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TOURING CHOIR & ORCHESTRA: at St John the Baptist Alexandra Sun 16 Dec at 2:30pm. Following concerts across Australia & Europe, Artes Christi is coming to NZ and will present a Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols Please come - all welcome! Entry by donation ($10 suggested) www.christmasinthecity.org.au


Assistant to Diocesan Property Manager

Full-time, Fixed Term (one-year contract) 

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Dunedin is looking for a person to assist with the preparation of 10-year property plans for the diocese’s 28 schools as required by the Ministry of Education and to support the Diocesan Property Manager with other aspects of property management. The successful applicant will have some experience of property maintenance and/or an understanding of school property requirements.

For further information please email [email protected]

Applications, including curriculum vitae and contact details of two referees, to be sent to:

Financial Administrator
Diocese of Dunedin
Private Bag 1941
Dunedin 9054.

Applications close 5pm, Monday 17 December 2018.


What's Happening

Blessings and Congratulations to Jaewoo Lee, Ordained priest for the Diocese of Dunedin on 16th November at Immaculate Reception Parish in Mosgiel. S



The New Zealand Catholic Bishops and Catholic Religious orders have welcomed the inclusion of faith-based institutions in New Zealand’s Royal Commission into Abuse in State Care.

The Catholic Church sought to be included in the Royal Commission. Bishop Patrick Dunn, President of the New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference says, “The view we expressed during the consultation was that it would be wrong if some individuals were excluded from the Inquiry simply because their path of referral to an institution was different from someone else’s. We reaffirm our support and our desire to learn from this national undertaking which we are confident will contribute positively to the strengthening and safeguarding of our families, communities and society.”

The New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference – Te Huinga o ngā Pihopa Katorika o Aotearoa (NZCBC) and the Congregational Leaders’ Conference Aotearoa New Zealand (CLCANZ) have appointed a new group to ensure that the Catholic Church provides a co-ordinated and co-operative response to the Commission from all the many dioceses, congregations and institutions of the Church in this country. The new group is called Te Rōpū Tautoko.

Chair of the support group, Te Rōpū Tautoko, Catherine Fyfe said, “The way that lessons are learnt for today and the future is to examine, understand, acknowledge and address what has occurred. We will collectively work towards healing. To do that, we will support the Royal Commission with the information they need. We will review the Terms of Reference and look forward to working with the Commission as it progresses the next steps in this process.”

Bishop Michael Dooley’s Ordination at the Dunedin Town Hall on 26th April 2018

Bishop Micheal Dooley's Installation at St. Joseph's Cathedral, Dunedin on 27th April 2018