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Catholic Parish of Napier
St Patrick's
4 Munroe St, Napier
St Thomas More
92 Wycliffe Street, Onekawa
St Mary's
58 Osier Road, Greenmeadows

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Office Hours: 8.30am - 3.30pm  Mon-Fri         58 Osier Rd, Greenmeadows, Napier 4112        Phone: 06 844 2224

Welcome to the Catholic Parish of Napier


Latest Update 17/03/2023

Catholic Parish of Napier Newsletter -19th March 2023.pdf

Mass Timetable





First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion 2023

Care Of Creation (CoC)

NICC Covenant

Confirmation 2023

Youth Events





Anointing Masses

Baptism Preparation course

Committee Meeting dates and Minutes

Reports presented at AGM

RCIA - invitation and information




Photos (see below)

2019 Beach Clean 2019

2019 Confirmation 2019

2018 Youth photos

2018 Confirmation 2018


Prayers for the Rosary

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Te Pārihi Katorika ki Ahuriri

19th March 2023

4th Sunday of Lent


Farewell to Sister Muriel Kivell RNDM

 Sister Muriel Kivell RNDM who has been part of our Parish for over 30 years, left on Thursday to live in Hamilton. Sister Muriel had been a teacher at St Joseph’s Maori Girls College for most of that time except for appointments as General Bursar for the Sisters of the Missions in Rome and working for the Bishop in Palmerston North. She finally made the decision to retire from teaching at the end of 2022.

Sister Muriel was part of the RCIA team for many years in the Catholic Parish of Napier. She was an invaluable part of that team with her religious life background and teacher training. Many catechumens and candidates over the years were very grateful for Sister Muriel’s wisdom and guidance as they walked their journey of faith.

We didn’t have the opportunity to farewell Sister Muriel with morning tea before she left but we hope we are able to do that when she returns to Hawkes Bay sometime in the future. Thank you Sister Muriel for the wonderful contribution you have made to the education and faith life of so many here in Hawkes Bay.

Opening of new Administration and Mission Centre

As previously advised the opening of the new Parish and Administration Centre planned for this weekend has been postponed. We considered that as the region recovers from Cyclone Gabrielle this is not the right time to celebrate the completion of our new building. We will look at a new date after Easter.

Napier Inner City Churches (NICC) Lenten Prayer

We continue to celebrate each Wednesday night during Lent a Lenten liturgy with our fellow Christian Churches in Napier. This series of ecumenical prayer began on Ash Wednesday and journeys through the Wednesdays of Lent. The programme for the reminder of Lent is:

22 March 7.00pm St Paul’s Presbyterian Church

29 March 7.00pm St Patrick’s Church

Stations of the Cross during Lent

Stations of the Cross will be prayed during Lent at the following times and Churches.

St Patrick’s Church 5.15pm March 17th and 31st

St Thomas More Church 7.00pm (each Friday of Lent)


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