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Roman Catholic Diocese of Dunedin

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.


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.


Jean Vanier, ‘living saint’ who ministered to people with disabilities, dies at 90.

Jean Vanier was a spiritual giant. Those who lived and worked with him spoke of his almost palpable holiness; many considered him a living saint.  Jean Vanier was the founder of the L’Arche and Faith and Light communities, which support people with disabilities and their families.

Congratulations to Pesamino Tili who has received the Delargy Award in recognition for his long standing commitment of ministering to youth in our Diocese.


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