Below are links to the Catholic Bishops Conference Election Statement. Apologies that it has been split over two documents and the quality of the images. These are due to file upload limits. Please contact the Parish Office if you would like us to email a copy of the original (large) .pdf file
Following Cardinal John’s directive of 12th August and his desire to limit the potential threat of COVID-19 spread ALL SUNDAY Masses in the Parish have been suspended until we move out of Alert LEVEL 2. Below is a link to the full text of Cardinal John’s letter and a similar directive from the NZ Catholic Bishops’ Conference.
Please follow the Government advise about CONTRACT TRACING, sanitising when entering churches etc, and keeping appropriate social distancing. More information will be forwarded as it becomes available.
In the meantime, KEEP SAFE, and in the word of Jesus in the Gospel HAVE COURAGE. I AM WITH YOU. DO NOT BE AFRAID!
The Parish supports the Government call to continue CONTRACT TRACING response to COVID-19
We continue to ask attendees to record details of all who attend Mass. Please depart earlier than usual to allow time to record your details at the Church. This will allow services to start on time and reduce a bottle-neck at entry. When we move to LEVEL 1 Response level and SUNDAY MASSES are resumed you can pre-book for a Saturday evening/ Sunday morning Mass by clicking below.
Weekday Mass (Tuesday to Saturday morning) are being celebrated during LEVEL 2 at their regularly scheduled times and places.
There is also a QR code in place in both churches and in the various meeting rooms in the Parish, as well as sign in sheets in all buildings. Please arrive early to allow time to record attendance at services.
Activities and Functions
The ministries and services we offer to provide support and assistance
General help on how to find and use the church services available.
Our Parish was established by Cardinal John Dew on the 1st February 2015.
Useful links to Catholic-connected religious and educational organisations
Our Lady of the Valleys Parish is a mixture of suburban and rural lifestyles centred around the suburbs of Heretaunga/Trentham and Stokes Valley. We draw our congregation from many peoples from different cultures, backgrounds and nationalities. Under Christ our Saviour and through the outpouring of the Holy Spirit we strive to be united in faith and good works.