Saint Mathew's Catholic Church

During Alert Level 3 Saint Matthew's church will be closed

Parishes of the Cathedral of the Blessed Virgin Mary


St Matthews Hillcrest

Level Two Delta Restrictions

21st September 2021
Bishop Steve Lowe has written a letter to all the people of the Catholic Diocese of Hamilton regarding the resumption of the public celebration of SUNDAY MASS across the Diocese in Alert Level 2.

Key points:

- Sunday Mass will resume on Sunday 26th September.

- 100 person limit.

- You must book in advance HERE. People with no internet access can phone the Cathedral office at 07-856 6989 to have a booking placed for them.

- Scan or sign in for Mass.

- Wear a mask.

- Ensure social distancing within your church as well as before and after Mass.

- Please be respectful of those volunteers at parishes who will be ensuring the government restrictions of 100 persons are complied with.

The restrictions of Communion on the hand only, no Communion from the chalice, no singing, no physical contact during the sign of peace and no holy water in the church porches remain.

Our Lady of Sorrows, pray for us and for the end to this pandemic.

The Bishop's full letter dated 21st September 2021 can be read HERE.

Weekday Mass Times
During Level 2 Lockdown


Monday to Friday
8:00am, 12:05pm, 7:00pm

(Reconciliation 11:30am-11:55am)


Saint Matthew's

Monday to Friday

At Saint Matthew's, Silverdale, Hamilton we live in accord with the will of the Father, reflecting the life of Jesus Christ and are led and empowered by the Holy Spirit. We celebrate the Eucharist as the center, source and summit of our Catholic faith.

We are a community forming an oasis of prayer, reflecting the love of Jesus and eager to share the source of our joy and hope.

Our congregation averages 180 at a Sunday Mass with people from Asia, Africa, Europe, America, India, the Pacific as well as New Zealand.

Parish Priest

​St. Vincent De Paul:

  • Meets every second Tuesday, 6:30 pm in the parish lounge