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)

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

St Joseph's church Levin has a facebook page. Here you will find many posts of weekday masses and Sunday masses and holy week liturgies by Fathers Raymond and Dennis.

Also, search in YouTube "Wanderings of the Spirit" by Dennis Nacorda.

There will be no Masses in the Parish while at Level 2. Ashes will be distributed at Mass on Sunday if we have returned to Level 1.

Sunday Mass Timetable

St Mary's Otaki - Sunday 10am 

Miha Maori - 1st Sunday of each month at 10am

St Stephen's Kuku - Sunday 9am (last Sunday of the month)

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

Otaki: Christmas Eve 6pm and Christmas Day 9am

Weekday Masses are at:

Otaki:  Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 10am


Levin: Wednesday 9am and 12.10pm on Friday

Liturgy of the Word with Holy Communion will be at 9am Monday.


Otaki: after any 9am Mass 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.

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.