NLO Quick Guide 16 - April 2018

Post-Easter inspiration from Tui Motu

From 3 April to 1 May Tui Motu will be offering a post-Easter daily email, Inspiration from Tui Motu. The email contains a “thought” from the treasury of back issues of Tui Motu magazine accompanied by an image. Sign up on their website to receive this series. Any person is welcome to sign up whether or not they are Tui Motu subscribers.

Obligatory Memorial of the Blessed Virgin

Mary, Mother of the Church

This obligatory memorial, newly inserted into the Roman Calendar, is celebrated on the Monday after Pentecost Sunday, 21 May 2018.
Mass of ‘Our Lady, Mother of the Church’, NZ
Roman Missal, p.1335; Preface, ‘Mary, Model
and Mother of the Church’, p. 1336.
Lectionary III: p. 841

The Super Cool Story of Jesus

This Easter, Bible Society New Zealand (BSNZ) is giving away 100,000 copies of The Super Cool Story of Jesus. The book is available both free to individuals or in bulk orders to churches for their Easter activities from the end of February, 2018.

One License

One License advises that licenseholders now have access to Taizé titles. Did you miss the Onelicense new user webinars? Watch them here (, specific for your region, at your convenience. Be sure to share with your music and liturgy teams!

Living with Christ

Preparing for Mass, praying with the Church, or looking for spiritual nourishment, your Living with Christ subscription is the sure place to find what you need to live each day in the love of God. Use it as your constant companion, a source of guidance, inspiration and support. Living with Christ is now mobile! Download the Living with Christ mobile app at the Apple App Store or Google Play. A Message From Michael Mangan, Australian Pastoral Musicians Network I trust that 2018 has begun well for you and that musical preparations for the Triduum are well in hand. Our 2017 Perth conference keynote speaker David Haas has just launched an amazing new website It is jam-packed with inspiration and information and resources I would like to recommend it to you all. Please find information attached. 

David Haas Website Info

What’s New on the NLO Website?

Summary response to RCIA in Parishes National Survey
Downloads: National RCIA and Funeral Policies

Some useful resources:

STEP Theology Online from University of Notre Dame

Breaking Open the Word – A Model for Catechesis and Homily Preparation. A short-term module especially useful for preachers, catechists, religious educators, those involved in the RCIA and small bible study groups.

New Books

Light in the Darkness – Paul Turner, a resource book for preparing better Catholic Funerals Available through the Auckland Diocese Liturgy Center email

Lost in Translation – Gerald O’Collins, a history of ICEL’s efforts in providing an English language translation of the Roman Missal.

Creating Welcoming Churches, a disability resource for faith communities working towards access and inclusion.

Vocations Office - New app – a “spiritual tool-kit”

The vocations office of the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales has launched a new app to lead people “on a journey of spiritual adventure and discovery”. The app, God Calls, promises to “help you explore your ultimate purpose and discover your unique path to heaven”. Organisers describe it as a “spiritual tool-kit” offering snapshots of the lives of the saints, a journal to track spiritual growth and listings of Catholic retreats, study days and other events as well as prayers for dawn, noon and night.


NLO Quick Guide Issue 15, February 2018 - printable version