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
- Shine TV 2pm Sunday Mass
- St Mark’s Parish in Pakuranga offer a daily online Mass – click on the links below
- Other Daily TV Masses
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.
The season of Lent presents families with an opportunity to examine our family life and to re-commit ourselves to the Christian practices of:
- prayer, and
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.
- What is Lent (Busted Halo)
- Children talk about Lent
- Caritas Lenten Reflection Programme (Four Weeks of Prayer and Reflection)
- 15 Free Resources for Lent (thank you Sadlier Religion blog)
- Free Resources for Holy Week (thank you again Sadlier Relion blog)
- Family Calendar for Lent (Loyola Press)
- Family Stations of the Cross (Cathedral Stations)
- Reconciliation Life Teen
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!
- Liturgy of the Word (Auckland Diocese)
- Cathedral Hymnsheet (to accompany Liturgy of the Word)
- Spotify (Music to accompany Liturgy of the Word using Cathedral Hymnsheet)
Family Gospel Reflections and children’s activities for a home-bound Children’s Liturgy….
- Family Gospel Reflection
- Psalm 25 (Show me your Way, Lord)
- 1st Reading – Noah – a short youtube – (Holy Moly)
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.