Click here for the link to Parish FACEBOOK PAGE

Click here for the link to Parish YOUTUBE Channel

Click here for guideline / "Attending online Mass"

Click here for "Act of Spiritual Communion"

DAILY MASS WITH FATHER PHILIP / FATHER ARNOLD, 7pm, click the Parish Facebook page link above, or the YouTube link.


DAILY MASS WITH BISHOP STEVE, 9am click here to view


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Click here to listen to the Easter Liturgy by Aquinas College on their Facebook page.



As you know the daily online Masses are available from the Parish Facebook page at 7pm, or you can now visit the Parish YouTube Channel to view the Masses:

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.



Click here for a PDF of the Mass parts.

This has been sourced from the National Liturgy Office website. Click here for the link to the NLO site.

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The Anchor magazine is now available on the website, click here to go to "Our Place", "Publications" "Newsletters"(then scroll down).



Now available online: This message contains a link to a digital edition of the latest NZ Catholic, produced by the paper’s staff from their homes during the lockdown because of the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic.

The staff of NZ Catholic have made this available free of charge because they understand NZ Catholic does not qualify for print publication as an essential media service under the definitions announced recently by the Ministry for Culture and Heritage and the Prime Minister.

Pages may take a few seconds to load. With the pressure on online services with the nation in lockdown mode, we ask you to be patient.

Pages can be turned by hitting arrows at the side of the screen. The paper can also be downloaded as a whole pdf by hitting the download icon at the bottom of your screen.

Please enjoy reading New Zealand’s only national Catholic newspaper.

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Click here to view the Pope's special Urbi et Orbi blessing (March 27th)



Father Philip and Father Arnold have loaded a message to you on the Parish Facebook page.  Please encourage as many parishioners as you can to join. There will be weekly newsletter snippets from the Parish and daily homily's sent out via the Parish App and also posted here on the website.  We will also be emailing this information out to you.  We would encourage you to email the Parish office to confirm we have your current email address, also please pass on this message to those whom you know who may not have the Parish App or are not on the Parish Facebook page so we can keep in touch with them via email. 

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Click here to read - March 24th, closure of Churches.


* COVID-19 Update (Friday 20th March)

Click here to read Bishop Steve's Pastoral letter 


Click here for the NZ Catholic Bishop's Conference Pastoral letter


Click here for the press release about the suspension of Masses and other Sacraments 


Please pray for our Bishops and Clergy at this difficult time. 



Matthew 18:20  /  "For where two or three meet in my name, I am there among them."

Click here for - The Way of the Cross - Stations of the Cross 

Goes for 22mins, join in with your family at home.



Should you wish to gather in your homes in small groups to discuss the Caritas Lenten Reflection Programme - click here for the link.


*  CARITAS - "Renewed by the Spirit"  

Lent Appeal 2020

Click here to read more about Caritas, who they are and what they do!


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*  FORMED WEBSITE (Great Catholic content!)

The Parish has purchased a gift for you, and now renewed the subscription for another's free for you and easy to register.  Movies, documentaries, talks, audio books, youth portal and much much more.

Click here to sign up!

Put in the Parish name (Parish of St Thomas - it is usually third down on the list), and enter your details to sign up!

Catch up on the reflections for Lent.  They also have an App you can download to access this valuable resource at your fingertips. 


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Click here to subscribe

Latest edition now available!

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* COLUMBAN ART CALENDARS 2020 (available from the Parish office @ $12 each)

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New Mass setting - composer, Ross Haigh, has kindly made these sound files available for those who would like to practise.

(Click on the respective Mass setting to open the sound file)

01 Mass St Brigid - Kyrie

02 Mass St Brigid - Gloria

03 Mass St Brigid - Dismissal Children & RCIA

04 Mass St Brigid - Lenten Acclamation

05 Mass St Brigid - Gospel Acclamation

06 Mass St Brigid - Holy Holy

07 Mass St Brigid - We Proclaim

08 Mass St Brigid - Save Us Saviour

09 Mass St Brigid - Amen

10 Mass St Brigid - Our Father

11 Mass St Brigid - Lamb of God




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DAILY REFLECTIONS/HOMILY by Father Philip & Father Arnold (click on the date to view)



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Mass Intention from a parishioner who is a Doctor:
"Please pray for my colleagues and I as doctors in the front line, that we can be kept safe enough to help those who need us at this time. Thank you."
Please pray for our doctors, and all who minister to the sick.

Prayer/Mass Intention:

This message has come in with a prayer request please from one of our parishioners who has recently returned from overseas:

“We were in Portugal and urgently returned to NZ via England on the last flight Emirates had in NZ. Unfortunately, it has been confirmed that our daughter, Portia, has contracted the virus. Any prayers offered would be appreciated at this time!”

Portia, turns 21 in isolation, please keep Portia, and her family, in your prayers at this challenging time.

“We seek refuge under your protection, O Holy Mother of God. Protect this family, and all families, affected by this virus. Amen.” 




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  • Phone 576 8570 or 578 8886 St Mary Immaculate 
  • Phone 552 5643 St Joseph's, Te Puna




Download our PARISH APP - Simply search "Parish of St Thomas Aquinas" or "Tauranga Moana Catholic" in the app store  -  IT IS FREE to download.

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St Thomas More Church centre, 17 Gloucester Road, Mt Maunganui, 

For more information please contact:

Heidi - 575 4807 Ext 6 or email:

or Click here to read more.



Click here for the daily readings link