Cathedral Centenary May 29th Celebration 2005

30 November 1999

This day is the patronal feast of the Cathedral, for which it is named. Now called 'The Body and Blood of Christ', it was previously known as the feast of Corpus Christi. This day was the centrepiece of the centenary observances. Archbishop Carr of Melbourne came to the dedication in 1905 especially for the event. To commemorate this visit, Bishop Cunneen invited Bishops from the New Zealand Dioceses to attend the celebration on this day to concelebrate at the choral Mass at 3.00pm, followed by Solemn Exposition and concluding with Vespers at 6.00pm. Archbishop John Dew was the principal celebrant and preacher for this Mass.