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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RCIA in Parishes Survey

Sharing responses to National Survey for RCIA in parishes.

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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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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.

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Holy Week Book

This book is a compilation of readings and texts from the New Zealand Roman Missal, the Jerusalem Bible Lectionary, texts from the Roman Pontifical and the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults. Texts for Palm Sunday, Chrism Mass and the Paschal Triduum are included.