St Mary Immaculate Church, Corner Elizabeth St and Cameron Rd, Tauranga

St Joseph’s Church, 10 Pitua Rd, Te Puna

St Therese Chapel, 217 Bethlehem Rd, Bethlehem

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DUE TO COVID-19 coronavirus temporary suspension of ALL Masses (20th March 2020):

 

Click here for guideline / "Attending online Mass"

Click here for "Act of Spiritual Communion"

 

Online Mass Livestream with Bishop Steve, 9am every day.

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Daily Mass with Father Philip and Father Arnold, 7pm.

Click here to view on the Parish Facebook page.

Click here to view the Masses on the Parish YouTube Chanel.

 

HOLY WEEK AT HOME:
As you know the daily online Masses are available from the Parish Facebook page at 7pm, or you can now visit the Parish YouTube Chanel to view the Masses:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUeiovon6XFOYxjpqDgxXvQ/

There will be the usual daily Masses at 7pm.

On Holy Thursday, Mass of the Lord’s Supper, 7pm. However on Good Friday, Commemoration of the Lord’s Passion, there will be veneration of the Cross at 3PM.
Then 7pm for Holy Saturday Easter Vigil, and again 7pm for Easter Sunday Mass.

 

Spiritual Communion:

Pope Francis, after reciting a livestreamed Angelus prayer March 15, told people, “United to Christ we are never alone, but instead form one body, of which he is the head. It is a union that is nourished with prayer, and also with spiritual communion in the Eucharist, a practice that is recommended when it isn’t possible to receive the sacrament.”

The idea of “Spiritual Communion” - inviting Jesus into one’s heart and soul when receiving the actual sacrament isn’t possible - is part of Catholic tradition.

In the 1700s, St. Alphonsus Liguori wrote a special prayer for spiritual communion:

“My Jesus, I believe you are really here in the Blessed Sacrament. I love you more than anything in the world, and I hunger to receive you. But since I cannot receive Communion at this moment, feed my soul at least spiritually. I unite myself to you now as I do when I actually receive you.”

Catholic News Service

CRUX  /  17th March 2020

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Mass Timetable (through the year)

Sunday

Saturday Vigil 5pm  /  St Mary Immaculate Church

8am  /  St Mary Immaculate Church

9am^   /   St Joseph's, Te Puna

10.30am  /  St Mary Immaculate Church

 5pm  /  Korean Mass St Mary Immaculate Church

 

 

Monday

8am  /  St Joseph's, Te Puna

8am Liturgy of the Word / St Mary Immaculate Church

 

Tuesday

8am  /  St Mary Immaculate Church

5.15pm* (Mass)  /  Cluny Retreat Centre(NOT IN SCHOOL HOLIDAYS)

 

Wednesday

9.15am / St Therese, Bethlehem

10.00am*  /  Aquinas College (NOT IN SCHOOL HOLIDAYS)

10.30am  /  Korean Mass St Mary Immaculate Church

 

 

Thursday

8am  /  St Mary Immaculate Church

9am*  (Mass)  /  St Mary's School Chapel (NOT IN SCHOOL HOLIDAYS)

 

Friday

8am#   /  St Joseph's, Te Puna

12.05pm  /  St Mary Immaculate Church (Holy Hour 11am)

 

Saturday

8am  /  St Mary Immaculate Church

 

# First Friday at Omokoroa, 9.30am

* During term time only

^ First Sunday of the month at St Therese Chapel, Bethlehem

 The 9am Mass on 1st, 3rd and 5th Sundays of the month is in Te Reo Maori.

 These times are subject to change.