Mass Livestreams

Diocesan Sunday Mass from the Cathedral of the Holy Spirit

Every Sunday at 10:00am | View on Youtube

Daily Mass from the Catholic Parish of Whanganui

Every day at 9:30am | View on Facebook

Shine TV will film Masses every Sunday during lockdown.  Good Friday Catholic liturgy will be on Shine TV at 8.30am

Shine TV is available on Freeview 25 and SKY 201. It can also be streamed online here at http://shinetv.co.nz/stream . 

Daily Mass with Pope Francis

Every day at around 9:30pm NZST | View on CatholicTv.org

St Joseph's Hall Refurbishment

St Joseph's Hall on Devon Street is 50 years old and is need of refurbishment.  Thanks to the TSB Community Trust we have received a $30k grant towards new lights, chairs and installing some carpet squares.

However we are $27,276.50 short of finishing the project, which will see the Main Hall floor have carpet squares laid and 85 more chairs to give us enough to seat everyone who attends the annual Christmas Community dinner.

If you would like to contribute to this cause, please go to Givealittle.co.nz/cause/st-josephs-community-hall-refurbishment 

 

Messages from Fr. Simon

Karere mai a Matua Haimona

Dear Parishioners,

I hope everyone is tracking along okay. 'Staying at home' sure feels strange - but relaxing too.

We are still in Lent in case you have forgotten! This Sunday is 5th Sunday of Lent. The Gospel is about Lazarus, who Jesus resuscitated, and called out of the tomb. And then informed people that "I am the resurrection and the life". This is an astounding statement. This not the language of a prophet but the language of God.

We are his disciples; more than students - people who also hope to take on the identity of the master, Jesus the Christ. May we take the time this Lent to connect to his life indwelling.

May we all be strong as we keep physical distance to stop Covid-19 spreading.

God bless

Fr Simon

 

Tom's spiritual recommendations during Lockdown

Nga taunakitanga wairua a Tom i a Lockdown

Prayer opportunities for Lent & the Lockdown:

1. Prayer of the Church - (the Office or Breviary).  Look it up on Universalis - there are 6 specific prayer times & Office of Readings.  Join with those who are praying for the world.  

2. Try the Rosary again.  Remember to look up the "Mysteries of Light"

3. Get ahead of the priests - they use resources from these websites to prepare homilies:
a) catholicireland.net-sundayhomily
b) liturgy.slu.edu

4. "Food for Faith" - Fr John O'Connor has really good insights into the Daily Mass Readings

5. USCCB - United States Conference of Catholic Bishops - USSB.org.daily reflections video

6. Vatican News. word of the day

7. "You can pray for lots of others - one I enjoy is: "Give us this Day"" - Tom Lawn

Special Announcements

Nga huihuinga ka heke mai

Covid 19

As we enter Alert Level Four, Cardinal John Dew has declared that the Churches will no longer be open to pray.  This follows from the Government's instruction that people are to remain at home unless they are going out for exercise or what is deemed essential work by the civil authorities.  The danger of the virus transferring from surfaces is very real, these surfaces may be door handles, Church pews, votive candles stands and any surface that is touched.  We are called to be good citizens who take responsibility for others and ourselves, therefore the Churches from now on are to remain closed in order to limit the spread of the virus.

For Covid-19 updates from the diocese and to sign up to the weekly newsletter from the diocese https://pndiocese.org.nz/

A Faith Response to Covid-19 https://drive.google.com/file/d/1X8zC3OX0YQ-LvW3vjlnl8RgcKCbZqXZw/view

NO MASSES UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Te Pārihi Katorika Ki Ngāmotu Mass Times

Click on any mass time to find out more information.

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday

06:00 PM

Vigil No Mass

St Patrick's Okato

05:30 PM

No Vigil Mass

Our Lady Help of Christians

05:30 PM

Vigil - No Service

Church of Our Lady of the Wayside - Mokau

Sunday

09:00 AM

No Mass

St Joseph's Church

05:30 PM

No Mass

St Joseph's Church

10:30 AM

No service

Bell Block

10:30 AM

No Mass

Our Lady Help of Christians

08:30 AM

No Mass

St Martins Parish - Pungarehu

10:00 AM

No Mass

Our Lady Star of the Sea - Opunake

10:30 AM

No service

Nga Pekanga Māori Mission

09:00 AM

No Mass

St Joseph's Waitara

10:30 AM

No Mass

Sacred Heart Inglewood

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
St Joseph's Church

09:00 AM

No Mass

05:30 PM

No Mass

Bell Block

10:30 AM

No service

St Patrick's Okato

06:00 PM

Vigil No Mass

Our Lady Help of Christians

05:30 PM

No Vigil Mass

10:30 AM

No Mass

Adele Chapel
FDMC Chapel
St Pius X School
St Martins Parish - Pungarehu

08:30 AM

No Mass

Our Lady Star of the Sea - Opunake

10:00 AM

No Mass

Nga Pekanga Māori Mission

10:30 AM

No service

Church of Our Lady of the Wayside - Mokau

05:30 PM

Vigil - No Service

St Joseph's Waitara

09:00 AM

No Mass

Sacred Heart Inglewood

10:30 AM

No Mass

Youth and Tomatoes

NO EVENTS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE!!!

 

Monday
7.40am Morning Prayer St Joseph’s Church House.

Tuesday
7.40am Morning Prayer St Joseph’s Church House.
1.00pm Intercessory Prayer Group in the Red-Carpet Room at St Joseph’s Hall.  


Wednesday
9.40am – 11am Adoration at Mary's Chapel, SHGC (Exposition)  


6pm Adoration and Rosary with the Young Adults – St Joseph’s Church.  Everyone is welcome! 

Friday
7.40am Morning Prayer St Joseph’s Church House

Saturday
8.10am Morning Prayer St Joseph’s Church House.
11.30am Reconciliation at St Joseph’s Church
4.45pm Reconciliation Our Lady Help of Christians

 

Youth and Tomatoes
Community Dinner

No activities planned during the lockdown period.

Community Dinner

Masses in Te Reo Māori - Postponed until further notice

Nga mapi i Te Reo Māori

On the 2nd Sunday of each month, Nga Pekanga in Waitara, o Nau mai haere mai.

Also on the 5th Sunday of each month, the 9am Mass at St Joseph's Church, New Plymouth is held in Te Reo Māori.

Reconciliation

Hohou

During the Lock down period, if you urgently require reconciliation phone the after hours phone 027 224 2100 and a priest will talk to you and make arrangements to meet whilst observing recommended safety restrictions.

Hospital Mass - Postponed until further notice

Papatipu Hōhipera

Anointing is held at the Chapel of the Good Shepherd, Taranaki Base Hospital at 11am on the first Saturday of each month. All are welcome to these Masses.