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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Frequently Used Mass Settings From New Zealand Composers

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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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Te Miha

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

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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

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Respect Life Sunday: 11 October 2020

2020 brings new challenges which ask us to face ancient questions about the different ways we value life. While the society around us often shows that some lives are worth more than others, we reject that idea and all the ways in which it is demonstrated.