"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 – 3rd Sunday of Easter – 14th April 2024

Fri Apr 12 05:00pm



Newsletter – 2nd Sunday of Easter/Divine Mercy Sunday – 7th April 2024

Fri Apr 05 04:01pm



Newsletter – Easter Sunday – 31st March 2024

Thu Mar 28 02:00pm



Holy Thursday Mass 7pm St Mary Immaculate

Altar of Repose until 10pm

Something for our youth……..

Thu Feb 15 07:00pm

There is a Collegial Area Youth Group running at All Saints by the Sea Parish (St Thomas More Church, Mount Maunganui).  

Youth Group 2024!

Are you a student in Years 7-13? Come join us @ St Thomas More Church (Parish Lounge) on the 1st and 3rd Friday of every month from 7pm-8.30pm for fellowship, fun and dessert!

Our next session being held is on Friday 16th of February.

If you would like any more information please email: youthgroup@allsaintsbythesea.nz