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 18months and is called the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults or the RCIA.
  • It begins with an Inquiry Period, which gives an introduction into the teachings and practices of the Catholic faith.
  • The Inquiry Period commences on Tuesday 1st May at 7.00pm at St. Mary’s, 40 Seddon Street, Rotorua for four Tuesdays until 22nd
  • After the Inquiry Period, those who are interested will attend weekly lessons which runs every Wednesday at 7.00 pm also at St Mary’s.
  • It takes time for adults to be formed in the traditions and practices of the Catholic Church.
  • The RCIA is a time conversion.
  • An essential part of the RCIA is to attend Sunday Mass which is the source and summit of 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



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
8:00 am at St Michael's
10.00 am and 5.00 pm at St Mary’s

Spreading the Word through music.




Gabriel’s Presence

CD now available at the reduced cost of $10.00.

Gabriel’s Presence has been together around 10 years. They are a group of musicians and singers from St Mary’s church in Rotorua and normally play for the 10.00am Mass on the 2nd, 4th and 5th Sundays each month. The group produced a CD called ‘Awaken’ in 2013 and to date have released over 600 copies. The CD is still available through information on this site and can be listened to on ‘amplifier’ - http://www.amplifier.co.nz/default,104987.sm

Involvement with St Mary’s School and the production of original music has become part of their ministry within the church.

Gabriel’s Presence also takes their Ministry on occasion into other congregations and denominations and has played for the Full Gospel Men’s Fellowship conferences for 3 years, the Baptist and Presbyterian Churches in Rotorua, combined church’ Prayer Meetings and various public performances and fund-raisers.

Contact for Gabriel’s Presence:AWAKEN

Bruce Norman

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Phone - 07 350 3120

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