christmas mass


Rite II Reconciliation Tuesday 18th December at 7.00 pm at St Mary’s
Christmas Masses (Christmas carols will be sung 30 minutes before each Mass)
  24th December Christmas Eve
  5.00 pm St Michael’s
  7. 00 pm St Mary’s
  10.00 pm St Michael’s
Midnight Mass (12.00 am) St Mary’s
Christmas Day 8.00 am St Michael’s
  10.00 am St Mary’s
1st January 9.00 am St Mary’s
  5.30 pm St Michael’s


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



Contemporary Worship Music



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

Contemporary Worship Music

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