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

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Thu Nov 25 11:20pm

1st Sunday of Advent

New Mass Timetable beginning Friday 3 December under Covid Traffic light system

Thu Nov 25 11:01pm


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Volunteers required for the Traffic Light System

Thu Nov 25 10:41pm

Check in Teams

For the traffic light system to work in the Cathedral we need volunteers to help people check in at the doors. We need as much help as possible so that these Masses can go ahead.

If you are able to help please use the link to join a roster for Masses. Once you have signed up you will be contacted each week via email to confirm your availability for the up-coming Sunday. All Check in volunteers will need to be fully vaccinated. 

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Vaccine Passes: Do you require support in obtaining your proof of vaccine?

Wed Nov 24 01:01am

You are welcome to come to the parish office between 9am and 1pm and we can help you.

Bookings for Masses this weekend 27/28 November are open now until 10am Saturday

Wed Nov 24 12:31am

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100 person limit, please scan in and wear your mask.

Requiem Joyce Guthrie-New 12.05 Thursday

Wed Nov 24 12:01am

12.05 Mass on Thursday 25 November will be a Requiem Mass for Joyce Guthrie-New who died on 4 September 2021. The numbers will be limited to 100 so friends and family of Joyce will be given priority

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Thu Nov 18 11:18pm

Feast of Christ the King

Catholic Bible Diaries 2022 (The ones to support Fr Thomas’ Claretian Order from last year) are available now.

Wed Nov 17 11:46pm

To order a Bible Diary for 2022 click here

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See attached the NZ Bishops Pastoral letter on the re-opening of Churches and Masses during the “traffic light system” Covid restrictions

Wed Nov 17 09:12pm

A plan for Hamilton City parishes will be worked out over the next week. We will update you as soon as possible.

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Bookings for Masses this weekend 20/21 November are open now until 10am Saturday.

Tue Nov 16 08:46pm

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Spaces are limited to 100. Please scan in and wear masks.

Masses resume at Alert Level 2 on Wednesday 17 November

Mon Nov 15 11:20pm

Cathedral 8am and 12:05pm                                    (Reconciliation 11:30am)

St Matthews Thursday 9:15am

Sunday Mass Booking sytem will be published on Wednesday afternoon. You may wish to attend a weekday Mass instead.

Reminder Level 2 restrictions at Mass. 100 people only, social distancing, mask wearing and QR codes

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Fri Nov 12 12:50am

33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

The Cathedral Office will be open today (Friday) from 2pm-3pm. Columban Calendars, Christmas cards and Christmas stock is available.

Thu Nov 11 09:01pm

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Fri Nov 05 01:40am

32nd Sunday of Ordinary Time

The Parish office at the Cathedral will be open today between 3:00pm and 4:00pm for the sale of the 2022 Columban Calendars. $12 each.

Thu Nov 04 08:35pm

The Cathedral has reopened for private visits. No groups or gatherings can occur. You may come and spend time in private prayer.

Tue Nov 02 08:34pm

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Thu Oct 28 11:54pm

Mission Sunday

A Laudato Si response to the Climate Change Conference

Thu Oct 28 11:45pm

The following is a link to the petition which is supported by the Catholic Church: 


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Fri Oct 22 12:15am

30th Sunday of Ordinary Time

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Thu Oct 14 11:29pm

29th Sunday in Ordinary Time


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Fri Oct 08 03:09am

28th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Happy Feast Day: Our Lady of the Rosary. Join us in prayer at 8am, 12pm, 3pm and 8pm today

Wed Oct 06 06:30pm

Today is the Feast Day of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary. It is also the Patronal Feast Day of Our Cathedral! What better way to celebrate than praying the Rosary.

The Rosary help’s us contemplate the life of Christ, through the heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Please join us in prayer

Joyful Mysteries
 (Conception – 12yrs old): 8am

Luminous Mysteries (Ministry of Christ, 30-33yrs old): 12pm

Sorrowful Mysteries (Passion of Christ): 3pm

Glorious Mysteries (Resurrection of Christ – Assumption of BVM): 8pm

Let us place all our intentions under Our Ladys mantle,


Tomorrow is the Cathedral’s Feast Day: Tune in for a live streamed Rosary.

Wed Oct 06 07:55am

Link will be sent in the morning. Or available on the Diocesan YouTube Channel. 🙂

Luminous Mysteries: 8am

Joyful Mysteries: 12pm

Sorrowful Mysteries: 3pm

Glorious Mysteries: 8pm


Due to pending change in Alert Level tonight’s 6pm (Sunday) Mass is cancelled. All Masses are cancelled while at level 3.

Sun Oct 03 01:07am

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Thu Sep 30 10:13pm

27th Sunday in Ordinary Time