A Liturgical Calendar guides us, like pilgrims, one day at a time, through the liturgical year – which is the life of Christ, lived out in liturgical time – in the time and in the memory of the Church. Each day has its own name, colour, readings, texts and observance according to its time and place in the calendar.
Universal and National Calendars
|1 January||World Day of Peace|
|13 March||Anniversary of Election of Pope Francis, 2013|
|28 May||World Communications Day|
|1 September||World Day of Prayer for Care of Creation|
|18 October||World Mission Day|
|19 November||World Day of the Poor|
The National Calendar for 2018 is available in the related resources icon above.
Resources for Days of Prayer
In the National Calendar put out annually by the New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference, several dates are designated as a Day of Prayer for particular intentions.
14 October - Day of Prayer to Respect Life
21 October - World Mission Sunday
Prayer of the faithful for World Mission Sunday 2017 from Society for the Propagation of Faith, Canada
'What is World Mission Sunday?' video from Missio UK
19 November (33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time) - World Day of the Poor
This first World Day of the Poor Pope Francis has said, "It is my wish that Christian communities will make every effort to create moments of encounter and friendship, solidarity and concrete assistance."
Find Pope Francis' Message here.
Aotearoa-New Zealand Ordo
Order information and pages for coming months are available here.
This Ordo is distributed by the National Liturgy Office on behalf of the New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference. It offers relevant page numbers of the New Zealand Roman Missal and Companion, The Interim Holy Week Book and the Jerusalem Bible Lectionary.
The NZ Ordo 2017 is now published. You find the information about the Ordo and how to order it by clicking on the related resources icon above.
NZ Ordo 2017 pages for the coming months are also available in the related resources icon above.