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Immaculate Conception 2022 Information

Updated: Nov 22, 2022

Brothers and Sisters!


This year's Immaculate Conception will be celebrated on its actual feast day on the 8th December 2022 (Thursday). All Novena Days and Fiesta Day (29th November to 8th December) will be starting at 7pm, the General theme is "Immaculate Mother Guiding Us on Our Synodal Journey".


From the first day of the novena, until the feast day and 11th December. All Marian Devotees are requested to participate, and to bring their Marian images to be put at the front of the altar. Please see the Procession Details section, important information for all Marian Faith Communities.


All Novena and Fiesta Days will be held at St Benedict's Parish of Newton (1 St Benedict's Street, Newton, Auckland 1010). All information of scheduled Novena Sponsors, Choirs, Readers, and Mass Celebrants are posted below.


The Feast Day on the 8th December (Thursday) will be at 7:00pm, The Mass will be celebrated by Fr Mario Dorado, with El Shaddai leading the community with songs.


God Bless Us All!


P.s. Advance Thank you for all the Mass Celebrants, Readers, Choir, Novena Sponsors, and other people who are making this celebration happen!


Procession Details

All Marian Devotees are requested to participate in this novena, for Marian Faith Communities, your images will be in place at the front of the altar for all of nine days novena, the fiesta on the 8th December, and on Sunday Filipino Mass on the 11th December.


Please prepare your images or icons of the Blessed Mother on the following dates before the start of the Masses below:

  • 29th November - First Day of the Novena at 7pm

  • 8th December - Feast Day at 7pm

  • 11th December - Commemoration of the Feast Day at 11am

The procession will be around the church grounds. So we suggest that all images or icons must not be life size, but a reasonable size for you to carry. There will be steps or stairs as part of the procession route.

Novena Mass Celebrant Schedule

Date

Start Time

Day Theme

Mass Celebrant(s)

​29th November, Tuesday

7:00pm

Our Communion with Jesus through Mary

​Fr Mario Dorado

30th November, Wednesday

7:00pm

​Mary's Participation on our Faith Journey

Fr Sherwin Lapaan

1st December, Thursday

7:00pm

Mary, the Guide for our Synodal Journey

Fr Gilbert Ramos

2nd December, Friday

7:00pm

Participation of Mary's Faith

Fr Carlo Cruz

3rd December, Saturday

7:00pm

Mary, the Model of our Missionary Church

Fr Nathaniel Brazil

4th December, Sunday

7:00pm

Mary, Our Intercessor in our Faith Journey

Fr Mario Dorado

5th December, Monday

7:00pm

​Mary, Our Mother, the Extension of the Father's Mercy and Love

Fr Mario Dorado

6th December, Tuesday

7:00pm

Mary, Our Mother and Missionary

Fr Sam Pulanco

7th December, Wednesday

7:00pm

Mary, the Model of Our Synodal Unity

Fr Alfred Garcia

Important Note for Choirs and Novena Sponsors Scheduled at any Novena Days

Important note for all Scheduled Sponsors and Choir:

Please watch the video supplied in this blog post below, this was the meeting that was held on the 22nd November at 7:30pm. For more information, or questions, please reach out to Brian Gonzales.


Important Note for Choir:

All Songs on the PowerPoint are to be in sync with the given template below. All PowerPoint items are to be emailed to info@acfc-catholic.org.nz and brian.gonzales@outlook.com. The PowerPoint files are requested to be emailed two days before your scheduled date, so that it can be checked for formatting and visual standards. PowerPoints to be given on USB on the day will not be accepted, Choirs are allowed to bring in their own laptops to be hooked up to the Visual system! For reference, the template is given below for Immaculate Conception Novenas Only. For reference, the mentioned template is below, no font or text size must be smaller than size 75.

Immaculate Conception Novena Masses Template
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Download PPTX • 9.97MB

Novena Mass Schedules for Choir, Mass Readers and Novena Sponsors

Note: Novena Sponsors are in their own will to organise to offer non-perishable goods to be brought up during offertory part of the Mass. All offered non-perishable goods will be used and shared to new migrants, during the new migrants Christmas Party on the 11th December. Other persons or groups that are not scheduled sponsors are also welcome to offer any goods for donation during the offertory.

​Date

Start Time

Theme

Choir

Mass Reader(s)

Novena Sponsors

29th November 2022, Tuesday

7:00pm

​Our Communion with Jesus through Mary

Maria Assumpta

Dimple

​FCC and Immaculate Conception of BVM Devotees - Auckland

30th November 2022, Wednesday

7:00pm

Mary's Participation on our Faith Journey

Gaudete

Lotlot

Pilar Boyle and BVM Home Visitation - Mark & Marie Munsayac, Dennis & Nina Manaois, Lourdes & Julito Palanca & Beatrice Lorido

1st December 2022, Thursday

7:00pm

Mary, the Guide for our Synodal Journey

God's Love

Kookie

Virgie Russell, Immaculate Conception of BVM Home Visitation & Our Lady of Penafrancia Home Visitation -West Auckland

2nd December 2022, Friday

7:00pm

Participation of Mary's Faith

Laetare Choir

Flor C

Our Lady of Manaoag, San Lorenzo Ruiz & San Pedro Calungsod Devotees

3rd December 2022, Saturday

7:00pm

Mary, the Model of our Missionary Church

Our Lady of Piat

Mailin H

Our Lady of Piat and Our Lady of La Naval Devotees

4th December 2022, Sunday

7:00pm

Mary, Our Intercessor in our Faith Journey

Our Lady of Penafrancia

Mayette / Djoh

Our Lady of Penafrancia

5th December 2022, Monday

7:00pm

Mary, Our Mother, the Extension of the Father's Mercy and Love

Voice of God

Vett R.

Sto Nino Devotees

6th December 2022, Tuesday

7:00pm

Mary, Our Mother and Missionary

ACFC SC

Tin

​Our Lady of Candelaria Devotees and Our Lady of Penafrancia Home Visitation - West

7th December 2022, Wednesday

7:00pm

Mary, the Model of Our Synodal Unity

Salmo Koro

Oscar L

Ven & Aida Adan & Family & Jerry & Morena Punzalan & Family

Pre-Event Meeting Video Recording

Below Is the Video Recording of the Zoom meeting in preparation of the Novena and Fiesta for the Immaculate Conception. This mostly talks about the Information important to Sponsors and Choirs.


Immaculate Conception Manifesto

For Sponsors and Choirs for the nine days novena, the manifesto or detailed information about the rosary, daily novena prayers, and post communion prayers can be downloaded below.

The document has recommended hymns or songs that can be used for the novena.

ImmaculateConception2022-Manifesto
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Download PDF • 973KB

Sponsor Responsibilities

Sponsors are responsible for the following parts of all 9 days as follows:

  • Rosary

  • Novena Daily Prayers

  • Reading and Leading the Prayers of the Faithful

  • Post Communion Prayer

Rosary, Novena Daily Prayers, Post Communion Prayers are to be read from the Novena Mainfesto Document.

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