Our Lady Star of the Sea Parish

Cnr Picton St & Parkhill Rd

Howick, Auckland

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MISSION STATEMENT - To Share Christ’s love through our faith & service

VISION STATEMENT - A living & Joyful example of Christ’s love & Compassion

EASTERN DEANERY ADVENT PENANCE

FROM THE PRIESTS OF THE EASTERN DEANERY

 

THE SACRAMENT OF PENANCE IN THE ADVENT

 

Bishop Pat has invited the priests of the parishes in the Auckland Diocese to offer the Sacrament of Penance on more occasions in the Advent Season.

 

The priests of the Eastern Deanery will celebrate the Sacrament of Penance, - Rite I, i.e. with individual penitents

- each Wednesday evening in the Advent Season.

 

In every Parish it will be at the same time, 7.30 pm.  So parishioners can go to a different parish knowing that a priest is available in that parish.


There are two exceptions:

  • Ellerslie parish - the time is 6.30 pm, not 7.30 pm.
  • St Heliers parish - on Wednesday 9 December and Wednesday 23 December only.

 

The parishes of the Eastern Deanery are: Remuera, Meadowbank, Orakei, St Heliers, Glendowie, Glen Innes, Ellerslie, Mount Welling-ton, Panmure, Pakuranga, Howick and Flat Bush.

 

The priests of the Eastern Deanery invite you to celebrate this Sac-rament of God’s mercy, in the Advent Season.

There will be leaflets available in each parish to help you to prepare for and to celebrate the Sacrament.

 

PS:
In some parishes of the Deanery, the Sacrament of Penance will also be celebrated in the Advent Season with the Second Rite of Reconciliation (Rite for Reconciliation of Several Penitents with Individual Confession and Absolution).