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Roman Catholic Diocese of Dunedin



Community engagement pōwhiri on 15 June, at the Araiteuru Marae.

Have you ever been welcomed onto a Marae? If you have you know what a powerful experience of love and belonging it is and may want to offer this to others. If you have not here is your chance to join in and become part of our place in Dunedin. Creating opportunities to welcome and support newcomers ( and oldcomers!) seems especially important after the Christchurch attacks You are invited to come along and be part of this special occasion.


Tom O’Loughlin, Professor of Historical Theology at the University of Nottingham will be in Dunedin on 18-19 July to talk about “Rethinking Ministry for the Present Age”. Click here for more information and registration.


Dr. John Kleinsman, Director of the The Nathaniel Centre for Bioethics will be in the Dunedin Diocese from 16-20 September 2019. John will tour our diocese talking to teachers, students and parishioners about the Nathaniel Centre’s work and why it’s important as well as some of the current ethical issues on rights to life. Click here for more details.

Seeking Holiness in a Secular Society: A national conference for parish leadership and development on 27-28 September 2019 at Burns Lodge, Mosgiel. This is a chance for all those working in pastoral ministry for the Catholic Church of Aotearoa New Zealand to pray, gain support, energy, ideas, and network with one another. Click here for more information and registration.

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St. Francis Xavier School’s 100th Centenary Celebration will be on 25-26 October 2019. Click here to find the event on Facebook or contacreunion@stfrancisxavier.school.nz or 03) 453-4446 to register.

Job Vacancy: Prison Chaplaincy

Based at Otago Corrections Facility - Milburn

Challenging and rewarding part time role - 20 hours flexible

We’re looking for a Catholic Chaplain who is ready to journey with prisoners in the Otago Corrections Facility working with the chaplaincy team and with our faith-based volunteers. The role requires a special combination of experience, skill, formation and personal qualities. Click here for full details.



A message from the New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference regarding the Euthanasia Bill that is about to come back to Parliament:

The Euthanasia bill sponsored by MP David Seymour is about to get its 2nd reading and vote in parliament. The Bill is dangerous and does not contain effective safeguards. Check out the dangers of this Bill by visiting www.carealliance.org.nz or www.defendnz.co.nz

We encourage every one of you who will be of voting age at the next election (currently aged 17yrs+) to sign the Care Alliance Petition to let your MP know your opposition to this Bill.

Catholic Diocese and Abuse Survivors Sign Memorandum of Understanding. Click here to read artcile