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.
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You may contact the parish office by email at firstname.lastname@example.org – 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.
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 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 email@example.com
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
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
Article: ‘Vatican allows General Absolution allowed during pandemic’: https://cathnews.co.nz/2020/03/23/vatican-allows-general-absolution/
In response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Pope Francis gave his Urbi et Orbi blessing to the city of Rome and to the world. Watch this 60 min Youtube recording from Saturday at 6am here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JcUqLrbi9Cg
See the Cardinal’s official letter to parishioners by clicking here. (Please note that there have been further restrictions put in place since the distribution of this letter)