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.
Altar back

Advent is here!

Let us prepare for the birth of the Lord...
6414251183 333619f09b b2

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.

Read more

Bede 2016 05

Sunday by Sunday Music Preparation

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

Read more

15356748 1188171221218614 6142830741871894221 n
Frequently Used Mass Settings From New Zealand Composers

Read more

piano and organ

NZSL Survey avaliable

An update from the NZSL Catholic Advisory Group
nlo slider nzsl

Te Miha

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

Read more

nlo maori languageweek ref wide

Welcome

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, 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
liturgy@nzcbc.org.nz

timon studler ABGaVhJxwDQ unsplash

Advent: 15 December - You too must be patient.

Be patient, brothers and sisters, until the coming of the Lord. See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient with it until it receives the early and the late rains. You too must be patient.