Ordination to the Sacred Order of Priesthood - 31st August 2019
We congratulate Father Matthew Gibson on his Ordination to the Priesthood at the Cathedral on Saturday. Fr Matthew will begin priestly ministry in the Cathedral and Hillcrest this week and is looking forward to being with us.
    


Easter Triduum 2019
Photos of Holy Thursday, Good Friday and the Easter Vigil at the Cathedral.
    

  

  




Chrism Mass 2019
Lovely photos of Mass of Chrism at the Cathedral on Tuesday 16th April with Bishop Steve Lowe and the priests and seminarians of the Hamilton Diocese. 
        
   



MEMORIAL MASS 

Representatives of the Hamilton City Community Mosque gathered with the Roman Catholic Bishop of Hamilton, Steve Lowe, for a memorial Mass to honour the victims of the Christchurch attacks and to stand in solidarity with the Muslim community.

 An overflowing Cathedral stood in prayerful song as 50 candles representing each life lost were carried slowly and solemnly into the Cathedral. The Bishop spoke of the common roots of our religious heritage, the history that has so often divided us and brought us together and the need now to stand together united as people of faith.

 The Mass ended with a minute’s silence and the Prayer of St Francis, Make me a channel of your Peace. A representative of the Muslim community has sent a message saying, "The people in your church have a heart of gold. The way we were welcomed and cared for filled our hearts with love and gratitude. We entered your blessed place with a very heavy heart, and left with peace and happiness. You felt our pain, cried with us, comforted us and enlightened our evening. Please convey our sincere thanks and gratitude to everyone. May your place of worship always be blessed . We love you all because you have won us tonight. 

          
     




DIOCESAN MASS
There will be a Diocesan Mass at the Cathedral on Monday 18 March at 7.00pm to pray for the victims of the Christchurch atrocities and for peace in our nation. 
          


ASH WEDNESDAY
Masses at the Cathedral are at 6.30am, 9.10am (with Marian School), 12.05pm and 7.00pm Ecumencial Service with St Peter's Anglican Cathedral at our Cathedral in Grey Street. 

PARISH FEAST DAY - OUR LADY OF THE ROSARY

Fr Darren and Fr Joseph led a  procession following the 10.30 am Mass over to the Convent Chapel.  It was a very reverent occasion, with a decade of the Rosary said at various points along the way, and singing of Marian hymns as we walked the short distance to the Chapel which was a great spot to bring the procession to a close.  The chapel remained open for the afternoon to allow groups and others to pray.

Many thanks to the team who helped out, including the St Vincent de Paul Group and Young Vinnies, who did a marvellous job in setting up the BBQ and serving the sausages, drinks and food in front of the Gerry Sullivan Centre at Marian School. 

     
     
   



WITH HEARTS BURNING CAFE SERIES
The Cathedral Leadership Team are hosting a series of evening and morning gatherings during July to discuss the With Hearts Burning modules which have been published over the last 6 months. The evenings will be structured with an introduction followed by a cafe-style discussion in the Cathedral foyer. Supper will be served by the Year 13 girls from Sacred Heart Girls' College. Everyone is welcome to attend one or all of the evenings. Each one will focus on a different module.
     
    





PA YVAN SERGY'S REQUIEM MASS
Photos from Pa Yvan Sergy's Requiem Mass on Tuesday 29th May 2018. Pa Yvan died at Assisi last Friday after a long battle with Motor Neurone Disease. His brother Luc arrived from Switzerland on Friday. Our prayers go out to Luc, the Sergy family and his brother priest's from the Hamilton Diocese. 

    
                                                                                                             First Reading- Marie-Claire Tamarii       Fr Gerard Paterson - Psalm 130
                                                                                                              representing the Bishop of the 
                                                                                                              Marquesas Islands
    
Deacon Peter Richardson -                Bishop Stephen Lowe -                David Barrowclough -
Gospel Reading                                     Homily                                        Prayers of the Faithful
    
    
                                                                                                                Fr Trevor Murray - Cantor
    
     Bishop Denis Browne
    
     

   
                                                           Bishop Denis Browne with        Our Southern Cross Advent wreath
                                                            Luc Sergy                                that Pa Yvan designed and crafted


PENTECOST INTERNATIONAL MASS

The International Mass on Pentecost Sunday was an amazing, colourful, prayerful occasion with the Readings, Prayers of the Faithful and Mass parts being said in a variety of languages. Lots of people dressed in their national costumes and colours of their homeland. If you look closely you will be able to see our pastoral assistant Andrea and our parish secretary Shelley representing New Zealand!
      
    
First Reading in Te Reo                                                          Second Reading in Malayalam
    
Procession of the Gospel by the Fijian community
      
Prayers of the Faithful-
Spanish                                Tongan                        Vietnamese                Hungarian                    Korean                       Tetun- East Timorese
       
Offertory Procession -
  Vietnamese & Filipino                                              Couples for Christ choir and musicians                                        
     
  Spanish music group                                                                                                                    Hymn in Hindi