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

12:30pm Mass at St Matthews this Friday 24th is cancelled.

Tue Sep 21 04:00am

A Requiem Mass will be held for Louise Clark at St Matthews Church on Friday 24th September at 1pm. Becasue of the 100 person limit family will be given priority. Parishioner may not be able to attend.

In order to attend Sunday Masses you are required to book online using the link provided

Tue Sep 21 12:52am

Click to book 25/26 September

Bishops Pastoral letter. Resumption of Sunday Mass.

Tue Sep 21 12:47am

A reminder that each Mass is limited to 100 people. This includes all Weekday and Sunday Masses. A booking system will be put in place for Sundays. Unless you are booked in you will not be able to attend. So the preference is to attend a weekday mass rather than Sunday.

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Thu Sep 16 11:57pm

25th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Our youth groups are back! Life Teen youth, Yr 9-13: Movie night tonight, 6-9pm. Edge youth, Yr 7-8: Youth night this Sunday, 5:30-8:30pm.

Thu Sep 16 09:15pm

First-time youth are more than welcome!

Movie night tonight, 6:00-9:00pm, Former Cathedral parish centre – Life Teen youth (Highschool-aged). 


Youth night this sunday, 5:30-8:30pm, Cathedral Foyer Edge youth (Year 7-8).


Dinner & snacks provided, but bring your mask 🙂

contact: youth@hamcathedral.co.nz


Weekday Mass times for level 2 at the Cathedral and St Matthews begin Wednesday 15 September. Sunday Masses are still suspended.

Tue Sep 14 01:00am

Please note we are only allowed 50 people at each Mass. We have added extra Masses so that we can keep to our limits, you will need to scan in and it is strongly recommended that you wear a face mask. The doors will be closed when Mass begins.

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Weekday Mass Times During Level 2 Delta

Cathedral                                                                     Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday                    8am, 12:05, 7pm                                                    (Reconciliation 11:30am-11:55am)

 Saturday 8am

 St Matthews Church:  Monday – Friday 12:30pm


Weekday Masses to resume on Wednesday.

Mon Sep 13 04:52am

The bishop has approved the resumption of Weekday Masses. Sadly this does not include Sunday Masses which remain suspended. Weekday Masses will resume again on Wednesday. A new weekday Mass timetable will be put out for the Cathedral and St Matthews tomorrow

Please see the Bishops letter attached

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Thu Sep 09 11:21pm

24th Sunday in Ordinary Time