"Parishes should be close-knit communities, without bureaucracy, people-centered - a place where the gift of the sacraments can be found.
They have to become, once again, schools of service and generosity, with their doors always open to those who are excluded."

Welcome to our Parish of St Thomas Aquinas, Tauranga Moana

The Parish of St Thomas Aquinas was formed from the amalgamation of St Joseph’s (Te Puna) and St Mary Immaculate (Tauranga) in January 2015. It is one of the largest parishes in the Diocese of Hamilton. There are many groups and activities within the parish that cater for our multi-cultural Catholic Community.

This website provides details of some of these activities and other Catholic organisations.

We hope this virtual introduction encourages you to visit us in reality, and to participate in the life of our parish.


A parish in love with God and alive with joyful worship, active ministry and community outreach


Celebrate the sacraments
Nourish the faithful
Reach out to the lost
Serve the poor
Build community
Connect the youth
Grow the church


Latest Notifications

Newsletter – 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time – 23rd June 2024

Fri Jun 21 05:00pm



The Requiem Mass for Joan McGrath will be held today, Tuesday 18th June, 1.30pm at St Mary Immaculate Church….

Tue Jun 18 10:38am

May she rest in the peace and love of Christ.


Newsletter – 11th Sunday in Ordinary Time – 16th June 2024

Fri Jun 14 05:00pm



Coming up on 30th June at St Mary Immaculate Church……

Wed Jun 12 05:01pm


Today is the Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus…….

Fri Jun 07 06:40pm

Family Prayer to the Sacred Heart
Sacred Heart of Jesus, we entrust our Parish family to You. Look down upon us and reveal to us the treasures of love, goodness, and grace in Your Heart. Forgive our sins and fortify our weakness, that we may serve You faithfully as You deserve. These favours we ask for ourselves and for every family in our neighbourhood and homeland. Heart of Jesus, pierced by a soldier’s lance on Calvary, be our refuge in life and our gateway to Paradise. Amen.


Newsletter – 10th Sunday in Ordinary Time – 9th June 2024

Fri Jun 07 05:00pm



Parish Sacramental Programme (Confirmation)……

Thu Jun 06 05:00pm

Let us pray for the young people in the Parish Sacramental Programme, and their families, as they prepare for the Sacrament of Confirmation on Sunday 23rd June, 2pm at St Mary Immaculate Church. During this time of Sacramental preparation they may grow closer to you, and come to know your special love for them. May this time of preparation be a time of blessing for our families, and our community, and unite us all in your great love. Amen.


Newsletter – The Most Holy Body & Blood of Christ – 2nd June 2024

Fri May 31 05:00pm

The latest edition of the Parish Anchor magazine will be available this weekend.  Please pick up your copy from our churches.