"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

A message from the NZ Catholic Bishops……..

Sat Mar 25 04:00pm

Thank you everyone who has already given to the Caritas Lent Appeal 2023, helping Caritas deliver aid and development, and advocate for justice, around the world. Here is a video message supporting the appeal from Archbishop Paul Martin SM, Bishop Michael Gielen and Bishop Michael Dooley.

Click here for the video link.

Newsletter – Fifth Sunday in Lent – 26th March 2023

Fri Mar 24 04:00pm



The transforming power of Confession. Rite II …….

Thu Mar 23 07:00pm


Friday, 24 March, 6:30pm – St Joseph’s, Te Puna

Friday, 31st March, 6pm – St Mary Immaculate




Holy Week & Easter Triduum Services schedule…..

Wed Mar 22 04:01pm


Reminder, Stations of the Cross again this evening (Friday 17th March), 6pm at St Mary Immaculate Church.

Fri Mar 17 05:02pm

Newsletter – Fourth Sunday in Lent – 19th March 2023

Fri Mar 17 04:01pm



Newsletter – Third Sunday in Lent – 12th March 2023

Fri Mar 10 04:01pm



Lent has begun ……

Wed Feb 22 08:30pm

Why not try out the FORMED website (The Catholic Faith on demand). The Parish has paid for the subscription to the Formed website. Sign up and create an account as a parishioner by searching for the Parish of St Thomas Aquinas, Tauranga, New Zealand. Great Catholic content, something for the whole family. A variety of choices for Lent.  Click here.