Faith

Stand firm in your faith, be courageous, be strong. God indeed is my salvation, I am confident and unafraid.
– Isaiah 12:2

At Sancta Maria College it is our privilege to celebrate God, Christ and Mary, following the Catholic tradition, in our classrooms and around our campus.

Sancta Maria provides students with an NCEA-supported education in Religious Studies to promote their knowledge about the Cathocism and encourage them to further their faith. Religious Education is a compulsory course from Year 7 to Year 13 and is taught by specifically trained teachers.

Heavenly Father,
we thank you for gathering us
together in faith.
We pray that Mary’s integrity and humility
will continue to guide us on our journey
through Sancta Maria College.
May we always open our hearts to Christ,
supporting and encouraging each other
in our pursuit of excellence.
Help us to see the face of Christ
in one another.
Ake Ake Ake
Amene.

Prayer

Retreats

Chapel

Our chapel is situated beside the main driveway that leads into the college. All who enter the school become aware that this is a place of Special Character and Charism. The architects were inspired to design a building that prompts us to raise our minds and hearts to God ever present and central to our lives.Within the Chapel, the altar, lectern, tabernacle, crucifix and brass candle-stand were donated to Sancta Maria by the Sisters of Mercy. The Priest’s chair is a gift to the College from St. Patrick’s Parish, Pukekohe, and the secondary altar is a gift from the Society of Mary (Marist Fathers).

Sacraments

At Sancta Maria, a Sacramental Programme is offered to students who wish to be initiated into the Catholic Church.

Students will be able to work towards their Sacraments of Initiation, Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist through this programme.