The Catholic Parish of Otaki and  Levin

Faith Communities of Otaki, Levin and Kuku






Haere_mai, welcome to the website of the parish of Ss Mary and Joseph of Otaki and Levin.  Catholicism was first established in the area in the early 1840s and we are blessed to have the oldest, continuously used Catholic church in New Zealand at Pukekaraka, Otaki.

Our website is still being developed but it will become a taonga of the parish when it is replete with the history, background and initiatives of our Catholic communities.

We are a diverse and passionate community, grounded in the teachings of Jesus Christ and are committed to the lifelong growth in the faith of all.

Ours is a newly established parish and the northernmost parish of the Archdiocese on the western side of the North Island. It has borders with the Diocese of Palmerston North along the Manawatu River and with the parish of Our Lady of Kapiti to the south.

(see our news page for the latest parish bulletin)

HOLY WEEK TIMETABLE FOR OTAKI - March 26 to April 1...

Monday                        9am Mass

Tuesday                       9am  Mass (Mass of Chrism at Cathedral 7pm)
Wednesday                  9am Mass (Reconciliation after morning Mass & between 7-7.30pm)
Holy Thursday            7pm Mass (Mass of the Last Supper)
                                     Exposition for 30 minutes in Old Church afterwards.
Good Friday                9am - Ecumenical Procession (from Waitohu School to St Marys)
                                     3 pm (The Passion of Jesus)
Easter Saturday          7pm Mass (Mass of the Resurrection)
Easter Sunday            6am Sonrise Service (Ecumenical – Pukekaraka Hill)
                                     8.00am Mass (St Stephen's, Kuku)
                                     9.15am Mass (St Joseph's Levin)

Please note: No 9.30am or 5pm Mass at St Marys on Easter Sunday



Tuesday                   9am Mass (7pm Mass of Chrism @ the Cathedral)

Holy Thursday        7pm Mass of the Last Supper followed by Procession of the

                                 Blessed Sacrament and Adoration

Good Friday            10am Stations of the Cross followed by a reflective service on THE                                  SEVEN LAST WORDS                                                         

                                 3pm (Remembering The Lord’s Passion, Adoration of the Cross                                    and  Communion)

Easter Saturday      7pm Mass of the Resurrection

Easter Sunday        9:15 am

Parish Priest

Fr Alan Roberts

41 Koromiko St Otaki

email -

Phone (06) 3648543 or 021 0822 8926

Fr Ray Soriano

56 Weraroa Rd Levin

Phone (06) 368 3034


Our Sunday Mass Timetable

St Mary's Otaki - Sunday 9.30am and 5pm

St Stephen's Kuku - Sunday 8am (every 1st Sunday of the month)

St Joseph's Levin - Saturday Vigil 5.30pm. Sunday 9.15am



Our Weekday Masses are at:

Otaki:  Daily 9am Tuesday to Saturday

Levin: 9am Tuesday to Thursday and 12.10pm on Friday

Liturgy of the Word with Holy Communion will be at 9am each Monday in both Levin and in Otaki.


Otaki: Following the 9am Mass on Wednesday or by appointment

Levin: Following the 12.10pm Friday Mass or by appointment.



Requiem Mass will generally replace scheduled Masses or Liturgies of the Word at both churches.




 Otaki - following Wednesday Mass or by appointment

Levin - following Friday Mass or by appointment


 To make a prayer request please email the parish office.  Only your intention will be published on this page and not your name or details unless otherwise asked for.

To light a candle for a prayer intention please visit

Links to other important and interesting websites can be found on the NEWS page of this, our web site.



The Parish of Otaki and Levin is grateful to David Ross of Karori for all his help in developing this website.  Thank you David.