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Grand opening St Patrick's Basilica, South Dunedin

A large group of parishioners, benefactors, contractors and dignitaries gathered on Sunday afternoon to celebrate the re-opening of St Patrick's Basilica in South Dunedin, and to congratulate the many people and organisations who made this possible.  Jo Bell announced the new name of the combined parish: Mercy Parish - Whanau Aroha; and Richard Kerr-Bell offered insights into the links between 'mercy' and Maori concepts of family, birthing and love.  Scroll through some images from the occasion below.  Photos courtesy of Craig Ashton.


What's happening

"My Soul in Stillness Waits", Proclaimers of the Word Workshops in Dunedin.  Wed. June 22nd at 7:00pm and Sat. June 25th at 10:30am, both at Holy Name Church, Great King St.  Click here for more information and full document on Lector Guidelines.



Laudato Si, one year on... come and hear a series of five reflections by five different people, followed by discussions on the practical implications of Pope Francis' document released one year ago, on caring for our planet.  Wed. 22 June, 7:30pm in the Mercy Chapel behind St. Patrick's Basilica, South Dunedin.


World Youth Day 2016 in Krakow Poland 25-31 July 2016.  For information on the companion event in Christchurch, for Dunedin and Christchurch secondary schools, click here.

Marriage Preparation Course for Engaged Couples, 25-27 November 2016.  Click here for more details and registration.

What's new

In partnership with the Tindall Foundation, the Diocese of Dunedin invites applications for grants that will support families and social services within the Diocese.   For Application information click here

Find Fr. Stephen Bevan's lectures on video by clicking here

Special visit by the Governor-General, Sir Jerry Mateparae to celebrate the "captivating" Sr Marie at Little Sisters of the Poor - click here for story and video, courtesy of the Otago Daily Times.


Take a peek behind the doors of Dunedin's historic and unique Dominican Priory with Amanda Nunns, writing for her Kiwi Adventures blog