NLO Quick Guide 14 - November 2017

Aotearoa-New Zealand Ordo 2018

The 2018 Aotearoa-New Zealand Ordo is now available. To order, contact Cathie Nicol at The image on the cover is of the interior of St Mary’s Church Motuti, where Bishop Pompallier’s remains are interred and a place of pilgrimage for New Zealand Catholics.

New National Liturgy Office Website

The new NLO website is now live – When you see a red button click on it to find related resources.

Magnum Principium (the great principle), an edict from Pope Francis concerning the translations of liturgical texts

The New Zealand Bishops welcome this statement from Pope Francis concerning the possibility of an alternative translation of the Roman Missal and the review of other liturgical texts. Read their response here

Signing the Mass – an NZSL Catholic Deaf Translation

A national team has been working together to provide the best possible signs for praying the Mass. Members of the Catholic Deaf Community are invited to view the two videos provided and send their feedback as soon as possible to Rachel Marr, Pastoral Worker to the Catholic Deaf Community at Video 1Video 2

A Survey: RCIA in your Parish

The Bishops Conference of Aotearoa New Zealand wishes to understand how the RCIA process is currently being put into practice. In order to do this, they ask that each parish completes this survey before the 30th of November, 2017. You can access the survey here.

Australian Pastoral Musicians Network Invitation

Following the workshops that David Haas presented in Dunedin, Wellington and Auckland, Pastoral Musicians and Liturgists throughout Aotearoa New Zealand are invited to join the Australian Pastoral Musicians Network (APMN). The annual individual membership fee is AUD$60; discounted Parish and Group memberships are available. Membership provides a 10% discount to the biennial conference registration fees and access to newsletters. Full details and application for membership can be found at

Matt Maher in Auckland for Aotearoa Catholic Youth Festival

Internationally recognized musician in contemporary Christian music, Matt Maher, will be present at this year’s Aotearoa Catholic Youth Festival in Auckland over the weekend of 2-3 December 2017 at St Mary’s College, St Mary’s Bay. The Festival will include keynotes, workshops, interactive experiences and more. Hosted by the New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference, the Festival is aimed at young people between the ages of 15 and 29 years old. Matt will also be performing a public concert at the Victory Convention Centre, Freemans Bay on Sunday 3 December. For more information go to

Council for Young People Chair appointed

The New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference has announced the appointment of Dave Mullin to the role of Chair of the newly established NZCBC Council for Young People. The Council is tasked with working with the Church and young Catholics in developing a national vision for Catholic ministry with young people. Dave is employed by the Diocese of Palmerston North.

Some useful resources:

Kaupapa Māori

Kaupapa Māori was prepared by Deacon Danny Karatea-Goddard, to support the work of the National Liturgy Office and ensure the distinctive identity of the Catholic Church in Aotearoa-New Zealand with its Māori dimension is present in liturgy. It provides key markers for the use of Māori text, images, music and Māori perspective. Available for purchase from the National Liturgy Office as a printed booklet for $2.00 (plus postage) or it can be downloaded from the NLO website. Contact Ramona, Liturgy Assistant,

NLO Quick Guide Issue 14, November 2017 - printable version