"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 – Second Sunday of Lent – 25th February 2024

Fri Feb 23 04:00pm

As there will be a Parish school Mass for Aquinas College this Sunday at the 10.30am, St Mary Immaculate,  there will be no “Children’s Liturgy”. 


Newsletter – First Sunday of Lent -18th February 2024

Fri Feb 16 04:00pm



The Lenten season has begun…………

Thu Feb 15 08:00pm

There will be Stations of the Cross each Friday of Lent, 7:30am at St Joseph’s and 5.30pm at St Mary Immaculate.

During Lent, Friday reconciliation will move to 4.30 – 5.30pm at St Mary Immaculate Church (immediately prior to Stations of the Cross). Saturday reconciliation will remain at the usual time of 4pm.


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

Newsletter – 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time – 11th February 2024

Fri Feb 09 04:00pm



Scam Alert Awareness

SCAM ALERT unfortunately. Emails indicating they come from Father Arnold……

Mon Feb 05 11:56am

Sadly there is another SCAM ALERT!!
They use Father Arnold’s name HOWEVER not his correct email.

The email address indicates “ourparishpriest001″ at a gmail address. THIS IS A HOAX do not reply.

Any emails from Father would come from his legit email address