Fr Carlo Cruz

Parish Priest of Far North Catholic Churches
Fr. Carlo Cruz


Parish Priest of St Joseph, Kaitaia
Parish Priest of St Columban's Church, Ahipara
Parish Priest of Our Lady of Rosary Catholic Church, Awanui
Parish Priest of Catholic Community, Mangonui
Parish Priest of Sts Cyril and Methodius' Catholic Church, Waiharara

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.

Growing up in the Philippines, my family used to pray the rosary everyday and I believe this was instrumental to where I am now. The intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary helps me to persevere in my vocation as a priest. Living far away from my family is quite a struggle but her presence in my life makes me feel that my family is just near.

Although I live in Kaitaia, the news that I hear and see everyday is truly alarming. Surely, there is an urgent call for prayer. Rosary Aotearoa is an opportune moment for us as one nation to implore the Blessed Mother Mary’s help for our families, our nation and the rest of the world.

I encourage  everyone to join us wherever you maybe in New Zealand. Please visit the website of Rosary Aotearoa to locate the different places where the Holy Rosary will be prayed here in the Northernmost area of New Zealand.