COVID-19 Updates

Covid Alert Level Orange

13 April, 2022

While we are at Alert Level Orange ALL Masses and Reconciliation times are running as per the normal timetable. There is no need to register for Masses.

Vaccine Passes are no longer required.

The following is still in place:

¨ Communion under one kind only, therefore no Precious Blood is to be distributed

¨ No physical contact at the Sign of Peace

¨ Communion on the hand only

 

Covid Alert Level Red

7 March, 2022

While we are at Alert Level Red ALL Masses and Reconciliation times are running as per the normal timetable. At SMOA the 5.15pm Weekday Masses are the only Masses that do not require a Vaccine Pass.

All Masses at St Joseph’s Church require a Vaccine Pass. You must register for all Sunday Masses by visiting www.wn.catholic.org.nz/mass-registrations Registrations are open from 9am Wednesday until 12pm Friday. If you are having trouble registering, please email the Parish Office. The following is still in place:

¨ Communion under one kind only, therefore no Precious Blood is to be distributed

¨ No physical contact at the Sign of Peace

¨ Communion on the hand only

 

St Mary of the Angels Parish Open Following Lockdown

13 November, 2021

St Mary of the Angels Church and St Joseph’s Church have reopened following lockdown. There will be NO 5.15pm WEEKDAY MASS AT ST MARY OF THE ANGELS AND NO 8.30AM TUESDAY MASS AT ST JOSEPH’S. Aside from these Masses the normal Mass schedule has resumed. You will need to register for the Sunday Masses by visiting www.wn.catholic.org.nz/mass-registrations/  There is no need to register for the weekday Masses. Registrations are open from 9am Wednesday to 12pm Friday. If your preferred Mass is full this system allows you to see other Masses with spaces available in the area. If you do not have access to the Archdiocese website or are having trouble you can call the Parish Office on 04 473 8074 to book.

  • Entry only through the main front door. If you need disability access please call 04 473 8074
  • Sign in at the front door using the QR code or the manual sign in and use hand sanitiser provided.
  • Masks must be worn at all times inside the Church by those 12 years and older. No Mask—No Mass.
  • Keep a 2-metre distance from others at all times.
  • Communion is in the hand only, no kneeling in front of the Priest. Approach the Priest/Eucharistic Ministers, secure the host, move away 2 metres and then consume the host.
  • The toilets remain closed at Level 2 except for emergencies or for health reasons.
  • If you able to, please assist the Parish team in cleaning down the pews following the Mass.
  • Reconciliation is to be held by kneeling behind the screen only.

General Absolution

12 November, 2021

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=JcUqLrbi9C

Masses being Livestreamed

12 November, 2021
  • Bishop Steve Lowe (Hamilton) is livestreaming Mass everyday at 9am, this can be accessed by visiting www.cdh.org.nz/livestream
  • The Christchurch Diocese is also livestreaming Mass at 9am everyday, this can be accessed by visiting their YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/channel/UCbDyKPjjDeYWfpoz_hSDLfw
  • The Auckland Diocese prepares Sunday Mass and uploads this to their website the night before at 5.30pm. This is also available on Shine TV at 2.00pm Sunday—Free-to-air TV Channel 25, Sky TV Channel 201.
  • Fr Tony from Our Lady of Grace Church, Heretaunga intends to live-stream each Sunday at 10.30 am until we can gather again at LEVEL 1. The link to these Masses is https://www.tributes.co.nz/ViewMyTribute.aspx?id=16621. If you missed the Mass (or any future ones they are available if you chose the link ‘LIVESTREAM’
  • Our Lady of Kapiti are livestreaming Mass on Sunday at 9.30am. This can be accessed by visiting their website at https://kapiti-catholic.org.nz/kapiti/mass-times

Cardinal John Dew – Letter

21 September, 2021

Cardinal John Dew letter to the people of God

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Dispensation of Sunday Masses continued

25 August, 2021

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**Correction: Requiem Masses may be celebrated with a limit of 100 people in attendance, not 50 as the above letter states.