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.