Kia Ora Koutou!
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With the restrictions of public gathering being raised from 50 people to 100 people, the leadership team met this morning to discuss our Weekday and Sunday Masses in our parish.
We want to make sure that when we celebrate our Masses, that we are doing so in a manner that is safe for you, the priests, and the wider parish community. Therefore, you will see these changes to our Mass schedules in our parish.
Here is our parish’s ‘Delta Level Two North Parish Sunday Mass Schedule.’
All at Christ the King Church, Burnside
Saturday Vigil: 5pm, 6:30pm
Sunday: 8am, 9:30am, 11am, 5pm
REGISTRATION: Please register for Sunday Masses via the parish website– as the limit is 100 people.
Registrations for Sunday Masses open on Wednesdays at 5pm. You will be unable to register for Masses before this time.
The decision for all Sunday Masses to be at Christ the King Church is because we are able to accommodate more people, while keeping the social distance between bubbles.
Just a reminder: Sunday Masses are still available via live stream, and viewed on Shine TV at 2pm, Channel 25 on Free-to-Air or Sky TV Chanel 201.
We ask that you sign in with our greeters in the foyer of Christ the King Church.
We have updated our Weekday Mass times (beginning 27 September)
(Monday to Friday – Beginning 27th September)
All at St. Gregory’s Church, Bishopdale
Monday – Friday: 7am, 9:15am, Noon
Registrations for weekday Masses are no longer necessary.
We will keep weekday Masses at St. Gregory’s as we are able to keep St Gregory’s Church thoroughly cleaned regularly. We felt that we could not fulfil these obligations at Level Two during the week at Christ the King Church – especially during this time of lockdown.
Just a reminder of the following directives for Mass during ‘Delta Level Two.’
Mass will have these following observances as per normal:
- A collection basket will be available for your planned giving envelopes, donations and Mass intentions in the foyer before each Mass.
- Please sign in using the ‘App’, or manually,
- For Sunday Masses, check in with the greeter in the foyer of Christ the King Church,
- Sanitise your hands,
- Please wear a mask or face covering,
- 2 metre distancing between bubbles,
- No Holy Water stoops,
- No sign of peace,
- Holy Communion under one kind only,
- Only receive Holy Communion on the hand,
- The priest (and Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion) will come to you for the distribution of Holy Communion (as we do in the Anointing of the Sick Masses) so please stay in your seats.
We are able to celebrate the Sacrament of Confessions during level 2 but adhering to the government guidelines.
We will be celebrating this sacrament face-to-face in the main body of St Gregory’s Church, with a two metre distance between priest and penitent, and please wear a mask or a face covering during the celebration of confession.
When waiting, please wait in the pews near the back and come forward when it is safe to do so.
Music will be playing in the background for privacy.
Reconciliations (at St. Gregory’s Church, Bishopdale)
Saturday: 9:45am – 10:45am
Main body of the Church
Christ the King Church closed during Level 2
As much as we would have loved to open Christ the King Church during level two, we felt that we could not fulfil the responsibility of keeping the Church thoroughly clean between visits and Masses while keeping an eye on numbers. This is why we have decided to keep Christ the King Church closed during Level two.
With the parish office being at St. Gregory’s Church we are able to keep an eye on these factors.
Groups & Ministries
There are many groups and ministries in our parish community! You are very much invited to come and join these groups and ministries.
Because our parish is subscribed to FORMED, all our parishioners have access to this amazing resource. Think of it as ‘the Catholic version of Netflix.’
It has over 4000 videos, series, talks, e-books and even cartoons for children.
To sign up follow these simple steps:
Enter ‘8053’ (Catholic Parish of Christchurch North)
Enter your name and your email address