Resumption of Sunday Masses

Read Cardinal John’s message about limited resumption of Sunday Masses under Level 2

Registration Process for Sunday Masses

In Alert Level 2 the capacity of churches with social distancing and the 100-person limit restricts the number of people who can attend a Mass.

To help manage numbers for Saturday Vigil and Sunday Masses, and to make it easier for parishioners to know where there are spaces at their parish Masses or in nearby parishes, you must register for Mass. The Mass timetable is the parish’s normal Saturday Vigil/Sunday timetable.

During Alert Level 2 the dispensation from the Sunday obligation to attend Mass is in place for people who are cautious or concerned, who are vulnerable or at risk because of age or health issues, or who cannot find a place at a Mass.

There is a Mass registration period each week, from 9am Wednesday to 12 noon Friday. The first registration period will be on Wednesday 13 October to Friday 15 October for the weekend of 16-17 October.

To register:

  • Go to “Mass Registration” on the Archdiocesan website’s homepage
  • Choose your parish from the drop-down menu, and then the Mass you wish to attend.
  • You will see how many spaces are available for the Mass you have selected. You will see a red error message if no spaces are available.
  • If space is available, provide your name and contact details. You can register for an individual, a couple or a group.
  • Click Submit. You will receive a confirmation email.

If space is not available for the Mass you have chosen you can check numbers for other Masses in your parish or other parishes to find a place.

You can also register by phoning the Parish Office 04 5663088 or emailing with your name(s), phone number, and the time and place of the Mass you wish to attend.

Please note:
Do NOT register for more than one Saturday vigil or Sunday Mass.
If you register for a Mass and find you cannot attend, you do not need to let the parish office know as there is no waiting list system.
Please do not contact the parish office to change to another Mass once you have registered.  The office does not have the capacity to handle changes.