baptised in another Christian denomination) take place during November. Enrolments open during Term II of the primary school academic year.  The programme is held in Terms III and IV. Children can then continue in the following year to complete their Sacraments of Initiation (Confirmation and First Holy Eucharist).

Enquiries 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,

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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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