NLO Quick Guide 18 - July 2018

NLO Quick Guide 18 - July 2018


Waiata Te Miha Maori

Audio of Mass Settings in Te Reo Māori are now available on Listen to the Māori Mass Settings from Richard Puanaki by visiting ‘Mass Settings’ on the ‘Te Miha’ page. 

NZSL Signs of the Mass

The NZSL Catholic Advisory Group has created a survey for reviewing Signed Prayers of the Mass. Contact Rachel Marr ( to participate in this valuable survey. 

Pope Francis’ Catechesis on The Holy Mass

Pope Francis offered a fifteen-part catechesis on the Mass from November 2017 to April 2018, during his weekly General Audience at the Vatican. His purpose was “to rediscover…the beauty that is hidden in the Eucharistic celebration and that, once revealed, gives full meaning to each person’s life” (Nov. 8, 2017). In his catechesis, the Holy Father drew on a variety of sources: Sacred Scripture, liturgical texts, the documents of the Second Vatican Council, the General Instruction of the Roman Missal, the Catechism of the Catholic Church, and the Church Fathers. Covered in this two-part series, however, will be the Pope’s personal insights about the Mass: Part I focuses on the Introductory Rites and Liturgy of the Word, while Part II will treat his reflections on the Liturgy of the Eucharist and, by means of the Concluding Rites, the mission to which the Eucharist commits the People of God. Read more on the NLO website under ‘The Mass’ – ‘Roman Missal and Resources’, courtesy of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. 

Prayer for the Beatification of Venerable Suzanne Aubert

Lord Jesus Christ, you taught us that as often as we show compassion to the least of your brothers and sisters, we show it to you. Hear our prayers that your healing presence may be experienced by those who request Suzanne Aubert to intercede on their behalf. If it be your will, and for the welfare of the Aotearoa New Zealand Church, please grant a miraculous care through Suzanne Aubert’s Intercession. We make this prayer with the confidence as we remember her love for the Maori, and her care for the poor, the sick and the underprivileged. Amen.
Provided by Sisters of Compassion, who will also launch a ‘Footsteps though Aotearoa’ campaign on October 7.

Finding your way around the NLO Website (

To find “Resources for Prayer for Various Occasions” on the National Calendar go to the home page, click on the yellow Liturgical Calendar box then click “Resources for Prayer for Various Occasions” on the “Jump to” menu. Scroll down to see many prayers for many occasions. 

Te Reo Sign On, Sign Off for letters 

From the Wellington Diocese: easy guide to letter writing using Te Reo titles and sign offs, within the Catholic Community. Find this guide in the ‘Additional Resources’ page under ‘The Mass’ - ‘Te Miha’. Read more and keep up to date by checking the resources we release regularly.
New Look for Catholic Enquiry Centre The Catholic Enquiry Centre (CEC) has unveiled its new brand, Catholic Discovery. Catholic Discovery seeks increased engagement with different audiences, including those with and those without Christian Faith, those active in the Church and those who have left, inviting them all to discover more about our community and the Church today. Visit to stay up to date. 

Books of interest advertised in Tui Motu 2018

 The Heavenly Habit Daniel O’Leary, Columba Press, 2017. 

“In the Heavenly Habit Daniel has invited 10 author-artists to share with us the experience of how grace that finds light in darkness, leads us to transformation” – Judith Anne O’Sullivan.

Walking on the Pastures of Wonder, John O’Donahue, Veritas.
“The Chapters of this book were originally recordings of John O’Donohue made for various radio programmes over a period of years prior to his death, which John Quinn has collated for print... a distillation of personal experience, wisdom, wonder and imagination” – Julie Randall.


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