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Together in Christ

Our Mission as a Diocese

We, the people of the Diocese of Rarotonga, in communion with the universal Catholic Church, trusting in a loving and merciful God proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ to all people by living out, in community, our baptismal calling to love, justice and peace through witness, worship and service

Our Vision as a Diocese

where we encounter a loving and merciful God, whom we worship in community and as individuals;

where we respect the dignity and giftedness of each other;

where we acknowledge our Cook Island identity through use of the Maori language where appropriate.

where we remember the spirit of the missionaries of our diocese: (SS.CC, SJC and Diocesan)

where we nurture children and young people;

where we experience belonging and welcome;

where we listen to and learn from others;

where we engage with the challenges of an ever-changing world;

where we deepen our commitment to justice, peace and the integrity of creation locally, within the Pacific and in the wider world;

where we respect and engage with other groups, cultures and faiths;

where we are committed to witness to the Gospel locally, nationally and in the wider world;

where we have collaborative structures and practices;

where we communicate with openness and accountability.

The vision for the Diocese of Rarotonga are supported by these values
  • We trust in the loving and merciful God revealed by Jesus Christ
  • We witness to and proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ with joy
  • We respect our Cook Island identity.
  • We respect each person's unique dignity and giftedness
  • We welcome and reach out to others
  • We listen to and learn from others
  • We value human life as a gift frovm God
  • We cultivate Christian forgiveness and compassion
  • We strive to live in truth and love
  • We abhor and challenge poverty, injustice and inequality
  • We celebrate God's creation and endeavour to reverse its destruction
  • We engage with people of all faiths and cultures within our community
  • We commit to a collaborative approach to leadership
  • We promote openness, accountability and quality in all we do

Updated News & Article

May is the Month dedicated to Mary, Mother of God.
posted: May 2016

During this month the Rosary will be recited daily in the Cathedral before more

Pope Francis Speaks - Mercy and Mission
posted: may 2016

Day by day we enter into the life of this Holy Year of Mercy. With His grace, the Lord guides our steps as we cross the Holy Door and comes towards us so as to stay more

posted: May 2016

Let us re-visit the words spoken by Mary of Magdala as mentioned in the Gospel Reading of Easter Sunday more

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