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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Frequently Used Mass Settings From New Zealand Composers

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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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The Word of God

On Word of God Sunday let us re-commit and deepen our engagement with Sacred Scripture. Salvation, faith, unity and mercy all depend on knowing Christ and Sacred Scripture. Pope Francis has invited us to use the third Sunday of Ordinary time to "be devoted to the celebration, study and dissemination...