Talofa Lava, Fakalofa lahi atu, Kia Ora, Malo e lelei, Kia Orana, Namaste, Ni Hao, Malo Ni & Bula!
Welcome All, Hello & Greetings from St Therese Parish
10 November 2002
18 May 2003
Foundation Stone Laid & Blessed by Bishop Patrick Dunn of Auckland
Grand Church, Hall & Parish Opening & Blessing by Bishop Patrick Dunn of Auckland
On 10 November 2002, the Foundation Stone was Laid & Blessed by Bishop Patrick Dunn of Auckland.
It was on the 18th May 2003 the new Church was dedicated and parish hall and administration block were opened and blessed by Bishop Patrick Dunn. Bishop Patrick Dunn served as Parish Priest for two years then went to the Auckland Catholic Diocesan.
We remain humbled before the almighty God for the New Church of St. Therese Parish on its dedication to serve Gods will.
WHY THE CHURCH IN MANGERE EAST WAS FORMED?
The parishioners living in Mangere East traveled to St Anthony’s Parish and some that lived near Onehunga also traveled to St Anthony Parish.
Many of the parishioners were also from the local pacific island communities like the Samoan Catholic Mangere East Autalavou (Group) and Tongan, Cook Island and Small Ethnic Groups also collaborated and combined to request to the Auckland Diocese that there was a need to open a church closer to the families that live in Mangere East.
St Therese Parish has grown through out the years, we are a multi-cultural parish with all walks of life from around the world. Our parishioners have a big heart to help the parish raise funds for the roof so that our generation and future generations will have a place of worship here at Mangere East. We also serve those within our community and outer regions we are not the riches of people, we serve as best as we can for Jesus to our community and welcome new and returning visitors and will continue to do so. Our parishioners help our community to serve the needy, feed the poor and visit the sick, spreading the gospel with our actions. We give all the glory to God in all that we do and seek no self glory giving all the praise and glory to God.
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