Welcome to the website of the Mid North Catholic Pastoral Area.
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Welcome to Mid North Catholic Parish
This website contains Catholic Parish information for the Mid-North Pastoral Area, covering a large region of the Far North District of New Zealand.
The founder of the Catholic Church in Aotearoa New Zealand was a young French bishop, Jean Baptiste François Pompallier. Born in Lyons, France on 11 December 1802 he was ordained a priest in 1829. In 1836 he was appointed Vicar Apostolic (‘Bishop’) of Western Oceania which covered a huge area of Polynesia and Melanesia in the Pacific, including New Zealand.