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

For January’s Mass timetable click here 

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

Mass Bookings for weekend Masses 29/30 Jan

Sun Jan 23 09:19pm

All Masses are limited to 100 people and booking in is required

Proof of vaccination is required at ALL Masses

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Changes to weekday Masses this week

Sun Jan 23 01:13am

With the announcement of moving to RED 8am Masses are cancelled this week. Monday & Thursday 9.15am Mass at St Matthews is cancelled.

There will be daily Mass Tuesday – Friday at 12.05pm 

*Vaccine passes are required
*Masks to be worn and distancing required
*Limited to 100 people.
*Access to the Cathedral is through the main entrance only.

Please keep an eye on the app and facebook pages for further updates as we navigate this next hurdle.

Bookings are open for Sunday 7.30am Mass.

Tue Jan 18 07:01pm

Please only book if you are unvaccinated.

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The Requiem Mass for Laurian O’Malley will be held at St Matthews on Thursday 20 January at 11am.

Mon Jan 17 08:01pm

Laurian died at Hilda Ross on Monday. May she rest in peace.

Vaccination passes are required to attend.

This Sunday 7:30am online booking for Mass is only available through the Cathedral facebook page. Sorry for inconvenience

Tue Jan 11 04:35am

This Sunday 7:30am online booking for Mass is only available through the Cathedral facebook page. Sorry for inconvenience

Tue Jan 11 04:33am

Congratulations to Sr Barbara Cameron & Sr Margaret Mullin as they celebrate 60 years of first profession as Mission Sisters today.

Wed Jan 05 09:28pm

Bookings for 7.30am Mass now active.

Tue Jan 04 09:14pm

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The Parish Office is now closed until 1 February 2022. Emails will continue to be monitored during this time.

Wed Dec 29 08:36pm

Bookings for Sunday 7.30am now active

Wed Dec 29 07:43pm


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Holiday Mass Times December 27 December – 28 January

Wed Dec 22 11:24pm

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Anointing of the Sick Mass this afternoon at 12:05pm. Proof of vaccination will be required.

Wed Dec 22 08:01pm

Bookings for Sunday 7.30am Mass now active

Tue Dec 21 01:09am


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Updated Sunday Mass Timetable

Tue Dec 21 12:51am

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Reconciliation this morning between 9am – 10am at the Cathedral.

Fri Dec 17 07:01pm

Tuesday 21 December – Friday 24 December between 11am and 12pm

If you are attending St Matthews this Sunday….

Fri Dec 17 01:29am

There will be Columban Calendars ($12) and Bible Diaries ($20-$30) there for sale.  Cash sales only


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Thu Dec 16 09:31pm

Fourth Sunday of Advent

We have in stock 2022 Bible Diaries from the Parish Office

Mon Dec 13 10:28pm

Cash or eftpos available.  For those who ordered online your diaries have been posted to you.


Bookings for this weekends Masses are open now until 10am Saturday.

Mon Dec 13 08:49pm

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Please make sure that you arrive on time to your Mass else your space could be taken by someone else.

Christmas Mass Schedule

Thu Dec 09 09:59pm

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Thu Dec 09 09:45pm

Third Sunday of Advent

Bookings for this weekends Masses are open now.

Tue Dec 07 09:34pm

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Please note: Saturday 6pm vigil now requires proof of vaccine.  Numbers are not limited.

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Thu Dec 02 11:56pm

2nd Sunday of Advent

A reminder 12:05 Mass tomorrow (Friday) requires you to show your Vaccine pass

Thu Dec 02 03:07am

Bookings for Masses this weekend 4/5 December are open now until 10am Saturday.

Tue Nov 30 07:53pm

Proof of vaccination will be required at St Matthews 8:30am, and Cathedral 9am & 10.30am for 12 years and over.

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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. 

Click here to volunteer

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

Click here to make booking

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