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

The Diocesan Pastoral Council is returning to the rural areas visited in 2021 with a follow up synodal session in October and November this year. All are welcome to attend a session near you. Please RSVP to your local priest or parish council chair.

Come join our youth overnight event for the Dunedin Diocese on 26-27 November at Burns Lodge@Holy Cross in Mosgiel! Click here to find out more and register.

Congratulations to our three seminarians, Peter, Suu and Joseph who were ordained as Deacons by Bishop Michael on 3rd September. Kia whakapaingia koutou.

Māori Language Week – Te Wiki o te Reo Māori runs 12-18 September this year. The NZ Catholic Bishops Conference Te Huinga o ngā Pīhopa Katorika o Aotearoa is very keen to have this supported and celebrated in all our dioceses, parishes and schools. Please click here for links to resources prepared by Deacon Danny Karatea-Goddard -- Māori Advisor to the NZCBC.

The NZ Catholic Bishops Conference has compiled a National Synod syntheses document which you can read here. The national document has been sent to Rome as part of the Pope’s synodal path to the Church’s future, which will culminate in the Assembly of the Synod of Bishops in Rome in October next year.

World Youth Day 2023 is in Lisbon, Portugal! Aotearoa New Zealand wants to send some of our young people. There is a pilgrimage planned for before WYD. Click here to find out more about the itinerary and how to get involved.