As of 11.59pm on Sunday 23 January New Zealand has moved to the red light setting under the COVID-19 protection framework. For the Church to operate under these restrictions we have had to return to the Mass registration system for our weekend Masses therefore limiting the number of parishioners at each mass to allow for 1 metre distancing. St Anne’s has a maximum capacity of 80 people and St Francis de Sales can hold 100 people. There will be no need to register for the weekday Masses.
The link to register for Sunday Masses is available here.
Registrations are open from 1pm today, Wednesday, until Friday 12pm.
If you are having trouble with the Archdiocese registration system, you can email the parish office on firstname.lastname@example.org
Cardinal John encouraged us to remind people that the dispensation from attending Sunday Mass is still in place.
We ask that people please abide by the rules put in place to keep ourselves safe, such as:
• Please do not come to Mass if you have any cold, flu-like or other symptoms;
• Please obey the rules around isolating – you are dispensed from the obligation – if you are waiting for a test result or are a contact of an infected person;
• If you are coming to Mass you must wear a mask that covers your mouth and nose, practice hand hygiene and be very aware of social distancing;
• If you are coming to a Mass where vaccine passes are required, please bring this with you every week as we will have different people checking from Mass to Mass.
We understand these changes may be frustrating and confusing. We appreciate your understanding and your patience as we ask that you please help us to keep our parish safe by following the protocols set out by the government so we can continue to stay open.