The Pompallier Hokianga Trust has the mission of preserving and promoting the memory of Bishop Pompallier as the first Bishop of Aotearoa New Zealand and his role in founding the Catholic Church here and in the Pacific.
The Trust reminds us of the places of pilgrimage in Northland associated with the early history of the Catholic Church, namely,
MOTUTI, where the Bishop‘s remains have been interred in St Mary’s church, and
TOTARA POINT, where the first official Catholic Mass was celebrated on 13 January 1838
The poster below gives the details of the coming celebration at Totara Point, North Hokianga on Sunday 13 January 2019 at 11am and the map describes the route.
There is a yellow road sign opposite the entrance to the memorial plinth at Totara Point.
We know that many from all over New Zealand travel during the summer holidays, often to Northland.
Visits to Motuti are encouraged at any time during the year.