Irish Capuchins Overseas Missions

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New Zealand

The first resident Catholic priest in Wellington, New Zealand was the Irish Capuchin, Br. Joseph O'Reilly, who arrived in 1843. The modern involvement of the Irish Capuchins in New Zealand began in 1958. There are now friars from New Zealand, Ireland and India. We have two houses, mostly involved in parish work. The main activity of the friars is fostering the faith in what is a largely post-Christian society.
In 2008 we celebrated our Golden Jubilee.
For further information go to our website

Our contact addresses in New Zealand are:
Holy Cross Church
Holy Cross Friary
P.O. Box 21-082
Henderson 1008
Tel. 0064 9 838 8663
Fax 0064 9 838 7114
St. Patricks
Capuchin Friars
St. Patrick's Presbytery
1 Childer's Terrace
Wellington 6003
Tel. 00 64 4 387 2102
Fax 00 64 4 387 2291