New Parish Patronal Names

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The Catholic Parish of Opihi has been named after St Mary MacKillop

Bishop Barry has announced the patronal names of the new parishes that have been amalgamated.

- The Catholic Parish of Bryndwr: Holy Trinity Parish

- The Catholic Parish of Hurunui: Good Shepherd Parish

- The Catholic Parish of Mackenzie: St Patrick & All Saints Parish

- The Catholic Parish of Opihi: St Mary MacKillop Parish

- The Catholic Parish of Timaru: Holy Family Parish

The existing names of churches remain as they are.