October, the month of the Rosary, is fast approaching. “Rosary Aotearoa” invites you, as the People of God, to come together on Sunday 6th October this year to pray for ourselves, our Church and our nation. Wouldn’t it be great if, at 3 pm that day, representatives of every Catholic community around  Aotearoa, from Cape Reinga to Stewart Island and the Chathams – our parishes, our schools, our families – gathered together to pray through Mary our Mother for all our needs?

We invite each parish to appoint a coordinator to be the contact person for your parish – let us know who you are and what your parish will be doing that day so that we can share this with others.

Rosary Aotearoa Team

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My Dear Friends

We would like to extend our sincere gratitude to all Area Coordinators for organising Rosary Aotearoa in your respective community.

God truly works mysteriously. We really don’t know the response of the people in this invitation. Through the encouragement of Bishop Patrick Dunn, Monsignor Bernard Kiely, and Fr Mark Field and the technical skills of Ferd Lomibao and his family, Clemens Mercado and Millie Collado – we throw the net into the deep. Rosary Aotearoa has been successful because you responded kindheartedly to the call to gather your people in your community to pray the Holy Rosary as One Nation, One Mind, One Heart, One Spirit.

We would like to encourage you to please continue praying the Holy Rosary for this month of October. We will continue to send updates for future events.

Mary Mother God and Mother of the Church, pray for us!

God bless you all.

PS. Please see the attachments. Please tag your pictures in our facebook – Rosary Aotearoa or send an email.

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Rosary Aotearoa Team!

Rosary Aotearoa Invitation

Online Volunteer Form

By signing up below, you are volunteering to lead a Rosary event, wherever you can gather, wherever you are in New Zealand: in parish churches, at beaches, in domains, in parks. (Please do not add home locations.) Remember that you may need to get Council approval to gather in some public spaces, depending on local bylaws. These gatherings to pray the Rosary is to take place on Sunday 6th October, 2019 at 3pm. Be part of Rosary Aotearoa!

“Count Us In!”


Please sign up here if you would like to lead a group on 6th October 2018, at a location near you. We are hoping that all Rosary locations (other than home addresses) will be able to be shown on the web map below.

Please send additional information about your event to

Rosary Locations

Always check the map for all the participating locations
and designated area coordinators.
Please visit us again to check the new updates.  Thank you


Bishop of Auckland
Most Reverend Bishop Patrick Dunn DD

On Sunday 29 th April, Pope Francis invited the faithful to join him in praying the rosary for peace throughout the world, and many responded to his call. Our Holy Father extends this invitation to us anew, each day – let us pray for peace.

In our prayer, let us be guided by the writings of Pope Francis:

  • In the spirit of Lumen Fidei: The Light of Faith, let us pray for our Church, our Holy Father and the shepherds of the Church (Bishops, Priests, Religious and Vocations)
  • In the spirit of Amoris Laetitia: The joy of love, let us pray for families and marriage
  • In the spirit of Laudato Si: On care for our common home, let us pray for the earth and its people
  • In the spirit of Gaudete et Exsultate: the Call to Holiness, let us pray for the Culture of Life
  • In the spirit of Misericordiae Vultus: the Face of Mercy, let us pray for our leaders

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Vicar General for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Auckland
Parish Priest Good Shepherd Catholic Balmoral
Monsignor Bernard Kiely

The Coast to Coast Rosary is a great initiative that promises to unite Catholics in prayer around the world.

So many of our parishes are a ‘Community of communities’  and  Rosary Aotearoa is a wonderful opportunity to get the different groups, that call a particular parish home, together for a particular prayer event.

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Parish Priest of Far North Catholic Churches
Fr. Carlo Cruz

The Catholic Community here in the Far North of New Zealand (Cape Reinga) will join and support Rosary Aotearoa on 7th October 2018 at 3 pm.  We encourage you to join us to pray the Rosary as one family.

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Spiritual Director of Legion of Mary
Parish Priest St. Patrick Parish Panmure
Fr. Andrew Matthew

The Legion of Mary Senatus of New Zealand and St Patrick Parish, Panmure will join our nation to pray the Holy Rosary on Sunday 7th October at 3 pm.

This initiative from Rosary Aotearoa is an opportunity of every Christian to come forward and join in pray as one nation, one mind and one heart to God in the presence of Mary the Mother of God and Mother of all Christians.

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Senatus President for the Legion of Mary of New Zealand
Mark Gasparini

On behalf of the Legion of Mary I fully endorse the Rosary Aotearoa Event to be held nationwide on Sunday October 7th at 3pm.

This significant date, the Feast of the Rosary was established by Pope Saint Pius V during the 16th Century. 

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Couple for Christ New Zealand – National Director
Allan and Melanie Sadsad

When I was a child my late grandmother told me a story during the Japanese occupation in the Philippines in the mid 1940s on how she was nearly abducted by a group of more or less 5 Japanese soldiers. She was saved that day from harm and the possibility of death.

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