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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         secretarycpn@gmail.com

Welcome to the Catholic Parish of Napier

  Latest Update 02/10/2022
Catholic Parish of Napier - Newsletter 2 October 2022.pdf
Mass Timetable
First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion 2022
Care Of Creation (CoC)
NICC Covenant
Confirmation 2022
Youth Events
PN Diocese Priestly Appointments 2022
Anointing Masses
Baptism Preparation course
Committee Meeting dates and Minutes
Reports presented at AGM
RCIA - invitation and information



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2019 Beach Clean 2019
2019 Confirmation 2019
2018 Youth photos
2018 Confirmation 2018

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Te Pārihi Katorika ki Ahuriri


2 October 2022


27th Sunday in Ordinary Time




Father Jean Forest sm 1 November 1804—28 September 1884

Last Thursday was the anniversary of death of Father Jean Forest sm, a French Marist who established the Parish of St Patrick’s in Napier and was Parish Priest from 1859 until 1884.

Father Forest sm came to Hawkes Bay in 1859 and was assisting Father Euloge Reignier sm at Meeanee. A small Catholic community had begun to develop in Napier. On the hill a Catholic complex gradually took shape. The first Church had been blessed by Father Reignier sm on 6 March 1859 and was dedicated to Mary, the mother of God. This Church was on the corner of Shakespeare Road and Chapel Road (France Road). In October 1859 Father Reignier sm handed over the Napier Parish to Father Forest sm and he worked tirelessly for the next 25 years in the Parish until his death in 1884.

Father Forest sm was a familiar figure in Napier, usually wearing soutane and biretta. He proved a frugal capable administrator, with a good eye for timber, and a Gallic care for pennies that provided for the developing parish needs.

There is a stone with his name engraved on it in front of the present St Patrick’s Church He is buried in the Napier Hill Cemetery. 

Parish Administration and Mission Centre

We are rapidly closing in on the completion of our new Parish Administration and Mission Centre. During the past week work has continued inside the building with the joinery and plumbing contractors at work. This will continue next week along with the electrical trade. The curved windows for the vaulted roof should be delivered late next week.

The Finance Committee are very grateful to those who have made a donation to our fundraising. However, we are still well short of our fundraising goal of $1,000,000. Please consider what each of us can do to ensure our beautiful new building is debt free on completion. 


Catholic Parish of Napier Fundraising: 02-0630-0288045-015

All donations are tax deductible and will be recorded in your planned giving receipt at the end of the tax year. If you are not a planned giver a receipt will be issued for your contributions.


Father Barry Scannell sm

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A vibrant Christ-centered community, celebrating diversity and reaching out with joy and compassion

To be open to and embrace Christ’s love through prayer

and celebration of the liturgy  

To build an inclusive and flourishing parish family

To reach out to the poor and serve the people of Napier

To nurture and engage families and young people in the Catholic faith

To be wise stewards of God’s creation

To proclaim Christ through active Evangelization

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