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Beautiful and Moving Mass

We went to the Mass in English here on Sunday morning and found it to be a moving experience. The... read more

Reviewed 19 July 2018
Tony K
Los Angeles, California
To be a Peace

Lovely place for worship and belong at peace. Beautiful singing on Sunday mornings and every day... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2018
Peggy T
Avarua, Cook Islands
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Reviewed 19 July 2018

We went to the Mass in English here on Sunday morning and found it to be a moving experience. The caring community of local families were welcoming and the bishop gave a beautiful sermon. The music is just beautiful and everyone can sing along as...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Tony K
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Lovely place for worship and belong at peace. Beautiful singing on Sunday mornings and every day worship.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Peggy T
Reviewed 6 June 2018

Not an attraction as much as a place of significance for the RC community and the wider community - this is a place of worship

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Taina S
Reviewed 5 December 2017

A wonderful mass by the bishop the singing was divine It was also first communion and families took full part in the mass I loved the way the families gently brought their elderly to receive communion a real loving community filled with faith and song.

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed 11 June 2017

We were married at this Church 30 years ago. Our return visit was quite overwhelming to walk back into this Church. The Sunday mass is an incredibly moving experience. The Church is open every day for all to see and visit and perhaps say a...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank NBB58
Reviewed 13 April 2017

We arrived in Rarotonga on Sunday night and left for Aitutaki on Friday morning, so didn't attend Mass here. The church is open even when there is not a Mass on, so we were able to still go in. St Joseph's is stunning! It is...More

Date of experience: February 2017
1  Thank angelC3476SL
Reviewed 4 March 2017

I attended Mass on Sunday which was inspiring with incredible music and my niece went to children's liturgy and was made really welcome. Attending a church service is a highlight whilst in Rarotonga.

Date of experience: February 2017
1  Thank Andysafrica11
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Went to the Maori mass on Sunday morning. The island people have such beautiful voices, could have stayed on for the next mass.

Date of experience: January 2017
1  Thank Tina M
Reviewed 3 January 2017

Went to church for Christmas Day. Beautiful singing, good sermon and lovely church. Very very hot though.

Date of experience: December 2016
1  Thank Argentine
Reviewed 20 November 2016

While my hubby and I visited Avarua during our stay in Rarotonga, we decided to head down to the local Catholic church, St Joseph Cathedral to pray. The church is beautiful and welcoming. It's open even when there's no mass, so anyone can visit or...More

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank Stephany21
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