Welcome to St Joseph's Hawera & Sacred Heart Manaia Parish

Loving God, help us to put you first in our lives and to live the way you want. In all our actions every day, help us always to choose your way, which we know is the true and right way.

Our mission


Mission Statement

We, the Catholic people of Hawera are united in the Body of Jesus Christ. We want to be a friendly, forgiving community, based on faith and prayer and committed to joyful witness and service.


3 Minute Retreat

3 minute retreat

24 hours of peace

3 minutes a day can give you 24 hours of peace. 3-Minute Retreats encourage you to take a quick prayer break at your computer...

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Did you know... St Joseph's Parish Hawera was established by Father Pertuis in January 1875?

And the Sisters of St Joseph of Nazareth arrived in 1885 to staff the Parish School. Over the years we have had 13 Parish Priests one of them Monsignor Cullen served for 42 years from 1927 until his death in 1969.

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Latest news

  • Newsletter 24th July 2016

    Liturgy as Prayer                   Living Liturgy 2016 We call liturgy a celebration, a...
  • Newsletter 17th July 2016

    Living the Paschal Mystery               -Living Liturgy 2016 There are many ways that...
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