Rorate Mass

The “Rorate” Mass is the unique Votive Mass of the Blessed Virgin Mary which is celebrated during Advent.The Mass is celebrated before sunrise and the church and altar are lit only by candlelight. Candles are also held by the congregation during Mass.The candles symbolise Mary’s purity, but also the light for mankind (which is Mary) while awaiting the coming of the Sun (Jesus) at Christmas time.The Mass will be a Sung Mass with beautiful Gregorian Chant.The Mass will begin at 5am so as to beat the sunrise at 5.56am!All are welcome. Saint Joseph and Joachim Parish 118 Church Street, Otahuhu,
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Holy Week Schedule (Pre-1955 Liturgy)

Holy Week Schedule Palm Sunday Sung Mass: Mount Saint Mary’s 9.00am Procession & Mass Low Mass: St Anne’s 5pm Maundy Thursday Sung Mass: St Anne’s 7pm Adoration at Altar of repose till midnight Good Friday Sung Mass: St Anne’s 3pm Easter Vigil Sung Mass: St Anne’s 7.30pm Easter Sunday Low Mass: Mt. St. Mary’s 9.00am Low Mass: St Anne’s 5pm
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20 Years of Perpetual Adoration

New Zealand Catholic reports: “Nestled among kauri trees and tui birdsong near Titirangi village in Auckland is the small Catholic church of Mount St Mary’s. On Sunday May 1, its congregation will celebrate 20 years of perpetual adoration of the Blessed Sacrament . Night and day, 24/7, through all these years, at least one person has been present here before the Eucharist, in silent prayer, thanksgiving and adoration. Knowing the church is always open, many people call in to pray during the day. The church is never empty. Strictly speaking not a parish, the priest and congregation of Mount St Mary’s answer directly to the bishop of Auckland. This arrangement began in 1989 when
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