The Royal Commission of Inquiry into Abuse in Care will begin hearing Catholic -  care survivor witness statements from Monday, 30 November 2020

The Parish / Archdiocesan Policy is zero tolerance for all abuse. Complaints will be investigated and resolved promptly.

Links that may be helpful:

Royal Commission of Inquiry www.abuseincare.org.nz ADW website www.wn.catholic.org.nz National Office for Professional Standards

https://safeguarding.catholic. org.nz/Te RōpūTautoko website https://tautoko.catholic.org. nz/ Te RōpūTautoko _A Resource for Catholic Communities 


Budget 2020_21.pdf (178.27KB)
Budget 2020_21.pdf (178.27KB)

Dear Parishioners,


As our school roll has grown we have become aware of two ways we would be able to give very practical support to both the Staff and families.


These are:

□     Support for Attendance Dues (School Fees) and other costs associated with having children at school that families regularly face.


□     Helping to prepare healthy food and breakfast for some children.


The cost of sending a child to the school is nearly $500.00 per year. For a family of four, this can be very demanding, and we have several such families in attendance. There is now no longer discounts for families as there was in the past.


The Parish Leadership Team together with the St Vincent de Paul Group from our parish wants to ensure that all families have the opportunity of a Catholic education and that no one is deprived of this simply because of finances.


Our aim is not to remove the responsibility from parents, but to simply give a helping hand when justly needed. If you can help or would like to support a child please place your donation in a clearly marked envelop an address it to


St Vincent de Paul Society, (SPC School), and place in the parish collection Or Pay Online to: St Vincent de Paul Society, Otaki.

Bank No: 031 532 0028658 00 and mark (SPC School) with your name.

We welcome one off payments or small regular amounts to support our school.


Please note – The Principal of the School together with the Parish Priest will decide who gets this assistance from your donations in a confidential manner.


A yearly Tax receipt can be issued for all donations over $5 by the St Vincent de Paul Society


For more information contact the St Vincent de Paul President Peter Mohan on 021 026 74100 or email petermohan@xtra.co.nz



MEAL HELP: If you would like to be on a roster to help prepare breakfast for some of the students at St Peter Chanel, please contact Stephanie Harris- Stevens Ph 364 0650 or email gerrystef@gmail.com . The requirement would be 3 Volunteers Monday & Wednesday, 8.15am – 8.45 a.m. All Volunteers will need to be police vetted, for the safety and protection of the children and so not to bring the School or the Society of St Vincent de Paul into disrepute. SUPPORTING THE CHILDREN OF ST PETER CHANEL SCHOOL, OTAKI. HEI TAUTOKO MO NGA TAURIA O TE KURA O HATO PETERA KANIERA OTAKI.

Parish Budget 2019


Dear Parishioners


A copy of this year’s approved budget for the 12 months to 31/3/19 is enclosed with the parish newsletter. You will note that this is essentially a break-even budget, with similar collections and expenses to last year. Notable differences are lower car expenses of $7,000, down $9,262, and budgeted church maintenance $10,000 which represents a catch up on the little spent last year.


As you are aware the parish council is now working on “Our Parish Vision”. As this is likely to require additional expenditure to support the ideas and initiatives for our parish vision, the Finance Committee respectfully requests that all parishioners review their giving with a view to increasing by a few dollars a week. Even a dollar a week increase from each parishioner would be very helpful. Planned giving automatic payment forms or envelopes are available for those recently arriving to the parish.


Thank you so much for your generosity.


Sts Mary & Joseph Finance Committee.

Link for Budget
Parish Budget 2019B.docx (446.91KB)
Link for Budget
Parish Budget 2019B.docx (446.91KB)

Interesting websites for you to explore:

For the latest worldwide Catholic News



http://www.wn.catholic.org.nz/  (official website of the Archdiocese of NZ)


http://www.gratefulness.org  (light candles for a prayer intention plus....)






http://www.usccb.org/bible/reflections/   (For daily readings and video reflections)

Bibleworld.docx (345.79KB)
Bibleworld.docx (345.79KB)