Sunday masses and gatherings are suspended until Alert Level 1. Weekday masses are permitted to continue during level 2.

Covid 19 Updates

Covid-19 Parish Response:

Reminder if anyone needs support of any kind: food, travel assistance, newsletters, information or advice during this Covid-19 time, then please let us know. 

Call the Parish office on 04 478 7137, email ohariuparish@xtra.co.nz, or pop in and we can try to sort what you need.

We are hoping to open the Tuesday Lunch project again soon once we move to level 1 and begin the Art and sewing classes too!

Take care and let us know if you need help. These are strange times.

Parish Update - August 17 2020

Cardinal John has sent a letter permitting weekday and Saturday morning masses/liturgies to be resumed from Wednesday 19th. Sunday gatherings and Saturday night Vigil's are still not permitted until Level 1. Click here to read Cardinal John's latest letter. 

Parish Update - August 12 2020

Dear Parishioner,

You may be disappointed to hear of the closure of all parish masses and activities this weekend; the Leadership Formation team supports Cardinal Dew's decision which means all Public Liturgies and Masses on Saturday for the Assumption of Mary and Sunday 20th in Ordinary time will not be celebrated in our Parish. Our Sunday Obligations are suspended.  

There will be Reflections and Readings sent out on Friday that you and your family may wish to participate in in your own home.

As you will be aware, not all our parishioners are on email so if you know of some one who may be interested in this update and is unlikely to have received this email can you please give them a call or call on them. 

The full letter can be found by clicking here.  PUBLICATIONS 

Let's be careful and look out for each other during this difficult and often frustrating time and let us pray together and find ways of supporting each other and our wider community during this challenging time.

Love and blessings

The Leadership Formation Team 

Parish Update - June 8 2020

The Government has announced that all restrictions have now been lifted from mass gatherings.
You are advised to track your own movements and to assist with this, a QR code is on display at each of our Churches.

 

Parish Update - May 28 2020

Dear Parishioners

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on Monday, Masses –restricted to 100 people – are permitted to resume from this Friday at noon.
The Bishops have advised that it is up to each parish to decide what is manageable and safe for their community, including whether any particular weekday or Sunday Mass resumes.

The guidelines for the reception of Holy Communion and health practices during a pandemic remain in place. Given that our parish Mass count on any weekend is approximately 1000, the current restrictions of numbers mean that not all parishioners will be able to attend Mass.

Others will choose not to attend due to health reasons, concerns or fears. For these reasons, the Bishops have advised that the dispensation from attendance at Sunday Mass continues. Live-streamed Masses, in conjunction with the Little Churches, will continue to be offered for these people.

The Leadership Formation Team of our Parish will be offering the following Eucharistic Celebrations for this Sunday, Pentecost 31 May.

1. The Little Churches Live stream Mass will take place at 0930. There is now the capacity for the number of Little Churches to grow given that we can allow more than 10 Little Church representatives to attend the Mass in person.

2. There will be a Mass celebrated at SS Peter & Paul's Church on Sunday 31 May at 11am. In accordance with the Covid-19 Restrictions this will be for a limited number of parishioners. In choosing who will be able to attend, priority will given to those parishioners who do not have access to the internet and who are not able to be part of a Little Church.

If you wish to be considered for a place at the public Parish Mass please ring 04 478 7137. 

The Leadership Formation Team

 

For the latest information visit https://www.wn.catholic.org.nz/

Watch our message of love and hope here: Message of Love and Hope Video

Useful Links: NZ Mass Streaming Sites

 

Last updated: 4ᵗʰ September, 2020