Covid-19 Updates

The church building is closed until further notice. All Masses and liturgies are suspended, and no Sacraments will be celebrated during this time.

 

Updated as of 12.00pm on 31 March 2020

  • Read the Pastoral letter from the Bishops of Aotearoa NZ regarding Covid-19 by clicking here.

 

  • Recommended reading from Fr Kevin Mowbray sm:

One of the monthly religious magazines we subscribe to is ‘The Far East’ Magazine of the Columban Fathers. I read this article in the March 2020 issue. I was struck by the freshness of the reflections the writer, Fr. Tim Mulroy,  bought to a very familiar Gospel scene. Not only were his reflections fresh I also thought they were penetrating, insightful. What do you think? 

Read the article here.

 

Click on the various topics below for more information.

You may contact the parish office by email at smoaoffice@xtra.co.nz – the parish secretary will be answering emails from home.

If you wish to speak to a priest or leave a message to be passed on to the office, please phone (04) 473 8074 between 9am and 12pm.

The Angelus newsletter will be published online each week, and will include the readings for Sunday Masses – click here.

To sign up to have the Angelus newsletter emailed to you each week, fill out the form here (those who are in our parish database should already be on this mailing list).

As we cannot take cash or envelope donations during this time, we ask that you make your donations via internet banking. Our details are as follows:

Bank:                   BNZ
Bank Account:   02 0536 0003242 24
Account Name: St Mary of the Angels Parish
Reference:         [your planned giving number]
Code:                  [your surname]

If you are unsure of your planned giving number, or are interested in signing up for our planned giving programme, please email the parish office at smoaoffice@xtra.co.nz

The National Liturgy Office is posting up-to-date links to Sunday and Weekday mass livestreams: www.nlo.org.nz/news-and-events/media-releases/celebrate-mass-online/ 

Univeralis https://universalis.com/index.htm provides the Liturgy of the Hours and Mass readings for each day.

https://www.sacredspace.ie/ provides simple guided prayer for each day.

Lent reflections provided by Caritas NZ: https://caritas.org.nz/system/files/2020%20LRP%20English.pdf

Holy Week – Resources

The Archdiocese of Wellington’s Liturgy Adviser has shared Suggestions for Prayer at Home over Holy Week 2020 – click here.

 

Stations of the Cross

 

Catholic.org: https://www.catholic.org/prayers/station.php

Caritas NZ: https://caritas.org.nz/system/files/Stations%20of%20the%20Cross%20%28Secondary%20notes%29.pdf

Stations of the Cross Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZoIUsTetlL0

Stations of the Cross Video for Kids: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0qv7c4PsrA

Stations of the Cross Video for Children:
Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aR1cZINg0cs
Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wT_3mHvg7UQ
Part 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-wOLh5OgInU