IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT FROM
CARDINAL JOHN DEW RE COVID-19
Masses and public liturgies
All public Masses and liturgies in the Archdiocese are suspended from 20 March until further notice, both weekday and weekend Masses. Some churches will be open for private prayer, and social distancing should be observed if people are doing this. A dispensation from the diocesan Bishop releases Catholics from fulfilling their obligation to attend a Sunday Mass. Since public Masses are suspended in the Archdiocese until further notice, all Catholics in the Archdiocese are dispensed from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass (Canon 1248).
Pastoral letter to parishioners from the Catholic Bishops of Aotearoa New
Zealand regarding the Covid-19 coronavirus-related suspension of Mass