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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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A Domincan Education Conference called "Gifted for the Journey" will take place in Invercargill 2-4 October 2019. Keynote speakers include Brendan Spillane and Sister Laurie Brink, O.P. Click here for more information and registration link.

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“Women and Church: The Future?” A lecture by Dr. Ann Gilroy on 22 October, 7pm at St. Patrick’s Basilica.

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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.


Tony Hanning, was farewelled after 38 years of committed service to our Diocese as Catholic Education Director. Tony, we express our love and gratitude for all you’ve done with faith and grace for Catholic Education in the Dunedin Diocese.


A message from the New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference regarding the Euthanasia Bill :

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 article