St Brigid's Catholic Parish
Welcome to St Brigid's Parish website.

St Brigid's Parish includes the Aotearoa New Zealand North Island communities of Pahiatua (St Brigid's), Woodville (St Columbkille's), and Eketahuna (Sacred Heart).  As part of the Tararua parishes, St Joseph's in Dannevirke combines with the churches of St Brigid's to form this parish grouping.  Browse through our website to discover something of the history, activities and people which make up the life of our vibrant Parish.

For a list of Mass Times (daily, Vigil, and Sunday) around the parish, please click on the newsletter link (below) for more information.

Download our latest newsletter to catch up on all our news and activities, what’s on and where.  A new format for the newsletter has been adopted to make it more useful by grouping information together and allow more space for necessary communication.  For your copy of the current newsletter,  click on the link below:


Newsletter link: images/newsletters/newsletter 17 november.pdf


A warm welcome awaits you too when you visit us in person. Come back again and keep in touch.


St Brigid's Parish (Pahiatua, Eketahuna, Woodville):

  • Parish Secretary: ¬†Christine Wolland
  • Office Phone: ¬†027.477.8520

St Joseph's Parish (Dannevirke, Pongoroa)

  • Parish Secretary: ¬†Jo Liddle
  • Office Phone: ¬†06.374.6141



News Briefs from Around the Tararua Parishes

Tararua Parishes' Timetable

  • Sunday and Daily Mass Schedule
  • Reconciliation Schedule
  • Special Liturgies - Holy Week Schedule shown on Newsletter

The Sunday and daily Mass schedule is shown in the newsletter (click on link above).

Temporary Adjustments to the Mass Schedule:

St Brigid's, Pahiatua
  • Sundays: ¬†No change to Mass schedule.
  • Daily Mass:¬† See newsletter
  • Reconciliation:
St Columbkille's, Woodville
  • No changes to daily or Sunday (Saturday Vigil) schedule at this time.
  • Reconciliation: ¬†Saturday from 4.45 pm - 5.15 pm
Sacred Heart, Eketahuna
  • No changes to daily or Sunday schedule at this time.¬† See note below.
St Joseph's, Dannevirke
  • Sundays: ¬†No change to Mass schedule.
  • Daily Mass:¬† See newsletter
  • Reconciliation:¬† 9.00 am Wednesday, Thursday & Sunday before Mass.¬† Please make contact with Fr Michael before Mass
  • Miha Mass Fourth Sunday of month
Our Lady of the Rosary, Pongaroa
  • This space will be updated when Mass is scheduled
Sunday Mass Schedule - Eketahuna

All Mass and Service of the Word liturgies will be offered on Sunday at 9.00 am during the month.  The Holy Mass will continue to be offered on the 4th Sunday of the month; all other Sundays offer Service of the Word with Holy Communion.


St Brigid's Church Refurbishment

The initial phases of refurbishing the interior of St Brigid's Pahiatua have begun.  Watch this space for updates.

  • Updated information will be provided as necessary.

Benediction & Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in the Tararua Parishes

Everyone is welcome to spend some time with the Lord!

St Brigid's Pahiatua will offer Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament on the following schedule:

  • Sunday: ¬†1.00 pm to 5.00 pm (if persons available to cover each hour)*
  • Friday: ¬†After 11.15 am Mass (approximately 12.00 noon) to 12.30 pm

* If you are able to commit to a one hour block on Sunday, please sign up in the foyer of the church.  Thank you for your commitment to the Lord.

St Joseph's Dannevirke will offer Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament on the following schedule:

  • 1st Wednesday of each month: ¬†7.00 pm to 8.00 pm
  • Benediction will be held on Friday 29th November at 5.05 pm followed by tea.
  • Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament on Saturday 30th 5.00 pm - 6.00 pm


  • Pahiatua - ¬†The Rosary will continue to be prayed weekly according to the schedule listed in the Newsletter (see link above). ¬†All are welcome to join us.



Men's Group

The Men's Group meets on Wednesday evenings at 7.30 pm.  Men aged 16 and up are welcome to join us for faith, fellowship, and friendship.

1st  Wednesday -Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

3rd and 5th Wednesday -Men's Group Only

2nd and 4th Wednesday - Formation night - all welcome

The men's group will recommence their  Formation sessions meetings after the school holidays in the  Gathering Area of St Joseph's Church Dannevirke.  For more information on this group please ring Vaughan Barrow on 06 374 5183


Parish Meeting Schedule

Pahiatua - all meetings held in the church

  • Liturgy Committee Meeting: ¬†Monday,¬† 2 December Pahiatua (7.00 pm)
  • Finance Committee Meeting:¬† Thursday,
  • Parish Pastoral Council: ¬†Tuesday, 3 December 2019 (7.00 pm)
  • Liturgy Committee Meeting:¬† ¬† Tuesday¬† (5.00 pm)
  • St Joseph's AGM: Sunday 24th November (10.30am)


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