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st mary
40-44 Seddon Street, Glenholme, Rotorua 3010

18th April Holy Thursday 7.00pm
19th April Good Friday 3.00pm
20th April Saturday Vigil 7.00pm
21st April Easter Sunday 10.00am & 5.00pm
22nd April Easter Monday 9.00am

st michael
5 Lake Road, Ohinemutu, Rotorua
19th April Good Friday 3.00pm
21st April Easter Sunday 8.00am
  • This is a refresher course for Catholics who wish to return to the practice of their Catholic faith or for Catholics who wish to renew their Catholic faith.
  • The programme presents the treasures of the Church over four weeks by text and video.
  • The next programme runs weekly at 7.00 pm on Tuesday nights commencing 5th March 2019 for four weeks until 26th March at St. Mary's, corner of Seddon and Ranolf Street. The July programme runs weekly on Thursday nights starting on Thursday 4th July for four weeks until 25th July.
  • The programme gives people an opportunity to ask questions and have a discussion in an informal setting and to make new friends as everyone who returns to the practice of their faith needs support.
  • After the Catholics Returning Home programme those who attended are encouraged to start the Alpha Programme which begins on 15th August at 6.30 pm also at St Mary’s. 
  • An important part of returning to the practice of one’s faith is getting into the habit to attending Sunday Mass weekly. 
  • Confession is also essential before receiving Holy Communion if you have been away from the Church. We look at how to go to Confession and how to make it more approachable.

 

For any enquiries please email Fr Eamon Kennedy This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

You are very welcome to attend and we would love to see you.

Kind regards

Eamon Kennedy

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Do YOU wish to become a CATHOLIC?

 

About our Programme: 

Our Parish runs a programme for adults who wish to become a Catholic or explore the possibilities of joining the Catholic Church.

The programme takes at least 18 months and is called the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults or the RCIA.

We begin with an Inquiry Period of four weeks commencing Thursday 2nd May at 7.00 pm at Mary’s. Those who are interested then start the weekly lessons on Wednesday nights at St Mary’s at 7.00 pm.
Those who begin the RCIA will also do Alpha, which is part of the programme. Alpha is a good introduction to Jesus, prayer and community.

It takes time for adults to be formed in the traditions and practices of the Catholic Church.

The RCIA is a gradual process of conversion.

An essential part of the RCIA is to attend Sunday Mass weekly which is the source and summit of the Catholic Church.
Adults normally enter the Church at the Easter Vigil Mass.

Our intake is not limited to the month of May. Our programme for adults is continuous and people are welcome to join at any time. We meet every Wednesday at 7.00 pm at St Mary’s.

For further requires please email Fr Eamon Kennedy at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or text/call 021 616 950.
Or Deacon John Limrick at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

You are very welcome and we would love to see you.

Kind regards
Fr Eamon Kennedy

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EASTER TIMETABLE

Chrism Mass at the Cathedral Tuesday 22nd March at 6.00 pm
Holy Thursday- the Last Supper 7.00 pm St Mary’s
Good Friday 3:00 pm at St Mary’s and St Michael’s
Easter Vigil 7.30 pm at St Mary’s
EASTER SUNDAY
8:00 am at St Michael's
10.00 am and 5.00 pm at St Mary’s
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