Cathedral of St Patrick & St Joseph | Te Whare Karakia o Hato Pateriki raua ko Hato Hohepa | Catholic Diocese of Auckland, New Zealand

Family Life

Covid-19 Status – Level 3 as at 6am 28 February 2021

Level 2 from 6am Sunday 7th March 2021

No Sunday Masses will be held at the Cathedral.  Lunchtime Masses resume Monday 8th March 2021.  See here for updates

Normal Mass times- see Cathedral Masses.  Children’s Liturgy of the Word is offered at 8am, 11am and 4.30pm Sunday Masses.



Our children will have many questions for us, and a lot of help is available: advice on washing hands, wearing masks and staying healthy.
Teachers are supporting their academic study.
Here are some Christ-centred resources for you to continue nurturing your family in the Catholic faith.
This page will be updated regularly as the year unfolds.  We welcome Gospel reflection activities that have worked in your family that could be included on this page.

Online Masses during Lockdown

Useful Sites and Resources

3 Minute Retreat:  We all need just a 3-minute breather to rest with God.

Auckland Diocese:  Auckland diocese homepage.  To find online Masses, Catholic News, and more.

Te Reo Prayers and Responses in Te Reo.

E Te Ariki – Tutevera & Tere

Family Faith Journey


The season of Lent presents families with an opportunity to examine our family life and to re-commit ourselves to the Christian practices of:

  • almsgiving,
  • prayer, and
  • fasting.

Each of us is invited to do these things as individuals, but we can also do one or more actions as a family. Below are many resources that you can choose from that can suit your family.

Sunday Mass Resources

The Cathedral is an RCIA parish, which means it uses the Year A readings for the Third Fourth and Fifth Sundays of Lent. These readings are particularly chosen to help adults who are preparing for Baptism at Easter.

Third Sunday of Lent (Year B) 7 March

Second Sunday of Lent (Year B) 28 February

First Sunday of Lent (Year B) 21 February

Here are all you need to prepare for Sunday Liturgy at the Cathedral, adapted for the home.
Gather family and friends, print out the Liturgy of the Word and the Cathedral Hymnsheet, and allocate Leader and Readers. Then open Spotify for accompanying hymns and music. Its almost like being there! Bless!

Family Gospel Reflections and children’s activities for a home-bound Children’s Liturgy….


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Ash Wednesday

As Wednesday opens the liturgical season of Lent. In our ancient Christian tradition, it is a time of penance and fasting. We usually receive ashes on our foreheads at church or school.  However, because of Covid-19, we are in Level 3 lockdown to protect everyone, so we open Lent at home. Ashes symbolise the dust from which God made us. This year, we even fast from Ashes.

Here are some resources below for you to choose from plan a meaningful Ash Wednesday as a family.

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Cathedral Contacts

Hours: 9.00 am - 4.30 pm, Monday - Friday

Phone: +64 (9) 303 4509

Fax: +64 (9) 379 8498


St. Patrick's Cathedral 43 Wyndham Street Auckland 1010 New Zealand

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