2019 Pastoral Events Calendar


Feb 14 - Valentine’s Day ‘Mass of Love’ 7pm at St. Patrick’s Basilica, 40 Macandrew Road, South Dunedin. All Welcome (Engaged, Married, Singles, Families, Children). Click here for more information.

Feb 28 - Alpha Course Training: Introduction to Alpha & Facilitating an Alpha Small Group for Diocesan staff, Parish Priests & potential Alpha Small Group Hosts and Helpers.  Mercy Room in St. Patrick’s Community Centre. 42 Macandrew Road. 7-9:30pm. Click here for more information.

March 3 – Youth Event – 4pm at Holy Name, Dunedin North.  Beginning of the year adoration and reconciliation followed by 5pm potluck and 7pm Mass. Click here for more info

March 10 - Dunedin Catholic Parishes Golf Tournament. This is a fundraiser for Catholic Social Services and will be held at St Clair Golf Course on Sunday 10th at 1.pm. The format will be an AMBROSE. click here for an entry form and more information

March 23 – Social Justice Hui for whole Diocese.  One day event at Burns Lodge at Holy Cross.  More details to follow. Click here for more information.

April 29 – Br. Guy Consolmagno SJ a Jesuit astronomer will give a presentation on “Our God is too small” in the evening at the University of Otago.  More details to follow.  To watch Br. Guy on YouTube click here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kmU2gDbP_Tk

June 1-2 - Marriage Preparation weekend for engaged couples in Dunedin. Saturday 9am-5pm, Sunday 9am - 5pm. Venue TBA. Click here for more information.

July 18-19 - Tom O’Loughlin Workshop: "Re-thinking ministry for our present age". Historical theologian with expertise in Scripture and Liturgy.  Click here for further information on Tom and workshop timetables.

August 17 – Youth Event – 6pm Candle Light Vigil at St. Patrick’s Basilica, South Dunedin. Followed by hot chocolate and s’mores around the campfire.  Click here for more information on youth groups in our Diocese.

September 16-20 - John Kleinsman, Director of The Nathaniel Centre, will tour our diocese doing a series of talks to teachers, schools and parishes. He will speak to us on issues of life and ethics. Click here for more information on John and his tour schedule.

September 27-28 – Parish Leaders Conference “Seeking Holiness in a secular society”.  Parish support for leadership and vision based on Pope Francis’s encyclical ‘Gaudete et exsultate’.  For all information (keynote speakers, workshops, timetable, and registration link) click here. 

November 1-3 - Relationship Encouter weekend for couples both preparing for marriage and those looking to strengthen their existing marriage. Tirohanga Camp, Outram. $250 per couple (accomodation included). Click here for more information.