SSPX Apostolate in NZ (in light of COVID-19)

September 09, 2020
Source: Priory Wanganui

[Last Updated : 9 September, 2020 @ 21:00]

On Wednesday, 12 August, 2020, due to several new infections by SARS-CoV-2 from an unknown source, the New Zealand Government imposed Level 3 lockdown on the Auckland District, and Level 2 restrictions elsewhere in New Zealand, these extend until 31 August. From 21 August, at Level 2 in Auckland, religious gatherings are limited to 10 persons until at least 13 September. This will affect the SSPX apostolate in the following ways :

Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Avondale, Auckland

Masses up to and including Friday, 11 September are cancelled.

Outdoor "Drive-In" Masses will resume on Saturday, 12 September with Mass at 8 a.m. Sunday Masses will be also outdoors at 7 a.m. and 9 a.m. Please see this page for details and instructions on attending.

St Anthony's Church, Whanganui

Masses during Level 2 restrictions are limited to 100 persons.

Mass-goers must register themselves for Sunday and Holy Day Masses to keep numbers under 100. To register for Sunday Mass contact the priory (06-344 3914 or [email protected]). Masses are ar 6 a.m., 7:30 a.m., 9 a.m., 10:45 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. Those who had registered during the previous Level 2 restrictions must keep the same time as before unless there is a serious reason to change as most Masses are near full. Those hwo have never registered are welcome, but must contact the priory first to arrange one of the remaining free spaces. The 6 p.m. Mass has the most open spaces.​​​​​​

St Joseph Mission, Hamilton

Masses are as usual: First, Third and Fifth Sundays of the month at 2 p.m.

St Michael the Archangel Mission, Tawa, Wellington

Masses as usual. Sundays at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.


Our schools will continue to operate at Level 2. All students are expected to attend unless ill or otherwise excused.

LiveStreaming Masses

Sunday and some weekday Masses will be streamed form the church in Whanganui. These videos can be found on our YouTube Channel :