About us

St Francis de Sales Catholic Church
173 Clyde Street
Island Bay
Wellington 6023
New Zealand.

Telephone:  04 383 8625
Fax:                04 383 8692

Email:        office@stfrancisdesales.org.nz



Weekend Times
Saturday Vigil 6pm
Sunday 10am
Daily Times
Monday ( Liturgy of the Word) 9am
Tuesday to Saturday Mass 9am


1st Sunday of the month – Italian Mass at 11.30am

Saturday: 9.30am, or on request
Community Reconciliation and Italian Reconciliation are held during Advent and Lenten seasons.

Mass of the Annointing:
Monthly on the 1st Friday

1st Friday monthly, after 9am Mass until Benediction at 3pm.

This is prayed after each weekday Mass


Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 9:30am to 2:30pm.
The office will be closed on Wednesdays.

Parish Priest:  Fr David Dowling

Parish Secretary:  Lucienne Hensel

Parish Pastoral Council Chair: John Whiting

St Francis de Sales School Principal: Alan Fleming

Parish Pastoral Council
Chair: John Whiting: 3839750
The Parish Pastoral Council comprises the parish priest and elected representatives from the parish community. It is responsible for the ‘big picture’ in and of the parish. The Council meets monthly to assist the parish priest in the running of the parish with particular emphasis on the planning and fostering of the pastoral needs of its parishioners. The parish representatives serve for a period of two to four years, with a proportion of new representatives being elected each year to ensure continuity.

Parish Finance Committee
Chair: Phil O’Brien: 383 8788
The Parish Finance Committee comprises representatives from the parish community, plus the parish priest and parish secretary as ex-officio members. The committee meets 2-monthly and assists the parish priest in the administration of parish property and supporting the pastoral works of the parish. Members are appointed for three-year terms.

Parish Newsletter
This is published weekly; any items for inclusion can be emailed or sent to the Parish Office by Wednesday mornings.

Parish Hall (hire/use) contact: Parish office

Parish Archives
contact: Parish Office
Held in the Presbytery/Parish office