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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Te Miha

Māori pronunciation guide and other resources to support the celebration of Mass.

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NZSL Survey avaliable

An update from the NZSL Catholic Advisory Group
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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
Director, National Liturgy Office
liturgy@nzcbc.org.nz

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Laudato Si' Week 22-29 May

Laudato Si’ Week May 22-29 this year, will mark the seventh anniversary of Pope Francis’ landmark encyclical on creation care.