St Patrick’s Cathedral
Covid 19 – Level 2
With restrictions for Level 2 being raised to gatherings of 100 people only we have decided that the Cathedral will be having 12.15 pm weekday Masses beginning Tuesday 2 June. Reconciliation will continue to be offered in the Cathedral on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5 to 5.30 pm.
We know that this will be a disappointment to all of you but we feel it is unfair at this stage to place a limit on who can and who cannot attend Mass on a Sunday. If the Cathedral is your usual place for Sunday worship, please assist the Diocese by not attending Mass at smaller parishes that may be open on Sundays. Sunday Masses will continue online and Shine TV for the time being until we can all gather safely. (For regular updates and on-line Masses, visit our facebook page and the Auckland Catholic Diocese website)
As our Bishops wrote in their Pastoral letter earlier this week:
“Each parish is going to have to determine how it will offer Masses while ensuring health guidelines are kept. This may mean some churches will 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.
As we emerge from our “closed room” we hope and pray that the Lord will pour out his Spirit upon us, guiding us to work for a better, more caring society. We hope and pray that the Spirit will inspire our faith communities, our parishes, schools and chaplaincies, to re-vision themselves towards a revitalised spiritual life, a renewed effort towards welcome and evangelisation and to a deeper awareness of and response to the needs of the wider community. As we look towards Pentecost may we be inspired by the early Church that emerged from the “closed room” so long ago. Like those Spirit-filled disciples, may we too take the risen Christ to the world.”
Pa Peter and the Cathedral Team
8am, 11am, 4:30pm, 7pm
Children’s Liturgy at 8 am, 11 am & 4.30 pm
Diocesan Youth Mass last Sunday of month.
Weekdays at St Patrick’s cathedral
Masses Monday to Friday: 7.00 am & 12.15 pm
Saturdays & Public Holidays: 8.30 am. Rosary to follow
Telephone: 303 4509