* LATEST UPDATE FROM FATHER PHILIP (Thursday 28th May 2020)
Click here to view.
* NZ BISHOP'S PASTORAL LETTER TO PARISHES - 26th May 2020
Your bishops have today written a Pastoral Letter marking the limited resumption of Mass from Friday. The letter refers to reopening of the "closed rooms" people world-wide have been confined in during the Covid-19 lockdowns, and the closed room where the Apostles and others had gathered in prayer at Pentecost, fittingly next Sunday. The letter is being distributed to all parishes, and can be read in PDF format:
Click here for the link.
* NZ CATHOLIC BISHOPS CONFERENCE
Latest News release Monday 25th May 2020:
Kia tau te rangimārie ki ā koe. Following the Prime Minister’s announcement this afternoon, Mass – restricted to 100 people – is able to resume from this Friday at noon. We will issue a Pastoral Letter tomorrow. Each parish will decide what is manageable and safe for their community including whether any particular weekday or Sunday Mass resumes. The guidelines for the reception of Holy Communion and health practices during a pandemic remain in place. Not all parishioners will be able to attend Mass because of the restrictions of numbers. Others will not attend due to health reasons, concerns or fears. For these reasons, the dispensation of attendance at Sunday Mass continues. Live-streamed Masses will continue to be offered for these people. Yours in Christ; ngā mihi o te wā ki a koutou, Bishop Steve Lowe, Bishop of Hamilton and NZCBC Secretary, for the NZ Catholic Bishops.
* BISHOP'S LETTER - Level 2
Click here to read the latest letter from our Bishop's - 12 May 2020
* CATHOLIC FAMILY SUPPORT SERVICES
News from the CFSS - returning to work on Monday the 18th May 2020. They will be operating in accordance with the New Zealand Government's Covid-19 Level-2 requirements.
* DAILY MASSES
These are available on the Parish Facebook page and also from the Parish YouTube Channel, see the links above. You can view the most recent Mass direct from the "Masses" portal on this website.
* NZ CATHOLIC - latest edition, 17th May 2020
Now available online:
Click here for the link
* BISHOPS' PASTORAL LETTER EASTER 2020
Click here to view.
* STATIONS OF THE CROSS....for you !
(Narration Tim Gordon)
* STATIONS OF THE CROSS
With Father Philip and Father Arnold, available on the Parish Facebook Page or on the Parish YouTube Channel (click on the link above to the YouTube Channel).
* PEOPLES MISSALETTE (Mass Parts)
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.
* THE ANCHOR MAGAZINE - April 2020
The Anchor magazine is now available on the website, click here to go to "Our Place", "Publications" "Newsletters"(then scroll down).
* MESSAGE FROM POPE FRANCIS
Click here to view the Pope's special Urbi et Orbi blessing (March 27th)
* STAY CONNECTED
Stay connected to the Parish, via this website, the Parish App, FaceBook page, the Parish YouTube Channel (to view all Masses).
Please encourage as many parishioners as you can to join us. 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.
* UPDATE FROM BISHOP STEVE
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.
* FORMED WEBSITE (Great Catholic content!)
The Parish has purchased a gift for you, and now renewed the subscription for another year....it'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.
* NEW MASS SETTING
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