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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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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The art of celebration AM95
Frequently Used Mass Settings From New Zealand Composers

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Te Miha

Māori pronunciation guide and other resources to support the celebration of Mass.
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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 - Te Tari ā Motu Mō Nga Ritenga, is designed for anyone seeking support in preparing for full, conscious and active participation in liturgy. The NLO promotes sound liturgical practice for a range of ministries, music, sacraments and Mass-Te Miha. News and events are published regularly to assist those seeking resources through the liturgical calendar year.

Fr. John O'Connor
National Liturgy Office

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The Year of Jubilee 2025

Pope Francis officially declared 2025 a Year of Jubilee with a papal bull, titled “Spes Non Confudit,” meaning “Hope Does Not Disappoint.…