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How To Be Church in a Changing World - Retreat

6-8 October 2017 - Burns Lodge at Holy Cross, Mosgiel

In a culture where secularity dominates, we want to explore what Church looks like and where it is thriving today.  While we all know, it is not in the pews, we wonder why not and how we can attract people to this Christ we so believe in?  Come on this retreat to explore these issues and more.  We will look at topics such as Mission, Ecumenism, Multiculturalism, and Spirituality.  To Register Click Here


David Haas in Dunedin!  

11th October at Holy Name, Dunedin North: 1:30-3:30pm Afternoon Retreat Session, "That You Might Have Life: Spirituality and the Call to Holiness" 

7-9pm Evening Workshop Session: "Music and Mass: Step by Step"

Cost: $15 per session

Click here for more information on David and the Dunedin Sessions he will offer



"Rosary For Love and Life" for the Month of October in the Moral Chapel, The Octagon: 5:30pm Monday-Friday





Announcing the Aotearoa Catholic Youth Festival 2-3 December 2017, Auckland

We are seeking EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST for the Youth Festival. Please click here to fill out our brief form. There is no commitment at this stage, it is just to help us with our planning for this Diocese. Thank you!

The NZCBC's Youth Council is excited to announce that there will be a two day youth festival in Auckland this year featuring internationally renowned Catholic composer, musician and worship leader Matt Maher.  Do not miss out on this opportunity to connect with other Catholic youth throughout New Zealand.  We are hoping to get a strong Dunedin contingent going.  Talk to your local youth group leader and click here to watch for details as they unfold.


Relationship Encounter Course 11-12 November 2017

For Engaged couples preparing for marriage and already married couples looking to strengthen their commitment to one another.  Click here for more details and event registration.





The Catholic Institute (TCI)

theology paper block courses are offered right here in our Diocese (both Dunedin and Invercargill) taught by our local, knowledgable people.  If you've ever thought about taking one click here to see what is on offer in person this year in our Diocese.


What's new

Dunedin Young Catholics Candlelit Mass and Campfire - 8th July

It was a beautiful evening of candles and campfire at Mercy Parish on Saturday 8 July. Many youth and families came out to have a contemplative Taizé style Mass followed by fellowship around the campfire with s'mores under the moon.  Gooey fingers and smiling faces said it all.  Thanks to all who came out to share in celebrating our Dunedin Catholic Youth. 

St. Thomas Aquinas, Winton Parish hosted a group for a hot lunch and music "Jam Session" on Saturday 1st July.  People drove from far and wide to share music and ideas.  The weather was cold but the company was warm and the lunch delicious!  A special thanks to Julie Moylan and Pauline Mitchell and the others who hosted us all and thanks to all who attended and shared their joy of parish music!

Shane Claiborne led a Social Justice Leadership Workshop for our Catholic secondary schools at Burns Lodge at Holy Cross on March 15th.  The interactive day including inspiring stories of Shane's modern Gospel living and in depth discussions about how the youth of Otago and Southland can live out The Way of Jesus in their own neighbourhoods.  He also spoke at Holy Name to an enthusiastic crowd that same evening.  The ecumenical audience went away reinvigorated to live out the Gospel in our part of the world.


Bishop Colin and Bishop Pat Dunn speak about Suzanne Aubert- 'NZ's saint in the making'