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OTARI PARISH CHURCHES REMAIN CLOSED FOR MASSES DURING LEVEL 2 TILL JUNE 9 

(Since the above was decided the Government has said it will consider a move to Level One this Monday (June 8).  Any decisions by the Parish about resuming masses following the Government decision on Monday would be considered after that and announced here.)  


Dear Friends, When I was a school, I remember discussions about ‘How late did you have to be to actually miss mass’, like ‘this late’ would be a venial sin, but after this late you had actually missed mass and were in mortal sin territory!  It seemed that to be there by the Offertory was not so bad because you were there for the important part, the Eucharist.  Vatican 2 reminded us that the Mass has 2 parts – the Liturgy of the Word and the Liturgy of the Eucharist. Both are important because God is there in both situations.  During Lockdown we have missed the Eucharist but we have not missed the Word. That’s what I hear Paul telling Timothy in todays 1 st reading: ‘……from infancy you have known the sacred Scriptures, which are capable of giving you wisdom for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful for teaching, for refutation, for correction, and for training in righteousness, so that one who belongs to God may be competent, equipped for every good work.’  We need to be people of the Word as well as people of the Eucharist.  Fr Ron

Latest parish giving data on Offertory Page

Otari Parish invites you to a zoom Liturgy of the Word for Trinity Sunday by Zoom: Sunday 7th June at 9am the link is.    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81126510176  

Parish Liturgies from your computer till the church reopens.

Otari parishioners join together on Zoom on Pentecost Sunday 


Downloadable publication of Pope’s prayers and homilies now available

The Dicastery for Communication of the Holy See is making available a downloadable book entitled “Strong in the Face of Tribulation”, containing prayers, supplications and the Pope’s homilies as “a sure support in time of trial”. CLICK HERE FOR DOWNLOAD SITE


UNIVERSALIS READINGS OF THE DAY LINK (CLICK)

FOOD FOR FAITH (Fr John O'Connor) LINK (CLICK


ARCHDIOCESE OF WELLINGTON -COMMUNITY PAGE. Click here for the Archdiocesan web page of statements, resources and programmes.

 

 NZ CATHOLIC BISHOPS

 Latest pastoral and media statements please click here

IN REVERSE - PRAYER IN A TIME OF ISOLATION FROM FR. JAMES LYONS

PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR FR JAMES PRAYER REFLECTIONS  (Archdiocesan website)

LIVESTREAM MASSES

The church's National Liturgy Office maintains a list of livestream masses for New Zealand and overseas.

Please Click Here for their webpage

NZ MASSES ON TELEVISION (FREEVIEW AND SKY) FROM THE AUCKLAND DIOCESE WITH BISHOP PAT.

CLICK HERE FOR THE WEBSITE PAGE WITH INFORMATION.

WEL-COM AND NZ CATHOLIC 


 




Otari Parish donations/Planned Giving update:

 As we cannot take cash or envelope donations during this time, we ask that you make your donations via internet banking. Receipts for donations received for year end 31 March 2020 have now been printed and will be in the post next week.  Next year, all receipts will be emailed to parishioners as we move on to a new system.

Our details are as follows:

Bank:                   BNZ
Bank Account:   02 0536 0392292 00
Account Name: Otari Parish       

Reference:   [your planned giving number]
Code:                  [your surname]

If you are unsure of your planned giving number, or are interested in signing up for our planned giving programme, please email the parish office.




 

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