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Mass Times

Mass times for the new parishes that have been amalgamated and are as follows. Download a PDF here of Sunday Mass timesDownload Cathedral Parish Sunday Mass times: (all Masses @ St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral) Saturday Vigil: 5.30pm Sunday: 8am, 9:30am, 11am, 4:30pm and 6pm Weekday Mass times: Monday to Friday: 7:30am…(Read More)

Bishop Paul Martin has announced today, 11 June 2020 the death of Bishop Emeritus Most Reverend Basil Meeking DD. Bishop Meeking aged 90 passed away at Christchurch Hospital after a short period of ill-health. Bishop Meeking was the seventh bishop of Christchurch. He was firstly ordained as a priest in 1953 and then as…(Read More)


Pope Francis has made it clear he expects the Church on every level to implement whatever steps are necessary to ensure the protection of minors and vulnerable adults and to respond to their needs with fairness and mercy. The aim of our diocese is to provide a consistent vision to create and foster a secure…(Read More)

My dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ Today we celebrate the coming of the Holy Spirit to the apostles gathered in the upper room.  Those apostles, who had been with Jesus during his ministry and since his resurrection, were waiting for the arrival of the Holy Spirit.  They believed the words of Jesus…(Read More)

The latest Inform – issue 122, May 2020 is now available. This issue is again available online only. This issue has a particular ‘lockdown’ theme Inform-122Download…(Read More)

The week 16th to 24th May is a week set aside to mark the 5th Anniversary Pope Francis’ encyclical: “Laudato Si’ – On Care for our Common Home” (LS). Here Pope Francis’ speaks about this week… What a difference this encyclical has made! It has…(Read More)

Mass Online

As we have now moved to alert level one Mass will no longer be live streamed from the bishop’s chapel. Below are some links to other online Masses. Diocese of Palmerston North – 9.30am every Sunday Timaru Vigil every Saturday 6.00pm Our Lady of Kapiti – Archdiocese of Wellington – 9.30am every Sunday Australian…(Read More)

NZ Catholic The latest NZ Catholic is now available and can be viewed online NZ-Catholic_Issue-587_April-19-2020Download The Nathaniel Report From the Nathaniel Centre – the NZ Catholic Bioethics Centre Edition number 60 contains articles on euthanasia and cannabis that we trust you will find informative in the lead-up to the referendum questions…(Read More)

Mass Livestream

Mass will be livestreamed each day from three places. Diocese Sundays at 10.00am and celebrated by Bishop Paul Monday to Saturday at 9.00am and celebrated by various priests of the diocese. Once the livestream finishes they are available to watch on Youtube Click here for the Diocese YouTube channel Waimakariri Mass is being…(Read More)

Caritas has launched an appeal to assist the Pacific nations with the pandemic. “The COVID-19 pandemic has spread rapidly and globally with devastating impact. Caritas is working with partners on the ground across the Pacific and around the world to support vulnerable communities as they prepare for and respond to the effects of…(Read More)

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ Kia tau te rangimārie kia koutou – Peace be with you It was in the evening of the first Easter day, while the disciples were locked down in fear, that suddenly the risen Christ stood before them in the closed room and said, “Peace be with you” and showed…(Read More)

20 March 2020 Dear Members of the Catholic community You will have read the public statement of the Bishops of New Zealand regarding the suspension of all Masses in the country from 20 March. It was not an easy decision to make knowing as we do that the Eucharist is at the heart of our…(Read More)

20 March 2020 Pastoral letter to parishioners from the Catholic Bishops of Aotearoa New Zealand regarding the Covid-19 coronavirus-related suspension of Mass The psalm we pray together at this weekend’s Masses for the Fourth Sunday in Lent is perhaps the best known and most loved of all the psalms. For almost three…(Read More)

Carmelite Sister turns 90

She was six years old when she made up her mind. She entered at 17, and now, as she has turned 90 in November, she’s going stronger, in some ways, more than ever. “Not everyone gets to 90 years,” Sr Teresa explained with a soft laugh. In fact it has come as a surprise…(Read More)

Bishop Paul Martin has announced this morning that a new cathedral will be built in the centre of the city adjacent to Victoria Square. As well as the new cathedral, a pastoral centre / community hub, a primary school for a relocated St Mary’s Primary School, offices for the diocese and residential accommodation for clergy…(Read More)

Nearly at the halfway point of construction, Catholic Cathedral College’s new $5.6 million office, administration and classroom building will be constructed using industry leading resilient and sustainable systems, with timber at its core. Cross Laminated Timber, known as CLT, forms the three-storey building’s structural framework and this is just the beginning…(Read More)

After an extensive process of seeking feedback, Bishop Paul has confirmed the establishment of five new parishes in Christchurch by amalgamating 12 existing parishes as well as changes in the Selwyn district. Bishop Paul announced this to parish congregations on Sunday throughout the Diocese. The video can be found on the Our Faith Our Future…(Read More)