Posts Tagged ‘Easter 2020’

We have been seduced – NZ Bishops

Thursday, April 16th, 2020

In their Easter Pastoral Letter, the Catholic Bishops of New Zealand say that during the lockdown New Zealanders have realised that they have been seduced by busyness, the pursuit of trivial things and of taking for granted the important things of life. They hope and pray that post lockdown people will work together to build Read more

Innovative efforts to celebrate Easter but you need the internet

Monday, April 6th, 2020
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Catholic groups big and small are sharing many innovative resources to help New Zealand Catholics celebrate Easter in lockdown. But most of them require access to the internet or satellite television, resources that some elderly, less affluent and rural people may not have access to. A 2019 survey revealed that  in 85%  of decile 1-3 Read more

Easter services may be screened on television in NZ

Sunday, April 5th, 2020
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Negotiations are underway to have Easter services screened on television. “Our celebrations during the Easter period, which for us begins with a Mass on Holy Thursday evening, April 9,  a special service on Good Friday afternoon and a Mass on Easter Sunday morning,” said Lyndsay Freer spokeswoman for the Catholic Diocese of Auckland. “Because our Read more

Easter date can not be changed, despite coronavirus

Monday, March 23rd, 2020

The Vatican department for liturgy published guidelines Friday for bishops and priests on the celebration of Holy Week, the Triduum, and Easter liturgies during the coronavirus pandemic. The document recommends that bishops postpone those liturgies which may be postponed. It also indicates how priests and bishops can offer those celebrations which cannot be moved, such Read more