Parish Groups

Small Groups



Adoration, Confessions & Benediction @ St Mary’s Chapel (Clyde Street). Weekly on Fridays 6 pm-7pm, followed by dinner for the young adult’s community.

St Vincent de Paul Cathedral conference meets fortnightly on Wednesdays in the Cathedral foyer at 7pm. Newcomers are welcome, text John 021 440 544 to confirm dates.

Recovery at the Cathedral – Support for people with their mental health or disability. Meets on the second Sunday of the month: 7:15 pm-9:15pm in the Cathedral foyer.
We host Open Forums with speakers who are specialists in the Mental health field (see noticeboard for list of speakers)

Fr Richard Shortall SJ
Spiritual Direction, Ignatian Directed Retreats, Retreats on everyday life for parishes. Email:

Rosary – Our Lady of Perpetual Help
Meets Wednesdays 6:30 pm at St Matthew Hillcrest, Silverdale Rd

Parish Life

Youth Groups
Youth Groups meet at the Cathedral from 7:00-9:00 PM (after the Sunday Night 6 pm Mass). Join other teens to learn more about your faith. There is guaranteed fun and food at every Life Night!  Keep up to date with our events through our Instagram or Facebook pages.
  • LIFE TEEN: Year 9-13
    • 2nd and 4th Sunday of every month, 7:00-9:00pm
  • EDGE: Year 7-8
    • 1st and 3rd Sunday of every month, 7:00-9:00 pm

  • Email:
  • Passionist Family Groups: Passionist Family Groups began in New Zealand in June 1988.  Family Groups support and encourage building community, giving people a sense of acceptance and belonging.
  • Can anyone join? The answer is ‘Yes’ –

    Our motto is ‘A family for all.

    Parish Coordinators Frances and Clive Bleaken

– Tony Bautista (Chapter Head) 02102420289,

– Edmon Sadumiano (Hamilton & Music) 0276583054,

– Joel Castillo (Hamilton) 02102494694,

– Misael Sotelo (Huntly) 021556435,

– Bob Rubas (YFC) 0212508780,