Welcome to St Mary of the Angels

St Mary of the Angels, a diverse community, seeks to praise and thank God in a place of calm and beauty and strives to be Christ alive in Central Wellington.

Vespers for the Feast of the Assumption

Vespers for the Feast of the Assumption

Wednesday August 15th 7:30pm

The Choir of St Mary of the Angels will celebrate Vespers for the Feast of the Assumption.

The liturgy, which lasts for about 50 minutes, includes Latin psalms, the Gregorian antiphons and Palestrina’s Magnificat.

Following that will be a short, thirty-minute concert of music for the feast, and for the Feast of the Transfiguration, with music by Tallis, Tavener, Victoria, and including Monteverdi’s wonderful setting of ‘Beatus Vir’ with violins, and featuring our own choir soloists: Olivia Webb, Wendy Kale, John Sullivan, Paul Beres and Emmanuel Godinez.

Mass timetable

 Mass timetable

Monday – Thursday

Exposition: 6.45am – 7.30am
Mass: 7.30am, 12.05pm & 5.15pm
Reconciliation: 11.30am-12pm, 12.30pm-1pm & 4.30pm-5pm

Friday

Exposition: 7am – 7.30am & 11am – 12pm
Mass: 7.30am, 12.05pm & 5.15pm

Reconciliation: 11am-12pm, 12.30pm – 1pm & 4.30pm – 5pm

Saturday

Mass: 11am
Reconciliation: 10.30am – 11am & 4pm – 5pm

Sunday

Mass: 7am, 9am, 11am (Choral), 5pm

St Mary of the Angels – Parish Ministries, Groups and Activities

St Mary of the Angels – Parish Ministries, Groups and Activities

St Mary of the Angels is a diverse and welcoming Catholic community in central Wellington. Our parish ministries and groups are outlined here (click to access the PDF document document).

We welcome your interest and participation in parish life and particularly invite more people to assist in the following areas:

  • Adult Rite of Christian Initiation (RCIA) participants, sponsors and leaders
  • Altar Servers at all Sunday Masses
  • Care of Sacramental Linen
  • Church Guardians
  • Music
  • Overhead Projector Operators at the 5pm Sunday Mass
  • Readers and Commentators at all Sunday Masses
  • Vestment Maintenance and Cleaning
  • Young Adults Group – SMAYACS leaders

Please see more details here (or download as PDF).

For more information please telephone the Parish Office on 04 473 8074 or contact us by email at smoaoffice@xtra.co.nz

St Mary of the Angels Securing a Wellington Landmark

St Mary of the Angels Securing a Wellington Landmark 

Earthquake Strengthening Project

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St Mary of the Angels is a Wellington landmark and one of the most beautiful and historic churches in New Zealand.

We must strengthen this Category 1 Heritage building for future generations. The Earthquake Strengthening Project will bring the Church close to 100% of the earthquake code.

We need your commitment and generosity to safeguard this holy and restful place in the heart of the city.

Learn how you can help secure its future.