The Liturgy in Aotearoa New Zealand

Liturgy is at the heart of who we are as the Body of Christ, alive and present in these islands of Aotearoa New Zealand.
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Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

The Catholic Church welcomes all people who are seeking to deepen their life with God in a community of like-minded believers.

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CIAN 2018 National RCIA Conference

Registration now open

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Sunday by Sunday Music Preparation

With gratitude in our hearts sing psalms and hymns and inspired songs to God. (Colossians 3:16)

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Frequently Used Mass Settings From New Zealand Composers

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NZSL Survey avaliable

An update from the NZSL Catholic Advisory Group

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Te Miha

Māori pronunciation guide and other resources to support the celebration of Mass.

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Acknowledgement: Julia Lynch, 1896-1975 (Sr. Mary Lawrence RSM). 'The Māori Christ'. Reproduced with permission of Nga Whaea Atawhai O Aotearoa, Sisters of Mercy New Zealand.


Welcome to the National Liturgy Office website of the Catholic Church in Aotearoa New Zealand O te Hāhi Katorika ki Aotearoa.

The National Liturgy Office assists the bishops of New Zealand in their pastoral, liturgical and teaching ministry. The NLO promotes sound liturgical practice, and ensures the distinctive identity of the Catholic Church in Aotearoa-New Zealand with its Māori dimension is present in the liturgy.

Fr. John O'Connor
Acting Director, National Liturgy Office

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Ordo now available at discounted price

The New Zealand Ordo for this year is now available at a reduced price from $25 down to $15 (including postage).