Calendar

The 5pm Mass every 4th Sunday is in Hikurangi.

No 5pm Mass in Auckland on that day

Dec
11
Wed
Choir Practice @ St Anne's Hall
Dec 11 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Choir Practice @ St Anne's Hall | Auckland | Auckland | New Zealand

Interested to join?

Contact Peter 021 380 073

Dec
12
Thu
Choir Practice @ St Anne's Hall
Dec 12 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Choir Practice @ St Anne's Hall | Auckland | Auckland | New Zealand

Interested to join?

Contact Peter 021 380 073

Dec
14
Sat
Rorate Caeli @ St Joseph and St Joachim Church
Dec 14 @ 5:00 am – 6:30 am
Rorate Caeli @ St Joseph and St Joachim Church | Auckland | Auckland | New Zealand

The Rorate Caeli Mass is a traditional Advent devotion wherein the Mass of the Blessed Virgin Mary for Advent is offered just before dawn. In many instances families and individuals travel an hour or more, rising and arriving very early for this stunningly beautiful Mass. The interplay of light and darkness speak to the meaning of Advent and the coming of the Light of the world.

The Mass takes its title, Rorate Caeli, from the first words of the Introit, which are from Isaiah 45:8:

“Rorate, caeli, desuper, et nubes pluant justum, aperiatur terra, et germinet Salvatorem.”

“Drop down dew, ye heavens, from above, and let the clouds rain the just: let the earth be opened and bud forth a Saviour.”

The Rorate Mass is lit only by candlelight. Because it is a votive Mass in Mary’s honor, white vestments are worn instead of Advent violet. In the dimly lit setting, priests and faithful prepare to honor the Light of the world, Who is soon to be born, and offer praise to God for the gift of Our Lady. As the Mass proceeds and sunrise approaches, the church becomes progressively brighter, illumined by the sun as our Faith is illumined by Christ.

The readings and prayers of the Mass foretell the prophecy of the Virgin who would bear a Son called Emmanuel, and call on all to raise the gates of their hearts and their societies to let Christ the King enter; asking for the grace to receive eternal life by the merits of the Incarnation and saving Resurrection of Our Lord.

Dec
19
Thu
Choir Practice @ St Anne's Hall
Dec 19 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Choir Practice @ St Anne's Hall | Auckland | Auckland | New Zealand

Interested to join?

Contact Peter 021 380 073

Dec
20
Fri
Choir Practice @ St Anne's Hall
Dec 20 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Choir Practice @ St Anne's Hall | Auckland | Auckland | New Zealand

Interested to join?

Contact Peter 021 380 073

Dec
22
Sun
4th Sunday Mass @ The Holy Name of Mary
Dec 22 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Dec
25
Wed
Christmas Day
Dec 25 all-day
Christmas Day

Midnight Mass
12am 25th December
(Carols starts from 11pm)

Dawn Mass
St Anne’s Chapel
Low Mass 7:30am

Mass during the day
Mt St Mary’s Chapel
Low Mass 10:30am