Nau Mai, Haere Mai

Catholic Diocese of Dunedin

Supporting the Mission and Mahi of the Catholic Church in Otago and Southland

Ko ahau te huarahi, te pono, te ora 

I am the way, the truth, the life    John 14:6

2023 Holy Week  and Easter Mass/Ceremonies in all Parishes 

Resources for Palm Sunday from the National Liturgy Office

Sunday 26 March is Palm Sunday, the start of Holy Week leading to Easter.  The National Liturgy Office has extensive resources for Palm Sunday, which are available online here.

Nau mai, haere mai to this Good Friday ecumenical meditation at Knox Church

Employment opportunity with NZCBC 

The New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference is seeking an Executive Director who will be responsible for working with NZCBC agencies to implement the decisions of the bishops.  Find out more here.

Rural Ministry Hui Report


As a follow up from 2021 rural ministry meetings, the Diocesan Pastoral Council, held meetings in the same six areas in 2022.  Thanks to all you who took the time to participate.  A full report can be read here.

New website for Catholic Enquiry Centre


The Catholic Enquiry Centre has a new website.  Visit it to find out about faith, explore Catholicism, order booklets or make a donation by clicking here 

Staying Safe on Social Media Campaign

The Bishops are supporting a nation-wide campaign this week to raise awareness of staying safe on our Catholic social media platforms. This has been prompted by suspicious activity on many Catholic social media pages.  Click here for more tips and resources to be social media savvy.

Thank you for your generosity

Our Dunedin Talitha Kum group, which works to end human trafficking is providing weekly Lenten reflections to increase our awareness, help us to pray, and act where we can.  

To read this weeks reflection click here.