2018 Pastoral Events Calendar





3rd - Christian Life Program, sponsored by the  Couples for Christ (CFC) - Dunedin. This ministry is open to all adults, married or single. To be held at St. Peter Chanel Parish Hall, Green Island, 6:00 pm. The vision of the CFC Ministry is : "Families in the Holy Spirit Renewing the Face of the Earth”. This program takes 8 Saturdays the same time and place.  For more information please contact us: Bro. Al Ranin - 02108274459/Sis. Michelle Ranin - 0210579663

13th - Valentines' Day 'Mass of Love' at St. Joseph's Cathedral, Dunedin 7pm.  Mass followed by champagne and nibbles.  Families, singles and all welcome.

14th - Ash Wednesday (see individual parishes for Mass times).

16th - Family Life International Dunedin, Mass for Life, to be celebrated by Bishop Colin Campbell February, 7pm at Holy Name Church.  Light supper will be held in the church foyer after a prayerful walk to Dunedin Hospital. 

22nd - Justice and Peace Committee meeting 7pm (and every 4th Thursday of the month)



1st - Charismatic Renewal Mass:  7:30pm at St. Peter Chanel Church, Green Island.  You are invited to come and build a closer relationship in this season of Lent with Jesus through the power of the Holy Spirit, join with us in praise & worship celebrating the Mass with Fr Merv McGettigan. A food basket will be offered for the St Vincent de PaulIf you would like to find out more please call either Mary Snelling 455 6238 – Greg Wansink 027 432 8838

4th - Combined Youth Event:  4:00pm Beginning of year prayerful reflection time with Adoration and Reconciliation followed by Potluck (5pm) and Mass (7pm).  At Holy Name Catholic Church, 420 Great King St., Dunedin North.

9th - Stations of the Cross with Laudato Si'.  Lenten reflection on caring for our environment.  6pm at St. Patrick's Basilica, South Dunedin.

17th-18th - Catholic Womens League Dunedin Diocese Conference in Oamaru



1st - Easter Sunday (see homepage for link to Mass times).

20th-22nd - Combined Tertiary Student Retreat with Catholic Young Adults Dunedin and Presbyterian Student Soul at Wairoa Scout Camp. Click here for more details and registration.

26th - Ordination to the Espicopate of Bishop-elect Michael Dooley.  6pm at the Dunedin Town Hall.

27th - Liturgical Installation Mass of Bishop Michael Dooley.  9:30am at St. Joseph's Cathedral, Dunedin.



4-6th - "Storytelling: Parables for our Time" Retreat at Burns Lodge at Holy Cross.  7pm Friday through to 2pm Sunday.  Click here for details.

9th , 16th, 23rd - Meditations in May on Fr. Roger (Taizé), Mother Teresa, and Jean Vanier (L'arche).  May 9, 16, 23 from 6:30-8pm at Mercy Parish.  Lead by Gerry O'Farrell, a parishioner of Mercy Parish who has spent time in all three of these communties. 

11th - JustPeace Dunedin and Pax Christi meeting: "Community conversations: peace and justice in our land and around the world".  With Kevin McBride (national co-ordinator) and Sr. Bridget Crisp RSM (national promoter) of Pax Christi Aotearoa NZ.  7:00 pm, Mercy Room, St. Patricks Community Centre, 42 Macandrew Road, South Dunedin. All are welcome.

22nd - Bushy School Day.  Sunday May 20th in Gore. Bushy Schools is for families with children at State Primary Schools who want Catholic education days for their children (years 1-8).  Contact Susan Rowley:  [email protected]



2nd-3rd - Marriage Preparation Course.  Mercy Parish, South Dunedin.  More details to come.

25-31  Chris Skinner School and Parish Diocesan Tour (Details coming soon...)



1st-4th - Chris Skinner School and Parish Diocesan Tour (Details coming soon...)

6th-8th - Youth For Christ (YFC) National Conference in Ngaruawhahia (YFC NatCon 2018).  For more information please contact Al Ranin - 021 0827 4459



11th - Combined Youth Event:  6pm Candlelit Vigil followed by Campfire (7pm).  Mercy Parish, 32 Macandrew Rd, South Dunedin



22nd-23rd - The Power of Intercessory Prayer Workshop at St. Francis Xavier Church Hall, Mornington.  For more information contact Mary:  455-6238 or Kathy:  474-7115

30th - High Tea with Bishop Michael.  Fundraiser for Nano Nagle Trust.  2-4pm Marinoto House on Mercy Hospital Grounds.  For tickets contact Shona (0274895624) or Philippa (0212984549).



26th-28th - Weekend Silent Retreat: 26-28 October 2018 at Burns Lodge at Holy Cross.  Come and experience the silence of God with others.  Click here for Registration and further details or contact Amy:  [email protected], 474-5755.



2-4th - Marriage Preparation/Enrichment Course.  Camp Tirohanga.  Starts 8:30am Saturday and finishes 3pm Sunday with Mass.  Details on our Marriage and Family Life page.



16th - St. John the Baptist Alexandra, 2:30pm. TOURING CHOIR & ORCHESTRA: 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 www.christmasinthecity.org.au

16th - 100 JUBILEE OF OUR LADY OF PEACE, ROXBURGH (LAYING OF THE FOUNDATION STONE)—This will be celebrated on Sunday 16 Dec during the 11am Mass with Bishop Michael Dooley. Following the Mass there will be a shared lunch in the St James Anglican Church Hall (please bring a plate).