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Welcome to the Roman Catholic Parish of 

St Francis de Sales

in Island Bay, Wellington, New Zealand.


A very warm welcome to St Francis de Sales’ Parish. We pray that you will feel at home here and we invite you to introduce yourself to the Parish Priest.

Our parish was founded in 1920, although the first St Francis de Sales church was built in 1906. Our parish, together with St Anne’s in Newtown forms the Wellington South Pastoral Area.


If you are new to our parish, we ask that you write your details on the form in the foyer of the church and place it either in the collection basket at Mass or drop it into the parish office mail slot at the Presbytery.


If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ring the parish office.

God bless you and your family


Fr Mateo Kivalu (Parish Priest)

Patricia Reilly (Parish Pastoral Council Chair)




MASS  and Worship TIMES

Saturday Vigil: 6.30pm
Sunday: 10am
1st Sunday of the month: Italian Mass 11.30am
Monday to Saturday:  9am
Reconciliation: Saturdays 9.30am, 7.15pm (or on request)
Community Reconciliation and Italian
Reconciliation are held during the Advent
and Lenten seasons.
Exposition: 1st Wednesday monthly, after 9am Mass
Rosary: This is prayed after each weekday Mass
Mass of the Anointing: 2-monthly, on the 3rd Friday




Parish Finance Committee
Chair: Gerard Hoskins ph 383-8481
The Parish Finance Committee comprises representatives from the parish community, plus the parish priest and parish secretary as ex-officio members. The committee meets 2-monthly and assists the parish priest in the administration of parish property and supporting the pastoral works of the parish. Members are appointed for three-year terms.

Parish Pastoral Council
Chair: Patricia Reilly ph 383-9371
The Parish Pastoral Council comprises the parish priest and elected representatives from the parish community. It is responsible for the ‘big picture’ in and of the parish. The Council meets monthly to assist the parish priest in the running of the parish with particular emphasis on the planning and fostering of the pastoral needs of its parishioners. The parish representatives serve for a period of two to four years, with a proportion of new representatives being elected each year to ensure continuity.

Parish Newsletter
This is published weekly; any items for inclusion can be emailed or sent to the Parish Office by Thursday mornings.

Parish Hall (hire/use) contact: Parish office

Parish Archives

contact: John Shone
Held in the Presbytery/Parish office