"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

The Parish office will be closed today (Thursday 18th July). We are off site attending a meeting. We apologise for the inconvenience.

Thu Jul 18 10:02am

Newsletter – 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time – 14th July 2024

Fri Jul 12 05:00pm



Newsletter – 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time – 7th July 2024

Fri Jul 05 05:00pm



Newsletter – 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time – 30th June 2024

Thu Jun 27 05:00pm