"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 – The Most Holy Trinity – 4th June 2023

Fri Jun 02 05:00pm



The latest edition of the Parish “Anchor Magazine” is available this weekend………

Fri Jun 02 04:05pm

Collect your copy after the weekend Masses.

A great read…… “What does it mean to be Catholic

Thank you to the hard working Anchor team who put this together. 


Newsletter – Pentecost Sunday – 28th May 2023

Fri May 26 05:00pm



Newsletter – The Ascension of the Lord – 21st May 2023

Fri May 19 05:00pm



Newsletter – Sixth Sunday of Easter – 14th May 2023

Fri May 12 05:00pm



Newsletter – Fifth Sunday of Easter – 7th May 2023

Fri May 05 05:00pm