Masses around Aotearoa New Zealand
Online and televised Mass still available
As you will be aware the level 2 restrictions for gatherings at religious services is limited to 100. Some of you might be able to participate in your community's Sunday celebration of the Eucharist this weekend in your parish church. However others may not be able to yet. The following is an extract from the Bishops pastoral letter 26 May. The full letter is published on the NZCBC website. Here
"We share your joy at being able to celebrate Eucharist together. However we still have to live under the restrictions that are there for the good of our vulnerable and elderly. Each parish is going to have to determine how it will offer Masses while ensuring health guidelines are kept. this may mean some churches may not open immediately. It may mean that there are more people wanting to attend Mass than can be accommodated. We ask you to be patient and understanding while your parish leadership determine what will happen in your parish. With the Government we ask those who are vulnerable to the virus, those who are afraid and anyone who is not well to stay at home. all people continue to be dispensed from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass during this time."
Go to your diocesan website for more details of Mass available online
Shine TV will film the Mass every Sunday at the new time of 2pm pm during the lockdown. To view go to Freeview TV channel 25 or SkyTV channel 201
As our parishes are now responding to the limited numbers able to attend Mass during the weekdays as well as Sundays, check out your own diocesan and/or your own parish website or newsletter for the information you are searching for.
8pm Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday at 6pm Karakia Katorika FB group, Wellington diocese led by Danny Karatea-Goddard, Vicar for Maori. More information here
News from the Vatican
Pope Francis video message on Pentecost and Ecumencial prayer Here
Pentecost Mass and Regina Coeli resume Here
Word of the Day with words of the Holy Father. Here
Friday 27 March Pope Francis gave an extraordinary blessing
In response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Pope Francis gave his Urbi et Orbi blessing to the city of Rome and to the world.
The formal blessing is usually given only immediately after a new pope is elected and on Christmas and Easter.
This took place at 6pm (Rome time). You can watch this 60 min Youtube recording from Saturday at 6am Here