Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church

Our Lady of Lourdes Parish
Glen Eden

Samoan Community


First established March 1978 and since then have been active in the parish.

GROUPS OPERATING are the following:
Sunday School
Mother’s Club


  • Sundays 9 to 10.00 am (except school holidays)
  • Age range: Preschool-17 years.

Teachers attend courses on the following:

  • Scripture/Liturgy,
  • Participate in retreats at Malaeola Catholic Centre, Mangere or Franciscan Friary, Hillsborough
  • Children & youth perform for the elderly.


Meets first Saturday of every month at 4 pm

Works include

  • Rosary/Scripture Reading
  • Home visits (elderly)
  • Hospital visits (members or members’ relatives)


Monthly meeting in the classroom after 10.30 am Mass on last Sunday

Attend seminars on:

  • Scripture/Liturgy/Church History
  • Samoan traditions/Enculturation


  • Sings at 10.30 am Mass in our parish last Sunday of every month
  • Rostered to sing for Samoan Mass, first Sunday of every month at Malaeola Samoan Catholic Centre, Mangere
  • Attends to other Samoan Catholic Communities for funerals
  • Choir practice at 7 pm last Wednesday of every month


  • Attend youth rallies and retreats
  • Attend youth camps in which youth prepare Mass, singing, etc.

Any enquiries please contact: Reg Alofa (secretary) 832 8244


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