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  • Pentecost Sunday Celebrations
    St Joseph's Brockville, Sunday 8 June 2014

    The Hills Suburbs Pastoral Area celebrated a great Pentecost Sunday with a combined Pastoral Area Mass at St Joseph's Brockville parish. To celebrate the cultural diversity in our parishes the Prayers of the Faithful were read in different languages by parishioners in costume from their native country. These included Swedish, Korean, Mexican, Indian, Tongan and Maltese. Bishop Len Boyle helped Father Cipriano celebrate the Mass and the music group featuring Trevor Graham and Myles White on guitar provided the wonderful music. We were also treated to the beautiful singing from the Philipino and Tongan communities during offertory and communion.

    At the end of Mass a special presentation was made to Carol Burns for her incredible ministry of 30 years as house keeper for the Presbytery at St Marys Kaikorai. Mary was presented with a framed Papal Blessing from the Vatican by Bishop Len and Fr Cipriano. Amazing effort Carol, congratulations!

    After the Mass parishioners had a pot luck lunch and a cuppa in the main hall of the Little Sisters of the Poor rest home. A fantastic day for all involved and great to see the parishioners getting in to the spirit of the occasion. » Photos

  • St Mary's Kaikorai Church Centennial
    Labour Weekend, 19-21 October 2012

    The centennial of Kaikorai's St Mary's Church was celebrated at Labour Weekend with a gala, dinner and Mass. The Taieri Rd building was blessed and opened on December 8 1912 and dedicated to the Immaculate Conception. One hundred years later 160 former parishioners, ex-pupils and staff of St Mary's School celebrated this milestone event. For the full story of the centennial celebrations check out the November issue of The Tablet. » Photos

  • St Francis Xavier First Communion
    Sunday 25 September 2011
    St Francis Xavier Parish, Mornington

    Twelve children from St Francis Xavier Parish received their First Communion today. Fr Ciprian celebrated the Mass with parents, family and friends filling the Church to make it a very special occasion. The Hill Suburbs singing group, led by guitarist Myles White from St Mary's Kaikorai, were in superb voice to add to the atmosphere. After the Mass everyone enjoyed light refreshments in the Parish Centre. » Photos

  • St Francis Xavier Confirmation
    Sunday 4 September 2011
    St Francis Xavier Parish, Mornington

    Eleven children from St Francis Xavier Parish received the sacrament of Confirmation today. Bishop Colin Campbell and Fr Ciprian celebrated the Mass with parents, family and friends making it a memorable occasion. The Hill Suburbs singing group, led by guitarists Myles White from St Mary's Kaikorai, and Trevor Graham from St Joseph's Brockville, were in superb voice to add to the occasion. After the Mass everyone enjoyed a cuppa and some delicous food in the Parish Centre. » Photos

  • Combined Pastoral Area Mass - Sunday 14 August 2011
    Snow and bitterly cold couldn't keep us away as parishioners from the three hill suburbs parishes came together for a combined mass at St Francis Xavier. Fr Cipriano used the occassion to celebrate the Feast of Assumption with a statue of Mary placed at the foot of the alter with candles around it. Children placed flowers at the foot of the statue as well.

    The Hill Suburbs Music Group, led by Miles White and Trevor Graham on guitar, were in fine voice, as were the members of the St Mary's Tongan community with their beautiful singing before the start of the mass and during communion.

    After the mass parishioners enjoyed a cup of tea and some scrummy baking in the parish centre. A great opportunity to mix with parishioners from the three parishes and we look forward to the next combined event - possibly a Christmas function early December.

  • Seniors Group Bus Trip to Carey's Bay and Orakanui Ecosanctuary
    Thursday 11 November 2010

    A great turnout of parishioners enjoyed a scrumptous lunch at the historic Carey's Bay Hotel before venturing on to the amazing Orakanui Ecosanctuary. Check out some highlights from the very successful day trip. » Photos

  • Hill Suburbs Pastoral Area Mid Winter Dinner
    Saturday 3 July 2010, 7.00pm
    Little Sisters of the Poor, Brockville

    A fantastic night out and enjoyed by all. A huge thank you to the many people who helped organise the night and set the hall up with tables and decorations - especially the very kind Sisters who worked tirelessly throughout the night and Trevor Graham for his superb performance on the guitar that had everyone singing along. » Photos

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St Francis Xavier
36 Mitchell Ave
Dunedin 9011

St Mary of the
Immaculate Conception
6 Cromwell St
Dunedin 9010

St Joseph
295 Brockville Rd
Dunedin 9011

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“We are a Catholic community committed to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ by prayer, worship and service.  We are called to create a supportive, compassionate and forgiving community open to all people without discrimination.”