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 NZ Catholic Bishops have published their 2023 Election Statement, which urges the politicians elected on 14 October to focus on issues that matter to the people of the nation rather than the trivia and scandals that dominate public debate. Read more here.

The Spring Sessions 2023 of 20:20 Catholic Questions focuses on 'What’s going on with Religious Education in Catholic Schools?'

Thursdays at 6.20pm in St Patrick's Basilica, 40 MacAndrew Rd, South Dunedin

Come for this opportunity for adult discussion and learning about what the Church teaches and where we fit.

20 minutes presentation, 20 minutes for questions (and out the door by 7.00pm!)

A Marriage Preparation Course is coming up on the 14th-15th October 2023 at Tirohanga Camp.  For more information and  registration click here.

2023 Draft Strategic Plan Development - open for comment

We are seeking comments on our draft Diocesan Strategic Plan from our wider diocesan whānau and communities (school boards, parish councils or leadership teams, ethnic groups, etc). We are all an integral part of this diocese and want to continue in a synodal way. Please gather with your community and read over this draft plan together and offer your comments as a group on the form provided here.  Ngā mihi. 

Read the 2023 Annual Report of Catholic Social Services:

Link to the Report >>

Instrumentum laboris

Catholics in Aotearoa are being encouraged to read the working document that will guide the Synod meeting in Rome in October and help to set the future direction of the Church.

Instrumentum laboris (Working Document) published by the Synod Secretariat is another step towards the future, of the Church.

Click here to read the document and to hear more about the next stage of the Synod.