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Masses & Prayers

Mass at St Mary's School

Each term, classes take turns to host Monday prayers and present the Gospel at assembly on Friday. Family and friends are warmly invited to join us for these. Monday prayers commence at 8.55am in the church and last about 15 minutes. Friday assembly is also held in the church (sometimes in the school quad on a nice day or if there is a funeral in the church) at 2.20pm and lasts around 30 minutes, the Gospel presentation is the first item shared.


In terms 1 and 3, we also invite family and friends of our school community to join us in celebrating our classroom Masses which are held in each different class throughout the term. These are now held on a Friday morning at 11am and celebrated by Father Sani, our parish priest. At the conclusion of our Mass we share morning tea.

Father Sani, St Mary's School Parish Priest.

At St Mary’s School we also host 4 whole school Masses throughout the year, one each term. Three of these are on a Sunday morning at 10am and the final Mass is on the last night of school at 6pm. It is an expectation on enrolment that, as members of a Catholic Special Character school, children and their families attend these Masses. At the middle two Masses we celebrate children receiving the Sacraments of Confirmation and First Holy Communion. The dates are provided at the start of the year and are as follows for this year:


Sunday 11th February - 10am

Sunday 16th June - 10am

Sunday 8th September - 10am

Thursday 19th September - 6pm


Prayers at St Mary's

Prayers are an important part of our school life as we build our relationship with God. Here are some we use regularly so you can familiarise yourself with them too.


(Completed with the right hand)

In the name of the Father,

And of the Son and of the

Holy Spirit. Amen


Te Reo

Ki te ingoa of te Matua,

O te tamaiti,

O te wairua tapu. Amene



Sa Ngalan na ama,

Na anak,

Na espiritu




Lord be with us through the day.

Help us understand the way,

To follow right and never wrong

And make our love grow ever strong.


Mary protect us at work and play,

And guide our teachers everyday

To lead us along the right path

This dear Lord is what we ask.


Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with you; blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb, Jesus.

Holy Mary, mother of God, pray for us sinners now, and at the hour of our death.


Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. Amen.


Our Father who art in heaven,

Hallowed be thy name,

Thy kingdom come,

Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread

And forgive us our trespasses

As we forgive those who trespass against us, and lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil.



Good morning dear Jesus

This day is for you, I ask you to bless all I think say and do

I love you Father in heaven, you’re as good as you can be.

I know you give me everything, I know that you love me.


God is infront of me

God is behind me

God is at my right side

God is at my left side

God is all around me

God is in me


In the silence of my heart, I speak to God and listen while God speaks to me. Amen.


Thank you for the world so sweet.

Thank you for the food we eat.

Thank you for the birds that sing.

Thank you God for everything.



E te Atua, whakapaingia, enei kai, hei oranga, mo matou tinana.



At the end of the day we come to you Lord to say thank you.
For anything I have done to hurt others, I say sorry.

Bless us as we go home and may we bring our love and peace to our families.


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