Holy Week and Easter Timetable 2023
5 March 2023
Holy Week Timetable Monday 3 April - Mass - 9.00am at Our Lady of Fatima Church, Tawa Tuesday 4 April - Mass - 9.00am at Our Lady of Fatima Church, Tawa Wednesday 5 April - Mass - 9.00am at Our Lady of Fatima Church, Tawa Wednesday 5 April - Adoration...
Christmas and New Year Timetable 2022/23
15 December 2022
Unfortunately, Midnight Mass for both Christmas and New Year have had to be cancelled. Weekday Masses until 31 December, will be replaced by Liturgy of the Word and Communion services. Simbang Gabi 15 December until 23 December Our Lady of Fatima Church, Tawa 7pm Novena Masses Christmas 24/25 DecemberOur Lady...
Christmas and Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God (Mass Schedule)
14 December 2022
Removal of Restrictions during the Mass
15 September 2022
15 September 2022 Dear Fathers, Lay Pastoral Leaders, Leaders of Religious Congregations, School Principals The government’s decision on Monday to end the COVID Protection Framework means that we can resume practices previously suspended. Communion under both kinds can take place. Communion on the tongue can now be provided. Please remind...
Altar Servers Training Days
6 August 2022
Our Lady of Hope Parish are inviting young boys and girls who want to play a more active role in the mass as an altar server to come forward. Altar servers are the assistants for the priest and are a subtle but essential element of the mass. We have scheduled...
Te Ara a Maria Hikoi
1 July 2022
Te Ara a Maria: Mary’s Way is a hīkoi of the artwork, ‘Ko Hāta Maria, Te Matua Wahine o Te Atua – Holy Mary, Mother of God’, which has been touring Aotearoa following its celebration on the Feast of the Assumption in 2021 Read more about the hikoi here: https://www.wn.catholic.org.nz/adw_welcom/te-ara-a-maria-marys-way-hikoi-and-renewal-of-dedication/...
Easing of Liturgical Practices in Orange Setting
28 May 2022
Below are extracts of a letter dated 20 May 2022 from Cardinal John. The full letter has been emailed to those who receive our newsletter and other parishioners can obtain a copy from the Parish Office, if they wish. “Now that we have been in the orange setting of the...
Online Mass is a great help, but not the same as receiving the Eucharist, our food of life. Our parish has special ministers of the Eucharist who visit parishioners in their homes after Mass on Sundays to take communion and share a short liturgy with those who are unable to...
We are in the Orange Traffic Light Setting
16 April 2022
As New Zealand moved to the Orange traffic light at 11.59pm on 13 April, it now means that gatherings can go ahead without any limits on the number of people allowed to attend. There is no requirement to scan/sign in (although people can, if they wish). Vaccine Passes are no...
Registration Required for Easter Services
8 April 2022
Registration is required for all Easter services. Registrations close at 9am on Thursday 14 April. To register, please contact the parish office. Mention the names of those attending and a contact phone number – email: email@example.com , OR – phone: (04) 232 5611 and leave a message, OR – call...