Welcome to The Cathedral of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Cathedral of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Welcome to the Cathedral of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Hamilton. The Cathedral by the people of Hamilton, for the people. It reflects faith, generosity and hard work of the Hamilton Diocese. This Cathedral is a building of the 21st century, redeveloped in 2008 creating a more modern Cathedral while sustaining the purpose of the old Cathedral, to be the focal point of the Catholic Diocese of Hamilton. This Cathedral stands in order to give Glory to God, to remind all of those who pass by of the presence of God in their lives, and to be a Sacred Place where the Church gathers to worship God, and spend time in prayerful contemplation of the Divine Mystery.

Mass Timetable

Sunday Mass
Vigil (Sat): 6:00pm
Sunday: 7:30am, 10:30am, 6:00pm

Monday 8am 
Tuesday – Friday
8am & 12:05pm
Monday 12:05pm (Liturgy of the Word
& Holy Communion)
(Weekday Mass on Public Holidays – 8am)

Tuesday – Friday 11:30am

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
Monday – Friday 7:30am – 8am
                                      11:30am – 12:00pm


Latest Notifications

Enrolments for First Communion and Confirmation are closing. Contact Andrea immediately andrea@cathedral.cdh.nz

Mon Jul 26 09:44pm

There will be a bake sale this morning after the 10:30am Mass.

Sat Jul 24 08:30pm

Please bring some cash along to support the Sacred Heart Girls Barbershop Group heading to Nationals.

Reminder: Loving for Life is here for the youth of our Parish over the next 3 days. It’s not too late to sign up, but spaces are limited.

Thu Jul 22 01:35am

Loving for Life NZ is an organisation that helps young people explore topics around relationships and sexuality from a Catholic perspective. 


1. Towards Loving (A) Sessions
Supporting parents to have confident conversations around adolescence. We’ll also cover topics such as social media and friendship. 
TLA for Mothers and Daughters – Thurs 22 July 5:30pm8:15pm at Cathedral Foyer
For all mothers/caregiver, and daughters aged 11-13. Dinner provided. Suggested donation – $15 per parent/child pair. 
TLA for Fathers and Sons Session – Fri 23 July 5:30pm8:15pm at Cathedral Foyer
For all fathers/caregiver, and their sons aged 11-13. Dinner provided. Suggested donation – $15 per parent/child pair.

2. Choosing to Love (A) – Teens only Session
Sat 24 July 9:00am-3:00pm at Cathedral of the Blessed Virgin Mary Foyer.
For all teens 14-17 interested in the topics of dating, love, life, social media and more. We will also be covering topics such as pornography, contraception and unplanned pregnancy. 
This programme is aimed at helping you to discover the beauty and goodness of living out God’s plan for love and sexuality. Suggested donation $10 per teen

Email youth@hamcathedral.co.nz if you still want to register. Spaces are limited.


Family Weekend 2021 – Seeking Billeting Host Homes

Mon Jul 19 10:00pm

Are you able to welcome a family into your home from 5-7 November 2021? We have families from all over the diocese coming to Hamilton. If you live in the city or just outside, we would love for you to consider offering this hospitality to our young families. Visit familyweekend.cdh.nz to register your interest or call Brigid Conroy – 07 856 6989

Congratulations to Isaac Fransen who will be ordained to the Priesthood today at 11am in the Cathedral.

Fri Jul 16 09:00pm

Fr Matt’s farewell morning tea will be held in the Cathedral foyer tomorrow after the 10.30am Mass.

Sat Jul 10 02:00am

Congratulations to Laura van Veen and Matt Gravatt who will be married in the Cathedral today.

Fri Jul 09 10:00pm

Edge Youth (Yr 7-8) end-of-term party tonight, 6:00-9:00PM. Also, this Sunday, Life Teen (Yr 9-13) party, 7:00-9:00PM. All youth Welcome!

Thu Jul 08 08:30pm

We’ve had a awesome first half of the year and would love celebrate with you! Make sure your teens don’t miss 2021’s most spectacular halfway-partayy. Games, comps, spot prizes and of course dinner provided!


Edge youth can arrive from 6:00PM onwards tonight for games, quiz time, snacks and drinks, until we officially begin the event at 7:00PM.


Meet in the Cathedral Foyer.

Contact John-Paul Schryvers, cathedral youth leader: youth@hamcathedral.co.nz 


Do you have family members in hospital who would appreciate being visited? Please phone the office 856 6486 or email frdanny@outlook.com

Tue Jun 01 10:05pm